The Andover Senior Center is located at 30 Whittier Court, behind Town Offices at 36 Bartlet St. Call the center at 978-623-8321 for information or drop by for a tour. The center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Upcoming events include:
Classical Recital and "Mocktails": Thursday, June 24, 1 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of elegant music and merriment. Our afternoon will begin with a Russian music-inspired vocal recital, to be followed by refreshing summer drinks & sweets to enjoy in our outdoor patio and the Four Season's room. Refreshments possible by the generosity of the Jimmy Carmichael family. Pre-registration requested. Free of charge.
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 ASC 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.
Meet the Author: June 29 at noon. $2. Bring your lunch and we provide the drinks and dessert. Enjoy this stop on the national tour of author Emily Winslow, as she informs us about "The Whole World", her debut mystery novel, set in historic Oxford, England.
Men's Outdoor Adventures: Wednesday, July 7 at 9:30 a.m. Lawrence Heritage State Park; Wednesday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. Shawsheen River Reservation. Call for information and to register. All hikes free of charge.
Tai Chi: Thursdays, July 8 to July 29, $16. Intermediate class.
MASS SAVE Energy Forum: Friday, July 9 at 9 a.m. Energy assessments, cutting energy cost, saving money be pro-active before the next heating season. Free Pre-registration requested, light refreshments served.
Movie Matinee: Every Monday in July at 1 p.m. Bring the grandkids to enjoy an animated series on our large screen TV: UP, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Princess and the Frog. Free of charge, purchase candy and soda for no more than a dollar each.
Fun and Games every Tuesday in our Four Seasons Room: 1:30 mto 3:30 p.m. Play Wii, ping pong, scrabble, checkers, etc. Free.
Grill Nights Begin: Join us on July 7 and 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. for our outdoor grill party, Andover's best kept secret. Entrees from $4 with all the sides. Free entertainment from the Gentlemen Songsters on July 7. Reservations a must.
Trips: July 15 trip to New Bedford Whaling Historic Park and July 28 trip to enjoy Casco Bay Diamond Pass Cruise. Call for times and cost.
John Adams: July 8 at 1:30 p.m. $5. Lecture and discussion based on David McCullough's bio read first if possible, or come to listen and learn from Don Robb, local historian and scholar. July 22 at 8 a.m. $20. Trip to Adams national Historical Park. Pre-registration a must.
Your Digital Camera and You: Monday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m., $10. Learn about all the ins and outs of your digital camera from maximizing your exposure successes to editing on the computer. Jack Holmes, professional photographer. All are welcome, pre-registration necessary. Under 60 and non-residents may register one week before class begins.
Four Seasons of Photography: July 19 and 26 at 1:30 p.m., $20. Begin a photograph journey that will span an entire year. Photograph in nature and then focus on editing and processing. Art exhibit at end of series.
Space still available for BoomerVenture and ASC Aerobics, bridge, strength training, yoga, tap dancing, wood carving and art instruction.
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 between June 1 and 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.
Shingles Vaccination Clinics: The Andover Health Department has temporarily suspended shingles vaccination clinics due to the manufacturer's delay in vaccine availability. The Health Department is currently accepting names to be placed on a wait list for the shingles vaccination. If you are interested in having your name added to the list, call the Health Department at 978-623-8295.