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The Manchester Singers will begin rehearsals for its upcoming spring concert Monday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Congregational Chapel, 6 Chapel Lane. New members, men and women, are welcome to join. Rehearsals are held weekly on Monday evenings. Call 978-283-9021 or email email@example.com or visit www.manchestersingers.org.
Low Vision Group
The Low Vision Support Group will meet Monday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m., at the Plains Community Room. All are welcome for this hour or so of conversation regarding low vision and issues related to vision. Guest speaker is Gail Yarnell from the Talking Book Library at Perkins, who will provide updates on current technology and programs available. To register, call 978-526-7500. Transportation is available.
The Council on Aging will travel to Mill River Winery in Rowley for a wine tasting tour Wednesday, Feb. 13. All wines are available for purchase. Stop for lunch at the Bradford Tavern. Van pick up starts at 10:45 a.m., and return is expected by 2:30 p.m. The winery tour and tasting is $5. To register, call 978-526-7500.
Inspirational author, video-producer and song-writer Jorgelina “Jayzee” Zeoli will present “Practical Spirituality” on Thursdays Feb. 14-March 7, 1 to 2 p.m., at the Manchester Community Center. This class/self-help group will discuss short spiritual readings by different authors, addressing the struggles of our human condition. Simple practices will be taught to support and guide the search for empowerment, meaning, contentment and joy. Cost is $60 for four sessions. To register, call 978-768-7371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.