Friday, April 13
Council on Aging mall trip, van pick-up at 9:30 a.m. Seniors choose between North Shore or Liberty Tree malls. $3 donation requested. To register, call 978-526-7500.
Saturday, April 14
Vernal pool exploration and certification, 1 to 3 p.m., Agassiz Reservation, Manchester. Preregistration required; visit www.capeannvernalpond.org.
Edible gardening, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Manchester Community Center. Hosted by Manchester Public Library.
Massachusetts Library System's Snapshot Day, 1:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Bring your favorite library item and join the "flash mob" for a group portrait to raise awareness of the value of libraries.
Monday, April 16
Manchester Public Library closed, to commemorate Patriots Day.
Tuesday, April 17
Free "Introverts Who Hate To Network" seminar, 7 to 9 p.m., Manchester Community Center. Call Jason Smith at 617-935-3451.
Jeff Boyer presents "Bubble Trouble!" extravaganza, 2 p.m. at Manchester Public Librar. This one man "bubble master" juggles, sculpts, builds and fog-fills bubbles, mixing music, comedy, magic and more! Call 978-526-2016.
wednesday, april 18
'Hunger Games' party, 1 p.m., Manchester Public Library, for students in grades six through 12. Dress as your favorite character; compete for the Best Costume prize. Space limited. Register at 978-526-7711.
"The Full Monty" matinee at Stoneham Theatre, senior van pickup starts at 12:45 p.m. Sponsored by Manchester COA. Cheeky hilarity that rocked the entertainment world! Senior discounted tickets, $30; prepaid reservations by April 9. Call the COA office asap at 978- 526-7500
Tuesday, April 24
Manchester COA's "Kelly's Famous Roast Beef" luncheon, 12:15 p.m. Congregational Chapel; wraps, sandwiches, pasta salad, clam chowder, beverage, dessert. $10 per senior, limited to 40; prepaid registration due at COA by April 20. Call 978-526-7500.
thursday, april 26
COA lunch trip to the Olive Garden in Danvers, senior van pick-up starts at 11 a.m. Space is limited to 12. Reservations required; call 978-526-7500.