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January 16, 2014

What's Happening: Center at Punchard

The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover, has been busy this winter. Here are some of the activities on tap:

High Tea and History — American Soccer League Champions in Andover: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. Step back in time to 1926 and celebrate the national champions of the American Soccer League. The Shawsheen Football Club, also known as the “Indians,” was managed by George Wallace, private secretary to William Wood, owner of the local American Woolen Company.

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. 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 sportswriter’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.

Beginners’ Plus Bridge: Mondays, Jan. 27, and Feb. 3 and 10, 10 a.m. to noon, led by Terry Kay Barger, focuses on planning the play of the hand and expanding one’s bidding arsenal; $139.

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