Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 13, 2012


Andover’s programs geared for baby boomers, BoomerVenture Campus, is expanding this month. Residents can get an idea of these programs at an open house tonight, Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., held on the bottom floor of the School Administration Building at 30 Whittier Court.

The open house will include class demonstrationss, food, chair massages, the launch of a free movie series and a chance to register for programs.

Fall programs will include:

BoomerVenture Screening Room: BoomerVenture independent movie series begins Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. with “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.” Movies will be listed at

Energize With Exercise: Mondays through Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. OR Thursdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. $50. Great aerobic, weight training and stretching workout.

Zumba: Thursdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. $50. Cardio fitness with a Latin flair plus Afro-Caribbean, flamenco, belly dance, rock and hip hop.

Tai chi and Qigong: Thursdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. $45. Beginner’s class.

Boomer Bridge—Let’s Play

Beginners: Mondays, Sept. 10 to Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. $129. Learn to play at lessons featuring discussion plus playing.

Convention Corner: Mondays, Sept. 10 to Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. $140. Learn seven conventions social and duplicate players can’t live without. One new convention weekly.

Planning for Medicare: Countdown to 65 on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Free. Come find out when and how to enroll.

Organizing Office, Home, and Life: Thursday, Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at 7 p.m. $10 each or $25 for all three classes taught by professional organizer Susan Walko.

Jewelry-Making Workshop: Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30. $18. Learn the basics; beads, tools and wire provided; taught by artist and sculptor Georgia Renfroe.

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