, Gloucester, MA

January 24, 2013

Manchester Calendar

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — thursday, Jan. 24

COA gentle Yoga class, 10 a.m., seated and standing postures. Call Nancy Hammond at 978-526-7500.

friday, Jan. 25

The Mystery Book group meets, 10:30 a.m. Manchester Public Library, to discuss ‘Lullaby Town’ by Robert Crais. New members are welcome. Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Monday, Jan. 28

Young adult writer Steve Kluger visits Manchester Essex Middle School, author of “My Most Excellent Year,” addresses both school’s English classes and entire middle school, discussing how book evolved from his own life; a Q&A follows. Copies available at library.

Council on Aging knit and crochet group, 3 p.m., Plains Community Room. Compare knitting notes, get help on a project, learn a stitch, meet new friends. Transportation available. 978-526-7500.

Thursday, Jan. 31

COA’s lunch trip to Seaport Grille Gloucester, enjoy Thursday special lobster roll with fries, or choose from a wide variety of local seafood and prime meats while watching the action on working waterfront. Van pick up begins at 11:15 a.m. To register, call 978-526-7500.

Monday, Feb. 4

Non-fiction Book Group meets, 5 p.m, at Manchester Public Library, to discuss ‘The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,’ by Stephen Greenblatt.New members are welcome. Copies of book available at the Circulation Desk.

Singing & Signing! Intergenerational Fun with Sign Language & Music, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and Seniors welcome. Wendy Manninen and Vicki Marsh lead the learning and fun through music.

Valentine Art Workshop, 1 p.m.. Manchester Public Library. Create cards, collages and festive February with art materials. All ages welcome. Please register for space & supplies. egister so we have space and supplies. Contact Sara Collins at 978-526-2016 or email:

wednesday, Feb. 6

Teen Valentine Gift Making Craft, 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Make a gift for that special someone with candy hearts. Grades 6-8 welcome. Supplies are limited so please register, 978-526-7711 or email Anne Cowman at

Monday, Feb. 11

Low vision support group meets, 1 p.m., at the Plains Community Room. All are welcome for this hour or so of conversation regarding low vision and issues related to vision. Call COA for more information/registration at 978-526-7500. Senior van pick-up available.