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October 3, 2013

Manchester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

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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, Oct. 7

Flu Clinics, 8 a.m. to noon, and 4 to 8 p.m., American Legion Post, (rear of town hall parking lot), sponsored by Manchester Board of Health, for residents age 18 and over only After-school book group meets, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library.

Non-fiction Book Group meets, 7 p.m. to discuss ‘Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality,’ a humorous memoir by Jacob Tomsky, a veteran employee in the hotel and hospitality industry.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Seaside Garden Club’s ‘Fall Into the Holidays,’ 7 for 7:30 p.m., Manchester Community Center. A Home Décor Demonstration and Raffle by Bert Ford of Ford’s Flowers; chance to win one-of-a-kind arrangements. Light refreshments, open to all: $5 pp.

Preschoolers Story Time, 1:30 to 2:10 p.m., Children’s Room, Manchester Public Library.

COA’s fall prevention program, 10 a.m Plains Community Room. Manage concerns through group discussions, activities and exercise. Weekly classes run Tuesday and Friday mornings; COA van available: information/registration, at 978- 526-7500

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Flu clinic, 9 to 11 a.m., Manchester Town Hall, Room 5. Sponsored by the Manchester Board of Health, for residents age 18 and over only Manchester Council on Aging’s mystery ride, pick-up starts at 1 p.m.; return by 3 p.m. To register, call 978-526-7500.

TAB Teen Zone first meeting, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Join this Teen Advisory Board’s weekly Wednesday meetings and earn community service hours. Grades 9-12 welcome to apply at library, or email acowman@mvlc.org.

Thursday, Oct. 10

iPad Appternoon!, for children ages 5-12, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Discover Children’s Room iPads Apps for education and entertainment. Parents welcome. Register at 978-526-2016 or email scollins@mvlc.org.

Friday, Oct. 11

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.

Manchester Council on Aging mall trip, pick-up at 9:30 a.m. Van goes to Peabody and Danvers malls. Seniors choose between the two. $3 donation suggested. Register at 978-526-7500.

COA’s fall prevention program, 10 a.m Plains Community Room. Manage concerns through group discussions, activities and exercise. Weekly classes run Tuesday and Friday mornings; COA van available: information/registration, at 978- 526-7500

Monday, Oct. 14

Afterschool book group meets, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library.

Manchester Public Library closed for Columbus Day, reopens on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Manchester Public Library reopens, at 1 p.m.

Preschoolers Story Time, 1:30 to 2:10 p.m., Children’s Room, Manchester Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Ramblin’ Readers book group, for grades three and four, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Topic: “The Blue Shoe,” a tale of thievery, trickery and magic by Roderick Townley. Copies at front desk.

Teen Zone meeting, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Join this Teen Advisory Board’s weekly Wednesday meetings and earn community service hours. Grades 9-12 welcome to apply at library, or email acowman@mvlc.org.

Celestial observation night, 6:30 p.m., lawn of the Manchester Public Library, with binoculars and tripod from NASA, with Chuck and Joan Houghton and their telescopes. Moon pies and party, all agesand telescopes welcome! Register at scollins@mvlc.org or 978-526-2016.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Mountaineer and motivational speaker Wendy Booker presents, 6:30 p.m. Manchester Public Library. The local author and adventurer will share experiences featured in her book /New Altitude: Beyond Tough Times to the Top of the World.

FRIday, Oct. 18

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.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Wizards Workshop, 11 a.m., with spooky Wizard Greg McAddams! Ages 7 and older. Space is limited, and registration’s a must! Email: scollins@mvlc.org or call 978-526-2016

Monday, Oct. 21

Afterschool book group meets, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library.

Rockin’ Readers, for grades four and five, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Topic: “The Savage Fortess” by Sarwat Chadda. Copies at front desk. Register at 978-520-2016 or email scollins@mvlc.org.

Low Vision Support group meets, 1 p.m. at the Plains Community Room. Discuss issues related to lvision with Michele Ellicks from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Call COA for information/reservation; van will be available for transportation, call 978-526-7500.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Preschoolers Story Time, 1:30 to 2:10 p.m., Children’s Room, Manchester Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Teen Zone meeting, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Join this Teen Advisory Board’s weekly Wednesday meetings and earn community service hours. Grades 9-12 welcome to apply at library, or email acowman@mvlc.org.

Friday, Oct. 25

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, Oct. 28

Afterschool book group meets, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Preschoolers Story Time, 1:30 to 2:10 p.m., Children’s Room, Manchester Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Teen Zone meeting, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Join this Teen Advisory Board’s weekly Wednesday meetings and earn community service hours. Grades 9-12 welcome to apply at library, or email acowman@mvlc.org.

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Monday,

Afterschool book group meets, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library.

Tuesday,

Preschoolers Story Time, 1:30 to 2:10 p.m., Children’s Room, Manchester Public Library.

FRIday,

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

‘How to write a novel in a month,’ 7 p.m. informational event back by hugely popular demand at Manchester Public Library. Register at: scollins@mvlc.org or 978-526-2016. Teens and adults welcome.

Saturday, October 19

Wizards Workshop, 11 a.m., with spooky Wizard Greg McAddams! Ages 7 and older. Space is limited, and registration’s a must! Email: scollins@mvlc.org or call 978-526-2016