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Andover:Loretta LaRoche will present an evening of humor titled “Authentic Happiness: It Takes Courage to be Happy.” Friday, 7:30 p.m., J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Shawsheen Road. $35. 978-623-8666,

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Medford: Residents, neighbors, and friends are invited to celebrate the 10th annual Community Day at Tufts University. The event will take place on the academic quad at Tufts’ Medford and Somerville campus and is cosponsored by the two cities. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tufts University, 419 Boston Ave.

North Andover: Anne Dudley Bradstreet, who was born in England in 1612 and spent much of her life living in Andover, was the first female published poet of the New World. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of her birth, the Friends of Anne Bradstreet will present an afternoon symposium exploring her life and work. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Cascia Hall, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St. Free.

Wakefield: Middlesex Concert Band presents “The Colors of Music.” The band will perform familiar, traditional, and popular music, such as highlights from the movie “Grease,” selections from Camille Saint-Saens’s “Carnival of the Animals,” and Henry Mancini’s “Pie in the Face Polka.” One child will have a chance to conduct the band playing John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Sunday, 2 p.m., Americal Civic Center, 467 Main St. $10; $5 children; $20 family. 781-246-5424,

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