Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Townspeople

November 27, 2012

Seniors' talents on display at Holiday Fair starting Dec. 7

Even residents without a crafty bone in their body can still give some homemade items thanks to the Andover Senior Center’s craftspeople.

The Andover Senior Center’s annual Holiday Fair kicks off Dec. 7, running from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. that day.

“Andover’s very own senior elves have been busy all year making unique gifts for the annual holiday fair,” program director Karen Payne-Taylor said in a release. “Take some of the stress out of gift giving while you support the Andover Senior Center. Come choose gifts for those special people on your list, including yourself.”

Items include hand-knit and quilted clothes and blankets, baked goods, antique and costume jewelry, as well as live plants and local garden club arrangements.

“To start the day in a fun and relaxing way, join your friends that morning for breakfast with holiday music at 8:30,” said Payne-Taylor.

The cost for the breakfast is $4 for men and $2 for women, by advance purchase only.

All profits from the fair go directly to the Andover Senior Center to support activities that take place throughout the year, including the monthly continual breakfast, “High Tea and History” in conjunction with the Andover Historical Society. Payment can be made with cash or checks only.

For people who cannot attend the first day of the fair, items will be available in the lobby during the first part of December, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. The center is located at 30 Whittier Court in Andover. Call 978-623-8321 for information.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Townspeople
  • AT HOWARD KOH

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/Courtesy photo Dr. Howard Koh will step down as U.S. assistant secretary for health after five years to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health this fall in a new position in its Department of Health Policy and Management.

    Koh to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health Posted 12 days ago 1 Photo
  • 48 locals to pedal in Pan-Mass Challenge Posted 12 days ago
  • AT HANNAH CURRIE

    Courtesy photo Hannah Currie is spending 10 days this summer becoming immersed in the music industry at GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles.

    Currie hits note at LA's GRAMMY Camp Posted 12 days ago 1 Photo
  • South Church names new senior pastor Posted 19 days ago
  • AT BOYS GIRLS CLUB GOLF1

    COURTESY PHOTO Andover residents Patrick James, left, Adam Geaslen, Ryan Byrd and Dan Bryant claimed first place at the 35th annual Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club in town.

    Local foursome aces Boys & Girls Club tourney Posted 19 days ago 2 Photos
  • AT LOCKS SISTERS2

    COURTESY PHOTO The Marble sisters --Anna, 8, left, and Isabel, 11 -- post-donatin to Locks of Love.

    Sisters pair up to donate pony tails to Locks of Love Posted 19 days ago 4 Photos
  • AT HOST1

    DESI SMITH/Staff photo Former Andover residents Dana Cohen and his wife, Ginny, back, left, have regularly hosted foreign exchange students since 1989. Farrah Moussa, back right, from Egypt, and Paula Valverde, front right, from Spain, are the latest students to spend a year with the Cohens, who now live in Gloucester.

    Former Andover couple welcomes exchange students for quarter-century Posted 19 days ago 4 Photos
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • LENO1

    FILE PHOTO Jay Leno, who honed his comedy skills growing up in Andover, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this fall during a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

    In good comedy company Posted 26 days ago 2 Photos
  • COMMUNITY TRUST2

    ACT 3.jpg Susan Stott, third from left, accepts the Opening Doors to Affordable Housing in Andover Award from Andover Community Trust directors, from left, Don Schroeder, treasurer; John Pearson, president; and Joan Johnson, clerk.

    Affordable housing advocates honored Posted 26 days ago 2 Photos
  • AT TABIT

    Salim Tabit

    Townspeople in the News Posted 26 days ago 1 Photo

Pictures of the Week
Stocks