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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 provided by Sean Fullerton 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. 

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

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

Fun with the Ukulele

When: Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 5 – December 12

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!


Landscaping Experiences and Trends

When: Mondays 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

September 17, 24

Classes meet at Caryl Community Center, Room 108

In this two-session discussion, well-known landscape designer Kevin Doyle will share many of his experiences during the 40 years he has worked in Dover and the surrounding area. In addition, he will discuss trends in the landscape world, some    delightful and others unsustainable, while looking at  an ethical approach to nurturing our environment.

Kevin Doyle, noted landscape designer, author and    lecturer, is the owner of Cairn Croft, a 2½-acre private garden in Dover. In it, Kevin displays a dual passion for gardens and art.


Masters of the Italian Renaissance

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

October 24, 31, November 7, 14

Classes meet at Dover Library Community Room

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello—even today, these names are familiar across generations as some of the most well-known artists in history. In this course, we will look more closely at their lives and works, exploring the historical context of Renaissance Florence and the personal and professional events in their lives that shaped their best-known works of art.

We will look at a different artist each week through  the lens of art history and biography.

Lindsay Alberts holds a PhD in art history from Boston University, as well as degrees from University College London and Georgetown. She teaches art history at multiple Boston schools and at the MFA in Boston.


Writing Your Memoirs

When: Thursdays 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

September 13, 27, October 11, 25

Classes meet at Caryl Community Center, Room 108

Everyone has a story to tell, whether from childhood or adolescence, or from a more recent stage of life. In this workshop, we will read and discuss a few brief excerpts from published memoirs. We will explore key elements including how to come up with material and how to develop characters, details, structure, plot, conflict and dialogue. Students will work on a short autobiographical story over the four class meetings. We will read and discuss some of each participant’s memoir writing 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 many scholarly publications and has also published poetry and fiction in many online and print literary journals.


Second Amendment: Not Just a Right but a Story

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

September 20, October 4, 18, November 1

Classes meet at Dover Library Community Room

In the minds of many people, the Second Amendment is about the right to bear arms. But who has that right and why? It would be fun to look into the minds of those who drafted the Bill of Rights to see what they were thinking. But since we cannot do this, we will have our fun in discussing the origin, history, and current use of this amendment—and whether we need to amend it! Short readings will be provided.

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.

Adults of all ages welcome

 Registration Form






Please enroll me in the following course(s):

 Fun with the Ukulele


 Landscaping Experiences/Trends


 Masters of Italian Renaissance


 Writing Your Memoirs


 The Second Amendment



Membership Dues (optional)_________  

Total Enclosed___________________     

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

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



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.


Join the Friends now. 

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