The Andover Townsman
---- — The Andover Senior Center is located at 30 Whittier Court. 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 andoverseniorcenter.org or call 978-623-8321.
NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION: On Friday, Dec. 28, at 1:30 p.m., come ring in the new year a bit early. For 5, enjoy food, fun and entertainment with Russ McQueen, musician.
BRIDGE: “Beyond the Basics” is Jan. 7 to Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon each meeting. The cost is $845 for the four-week session. Learn overcalls, takeout doubles, stayman and Jacoby transfers. This is the perfect bridge class for advanced beginners and everyone who plays bridge at home. Also “Conventions Review,” Jan. 7 to Feb. 11, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each meeting. The cost is also $85 for the four-week session. Master new minor forcing, Jacoby 2NT and splinters. Terry Kay Bargar, life master, ACBL/ABTA accredited bridge instructor.
THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION: “To Win We Must Lose” presentation on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 12, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each day. Cost: $12. Join with us as we learn more about the obesity epidemic that is threatening the lives of almost 50 percent of all Americans. Discuss National Institute of Health-based HBO series about the choices that can be made to turn around this national epidemic. Facilitator is Judy Yelle, MSN.
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS: Talk “From Washington to Obama,” by Andover’s Richard Padova, PhD, Northern Essex Community College History & Global Studies Department on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $4. Who delivered the longest inaugural speech? Who delivered the shortest? Who moved the date from March 4 to Jan.y 20 and why? Find out the answers from Padova.
COPING WITH CAREGIVING: Thursdays, Jan. 10 to 31. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Join four local experts to explore important aspects of the Caregiving journey. A hot dinner will be provided each night at 6:30 with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. See boomerventure.com or call for information.