Giant Yard Sale at Town Park Sept. 28
The Andover Department of Community Services is making plans for its Giant Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Park at Chestnut and Bartlet streets.
The event offers a chance to support the planet by turning someone’s objects into newfound treasures. More than 50 families are expected to be selling their wares in every corner of the park and on the sidewalks on both sides.
The sale will include baby and children’s clothing, household and kitchen items, doll accessories, books, knickknacks, toys, sports equipment, decorative pieces and an assortment of treasured recyclables that can be put to a new use.
Admission to the public is free. Late spots for vendors may be purchased until Friday, Sept, 27, for $10. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 29. For more information, call 978-623-8279 or stop by the DCS office at 36 Bartlet St.
Ethical electronics recycling drive
Trade in your used electronics at a special ethical electronics recycling drive on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside The Andover Bookstore, 89 Main St., Andover.
Almost anything with a battery or a plug, including TVs, CRTs, monitors, computers, radios, telephones, e-readers, appliances, game systems, power tools, household batteries, officer furniture and more are welcome. No hazardous materials of any kind, however, will be accepted.
Several items will be accepted for free. The charge for other items is $1 a pound for less than 50 pounds of items and 50 cents per pound for donations for 50-plus pounds; seniors and teachers receive a 15 percent discount. Everyone will also receive a coupon for Andover Bookstore.
For more information, a complete list of accepted items or to arrange for pickup of larger items, contact Christopher at 617-233-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign-ups for baby-sitting course
The Andona Society is once again offering its popular baby-sitting course for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in Andover who want to prepare to be mother’s helpers and baby sitters.
Topics for the four-week course include: First Aid, Child Development, Safety, and Baby-sitting as a Business. Fun, hands-on activities will provide practical experience.
The class meets either Tuesdays starting Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 7:50 p.m. at West Parish Church or Thursdays starting Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 7:50 p.m. at Marland Place.
Registration forms are available under the Events section on the Andona website, www.andona.org. They will be accepted on a first-come basis, with class sizes limited to 30 students. Registrations for eighth-graders received before Sept. 20 will be given preference. Sign-ups close on Sept. 24.
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