Friday, Aug. 10
Council on Aging van to Peabody and Danvers malls, seniors may choose between North Shore or Liberty Tree Mall. Van pick up starts at 9:30 a.m. $3 donation. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Meet the composer, 8:30 p.m., Manchester-by-the-Book, 27 Union St.
Thursday, Aug. 16
Suspense author Gary Braver talks thrillers, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Best selling local authour will also be signing books.
Council on Aging yoga class, 10 a.m. Gentle exercise in seated and standing postures. Call Nancy Hammond at 978-526-7500.
Free Council on Aging senior cookout, noon, Tuck’s Point. Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert and bingo with Chelsea seniors. Limited to 30. Register by Aug. 11; call 978-526-7500.
Book talk with local author Gary Braver, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. An overview on thrillers and the themes in suspense fiction from best-selling author of “Tunnel Vision,” “Skin Deep” and “Flashback.”
Friday, Aug. 17
Council on Aging trip to Christmas Tree Shop in Lynnfield, van pick up at 9:30 a.m., return around noon. To register, call 978-526-7500. $3 donation requested.
Music concert, 7:30 p.m., at the home of Isabella and Stephen Bates, 2 Masconomo St.
Sunday, Aug. 19
Birding Basics at Coolidge Reservation, 8 to 10 a.m., hosted by Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann, with Mary Ellen Flynn as guide. Meet at Coolidge Reservation parking area. For information, call 978-281-8400.
Monday, Aug. 20
Council on Aging knit, crochet group meets, 3 p.m., Plains Community Room. Learn new stitches, meet new friends. Transportation available. Call 978-526-7500.
Manchester Singers meets, 7:30 p.m., Congregational Chapel, Chapel Lane. Led by Fred Broer, new members welcome. Call 978-283-9021, or visit: www.manchestersingers.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Mother Goose Story Time, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Simple rhymes, songs, books, fingerplays for younger children. Call 978-526-2016.
Council on Aging trip to North Shore Music Theater’s “All Shook Up,” 2 p.m. Van pick up at 1:15 p.m. Elvis Presley’s greatest hits packed into two hours and 40 minutes. $36. Register by Aug. 14; call 978-526-7500.
Thursday, Aug. 23
Tattoo and raffles party, 1 p.m., Manchester Public Library. A back-to-school celebration ans winning summer raffles drawing with super summer snacks for grades 6-12. Register at 978-526-7711.
Friday, Aug. 24
Council on Aging lunch cruise on the Concord and Sudbury Rivers, 1 p.m. Van pick up at 11:45 a.m. Sandwiches, summer salad, fruit, chips, iced tea and desert. $26 per person. Register by Aug. 16; call 978-526-7500.
Fourth annual chapel concert, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Chapel, 1 Chapel Lane.
Thursday, Aug. 30
Council on Aging lunch trip to Olive Garden, Newington, N.H. Van pick up at 10:45 a.m., return by 2:30 p.m. $3 donation requested. Limited to 12. To register, call 978-526-7500.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Council on Aging lunch trip to Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, N.H. Van pick up at 11:15 a.m. $4 donation requested. Menu available at COA office. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.