Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 26, 2013

Open house caps off Senior Center Month


Recycling Forum: Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. Candy Dann offers insights into recycling on a local, regional,and national level.

Can You Sudoku?: Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29, 9:30 a.m. Sharpen your intellect while developing your logic and patience. Beginners class on Oct. 15 progresses to advanced concepts by the third week; $6.

High Tea and History: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Spotlight on Andover’s role in the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692.

Men’s Breakfast — Jungle Talk: The Amazon Basin: Friday, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. Professor Ken Thomas of Northern Essex Community College explores the Amazon Basin of South America, which is the size of the continental U.S. and is home to 60 percent of the planet’s remaining tropical rainforests; $4.

Meet the Author — Andrew Coburn: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m. Former crime reporter and city editor at the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Coburn has written numerous short stories and 13 novels, three of which have been made into French films. His film, “Sweetheart,” a suspense mafia novel set in Boston, will be screened on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the center; $3 fee for the talk, film screening is free.

Jewelry Making: Mondays, Oct. 21 to Nov. 4, 1 to 3 p.m. Learn to make earrings, a necklace and a bracelet; materials provided, but bring beads and other objects to incorporate into creations; $20.

Great Courses: Life Lessons from the Great Books: Wednesdays through Nov. 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m. View a 30-minute DVD of the books that made history and join in a guided discussion; $3 drop-ins.

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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