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SEVENTH ANNUAL HARVEST BRUNCH

American Legion Hall

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The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging presented their Seventh Annual October Harvest Brunch at Dover’s American Legion on Sunday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  It is our honor and pleasure to have our event at Dover’s American Legion George B. Preston Post 209 Hall.  The American Legion’s membership contributes time, materials, and money in service of several charitable efforts in Dover.

Jack Quinlan is our featured pianist.  Everyone who attended last year’s brunch raved about the music, the food and the terrific raffle items.  This is an event for all no matter their age. 

This event raises funds for the Council on Aging to provide more diverse classes, day and overnight trips and even office furniture.


 

"UP IN SMOKE” 2017 BBQ AT THE CARYL held on

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 was a HUGE SUCCESS - THANK YOU

Entertainment was provided  by Dover’s own folk, country and bluegrass band, the Centre Streeters.  The band was founded by a longtime member Bill Foehl in 1978.  After his life was cut short, they continued on adding two members and are proud to say they are going on 35 years of great performances and enjoyment.  The band serves up a banquet of bluegrass, folk and country music and love doing it.  Tight harmonies, solid packing and wide variety of material make this band one of New England’s favorites.

   

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

Welcome to The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging, the organization that raises money to help support the services and programs of the Dover COA.

This is where you will be able to find out about the events and activities we are planning, as well as to find recaps of our most recent programs.

Each year we present two or three large fund-raisers, in addition to several smaller events such as lectures, concerts, or receptions. We have a town-wide membership drive every November. Please check this website often for the most recent information about our activities.

We invite everyone to join us in our work by becoming a member, making a donation, or by volunteering to help with one of our events. Seniors, their family members, friends, and neighbors are all encouraged to join; you don't have to live in Dover, you don't have to be a senior. You just have to care about our community.

FRIENDS-HELPING TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS THAT ENHANCE THE WELL-BEING OF DOVER SENIORS

FALL 2017 DOVER LIFETIME LEARNING CLASSES
Sponsored by Friends of the Dover Council on Aging with support of Dover COA

Click here for a copy of the 2017 Fall Lifetime Learning Brochure

Stolen Art: A Righteous Journey

When: Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

September 19, October 3, 10, 17

  October 17 class is 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Classes meet at Dover Library Community Room

This series will explore the history of art spoliation by the Nazis in various countries, including persecution of artists, galleries and dealers involved in the art industry, utilizing case histories from private as well as public collections. We will also discuss the means by which looted art has been scattered throughout the world after the Second World War and how this affects contemporary issues in art restitution and return of cultural property.

Yvonne Illich, MA Columbia, is a legal anthropologist and archeologist by training with expertise in cultural heritage issues and crimes against art. She is actively involved in the Survivor and Second Generation of Holocaust survivors’ community.  Her expertise in Holocaust looted art and provenance research stems from her work researching family histories and collections in support of restitution claims for art and other property stolen from individuals, communities and nations. She has prepared and negotiated claims in different international forums.

Fun with the Ukulele

(Two sessions; register for one or both)

When: Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Session 1:  September 6 – October 25

Session 2:  November 1  – December 20

Classes meet at Caryl Community Center, Room 108

Come learn basic chords and strumming on the Ukulele to accompany traditional folk songs and more modern songs. Bring your own ukulele or rent one at Needham Music (781-453-8067). No experience is needed; join us to learn something new and have fun with music.

 Daniel Metraux  leads ukulele groups in local towns and is now in Dover.  New students always welcome!

Philosophy: Democracy & Tyranny

When: Thursdays 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

September 21, October 5, 19, November 2

Classes meet at Dover Library Community Room

Would you prefer to live under a thoughtful and benevolent tyrant or a self-interested majority? With increasing evidence that democracy is becoming a contact sport, we will look at its opposite, tyranny, and see where one becomes the other. Short readings from our country’s Founding Fathers and political philosophers with plenty of opportunities for discussion.

Maud Chaplin is a Professor Emeriti from Wellesley College.

Profiles in Courage

When: Fridays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

September 22, 29, October 6, 13

Classes meet at the Caryl Community Center, Room 108

Ernest Hemingway once described “courage” as “grace under pressure.” As an abstract noun, the word “courage” is an elusive word and difficult to define. And yet, we know what it is when we see it, experience it or read about it. Join us as we examine the lives of four individuals: Anne Hutchinson,  Eugene Debs, Alice Paul and Jackie Robinson, who in their own way personified courage, right conduct and sense of duty.

Gary L. Hylander PhD, Boston College, is an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian and is a renowned history professor in the Boston area.

Decision in Philadelphia:Making our Constitution

When: Wednesdays  10:30AM - 12:30 PM

September 20, 27, October 11, 25, November 8

Classes meet at Dover Library Community Room

The making of our constitution is a story of how 55 men changed the course of a nation at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It is a story of daring and courage as well as subterfuge, misdirection and treachery. This course will be more of a study group rather than formal lecture. Register online at www.HistorySleuths.org to learn more.

Fred Parmenter, PhD Boston University, is a former Mathematics professor and current History Sleuth.

Stop by the COA Office and pick up a brochure or download from the Friends website at www.coafriends.org.

Please return completed form and check payable to Friends of the Council on Aging, PO Box 250, Dover MA 02030.  Scholarships available.

 For further information and details, you may call the Dover Council on Aging: 508-315-5734 or email Michele Keleher at  makeleher@comcast.net

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