Our BoomerVenture Campus has something for everyone: exercise classes, lectures, workshops and an ongoing film festival. We welcome your suggestions for subject matter. Register online at My Active Center unless otherwise noted.
Workouts Currently on Campus
Energize with Exercise
Join a group of baby boomers who are having a blast getting fit. Floor aerobics, weight training, balance practice and stretching. We end the hour with a quick guided meditation ready to go out and conquer the world!
Mondays, August 24 – November 16, 3:30pm, $55
Cardio fitness, flexibility and strength training as you dance! It’s a 500 calorie burn!
Thursdays, September 10 – November 12, 3:30-4:30pm, $55
An active practice of flowing postures, focusing on various parts of the body. Each night will include 15 minutes of meditation.
Thursdays, September 10 – November 12, 7:15-8:30pm, $60
Enjoy the company of friends as you benefit from this top-rated cardio workout. Use special poles that activate upper and lower body muscles, hike local public trails.
Wednesdays, September 9 – October 28, 3:30-5:15pm, $44
Belly Dancing NEW!
Bring out your “inner dancer”! Learn basic moves from fast and fiery to slow and smooth. Improve flexibility, increase self-confidence as you work all muscles, dance off calories, and have FUN! Suitable for women of all body types and fitness levels.
Thursdays, September 17 - November 12, 6:00 pm, $54
Reflexology With Uli Kapp
By advance appointment only. $1 per minute, in 15 minute intervals.
Pressure points on hands and feet that correlate to Qi in the body. Must register by the day before to hold spot.
Thursday evenings starting September 17, 6:00pm
Lectures, Workshops & Fun Currently on Campus
The Spirituality of Organizing
Discover the internal benefits of de-cluttering. Join Susan Walko, educator and owner of Organiz-ER and Diana Noble, educator and owner of Noble Balance for these two interactive workshops.
Thursdays, September 24 & October 1, 6:45-8:15pm. $20
Living Legacy: How Do I Want to be Remembered?
Thursdays, October 1, 8 and 15; 6 pm; $20; Treasures of our memories, values, stories, in-sights and special wisdom are things of real value we can leave the generations yet to come. Join Dr. Susan H. Smith on a journey to discover and create your 'living legacy,’ by using a variety of media, from scrapbooking to photo albums to paper quilts to writing. Supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, supported by the MA Cultural Council.
Everyday Mindfulness with Chip Carter
November 5: Mindfulness and Conversation: Learn to listen deeply to friends, loved ones and new acquaintances. See how mindfulness can improve the quality of your conversations. Learn how to have a “good” argument.
November 12: Mindfulness and Exercise: Mental hurdles can diminish and even prevent the in-trinsic leisure of exercise and often prevents us from doing it! Bring mindfulness to get you there, improve performance and help recovery!
Thursdays, 6:45 pm: $5 per session.
BoomerVenture Screening Room
September 17: Timbuktu
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed. French/Mauritanian drama.
September 24: Last Days in Vietnam
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only — or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can. Documentary. English/French/German.
October 1: Whiplash
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. Drama.
October 8: As it is in Heaven
A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden. Swedish, Academy-award nominee.
October 15: Shun Li and the Poet
A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. Italian/Mandarin drama.
October 22: The Zigzag Kid
Nono, a Dutch kid lacking two days being thirteen, runs away from problems at home and, disguised as a girl, takes up with the world's cleverest thief, who unbeknownst to Nono, may hold the bizarre key to his true identity. English/Dutchdrama.
October 29: Caché
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. French thriller.
Nov 5: The Music Never Stopped
Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabrielsuffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical andemotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son's choices and try to connectwith him through music. Drama based on the Oliver Sacks essay The Last Hippie.
Nov 12: Siddharth
A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed. Hindi drama.
Films begin at 6:30 pm unless noted. Seating and snacks starting at 6:15. All films held at 30 Whittier Court, ground floor of the school administration. Limited to first 30 people. Please pre-register for movies by going on-line at My Active Center. For information call: (978) 623-8321 or email Karen Payne-Taylor by 4pm.