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Sunday, October 28, 2018 - Eighth Annual Harvest Brunch

Dover American Legion

Early Registration $35/Day of Event $45

The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging will be holding their annual Harvest Brunch at the Dover American Legion.  This event raises funds for the Council on Aging to provide more diverse classes, day and overnight trips to fun places and even the purchase of office furniture.  Reserve a table for your friends, enjoy music while you dine and have a memorable and fun time.  Call the COA at 508-315-573 to purchase tickets.  Tickets must be purchased by October 23 to receive the reduced rate. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Annual Up In Smoke BBQ was a great success and a huge Community Get Together

Sponsored by Friends of the Dover Council on Aging with support of Dover COA

Click here for a copy of the 2018 Spring Lifetime Learning Brochure

Modern Poetry for Everyone
When: Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
March 7, 14, 21, April 4
Classes meet at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church,
 18 Springdale Avenue
All are welcome to this class and no previous experience writing poetry is needed. Participants will read and discuss selected poems, both closed forms like sonnets, villanelles, sestinas and rhymed couplets, and free verse. Readings will include short selections from well-known 19th and 20th century poets, as well
as contemporary poets, including Frank Bidart, David Ferry, Alice Notley, Ocean Vuong, Mary Oliver and Traci Smith. Participants will write and share their
own poetry in a supportive class environment.
Lynne Spigelmire Viti, JD PhD, is a senior lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks and many scholarly publications
on literature, legal studies, and composition theory. In addition, she has published poetry and fiction in over 60 online and print literary journals.
Fun with the Ukulele
(Two sessions; register for one or both)
When: Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Session 1:  February 14 - April 4
Session 2:  April 11 - May 30
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 are always welcome!
This Lifetime Learning class is funded in part by a grant
from the Dover Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Thoughts in a Time of Troubles
When: Thursdays 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
April 5, 19, May 3, 17
Classes meet at Dover Library Community Room
Philosophers have been accused of building castles in the air, but some of them have been more interested in the ground level. How do we deal with daily life? When the water pipes freeze and burst? When illness strikes a beloved family member or friend?  Many centuries ago, the Stoic, Epicurean, and other philosophers asked similar questions. Some of their answers speak to our own times: we will try walking down the garden path of Epicurus and striving to be the captains of our souls. There will be short readings and ample discussion. All who enroll will receive a copy of Courage Under Fire by James Bond Stockdale.
Maud Chaplin received her Professor of Philosophy
Emerita from Wellesley College where she taught for 44 years. She has an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her MA and PhD from Brandeis University.
Discovering Your Ancestors
When: Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
May 8, 15, 22, 29
Classes meet at Caryl Community Center, Room 108
Come learn how you can search for your ancestors, document your family history, and learn more about their daily lives. Class 1 will focus on the organization of digital and hard copy materials. Class 2 will focus on using DNA, social media, and in the search for birth families. Class 3 will focus on methods used to discover new cousins using DNA. Class 4 will focus on finding the stories of your ancestors’ daily lives using social history.
Paige Brodie, BA Econ, LLB, LLM (class 1 and 2) is a genealogist with experience in family trees, DNA, and birth family searches.
Pam Guye Holland (class 3 and 4) is a professional genealogist who has conducted research since 2001 for private clients and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
 Modern Poetry for Everyone
 Fun with the Ukulele Session 1
 Fun with the Ukulele Session 2
 Thoughts in a Time of Troubles
 Discovering Your Ancestors
Stop by the COA Office and pick up a brochure or download from the Friends website at
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


was held at the American Legion Hall

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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 was held on

JUNE 14 with over 100 Attendees

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 and 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.

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Go to the JOIN US page and fill out the form and send it and your check in to us.