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Beginner and advanced skating skills group and private lessons are available for boys and girls ages 5 to 12, tots ages 21/2 and up, teens and adults. Instruction is by professional coaches certified by USA Hockey and U.S. Figure Skating associations. Lessons available at Talbot Rink on Tuesdays, 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 p.m.; at Pingree School in Hamilton on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Private lessons also available. Enrollment is ongoing. For a registration form, visit www.cafsc.org or call 978-546-2290.
On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the Manchester Public Library will host a wonderful, live bird program at 2 p.m. with Jim Parks of Wingmasters covering the importance of birds in ancient civilizations. A truly educational event, including several live birds, Wingmasters has been sponsored as part of the Hooper Fund grant to the Children’s Room. This program is for ages 5 and older and of interest to all ages of adults as well. Please register at 978-526-7711 or 978-526-2011.
The Manchester Library has live and paper birds this month! This second bird program starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, and focuses on Japanese origami with Laura Geggis, and her unique paper art instruction in a program designed for ages 8 and older (7, if experienced in origami). Please register at 978-526-7711 or 978-526-2011.