Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 28, 2013

Activities at the Center

The Andover Townsman

---- — :FALL PREVENTION FORUM: Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Free. Assessment and education in a simulated living room setting – real life solutions to keep us safe. Hosted by Home Health VNA.

THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2011: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 at 10 a.m. $15 for the series. Edited by Geraldine Brooks with Heidi Pitlor. Join together as a group to read and discuss selections from this important collection of American short stories. Please read “Ceiling”, “Housewifely Arts” and “Free Fruit for Young Widows” before the first class.

UNWEAVING THE WEB: Thursday, April 4, 11 and 25 at 1:30 p.m. $15. In life people weave a web of commitments and possessions. At some point we realize the web has gotten too big to manage. This series will focus on how to begin to unweave the web and make it more manageable. Susan Walko, professional organizer.

ARTHRITIS PAIN MANAGEMENT: Friday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m. Free. Dr. Christopher Condon, Chiropractor, will discuss how chiropractic care can help arthritic individuals remain more mobile and in turn, reduce potential stresses that can cause further discomfort and disability.

SENIOR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY OVERLAY DISTRICT: Tuesday, April 16 at 9a.m. The Senior Residential Community Overlay District task force will be on hand to discuss the proposed Franciscan Overlay district. Come make your voice heard before Town Meeting! Paul Materazzo, Di-rector of Community Development and Planning.

HIGH TEA AND HISTORY: Wednesday, April 17; 2 pm. RSVP necessary as space is limited to 30. Held at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street. Call 978-475-2236 to make reservations. Jane Cairns discusses the Andover naturalists William Goldsmith and Alice Buck as well as several lesser-known naturalists at the turn of the 20th century. Please note: Teas return to The Center on May 15, so RSVP will be necessary here at that time.

“MY WHAT’S NEXT”: Thursday, April 18; 7pm; $3. AARP President, Mike Festa unveils the new “Work Reimagined” initiative and the exciting advocacy that AARP is doing on behalf of its 50+ constituents, both locally and in Washington.

MUSIC FOR A SPRING AFTERNOON: Monday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. $5 includes light refreshments. Back by popular demand! Familiar and not-so-well known classical, swing, and Broadway hits will be performed by soprano Wendy Heckman. Accompanied by Carolyn Skelton, pianist, who will also play selections. Purchase begins now.

Trip, STONEHAM THEATER MATINEE — THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE: Wednesday, April 24; 10:45 4:30 p.m. $50 includes show, lunch and transportation

The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration required for all events and space is limited. Open to entire community, pending space. Call for information: 978-623-8321. Or visit for our complete listings.