What’s Up at the Hub in May

Press release

There’s a smorgasbord of happenings at The Andover Community Hub in May.   For more information on any of the following, or to share an idea you’d like to help organize or would love to have offered, contact TheAndoverHub@nullgmail.com or at PO Box 157, Andover 03216.

“Coffee at the Hub” is always available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 11 AM.  Drop in for a cup of coffee and to socialize a bit, maybe play a game of Scrabble, work on a jigsaw puzzle or play a few tunes on the piano!

A new offering for kids is called “That Thing at The Hub” — an afterschool chance for 4th through 8th graders to hang out with friends, have a snack and create something interesting, 2:45 to  5 PM each Wednesday. Local resident and educator Donna Duclos always has ideas for creating, building, and crafts, but kids are free to create on their own too. Registration forms are available at AEMS or from TheAndoverHub@nullgmail.com.  Home-schooled kids are also welcome.

The 1st Friday Film Society meets next on May 3, 2:30 PM. The movie is Mary Poppins Returns, the 2018 musical based on the book series set in 1930s London.  Popcorn too!

The Senior Health Clinic, offered by the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is on May 21 — always the third Tuesday — 10 to 1 PM by appointment. Services include toenail clipping and foot care, blood pressure screening, B-12 injections, medication and nutritional information.  For an appointment, call nurse Jean Chapman, 410-9754.

The UFO* Crafters meets Thursdays at 10 AM.  Bring your *UnFinished Objects to chat while finishing up your projects.  Email Donna Duclos, dcduclos@nullgmail.com, to be kept posted on meeting times, schedule changes and crafts-related outings.

Ongoing Karate Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults on Mondays — ages 6-8, 4:45-5:45 PM; beginner/intermediate age 9 to adult, 6 to 7 PM; advanced age 10 to adults, 7 to 8 PM.  Taught by Tiger Mountain Shotokan Karate; fee $65/month. For information, contact Gayle Fleming, 603-477-3174.

Gentle Yoga classes are offered Wednesdays, 5:15 to 6:15 PM, $11/session, and Fridays, 8:15 to 9:15 AM, $10/session.  All levels welcome. Emphasis on core fitness, flexibility, balance and stress reduction. For information, contact teacher Maris Wofsy at Maris.Wofsy@nullgmail.com.

The Beginning Tai Chi class may continue after the current series ends May 16.  If interested, contact TheAndoverHub@nullgmail.com. Beginners and those with some experience welcome.   

Bone Builders takes place every Tuesday & Thursday, 9 to 10 AM.  This ongoing strength and balance class is free, both men and women are welcome and newcomers can start at any time.  

German Conversation takes place the fourth Monday of each month, 5 to 6 PM.  Both fluent German-language speakers and those less so are welcome. For information, contact Gisela Darling at 735-5681.

“Ask a Pharmacist” on Monday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.  See article elsewhere in The Beacon.