, Gloucester, MA

January 26, 2013

Manchester Calendar

Gloucester Daily Times

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Young adult writer Steve Kluger visits Manchester Essex Middle School, author of “My Most Excellent Year,” addresses both school’s English classes and entire middle school, discussing how book evolved from his own life. Q&A follows. Copies available at library.

Council on Aging knit and crochet group, 3 p.m., Plains Community Room. Compare knitting notes, get help on a project, learn a stitch, meet new friends. Transportation available. 978-526-7500.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Council on Aging lunch trip to Seaport Grille in Gloucester, enjoy Thursday special lobster roll with fries or choose from a wide variety of local seafood and prime meats. Van pick up at 11:15 a.m. To register, call 978-526-7500.

Monday, Feb. 4

Singing & Signing! Intergenerational Fun with Sign Language and Music, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and seniors welcome. Wendy Manninen and Vicki Marsh lead the program.

Valentine art workshop, 1 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Create cards and collages. All ages welcome. To register, contact Sara Collins at 978-526-2016 or

Nonfiction Book Group, 5 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Topic: “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” by Stephen Greenblatt. New members welcome. Copies available at Circulation Desk.

Manchester Singers rehearsals, 7:30 p.m., Congregational Chapel, 6 Chapel Lane. New members, men and women, welcome. Rehearsals held weekly on Monday evenings. 978-283-9021. Email

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Teen Valentine gift-making craft, 1:30 p.m., Manchester Community Center. Make a gift for that special someone with candy hearts. Grades 6-8 welcome. Supplies limited. To register, call 978-526-7711 or email Anne Cowman at

Monday, Feb. 11

Low Vision Support Group, 1 p.m., Plains Community Room. All welcome. To register, call the Council on Aging at 978-526-7500. Senior van pick-up available.