The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover, has several upcoming programs. Here are some of the highlights:
“Healthy Eating Tidbits: The Mediterranean-Style Diet:” Friday, July 11, 9:30 a.m. Authors of the “Mediterranean-Style Diet” will discuss its effects: decreased cholesterol, improved blood pressure and weight loss; a healthy breakfast will be provided.
Special Tasting Tour — Portsmouth, N.H.: Friday, July 11, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn some of Portsmouth’s unknown history on this guided tour with a five-part lunch; $61/$59.
“Driver Safety: Who is Safe to Drive?:” Monday, July 14, 1:30 p.m. As people age, changes occur in physical functioning, vision, perception and processing abilities that could make driving unsafe. Learn about warning signs to consider, adaptive equipment and car fitting. An evaluation by a driver rehabilitation specialist from Northeast Rehab will be available. Root beer floats will be served; $3.
Summer Outdoor Grill Nights: Thursdays, July 17 and 31, 5 to 7 p.m. Menu selections include salad, drink and dessert as well as a main protein; prices start at $5 for a complete meal. Includes an optional BoomerVenture Screening Room feature movie each evening. All are welcome; reservations and advance payment required.
Open Art Drop-In Studio: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 11:30 a.m. An open, drop-in group for artists with no instructor. Bring your own materials; free.
Current Events Discussion: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, special current events discussion focusing on the events of the day, 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.
Weekly classes are also offered in aerobics (seated to very vigorous), strength training, beginner and intermediate yoga, basic and performance tap dancing, beginning and intermediate tai chi as well as line dancing.
All events are open to the community. However, space is limited and registration is required.
The Center 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.