Needle Felting, Computer Assistance and Dog Training Offered at The Hub

By Susan Chase

A four-week needle felting workshop will be offered at The Andover Hub beginning on Tuesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and continuing for three more Tuesdays.  The class will be taught by Andover resident Nadja Hebert with assistance from Kathy Ordway; beginners as well as those with experience are welcome.  Needle felting is the craft of using one or more felting needles to create flat felt or felt sculpture; all that's needed is wool and a special felting needle that has small barbs to help shape the wool into an interesting shape or small figure.

Participants can either bring their own supplies or purchase them for a small fee from the instructor; for the first class red, green and white rovings (carded wool) are needed.  The workshop series is free, although donations to The Andover Hub are very much appreciated.  The Hub is located at 157 Main St., right next to Pizza Chef.

Other February offerings at The Hub include ongoing Zumba classes (contact “Zumba with Akiesha” on Facebook) on Sunday morning, 8:30-9:30 a.m., a six-week dog obedience class with Dee Ganley (www.deesdogs.com) starting on Sunday, February 4, 10-11:00 a.m., free half-hour appointments to learn a new computer skill or ask a software question (contact pat@nullpaticularpat.com ) on Thursday, February 22, and an ongoing German conversation hour on Thursday, February 22 (contact Gisela Darling at 735-5681).  For information on these and other Andover Hub offerings and to be added to their ongoing email list, contact AndoverCommunitySpace@nullgmail.com.