Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


July 12, 2012

Senior center activities

The Andover Senior Center, located at 30 Whittier Court, on the first floor of the School Administration Building, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required for all events, which are open to community, pending space. For more information, visit or call 978-623-8321.

Events include:

SIMPLE SUMMER PLEASURES: On Thursday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m. join the Ice Cream Social, a free event sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

HEALTHY EATING FOR ONE: Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. At this free offering, Victor Casado, lead chef at Methuen Village Assisted Living, will provide recipes for simple, quick and healthy meals, great for summer time. Samples of the recipes will be served.

GRILL NIGHTS: Wednesday evenings, July 25, and Aug. 8 and 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Advance reservations required. Hot dogs, grilled chicken and burgers will be available each night, along with weekly specials like steak tips and grilled shrimp. Entré©e prices range from $4.50 to $9 and include side dishes, dessert and beverages.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT: Free six-week workshop to improve diabetes management from Thursday, July 12 to Aug. 16, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each session. Topics will include nutrition, stress management, exercise and foot care. The workshop is sponsored by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.

TECH TALK: Don't get lost with your GPS. On Monday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m., $3. Learn your way around your GPS system.

HIGH TEA AND HISTORY, "PIKE SCHOOL": On Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m., Julie Pike gives a free history of the school. The tea will be at the Andover Historical, 97 Main St. Call 978-475-2236 to register.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME: Lowell Spinners minor league baseball game on Thursday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. Free tickets and transportation from the Andover Senior Center are sponsored by local Andover firefighters. People must pre-register to reserve a spot, and there is room for a maximum of 80 people.

LOBSTER BAKE: On Saturday, July 21 at 6 p.m. enjoy lobster for $18 or chicken for $15. Advance tickets only.

ZENTANGLE: Thursday, July 26, 10 to noon; $10. Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns with no artistic ability required. Instructor: Susan Smith, certified zentangle trainer.

SHARE THE OLYMPIC FLAME: Friday, Aug. 10, 1:30 p.m; $5. Two-time Olympian fencer Molly Sullivan will share her experiences leading up to the Olympics.

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