Gloucester Daily Times
---- — Tuesday, May 14
Seaside Garden Club plant auction, 7 p.m., Manchester Community Center, 40 Harbor Point. Preview at 6 p.m. Light refreshments. Plant donations welcome; drop off at Community Center any time May 14. Mark plants with plant name and care instructions. All proceeds benefit club programs. www.seasidegardenclub.wordpress.com.
Thursday, May 16
Manchester Public Library closes, 6 p.m., for Friends of Library annual meeting at Manchester Community Center which starts at 7 p.m.
Friends of Manchester Library meeting, 7 p.m., Manchester Community Center. Guest speaker: Laura Harrington, author of “Alice Bliss.” Public welcome.
Friday, May 17
Council on Aging’s monthly trip to Trader Joe’s in Danvers, pickup at 9:30 a.m. One hour shopping at Trader Joe’s or any other store in plaza. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
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 available at reading.
Saturday, May 18
Beantown Jumpers Double Dutch Team, 10 a.m., First Parish Chapel. Presented by Manchester Public Library. To register, call 978-526-2016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 22
Tea and dessert at Manchester Historical Museum, 2 p.m., Trask House. Reservations required; call Council on Aging at 978-526-7500. Transportation available.
Thursday, May 23
Council on Aging trip to Victoria Station on Pickering Wharf in Salem, pickup at 11:15 a.m. Lunch followed by Salem Trolley tour. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
Friday, May 24
Council on Aging shopping trip to Walmart Plaza in Seabrook, N.H., pickup at 9:30 a.m., return by 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call 978-526-7500. $3 donation requested.