Thursday, Feb. 7
AARP tax-aide and SeniorCare RSVP program begins, offering free income tax advice to qualified seniors and low-income residents. Volunteer IRS trained counselors in COA office, 1:15 to 4 p.m., with appointments scheduled every half hour. Bring copies: last year’s federal and state tax returns, W-2s, other relevant income materials. 978-526-7500.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Chinese New Year Story Time with Miss Sara, 10:30 a.m., Manchester Public LIbrary. Start the year of the snake with stories, tangrams, crafts, special treats! Ages 4-9 but all ages welcome. Register at 978-526-2016 or: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Ash Wednesday at First Parish Manchester, 7 p.m., “Receiving permission not to be perfect,” —first of lent series premiering Feb. 15 www.firstparishchurch.org.
Council on Aging wine-tasting and shopping trip to Mill River Winery in Rowley, van pick up at 10:45 a.m. Lunch stop at Bradford Tavern. Return expected by 2:30 p.m. $5, plus lunch. To register, call 978-526-7500.
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Awesome Robb Preskins and His Magic Pirate Show, 2 p.m., Manchester Public Library. You’ll flip for this fun show, matey! School Vacation Free Fun show for families; all ages welcome. Register at; email@example.com, Or call 978-526-7500.
tuesday, Feb. 26
Manchester COA lunch of the month, Causeway Restaurant’s “Seafood Casserole” (or chicken) With squash, au gratin potatoes, rolls, butter, beverage and dessert. $10 per person, to first 45 who sign up. Prepaid reservation required by Feb. 22. Transportation available. Call the COA at 978-526-7500.