Winter coat drive on
HAVERHILL - Anton’s Cleaners will launch its 19th annual Coats for Kids winter coat drive beginning Oct. 14 and running through Jan. 11.
The largest coat drive of its kind in New England, the drive has the simple goal of helping individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to keep themselves and their families warm. Participating businesses and organizations collect good quality, warm winter coats and then bring them to any of Anton’s Cleaners’ 42 locations or one of the five Jordan’s Furniture stores.
Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Distribution Partners network, which includes Community Action Inc. in Haverhill, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Lawrence, The Community Group in Lawrence, Community Teamwork Inc. in Lowell, Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell Inc. and The Wish Project in Lowell.
Last year’s drive collected 52,000 coats, with Anton’s donating over $10 million in cleaning services since the program began.
Upcoming events at Punchard Center
ANDOVER - The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, is offering the following program:
Pre-registration required for all events and space is limited. Open to entire community, pending space. Call for information: 978-623-8321. Or visit www.andoverseniorcenter.org for our complete listings.
Can you sudoku?
Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29 at 9:30 a.m. $6. This class will be HELD at the TOWNHOUSE on Main Street. Pre-registration required. Sharpen your intellect while developing your logic and patience. Beginners class on October 15 and progress to advanced concepts by the third week. November 5 and 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Center Fun and Games afternoon.
High tea and history
Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Free. South Church Historian Charlotte Lyons shares Andover’s role in the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692.
Men’s breakfast: jungle talk - the Amazon Basin