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October 11, 2013

Manchester Calendar

Friday, Oct. 11

Weekly playgroup for toddlers and preschoolers, 9 to 11 a.m., Manchester Community Center. Each week includes a theme and variety of activities for toddlers. Plenty to keep your infant entertained as well.

Council on Aging mall trip, pick-up at 9:30 a.m. Van goes to Peabody and Danvers malls. Seniors choose between the two. $3 donation suggested. Register at 978-526-7500.

Council on Aging’s fall prevention program, 10 a.m., Plains Community Room. Weekly classes run Tuesday and Friday mornings. Van available:. To register, call 978-526-7500.

Monday, Oct. 14

Afterschool book group meets, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library.

Manchester Public Library closed for Columbus Day, reopens on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Manchester Public Library reopens, at 1 p.m.

Preschoolers Story Time, 1:30 to 2:10 p.m., Children’s Room, Manchester Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Ramblin’ Readers book group, for grades three and four, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Topic: “The Blue Shoe,” a tale of thievery, trickery and magic by Roderick Townley. Copies at front desk.

Teen Zone meeting, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Join this Teen Advisory Board’s weekly Wednesday meetings and earn community service hours. Grades 9-12 welcome to apply at library, or email acowman@mvlc.org.

Celestial observation night, 6:30 p.m., lawn of the Manchester Public Library, with binoculars and tripod from NASA, with Chuck and Joan Houghton and their telescopes. Moon pies and party, all agesand telescopes welcome! Register at scollins@mvlc.org or 978-526-2016.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Mountaineer and motivational speaker Wendy Booker presents, 6:30 p.m. Manchester Public Library. The local author and adventurer will share experiences featured in her book /New Altitude: Beyond Tough Times to the Top of the World.

Friday, Oct. 18

Weekly playgroup for toddlers and preschoolers, 9 to 11 a.m., Manchester Community Center. Each week includes a theme and variety of activities for toddlers. Plenty to keep your infant entertained as well.

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