In the Chester F. Sidell Gallery: Hyperrealism of the Carribean
Francisco Collado (San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic), Karina Rodriguez (La Romana, Dominican Republic), Windel González (Venezuela), Magda Torres Gurza (Mexico), Esteban Lachapelle Zapata (San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic)
In the Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: Stilling Life
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-6 PM
The 1st Annual Dover Dog Howloween celebration will be held on October 19.
Dogs and their people dressed in family-friendly costumes will parade up Central Avenue in Dover, NH to the Cocheco Mill Courtyard competing for hundreds of dollars in prizes. All proceeds benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society (formerly Cocheco Valley Humane Society).
Saint Mary and Joseph Parish is hosting their Mary Queen of Peace Harvestfest & Chilifest Cook-off with local restaurants and parishioners on October 19.
$5 to sample and judge approximately 40 recipes, plus enjoy a bowl of housemade chili. There will also be food trucks, a bake sale, apple pie contest, 50/50 raffles, and a scarecrow contest. Children’s activities include a traveling petting zoo, games, face and pumpkin painting, Salem Police K9 demo with motorcycles and cruisers, and more!
Mayor James P. Jajuga, the Methuen Recreation Department, and the Methuen Youth Commission are hosting the Methuen Family Fall Festival on October 19.
12 PM: Annual Halloween Costume Contest registration
12:30 PM: Spooky Story Time with the Nevins Library
1 PM: Costume contest begins (prizes for each age group)
1:30 PM: Announcement of contest winners/prizes awarded
The Merrimack Valley Philharmonic 59th Season Premiere Concert features cello soloist Junko Fujiwara.
Fujiwara will perform the renowned Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1 in A Minor. Louis Stewart of Berklee College of Music will conduct the program, which will also include Copland’s “The Heiress Suite,” Ravel’s “Pavane for a Dead Princess,” and the Mars, Venus and Jupiter movements of Holst’s “The Planets.”
Cost: Adults, $25; students and seniors, $20; children ages 4-12, $5 available at the door or online.