Friday, Aug. 17
Council on Aging trip to Christmas Tree Shop in Lynnfield, van pick up at 9:30 a.m., return around noon. To register, call 978-526-7500. $3 donation requested on van.
Music concert, 7:30 p.m., at the home of Isabella and Stephen Bates, 2 Masconomo St.
Sunday, Aug. 19
Birding Basics at Coolidge Reservation, 8 to 10 a.m., hosted by Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann. Guide is Mary Ellen Flynn. Meet at Coolidge Reservation parking area. 978-281-8400.
Monday, Aug. 20
Council on Aging knit, crochet group meets,
3 p.m., Plains Community Room. Learn new stitches, meet new friends. Transportation available. Call 978-526-7500.
Manchester Singers meets, 7:30 p.m., Congregational Chapel, Chapel Lane. Led by Fred Broer, new members welcome. Call 978-283-9021, or visit: www.manchestersingers.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Mother Goose Story Time, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Simple rhymes, songs, books, fingerplays for younger children. 978-526-2016.
Council on Aging trip to North Shore Music Theater’s “All Shook Up,” 2 p.m. Van pick up at 1:15 p.m. Elvis Presley’s greatest hits packed into two hours and 40 minutes. $36. Register by Aug. 14; call 978-526-7500.
Thursday, Aug. 23
Tattoo and raffles party, 1 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Back-to-school celebration and winning summer raffles drawing with snacks for grades 6-12. To register, call 978-526-7711.
Friday, Aug. 24
Council on Aging lunch cruise on the Concord and Sudbury Rivers, 1 p.m. Van pick up at 11:45 a.m. Sandwiches, summer salad, fruit, chips, iced tea and desert. $26 per person. Register by Aug. 16; call 978-526-7500.
Fourth annual chapel concert, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Chapel, 1 Chapel Lane.
Thursday, Aug. 30
Council on Aging lunch trip to Olive Garden in Newington, N.H., van pick up at 10:45 a.m., return by 2:30 p.m. Limited to 12. To register, call 978-526-7500. $3 donation requested on van.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Council on Aging lunch trip to Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, N.H. Van pick up at 11:15 a.m. Menu available at COA office. For reservations, call 978-526-7500. $4 donation requested on van.