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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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
POSTPONED: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s October Power lunch with key speaker, Senator Ed Markey, has been postponed until further notice. For more information, visit: www.capeannchamber.com.
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.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Wizards Workshop with Greg McAddams, for ages 7 and up, 11 a.m., Manchester Public Library. Space limited. Registration required; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-526-2016.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Seaside stroll & birding basics, 8 to 10 a.m. at Coolidge Reservation, hosted by Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann. Meet at parking area; For more information, call 978-281-8400.
Monday, Oct. 21
Afterschool book group meets, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library.
Rockin’ Readers, for grades four and five, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Topic: “The Savage Fortess” by Sarwat Chadda. Copies at front desk. Register at 978-520-2016 or email email@example.com.