Tuesday, April 30
North Shore Horticultural Society, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 14 Church St. Cathy Felton presents “Bulb Growing Throughout the Year.” All welcome. Refreshments. 978-232-0102.
Wednesday, May 1
Council on Aging ice cream social for seniors, 1:30 p.m., Newport Park Community Room. Reservations required; call 978-526-7500.
Wednesday, May 8
Council on Aging monthly mystery ride, van pickup starts at 1 p.m., return by 3 p.m. Driver heads to an undisclosed destination on North Shore for some delicious fun! For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
Thursday, May 9
Council on Aging’s lunch trip to Gloucester’s Passports restaurant, 11:30 a.m. senior van pickup, return by 1:45 p.m. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
Open Door’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester. Extra parking at Good Harbor Beach, with regular trolley service to and from event. $15, $10 for children under 10. Tickets at door. Simple soup, bread and cookie. Guests choose and keep soup bowl handcrafted for event. 978-283-6776. www.foodpantry.org.
Friday, May 10
Council on Aging trip to Peabody and Danvers malls, pickup starts at 9:30 a.m. Seniors may choose between North Shore or Liberty Tree malls. $3 donation requested. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
Friday, May 17
Council on Aging’s monthly trip to Trader Joe’s in Danvers, van departs Manchester at 9:30 a.m. One hour shopping at Trader Joe’s or any other store in the plaza. For reservations, call 978-526-7500.
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, van 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., 9:30 a.m. van pick up, return by 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call 978-526-7500. $3 donation requested.
Sunday, April 28
Manchester Singers Spring Pops Concert, 4 p.m., Endicott College Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. $8 for adults; $5 for seniors/students at door. www.manchestersingers.org. 978-283-9021.
Wednesday, May 1
Young Adult Peeps Show Workshop, 12:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Bring a shoebox and create a diorama using marshmallow Peeps (supplied). Grades 6-12 only. All others welcome to pick up Peeps at circulation desk (while supplies last) and create dioramas at home.
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 email@example.com.