Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 21, 2013

Activities at the center

The Center at Punchard — previously known as the Andover Senior Center — is located at 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required for all events and space is limited. Events are open to the entire community, pending space. Call for information: 978-623-8321, or visit for our complete listings.

Upcoming events include the following.

:WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Celebrate ground-breaking women who were first. Advance registration is a must as space is limited. On Tuesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m see a program on Anne Bradstreet, first poet of the New World. For $5, join Andover resident Terri D’Ambrosio and her mother, Susan, who are direct descendants of Anne Bradstreet. Expect a special visit from our own “Starlight Players” who will bring an extra dramatic flair to our concluding presentation.

:IRISH MUSIC: A St. Patrick’s Day concert will be offered Friday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. The cost of $6 includes refreshments. Glenshane Irish Folk Due entertains with music from Ireland and the British Isles. Featured are guitar, bass, tin whistle, harmonica and piano melodic. This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council.

:UNWEAVING THE WEB: Thursday, April 4, 11 and 25 at 1:30 p.m., for $15. In life, people weave a web of commitments and possessions. At some point we realize the web has gotten too big to manage. This series will focus on how to begin to unweave the web and make it more manageable. Led by Susan Walko, professional organizer.

:THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2011: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 at 10 a.m. $15 for the series. Edited by Geraldine Brooks with Heidi Pitlor. Join together as a group to read and discuss selections from this important collection of American short stories. Please read “Ceiling”, “Housewifely Arts” and “Free Fruit for Young Widows” before the first class.

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