Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 14, 2013

Activities for seniors

The Center at Punchard, until recently known as the Andover Senior Center, is located at 30 Whittier Court, on the bottom floor of the School Administration Building on the back of Town Offices. Its hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Pre-registration is requested for all events, which are open to the entire community, pending space. For more information, visit or call 978-623-8321. Upcoming events include the following:

SWEETS AND TREATS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: Thursday, Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m.; $8. Decadent treats of chocolate in its many forms. From a chocolate fountain to cover the season’s freshest fruit, to a delectable sliver of German chocolate cake, we will treat ourselves this Valentine’s Day afternoon to a delightful sensory experience.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Friday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m.; $4. Town Manager Buzz Stapczynski will discuss the “state of the town” and upcoming Annual Town Meeting and its warrant articles. Let the manager know what’s on your mind.

HIGH TEA AND HISTORY: “Andover at work in the 1820’s”. Wednesday, February 20 at 2pm at the Andover Historical Society. Free event with pre-registration only. Call 978-475-2236 as space is limited to 30. Join former teacher and Andover Historical Society Chair of the Life Long Learning Committee, Jim Redmond.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, “LEADING LADIES”: Celebrate ground-breaking women who were first, with the following events:

Tuesdays, March 5 to March 26 at 1:30 p.m. $20 for the series or $8 for Joan Ditzion co-author of “Our Bodies, Our Selves.” Advance registration a must.

March 5: “Now that the Laundry is Folded: On with the Revolution” is a chance to joine “consciousness raising” pioneer Phoebe Kwass as she takes us back to the 1960s and the first consciousness raising groups in the Andover area.

March 12: First female photographer of the Eagle Tribune, Rosemarie Webb, takes us back to her experiences as the ground-breaking first woman photographer in the Merrimack Valley, circa 1970.

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