The Andover Townsman
---- — The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover, is busy with activity. Here are some of the programs on tap:
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; $4.
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; $30; eight students maximum.
Can You Sudoku?: Tuesdays, Oct. 22 and 29, 9:30 a.m., Old Town Hall, Main Street. Sudoku enthusiast Frank Raymond leads puzzle solvers in sharpening their intellect while developing their logic and patience; $5.
Meet the Author — Andrew Coburn: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m. Former crime reporter and city editor at The Eagle-Tribune, Coburn has written short stories and 13 novels. Coburn will talk about some of the perils of reporting on the criminal underworld. His novel, “Sweetheart,” a suspense mafia novel set in Boston that was adapted into a film, will be screened on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the center; $3 fee for the talk; film screening is free.
Computer 101: Wednesdays, Oct. 23 and 30, 1:30 p.m. Find out the basics for your first computer or get to first base with the computer that you have in this introductory course, $3 each.
The Witches of Andover: Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. Historian Don Robb highlights the witches in Andover in 1692 and what happened to them; $3.
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 listing of classes and programs, check the center’s newsletter or visit www.andoverseniorcenter.org. For more information, call 978-623-8321.