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The Harvest Brunch was a great success!

Thank you to the following special sponsors for your help with a successful event.

Needham Bank

Rehab Associates

Denise Garlick

Lovell Landscape Service

Roche Bros

The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging will be holding our 10th Harvest Brunch at Dover's American Legion Hall on Sunday, October 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  As in the past, we will have a large buffet with a variety of food to please everyone. Our own Sean Fullerton will be playing instrumental guitar.
Tickets prior to the event are $35.00 and on the day of the event $45.00.  The registration process has changed.  Please make your check payable to Friends of the Dover COA and mail to P.O. Box 130, Dover, MA.  Please note on your check that it is for the Harvest Brunch.  If you have any questions, please call the Dover Council on Aging at 508-315-5734.

Join the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging at their 10th Annual Harvest Brunch. Reserve a table for your friends and enjoy an amazing array of food along with good conversation and music. The Friends members are unpaid and dedicated volunteers who focus on the mission to raise funds for the Dover COA to help foster a more vibrant aging experience for Dover’s seniors. To reserve Harvest Brunch tickets, call the Dover COA at 508-315-5734 or stop by the COA office in the Town House.

Join the Friends now. 

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


Please make your check payable to the Dover COA, write the class you are attending on your check and mail it to: Dover COA, P.O. Box 250, Dover, MA 02030 or deliver to the COA office for Janet Claypoole

To register, please email the Dover COA at or questions call the Dover COA at 508-315-5734

These classes are sponsored by the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging.

Wednesdays, Sept 5 to Dec 7; 12:15-1:30pm
Instructor: Lisa Cohen
The Dover Church, Kraft Hall;
Cost: $75.00 for 12 week series
Grab your ukulele and play along with friends in this 12 week session. Learn ukulele basics on chords, strumming styles, proper hand placement and more concepts and tips. New and returning participants of all skill levels are welcome. No prior experience is required, just curiosity and the pursuit of enjoyment in singing and playing the uke with others. Bring a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele with GCEA tuning and an electric Ukulele tuner.
Thursdays, Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
at 1:30-3:00pm; Cost: $50.00
Instructor: Lynne Viti, PhD
Dover Town Library, Community Room
No previous experience studying poetry is necessary to join this in-person reading and discussion-based class. We’ll explore the writings of eight selected U.S. Poets Laureate, from Gwendolyn Brooks (term, 1985-1986) to our new Poet Laureate, Ada Limón. We will examine the technical aspects of poems and will explore how the poems affect us as readers. Additionally, we will consider the ways in which each of these poets present a unique vision of her or his America—and the society’s aspirations, successes, challenges, failures, disappointments and struggles. (Poets to be covered: Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wilbur, Louise Glück, Ted Kooser, Tracy K. Smith. Natasha Trethewey, Joy Harjo, Ada Limón.)
Dr. Lynne Viti, a lecturer emerita at Wellesley College, is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, The Walk to Cefalù, coming in September 2023 from Cornerstone Press of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Monday, October 31; 1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Deborah H. Stein, PhD
Community Room at Dover Library; Cost: $10.00
In this one and a half hour session, explore the development of the fine arts in Boston by considering a series of paintings and sculptures selected as representative of the Museum of Fine Art’s acquisitions between 1870 and 1970. Engage not only with the historical, aesthetic, and cultural context for these acquisitions, but also with the history of American and European art, of the discipline of art history, and of early public fine arts museums.
Deb Stein specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century American and European fine arts and visual culture and in the history of collecting and museums. She holds the Ph.D. from Boston University in the history of art and architecture. Professor Stein is a Visiting Lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross. She has also taught American art, Italian Renaissance art, and art and architecture at Boston College and Boston University and has been a long-time lecturer in the galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Scholarships available.
 For further information and details, please call the Dover Council on Aging: 508-315-5734 

Up in Smoke BBQ was held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Outdoors at the Caryl Community Center

To register:  Please visit the COA office at the Caryl Community Center or call the Dover COA at 508-315-5734
Cost: $5 per person pre-registration or $10 on Day of Event 

“UP IN SMOKE” BBQ Pictures