The Andover Townsman
---- — The Andover Senior Center is located at 30 Whittier Court. Its hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Pre-registration is requested for all events, which are open to the entire community, pending space. For more information, visit andoverseniorcenter.org or call 978-623-8321.
MEN’S BREAKFAST: On Friday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Robert Forrant, University of Massachusetts Lowell professor and chairman of the Bread & Roses Centennial Committee exhibit, will discuss the history of the 1912 strike that changed the course of labor forever. The cost of the breakfast event is $4.
HAIKU POETRY FOR A WINTER AFTERNOON: Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at 1:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $20, which includes a copy of instructor Jeannie Martin’s book “A Line of Light.” In this workshop learn about haiku as a short nature poem of the seasons, read haiku, and do some writing together. No experience with poetry is necessary.
STUNNING AND SIMPLE SCARVES: Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1:30 pm; $10, includes materials. Go home with a cozy fleece scarf and the skills to make your own lovely items with crocheted and beaded edging.
THE BREAKERS MANSION: A trip to Newport, R.I. on Friday, Nov. 30 from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Cost: $52, includes lunch.
TECH TALK: Monday, Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m.; $3. Find out the free stuff Apple offers and how to get more out of your iPad, iPhone and iTunes.
TAX TALK: Friday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 a.m. there will be a free presentation aimed at answering “how will the tax laws affect me?”
HOLIDAY FAIR: Friday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 3 p.m. The center calls the event its “annual extravaganza of hand knit and quilted items, giant bake table, antique and costume jewelry, as well as live plants and garden club arrangements.” Breakfast with holiday music at 8:30 a.m. at a cost of $4 for men, $2 for women, by advance purchase only.