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Andover: An exhibit of “history-inspired” trees provides the backdrop for a month of holiday programming at the Andover Historical Society. “Tree Time at the Historical Society” is a collection of Christmas trees, decorated by individuals, groups, and businesses from the Andover community. Saturday through Dec. 29. Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St. $8, $5 seniors/under 12. 978-475-2236,

Danvers: Honda North invites you and your family to the 9th annual Holiday Pops Concert to benefit AIDS Action Committee. The concert features the return of the Hillyer Festival Orchestra. Guests will be served lunch while enjoying the sounds of the season with the North Shore orchestra, under maestro Dirk Hillyer. Sunday, 12:15 p.m. Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St. $50. 978-774-8622,


Melrose: “A Celtic Christmas” is Polymnia Choral Society’s concert. Under the baton of Murray Kidd, the concert will feature “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten and Celtic arrangements of seasonal favorites. The performance features a harp, flute, fiddle, and bodhrán (Celtic drum). Saturday, 7:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, 4 Myrtle St. $25, $15 seniors and students, $5 children 12 and under. 781-665-3707,

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Newburyport: Oscar Wilde’s breakthrough play, “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” contains the elements of great theater: secrets and lies, dazzling wit, and brilliantly flawed characters. Lady Windermere is a puritanical young mother when the play begins. By play’s end, she has a greater understanding of human nature. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Actors Studio of Newburyport at The Tannery, 50 Water St. $10. 978-465-1229.

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