Registration begins Monday, Feb. 15 for aerobic, strength- training, tap and yoga sessions. Groups available in wood carving, art instruction, quilting, knitting, crafting and more. All classes may be audited first time, pending available space. Call the Senior Center at 978-623-8321. Or drop by for a tour.
Upcoming events include:
Mixed Art Instructional: Mondays, March 1 - 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.; five weeks at $25 per session. Join working group of artists at all levels. Learn from instructor the basics of watercolor, pastels, and acrylic painting. Beginners to intermediates are welcome. Watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil painting mediums. Try new ideas, make "mistakes," and be excited about learning a new skill, or reaching a new level. Bring your own materials.
Fun and Games: Four Season room is available daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy games, or just a quiet spot to relax and read.
Friday Forum: "It's Not Easy Being Wheezy", Friday, Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m. Explore ways to better manage your daily pulmonary routine. Christine Dube, respiratory therapist/LPN at Academy Manor. Free forum, pre-registration appreciated. Light refreshments.
Valentine's Brunch: Sunday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; advance tickets only $9. Fabulous Valentine's Day brunch will feature hot entrees, omelets made to order, waffles, dessert station and more. Special surprise entertainment.
"Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs," Men's Breakfast: Friday, Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m.; $4. Visit the Cuba of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Local Spanish language teacher, Anita Adams, will give us insight through photos and her family's unique story, into the "frozen in time" unique aspects of our neighboring country Cuba. Advance registration necessary for this talk and generous breakfast.
Support Groups: Parkinson's Support, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m.; Bereavement Support, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. Call for information.
Lunch Box CafÃ©: Our deli-style cafÃ© is open for lunch Monday through Friday for reasonably priced wraps, hot panini, freshly made salads, and daily specials. All priced under $5. Call ahead and we'll have it ready. Daily full lunch by reservation to all 60+ residents $2.75 suggested. Stop by for menu.
Free Blood Pressure clinic: The Andover Board of Health holds a free blood pressure and wellness clinic at the center every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. The clinic is open to all Andover seniors on a first come, first served basis.
Snow Policy: When Andover Public Schools are closed for weather related issues, the center is also closed for all programs, lunch and meals on wheels. Call our info line at 978-623-8377 for specific classes which may be affected by weather.