Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 9, 2014

What's Happening: Center at Punchard


Inspired Retirement — You’ve Retired, Now What?: Thursdays, Jan. 16 and 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Joe Ponti, former life coach, provides perspective to develop plans for a meaningful, rich retirement; $4.

Eating Your Feelings: Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dig into what food means and the undeniable social and emotional aspects to the way people eat, while exploring some healthy ways to nourish the whole self; $5.

Men’s Breakfast: Friday, Jan. 17, 8:30 a.m. Lawrence Eagle-Tribune sports writer Hector Longo brings listeners to the game with his stories of the New England Patriots and more. Get the inside action from Longo’s “Two-Minute Drill” offering a true sports writer’s point of view on the local and national sports scene; $4.

Taza Chocolate Factory Tour: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Witness the Somerville company’s unique process for making stone-ground, Mexican-style dark chocolate; $47, includes tour and lunch.

Andover Sportsmen’s Club: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2 to 3 p.m. Frank Bleszinski, vice president, discusses the local sportsmen’s club dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing the game, fish and other wildlife in the Andover region; $3, refreshments served.

Bender Barre: Thursdays, through Feb. 13, 6 to 7 p.m. Instructor Susan Tribble combines Pilates, yoga and ballet to strengthen, sculpt and tone with extended stretching and relaxation exercises. No previous experience required; bring yoga mat; $50. All events are open to the community. However, space is limited and registration is required.

The Center at Punchard is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a complete listing of classes and programs, check the center’s newsletter or visit For more information, call 978-623-8321.

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