Wednesday, Feb. 13
Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m., First Parish Manchester. www.firstparishchurch.org.
Council on Aging wine-tasting and shopping trip to Mill River Winery in Rowley, van pick up at 10:45 a.m. Lunch stop at Bradford Tavern. Return expected by 2:30 p.m. $5, plus lunch. To register, call 978-526-7500.Tuesday, Feb. 19
Awesome Robb Preskins and His Magic Pirate Show, 2 p.m., Manchester Public Library. School Vacation Free Fun show for families. All ages welcome. To register, email email@example.com or call 978-526-7500.
Monday, Feb. 18
Manchester Public Library closed for Presidents’ Day. The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 22
Mystery Book Group meets, 10:30 a.m. Manchester Public Library, to discuss ‘Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax’ by Dorothy Gilman. Available at the Circulation Desk if you’d like to join group.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Author and illustrator Helen R. Kamins and Rob Dinsmoor, 1:30 p.m., pre-school story time, shares their book ‘Does Dixie Like Me?’ at Manchester Public Library preschool story time about Dixie, about a rescued dog adopted from Cape Ann Animal Aid.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Rockin’ Readers, 3:30 to 4 p.m., grades 4 — 5. Fantasy, Mythology, and great characters are February’s subjects in ‘The Starry River of the Sky’ by Grace Lin, at Manchester Public Library
Friday, March 1
Teen Friday Night Feast, 5 to 6:30 p.m., cook up a your own kebab with cookbook author Anna Tourkakis, at Manchester Public Library. PS! Chocolate Dipped Fruit for dessert. Grades 6-12 welcome. Space limited, so register asap at 978-526-7711.