, Gloucester, MA

April 24, 2013

Manchester Calendar

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Wednesday, April 24

Mother Goose Story Time, for infants through age 2 and their parents, 10:30 a.m., Manchester Public Library. Simple stories, musical instruments and rhymes.

Wednesday, May 1

Manchester COA senior Ice Cream Social for seniors, 1:30 p.m., Newport Park Community Room. Sundae making to make your day. Reservations required; call the COA at 978-526-7500

Wednesday, May 8

Manchester COA monthly mystery ride, van pickup starts at 1 p.m., return by 3 p.m. Driver heads for an undisclosed destination on North Shore for some delicious fun! For inforamtion/reservation, call 978-526-7500.

Thursday, May 9

Manchester COA’s lunch trip to Gloucester’s Passports Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. senior van pickup, return by 1:45 p.m. Enjoy creative international cuisine, famous popovers, local seafoods, salad entrees. For information/reservation, call Call 978-526-7500

Friday, May 10

Manchester COA van goes to Peabody and Danvers Malls, pickup starts at 9:30 a.m. Seniors may choose betwee North Shore Mall or Liberty Tree Mall. $3 donation requested. For information/reservations, call 978-526-7500.

Friday, May 17

Manchester COA’s monthly trip to Trader Joe’s in Danvers, COA van departs Manchester 9:30 a.m. One hour shopping at Trader Joe’s or any other store in the Plaza. FOr information/reservation, call 978-526-7500.

Wednesday, May 22

Tea and dessert at the Manchester Historical Museum, 2 p.m. at the Trask House, as guests of the staff and Board of Directors at the Manchester Historical Museum. Reservations required; call the COA at 978-526-7500 to sign up. COA van available for transportation.

Thursday, May 23

Manchester COA’s trip to Victoria Station on Pickering Wharf in Salem, Senior van pickup starts at 11:15 a.m. Choose from a menu of soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches, with great views of Salem Harbor, then board a Salem Trolley for a tour of historic Salem. $10 for the Trolley; lunch is “on your own”. FOr information/reservations, call 978-526-7500

friday, May 24

Manchester COA’s shopping trip to Walmart Plaza in Seabrook, New Hampshire, 9:30 a.m. van pick up, return by 1:30 p.m. Call the COA at 978) 526-7500; $3 donation requested.

sunday, april 28

Manchester Singers’ Spring Pops Concert, 4 p.m., at the Endicott College Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Tickets, adults $8; seniors and students $5, at the door. For more information, visit:, or call 978-283-9021.

Wednesday, May 1

YA Peep Show Workshop, 12:30 — p.m., Manchester Public Library’s First Annual Peep Show! Bring a shoebox and create a diorama with marshmallow Peeps! We’ll supply the Peeps, you supply the imagination. Grades 6-12 only. All others are welcome to pick up Peeps at the circulation desk (while supplies last) and create dioramas at home.

Grow Some ½ Day Fun! Flower & Veggie Activity, 1 p.m. for MERSD grades K — 5, at the Manchester Public Library. If you have clean juice pouches or coffee bags, bring ‘em! For registration/information, email: or call 978-526-2016.

Volunteen applications available starting today, Manchester Public Library for students grades 6-12, Help with the summer reading program and library operations.

Monday, May 13

Mystery Authors Talk, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library, with award winning suspense writers Hallie Ephron and Linda Barnes.Signed copies of their books will be availabel at reading.

Saturday, May 18

Beantown Jumpers double Dutch team, 10 a.m. presented by Manchester Public Library on Saturday, May 18th, 10 a.m., at the First Parish Chapel next to the library. For registration/information, call 978-526-2016 or email: