Thursday, Sept. 19
Council on Aging lunch trip to Salem Willows, pick-up at 11:15 a.m., return by 1:45 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 20
Weekly playgroup for toddlers and preschoolers, 9 to 11 a.m., Manchester Community Center. Each week includes a theme and variety of activities for toddlers. Plenty to keep your infant entertained as well.
Monday, Sept. 23
‘Crafternoon’ in the Childrens Room at the Manchester Public Library, 3:30 p.m. If you love Fall, you’ll fall in love with the autumn-themed fun with yarn, paper, glue & you! Grades K-5, register please at 978-526-2016 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. **
Banned Books Week begins, celebrate your American freedom to read! Check out some of these books on display at the Manchester library. For more information, visit: www.bannedbooksweek.org/.
Third annual Christopher Cutler Rich Golf Tournament, Bass Rocks Golf Club, Gloucester. Day of golf to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid, followed by dinner with awards, prizes and live auction. Players receive gift and compete for prizes and a hole-in-one contest for a new car. To register, visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com or call 978-283-6055, ext. 23.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
“From Purgatory to Podunk,” interactive presentation on the cities and towns of Massachusetts, 1 p.m., Manchester Public Library. 978-526-2017.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Zentangle is at 1 p.m. at the Manchester Public Library, where kids grades 6 and up create images from repetitive patterns with certified Zentangle Teacher Susan Smith leading a fun, creative workshop. Visit: zentangle.com. Space is limited; registration required at 978- 526-7711.
Mother Goose Story Time, for infants up to age 2, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m., Manchester Public Library.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Haunted Lighthouses of the North Shore, 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Public Library, with Jeremy D´Entremont. A leading expert and author on New England´s historic lighthousese, D’Entremont has been on The History Channel, Public Television, and NPR.