From Cribbage to Karate, Computer Help to Zumba, Drop-ins are Welcome at The Hub

By Susan Chase, Andover Hub

Got a yen to play cribbage or need some help with a computer?  Many activities and classes at The Andover Hub are organized on a weekly or monthly drop-in basis so that area residents can try them any time.  The Hub is located at 157 Main Street, next to Pizza Chef, and is open when scheduled activities are going on.

Cribbage Night  held every Wednesday, 6 to 8 PM  welcomes newcomers or beginners, and is open to anyone who enjoys a friendly game of cribbage.  Players chip in $5 each evening, participants play in teams of two, and the five top-scoring teams split the pot at the end of the evening.  Contact Heather Wood at 340-4421 or at dekteig18@nullgmail.com for more information.

Half-hour “Computer Tutor” appointments are available the third Thursday of each month (the next date is June 21) between 10 and 2 PM..   Those wanting to learn a new computer skill, solve a problem or who have a question about software can drop in and take their chances or sign up ahead of time for an appointment by emailing AndoverCommunitySpace@nullgmail.com.  Pat Michaud will have laptops available or you can bring your own device (PCs only, no Macs). For more information, contact Pat at pat@nullpaticularpat.com. There is no charge, but donations to The Hub are greatly appreciated.

Zumba is held on Sunday mornings, 8:30 to 9:30 AM.  The fee is $5/session and drop-ins are welcome. Zumba mixes dance moves with exercise done to energetic Latin music and is often called “exercise in disguise” because it's both “super effective and super fun.”  The class is led by Akiesha Young who can be reached at 998-0563 or on Facebook at “Zumba with Akiesha.”

The Senior Health Clinic at The Hub is the 3rd Tuesday of the month (next on June 19) 10 to 1 PM provided by the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association (VNA).  Services include foot care/toe nail clipping, blood pressure screening, B-12 injections, medication and nutritional education. To schedule an appointment, call Jean Chapman at 410-9754. Donation of $10 to the VNA suggested but not required.

Yoga with an emphasis on core fitness, flexibility and reducing stress is available on Wednesdays, 10 to 11 AM., open to beginners as well as those with yoga experience.  The fee is $11/session and drop-ins are welcome. For information, contact teacher Maris Wofsy, litehouse15@nullhotmail.com. Maris is also available to work with students individually.

Karate classes for kids and adults are offered on Mondays, taught by Tiger Mountain Shotokan Karate. The class for ages 6-8 is held at 4:45 to 5:45 PM., for age 9 to adult is 6 to 7 PM, and for upper belt students until 8 PM.  The fee is $65/month; for information, contact Gayle Fleming at 603-477-3174.

“Maximizing Brain Functioning” will be presented on Thursday, May 31 at 10:30 AM., led by Tammy Astle, occupational therapist with the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association.  She'll discuss the latest research on ways to improve focus and recall, as well as measures to boost brain functioning. Free of charge. Drop in for Community Coffee anytime after 8:30 and stay for the presentation.