Thursday, Nov. 15
COA lunch trip to the Village restaurant in Essex, Van pick up starts at 11:30 a.m. Choose from wide variety of local seafood, prime meats, sandwiches, salads. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
Friday, Nov. 16
Council on Aging trip to Trader Joe’s in Danvers, van pick up at 9:30 a.m. One hour for shopping. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Parish Church Manchester, chapel building. Handmade holiday and coastal crafts, White Elephant room, homemade Thanksgiving pies, and Christmas wreaths to order. Pictures with Santa at 10 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 19
Low Vision Support group meets, 1 p.m. Plains Community Room, with Mimi Flannery from the Commission for the Blind. All are welcome for this hour or so of conversation regarding vision related issues. Call the COA for more information 978-526-7500.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Council on Aging trip to Jewell Towne Vineyards, van pick up at 10:45 a.m. Lunch at Barking Dog Grill. See a true farm winery, sample estate-made wines, stop at gift shop and art gallery. $3 donation. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
Saturday, Dec. 1
“Holiday’s & Wintertide: An Evening with Chelsea Berry & Friends,” 7 p.m., Crowell Chapel in the Rosedale Cemetery, Manchester. Features Rockport’s John Rockwell, and husband and wife duo Joe Cardoza and Renée Dupuis. $20 per ticket, or reserve an entire pew for 6-8 guests. For tickets, visit www.attendstar.com or call 617-694-6892. Portion of ticket sales benefit The Historic Manchester Trust.