Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 8, 2013

Activities at the Center

The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover, is offering the following upcoming programs:

`OUR BODIES, OURSELVES:’ Friday, May 10, 1:30 p.m.; $8. Joan Ditzion, co-author of the iconic book series from the Women’s Health Collective, will educate, amuse and amaze her audience with the changes in women’s rights in the past 50 years and how these ground-breaking publications have formed the way women view their health and sexuality.

AUTHOR TALK: Monday, May 13, 1:30 p.m.; $3. Andover resident Mary McGarry Morris leads a book discussion of her recent work, “Light from a Distant Star.” Read the book in advance to join more fully in the discussion. Books available at Memorial Hall Library by advance reservation.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Friday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. $4. Dan Tremblay’s film “Ol’ Revere” on tap.

MEN’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Goldsmith Reservation hike, Tuesday, May 14, 8:45 a.m. to noon; Deer Jump Reservation hike Wednesday, May 29, 8:45 to noon.

HIGH TEA AND HISTORY: Wednesday, May 15, 2 p.m.; free. Former School Supt. Ken Seifert, on the history of Shawsheen School.

ADVENTURES IN RETIREMENT: Paris to Normandy by boat with Evelyn and Al Retelle, who share their photos and memories of an unforgettable trip Wednesday, May 29, 1:30 p.m.; $4, includes refreshment.

TRIPS: Trips: Endicott Park and Glen Magna Farm Mansion and Gardens Tour, Danvers, Wednesday, May 29, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $50, includes tour and lunch in the mansion.

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Phillips Academy Bird Sanctuary, Thursday, May 30, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; meet at 9:15 to fill out necessary forms and walk from the center to the bird sanctuary and then return to the center for muffins and coffee.

BIRD AND NATURE WALKS: Fridays, 8 a.m., starting in the parking lot.

EXERCISE CLASSES: Registration for all exercise classes runs May 13 to 17. Try any class free to see if it might be right for you.

BUTTERFLIES!: Enjoy pictures of butterflies from Andover and across Massachusetts with Howard Hoople, a long-time Andover resident, president of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club and butterfly enthusiast, Monday, June 10, 1:30 p.m.; $3.

Hours at The Center are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. All events are open to the community. However, space is limited and registration is required. Call 978-623-8321 for information or visit for complete listings.

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