The Andover Townsman
---- — The Center at Punchard, formerly known as the Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court offers a variety of activities. Its hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required for all events and space is limited but the activities are open to entire community, pending space. Call for information: 978-623-8321, or visit andoverseniorcenter.org for complete listings.
Upcoming events are:
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Celebrate ground-breaking women who were first of their kind on Tuesdays, March 19 and 26 at 1:30 p.m. Advance registration is a must as space is limited.
March 19: For $8 hear “Our Bodies, Our Selves” co-author Joan Ditzion “share her incredible journey and how these ground-breaking publications have changed the way women view their health and sexuality,” according to the center.
March 26: Learn about 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 the center’s “Starlight Players” who will bring an extra dramatic flair to the concluding presentation of the history month series.
Men’s Breakfast: March 15 at 8:30 a.m.; $4; learn about Naval-weapon technology used during the War of 1812.
Spring Crafts Fair: Friday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade crafts and jewelry as well as items for Easter baskets.
St. Patrick’s Day Lunch: Monday, March 18 at noon; $3; traditional corned beef and cabbage lunch.
High Tea and History: This session’s subject is the former Andover spot known as The Little Brown Jug. The event is Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at the Andover Historical Society. RSVP by calling 978-475-2236.
St. Patrick’s Day Concert: Friday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m.; $6; includes refreshments. Glenshane Irish Folk Due 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.