Andover Community Hub Program Lineup for February

Attendees required to wear masks

By Susan Chase

After a several-week pause in programs due to the surge in COVID cases, the Andover Community Hub plans to be open for classes again as of February 1.  The following is updated information on some ongoing classes and new offerings.  Also see the Hub’s ad on page ?? for a schedule of February programs and services.  

Ballroom dance classes will be offered beginning on Friday, February 11 (postponed from January 14) from 7 to 8 PM, continuing for 10 weeks and including a variety of dance styles including swing, waltz, cha cha, foxtrot, and tango.  Taught by Laura Kiefer and Gary Stanhope of Elkins, the first class is free to all, and the following weeks are on a drop-in, pay-as-you-attend basis, $10 per person per class.  Newcomers are welcome at any class; singles are also welcome. 

Quilting 101 is an opportunity to learn basic machine quilting techniques, taught by experienced quilters Katherine Stearns and Brenda Lance.  The next class is Saturday, February 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Offered free of charge.  Participants are asked to bring their own sewing machines.  To register and for other details, email or call 603 491-0826. 

A Sound Meditation series continues on alternate Mondays, February 7 and 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, providing an opportunity to relax and meditate to the peaceful sounds of singing bowls and soft drumming as an antidote to the stresses of hectic modern life. $15 per session.  Taught by Shelby Nagy, who can be reached for further information at

Interested in playing cards?  There’s interest in having a weekly card-playing time at the Hub for fun and socializing.  Those interested can choose a time that suits everyone, but for starters residents can stop in during the regular Hub Coffee Hour on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 AM to chat with volunteer Leland Schneider about the card games they enjoy; or you can contact him at 970 846-4350.

Yoga classes at the Hub have an emphasis on breathing, inner focus, and strengthening the body for balance and function.  Newcomers are welcome to join the Friday series already in progress from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on a drop-in basis at $10 per session.  For more information, contact teacher Maris Wofsy at

The Hub’s COVID policy is to encourage anyone attending the Hub to be vaccinated and boosted and to require that all who participate in Hub programs wear masks and maintain social distance as much as possible. 

For details or more information on any of the above programs, contact the Hub at or leave a message on the Hub’s phone at 603 735-5509.