Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

September 20, 2012

Senior center activities

The Andover Townsman

---- — The Andover Senior Center, located at 30 Whittier Court, on the first floor of the School Administration Building, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required for all events, which are open to community, pending space.

For more information, visit or call 978-623-8321.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: French Resistence conversation on Friday, Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $4. The speaker is John Katsaros, author of “Code Burgundy: The Long Escape,” who will tell his story of being shot down as a 20-year-old aerial gunner on his 11th mission on a B-17 “Man O’War” over Nazi Germany.

MUSIC FROM THE GASLIGHT ERA: A dinner show on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. $9 by advance ticket only. Enjoy popular music from the early 1900s with John Root, multi-instrumentalist. Menu: Roast beef dinner with all the trimmings.

TECH TALK: Say hello to your cell phone. Monday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. $3. Learn the basics and features beyond the telephone call. Bring your phone!

COMPUTER 101: Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. $3. Talk about your expectations for computer use and find out the basics for your first computer.

SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE: There will be an open house on Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free. Join a morning of events as Andover’s center celebrates Senior Center Month. Visit the center’s many groups to see what is of interest to you. All groups welcome new members.

HAIKU: Join a free workshop and readings on Monday, Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. as part of a program called “In a Breath: The Art of Haiku.”

FALL CRAFTS FAIR: Friday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SKIN SCREENING: Andover dermatologist Dr. Andersen will provide a free, private, basic skin screening. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m.

WHEN TO WORRY: MEMORY LOSS: Attend a program called “When to Worry: Memory Loss in Normal Aging vs. Dementia,” on Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. The offering is free and people will discuss such issues as how the brain stores information and how to tell if memory issues are serious or a normal part of aging. The program is presented by Northeast Senior Health.