Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 27, 2014

What's Happening: The Center at Punchard


The Andover Townsman

---- — The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover, has several activities planned. Here are some of the highlights:

Estate Planning: Friday, March 28, 10 a.m. Estate Planning Forum with Capt. Jason R. Ebacher, Esq., who is the TRIAD director at the Essex County Sheriff’s Department; free.

The Origins of Women’s Studies: Monday, March 31, 1:30 p.m. Merrimack College women’s studies professor Dr. Debra Michals discusses the origins of the field, the politics surrounding it and why it matters now more than ever; part of center’s Women’s Herstory Month series; $3.

Coping With Caregiving: Thursdays, April 3 to 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join the experts as they offer vital information about the challenges and rewards of caring for loved ones as their needs increase; free with registration.

Healthy Eating Tidbits: Friday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. “Be Aware of What the Label Says” will focus on the Food and Drug Administration’s food-labeling regulations. Learn about acceptable nutrition facts and health claims on food products. A healthy breakfast will be provided.

Passover Seder: Monday, April 7, 12:30 p.m. Rabbi Robert Goldstein of Temple Emanuel in Andover will lead a traditional Passover seder, explaining rituals and traditions. All are welcome to attend and to learn about seder customs. A meal will be served; $5.

Tax Talk: Monday, April 7, 1:30 p.m. It’s not too late to file your tax returns. Find out if you qualify for the senior circuit breaker credit for Massachusetts and what to do if you get a letter from the IRS or other taxing authority. Come with your tax questions.

Spring Scams and Personal Safety: Friday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. Police officer Robin Cataldo discusses the latest home improvement scams to watch for, including pavers, roofers and landscapers. Personal safety as well as financial safety and security will also be discussed; registration is appreciated.

The Kennedys and Ireland: Monday, April 14, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Padova, an Andover resident and professor of history and geography at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, leads a discussion of President John F. Kennedy and his family’s relationship with their home country. He will trace the ancestral roots of the Kennedy family and look at the president’s celebrated trip to Ireland in June 1963; $3.

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 www.andoverseniorcenter.org. For more information, call 978-623-8321.

BSO Open Rehearsal — Mozart and Mahler: Thursday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A trip to Boston for a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance of Mozart’s “Prague Symphony” and Mahler’s “Symphony # 5,” plus lunch; $61.

Current Events Discussion: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, special current events discussion, at The Townhouse, Main Street; part of regular coffee and conversation, weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

Free movies: Mondays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Call or check newsletter online for listing.

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 www.andoverseniorcenter.org. For more information, call 978-623-8321.