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.