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January 29, 2013

Manchester Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 31

Council on Aging lunch trip to Seaport Grille in Gloucester, enjoy Thursday special lobster roll with fries or choose from a wide variety of local seafood and prime meats. Van pick up at 11:15 a.m. To register, call 978-526-7500.

Monday, Feb. 4

Singing & Signing! Intergenerational Fun with Sign Language and Music, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and seniors welcome. Wendy Manninen and Vicki Marsh lead the program.

Valentine art workshop, 1 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Create cards and collages. All ages welcome. To register, contact Sara Collins at 978-526-2016 or scollins@mvlc.org.

Nonfiction Book Group, 5 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Topic: “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” by Stephen Greenblatt. New members welcome. Copies available at Circulation Desk.

Manchester Singers rehearsals, 7:30 p.m., Congregational Chapel, 6 Chapel Lane. New members, men and women, welcome. Rehearsals held weekly on Monday evenings. 978-283-9021. Email feb3@earthlink.net. www.manchestersingers.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Manchester Memorial School kindergarten registration, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the conference room. Bring original birth certificate, current photo of child, proof of residency, completed registration form. Visit www.mersd.org. Call 978-526-1908 or email Cindy Dodge at dodgec@mersd.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Teen Valentine gift-making craft, 1:30 p.m., Manchester Community Center. Make a gift for that special someone with candy hearts. Grades 6-8 welcome. Supplies limited. To register, call 978-526-7711 or email Anne Cowman at acowman@mvlc.org.

Manchester Memorial School kindergarten registration, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the conference room. Bring original birth certificate, current photo of child, proof of residency, completed registration form. Visit www.mersd.org. Call 978-526-1908 or email Cindy Dodge at dodgec@mersd.org.

Thursday, Feb. 7

AARP tax-aide and SeniorCare RSVP program begins, offering free income tax advice to qualified seniors and low-income residents. Volunteer IRS trained counselors; Mary Gundy will be in COA office 1:15 to 4 p.m., with appointments scheduled every half hour. Bring copies: last year’s federal and state tax returns, W-2s, other relevant income materials. Call 978-526-7500.

Monday, Feb. 11

Low Vision Support Group, 1 p.m., Plains Community Room. All welcome. To register, call the Council on Aging at 978-526-7500. Senior van pick-up available.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

COA wine tasting & shopping trip to Mill River Winery in Rowley, van pick up starts at 10:45 a.m. lunch stop at Bradford Tavern; return expected by 2:30 p.m. $5 (lunch is on you). To register, call 978-526-7500.

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