Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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July 5, 2012

Senior center activities

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 andoverseniorcenter.org or call 978-623-8321.

Events include:

LEAVING THE TROUBLES BEHIND: "Stories and images from Northern Ireland," a free discussion on Tuesday, July 10 at 1:15 p.m. presented by Kathleen Shine Cain, Ph.D., director of the Writing Center, Merrimack College. She will discuss Northern Ireland today, the impact and images of civil strife, and the healing of the wounds of war.

ZENTANGLE: Thursday, July 26, 10 to noon; $10. Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns with no artistic ability required. Instructor: Susan Smith, certified zentangle trainer.

GRILL NIGHTS: Wednesday evenings, July 11 and 25, and Aug. 8 and 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Advance reservations required. Hot dogs, grilled chicken and burgers will be available each night, along with weekly specials like steak tips and grilled shrimp. Entré©e prices range from $4.50 to $9 and include side dishes, dessert and beverages.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT: Free six-week workshop to improve diabetes management from Thursday, July 12 to Aug. 16, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each session. Topics will include nutrition, stress management, exercise and foot care. The workshop is sponsored by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.

SIMPLE SUMMER PLEASURES: On Thursday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m. join the Ice Cream Social, a free event sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

HEALTHY EATING FOR ONE: Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. At this free offering, Victor Casado, lead chef at Methuen Village Assisted Living, will provide recipes for simple, quick and healthy meals, great for summer time. Samples of the recipes will be served.

TECH TALK: Don't get lost with your GPS. On Monday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m., $3. Learn your way around your GPS system.

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