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
POSTPONED: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s October Power lunch with key speaker, Senator Ed Markey, has been postponed until further notice. For more information, visit: www.capeannchamber.com.
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 with Greg McAddams, for ages 7 and up, 11 a.m., Manchester Public Library. Space limited. Registration required; email email@example.com or call 978-526-2016.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Seaside stroll & birding basics, 8 to 10 a.m. at Coolidge Reservation, hosted by Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann. Meet at parking area; For more information, call 978-281-8400.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Oct. 24
COA trip to Beverly’s Larcom Theater matinee of “A Couple of Blaguards,” COA van pick up at 1:15 p.m. for the 2 p.m. performance. Tickets $34. Prepaid registration required by Oct. 18; call 978-526-7500.