The Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court, is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is requested for all events, which are open to the entire community, pending space. Call for information at 978-623-8321, or visit andoverseniorcenter.org for complete listings.
Upcoming activities at the Andover Senior Center include:
THE WAR OF 1812: “The War that Made America a Nation,”: Thursdays, Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 1, 8, and 15 at 1:30 p.m. $15. The event is billed as an in-depth study of the war with a special visit from the current commander of the USS Constitution.
MEN’S BREAKFAST ON WITCHES OF ANDOVER: Friday, Oct. 19 at 8:30 a.m. $4. Everyone knows about the Salem witch trials, but Andover had a witch scare of its own. Join local historian Don Robb to learn about this local history.
STARLIGHT PLAYERS TAKE THE STAGE: Monday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. Free. Join the center’s theater group for its monthly performance. The group welcomes new members weekly at 10:15 a.m.
TRIP TO PORTER MUSIC-BOX MUSEUM: Join a trip to Randolph, Vt. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $55/$53 price includes transportation, lunch and museum admission. “America’s last producer of music boxes will transport us back to the heyday of the music box,” according to organizers. There is a reduced price for all members of the newly re-formed Andover Senior Community Friends.
CRYSTAL BALLROOM MASQUERADE BALL: Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Andover Town House. Sponsored by the new Andover Senior Community Friends. Advance tickets are $10 each, $18 for couples.
COOKIES AND THE CRYPT: Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. $3. “With Halloween a day away come here to the center and join local historian, Jim Batchelder, for witches’ brew and cryptic cookies as he explores the history of West Parish Garden Cemetery,” say organizers.