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February 4, 2013

Manchester Goings On

Tax advice

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 7, the AARP Foundation tax-aide and SeniorCare RSVP programs will offer free income tax advice to qualified seniors and low-income residents. All volunteer counselors are trained by the IRS. Tax volunteer Mary Gundy will be in the Council on Aging office Thursdays, 1:15 to 4 p.m., with appointments scheduled every half hour. Bring copies of the previous year’s federal and state tax returns, any forms including W-2s and other relevant material showing income for the year. Call 978-526-7500 for an appointment.

Chorus rehearsals

The Manchester Singers will begin rehearsals for its upcoming spring concert Monday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Congregational Chapel, 6 Chapel Lane. New members, men and women, are welcome to join. Rehearsals are held weekly on Monday evenings. Call 978-283-9021 or email or visit

‘Practical Spirituality’

Inspirational author, video-producer and song-writer Jorgelina “Jayzee” Zeoli will present “Practical Spirituality” on Thursdays Feb. 14-March 7, 1 to 2 p.m., at the Manchester Community Center. This class/self-help group will discuss short spiritual readings by different authors, addressing the struggles of our human condition. Simple practices will be taught to support and guide the search for empowerment, meaning, contentment and joy. Cost is $60 for four sessions. To register, call 978-768-7371 or email

Kindergarten registration

Manchester Memorial School will hold kindergarten registration Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the conference room. Parents/guardians must bring: original birth certificate, current photo of child, proof of residency, and a completed registration form. Visit Screening take place June 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and June 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children should wear sneakers and long pants for screenings. Kindergarten orientation is May 22, 1 to 2:30 p.m., for parents/guardians and their incoming kindergartener. Call 978-526-1908 or email Cindy Dodge at

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