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The North Shore Horticultural Society will meet Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., at American Legion Hall, 14 Church St. Annual pot-luck supper begins at 6 p.m. Brigitte Fortin presents “Orchids for Home Windowsill Gardens.” All are welcome. Bring an appetizer or main course, or any item such as a salad, bread, vegetable or dessert; and bring appropriate serving pieces if needed. Call 978-232-0102.
Knit, crochet group
The Council on Aging knitting and crocheting group invites all knitters to meet Mondays at 3 p.m., in the Plains Community Room. Get together with friends, compare knitting notes, get help on a project or learn a new stitch. Transportation available. To register, call 978-526-7500.
New library hours
Thanks to a very generous grant from Morgan Stanley, the Manchester Public Library will be open Sundays, from 1 to 5 p.m., for the winter-spring season.
The Essex County TRIAD — a partnership involving the sheriff and district attorney, police and fire chief, and the Council on Aging — is a community safety initiative focusing on empowering, educating and improving the safety, security and peace of mind of the senior population. New members are welcome to attend meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, 9:30 a.m., in Town Hall, Room 5. Call 978-526-7500.
The Manchester Public Library is offering passes for the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo at reduced rates. Each pass admits six at $6 per adult, $4 per child. Visit hundreds of exotic animals from around the world right in the middle of Boston. Explore the wonders of a tropical rainforest, Australian outback and African savannah. Get close to and learn about animal lives and habitats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For reservations, visit www.manchesterpl.org or call 978-526-7711.