Artist’s Exhibition Focuses on Ecosystems and Mother Earth | New

LAWRENCE — The Essex Art Center at 56 Island St. will present “Human Meteorite,” a project about creation and extinction by Jemila MacEwan, a Scottish-born Australian immigrant living in New York City. The show runs from October 25 to December 15 and is free.

MacEwan’s works provide a space to feel and express the emotional weight of the current ecological crisis, event organizers said, and she creates intertwined performances, earthworks, installations and films in many distinct ecosystems and landscapes around the world.

An opening reception and artist talk will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.

A “mollusc meditation” consisting of words, movements and music will take place on Saturday, November 12 at noon.

Ghostly Night in Greycourt to be held October 28

METHUEN — The Methuen Historical Society and Essex County Ghost Project will host a “Ghostly Night at Greycourt” at 7 p.m. on October 28.

The event will take place at the Methuen Museum of History Gatehouse at 37 Pleasant St.

Speakers will include Joseph Bella, Vice President of the Historical Society, Thomas Spitalere, Founder of the Essex County Ghost Project and Chrisi Brouder, Psychic Investigator at Witches Wonder. Admission is $15.

Tenney Trunk or Treat will take place on October 28

METHUEN — The Tenney Grammar School PTO will hold its second Trunk or Treat on October 28 from 5-7 p.m. The event will take place at the school, 75 Pleasant St.

The Pumpkin Lighting Festival returns to Plaistow

PLAISTOW – Plaistow Recreation will hold their annual Pumpkin Lighting Festival on Saturday, October 29 from 2-6 p.m. on the Town Green.

The event will include a pumpkin carving contest, corn maze, music and food trucks. Children dressed up in Halloween costumes can pick up candy on site from local organizations.

Pumpkins entered in the contest will be lit and lined up along the driveway behind City Hall for everyone to enjoy.

Fall Fest will take place on October 29 in Methuen

METHUEN — The town will hold its fall festival on October 29 from noon to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Greycourt State Park at 37 Pleasant St. and will include a costume contest, games, music and candy.

Jeff Rohr new president of Acordex

NORTH ANDOVER – Jeff Rohr has been named president of Acordex Imaging and Mobile, a North Andover company specializing in document imaging products for transportation, trucking, vital records, supply, healthcare and clinics.

Rohr, who studied computer science at New York University and earned an MBA at Tulane University, joined Acordex’s software development team in 2014 and has since led a wide range of initiatives at within the company. He replaces Ken Rohr, who founded the company in 1989 and will continue to act as an advisor.

Planned Veteran Appreciation Luncheon

LAWRENCE — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast Program on Friday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Salvatore’s at the Riverwalk, Function Entrance B, 354 Merrimack St.

In addition to a special panel of veterans, there will be a special presentation from “US Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo Memorial Award” and a special presentation by State Representative of Gold Star Father Steven Xiarhos, whose son Nicholas was killed in Afghanistan, of a handmade quilt for Sgt. The Picardo family. The quilt is one of 13 made for the 13 missing from Afghanistan.

This event is free, but registration is required at or by calling 978-686-0900.

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