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December 6, 2012

Manchester Calendar


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Saturday, Dec. 8

Fourth annual Holiday Fair with Gifts that Care, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Manchester Community Center. Toys, jewelry, paper products, purses, artwork, house wares and collectibles. Items either made from recycled products, benefit charity or are fair trade goods. All proceeds benefit Beverly Bootstraps, Wellspring and Cape Ann Animal Aid. www.manchestercommunitycenter.org.

Cape Ann Big Band performs holiday music, 7 p.m., at the Manchester Essex High School auditorium. Tickets are $25 at door, or at Gloucester at Walgreen’s, Capt. Hook’s restaurant, Essen Bakery in Manchester, or at www.capeannbigband.eventbrite.com.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Manchester Singers holiday concert, 4 p.m., St. John’s Church, 552 Cabot St., Beverly. $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/students. 978-283-9021. www.manchestersingers.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Knitting circle meets, 3:30 p.m., with Barbara Pries at the Manchester Public Library. Stop by and get stitching! Children and adults, welcome; register at 978-526-2016 or email scollins@mvlc.org.

North Shore Horticultural Society, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 14 Church St. Leo Blanchette presents “Perennial Shade Gardening.” Members and guests welcome, and all encouraged to bring holiday goodies to share. Refreshments served. 978-927-8829.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Teen Advisory Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Brainstorm ideas for the QR Treasure Hunt and enjoy special holiday snacks; earn community service hours. Contact YA Librarian, Anne Cowman at: acowman@mvlc.org.

Poet-Tea, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. All ages & stages of poets and poetry lovers, share your own and your favorites. Register at: scollins@org, or call 978 526-2016 .

Friday, Dec. 14

Council on Aging’s monthly trip to Trader Joe’s in Danvers, van pick-up at 9:30 a.m., returns around noon. Allow one hour or so for shopping at Trader Joe’s or other store in plaza. To register, call 978-526-7500.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Knitting circle meets, 3:30 p.m., with Barbara Pries at the Manchester Public Library. Stop by and get stitching! Children and adults, welcome; register at 978-526-2016 or email scollins@mvlc.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Holiday story time, 3:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Holiday cookies served. To register, email scollins@mvlc.org or call 978 526-2016.