Register now for all aerobics, strength training, yoga, tai chi, tap dancing, wood carving and art instruction. Most classes began June 1. Call the Senior Center at 978-623-8321 for information, or drop by for a tour at 30 Whittier Street. Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Your Next Chapter: Andover Senior Center, BoomerVenture and Memorial Hall Library collaborate in this ongoing free four-week series for anyone approaching or already enjoying retirement. Pre-registration requested. Call ASC 978-623-8321 or MHL 978-623-8410 Ext. 49 depending on location. The two remaining sessions are:
June 21 at 1 p.m.. at ASC: Embrace your Future Gov. Duval Patrick's statewide initiative to educate residents as to resources available specific to our state.
June 28 at 7 p.m. at MHL: Living the Rest of your life: Life Coach suggests the best use of the rest of your life: discover and use your strengths, talents and interests to optimize your time in the years ahead. Call 978-623-8410, Ext. 49.
BoomerBridge: Mondays through Aug. 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $125 for 6 weeks you pick convenient datesor $135 for 8 weeks. Overcalls, limit and cuebid raises, takeout doubles and bidding brush up. Get prepared for a more advanced class starting in the fall. Terry Kay Bargar, ACBL accredited bridge instructor, $25 daily drop in rate.
Flexercise: Flexible Summer Outdoor drop-in classes: This class will follow the weather to be held outside near the center or if the weather is rainy the class will be held in the Andover Senior Center. A punch card for any 6 classes is available for $25. Class runs through Aug. 16, 8 to 9 a.m. Any remaining "punches" can be used to sample classes you are not currently enrolled in. Meet at the center at 7:55 a.m. to check in and pick up your exercise bands.
Outdoor Adventures for Men: Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19, 9 a.m. Pomps Pond and the Shawsheen River canoe and kayak adventure. Bring picnic, water, snack, sun block, bug and tick repellent. Call to reserve a spot. Health forms and registration necessary. Free.
Classical Recital and "mocktails": Thursday, June 24, 1 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of elegant music and merriment. Ernest Rakhlin, Moscow Conservatory trained musician and composer, and his student Susan Wolverton, have prepared an afternoon of exquisite classical music, focusing on Russian composers, such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky. Our afternoon will begin with the recital, to be followed by refreshing summer drinks and sweets to enjoy in our outdoor patio and the Four Season's room. Refreshments made possible by the generosity of the Jimmy Carmichael family free. Pre-registration requested.
Community Garden Forum: Friday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. Come join the discussion and learn about the community garden that is looking for attention on the corner of the senior center property. Seasonal vegetables are waiting to be planted along with ornamental flowers. We are looking for a project manager as well as willing hands to plant, water and weed. Please call to let us know you are planning to attend.
Fun and Games: Every Tuesday in our Four Seasons Room from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., play Wii, ping pong, Scrabble, checkers, etc. Free.
SCRPT Tax Abatement announcement: All volunteers age 60 and over wishing to participate in the FY 2011 tax abatement program must submit an application form at the Andover Senior Center before June 30 at 2 p.m. Each volunteer must also attend a mandatory information session, even if they have participated in prior years. Dates and times of meetings are available with application. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.