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February 13, 2014

Master wood carver teaches his craft

Have you ever watched a master carver fashion a bird or other image out of a piece of wood?

Are you interested in learning how to do it?

Here’s your chance.

The Council on Aging’s wood carving class will resume in the spring.

Students will be taught by master carver Fred Arakelian, who has won many awards over the past 22 years. Registration is required.

A carving kit of supplies will be provided at a one-time-per-project charge of $18. Carving knives will be loaned to participants for free. Course cost is $5 per class for an eight-week session. Registration is required for new students.


What: Wood carving class led by master carver Fred Arakelian.

When: Eight-week sessions to be scheduled for the spring on dates to be announced.

Where: Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Cost: $5 per class.

Here are other local events and activities for senior citizens:

Exercise program delayed: The start date for the 3 B’s Exercise program has been postponed. Call the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390 for updated information.

Health workshop planned: A Natural Options for Health and Wellness Workshop will be presented by Dr. Beth Greene of New Life Chiropractic in Central Plaza.

Greene will share tips and suggestions for keeping the spine healthy at all ages to minimize pain and maximize function. She focuses on the importance of being active, preventing and healing injury, as well as the role good nutrition plays in our lives.

The workshop will be Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Call 978-374-2390 to register.

Greene’s website is www.newlifechiropractic.net.

Prescription program discussed: Kathy Devine of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Massachusetts will be at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the Massachusetts Prescription Advantage Program.

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