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March 20, 2014

With spring on the way, it's time to exercise your green thumb

Spring is just around the corner, and local gardeners are polishing up their green thumbs.

They are also looking for people to help them with planting projects.

The Haverhill Garden Club is looking for new members. Membership includes 10 presentations by horticultural experts and a variety of projects during the planting season.

TO PARTICIPATE

What: Garden Club looks for members

When: Now, as the club prepares for spring projects

How: Contact Carol Sobel at 978-377-0106

Here are other local events and activities for senior citizens:

Meditation group to meet: The Council on Aging will host a meditation group with the Rev. John LaLumiere beginning April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

The meetings include gentle yoga and quigong exercises, breathing exercise, Buddhist philosophy and Pure Land style meditation. Rev. LaLumiere is a Pure Land Buddhist and is a lifelong resident of Haverhill. Admission is free.

Learning to talk with the docs: Dr. Tollman of Wingate Haverhill will make a presentation at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., titled “How to Speak with your Physician.”

The event will be April 2 at 10 a.m.

‘Bones and Brain’ exercise: The exercise class “Bones and Brain” will begin on March 21 at 11 a.m.

The first class is being offered free. Classes will be held at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. This is a comprehensive program of fitness appropriate for senior citizens. The program focuses on balance training to prevent falls, strength training to increase bone density, and age-appropriate trivia to challenge the brain. By incorporating trivia questions along with the workout not only challenge your body, but your brain, too.

To register or for more information, call 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.

Red Sox trip planned: The Council on Aging is offering a new Red Sox trip.

Join Fox Tours to travel to see the Red Sox play the New York Yankees at the new Yankee Stadium on April 10. The trip includes the Statue of Liberty cruise and visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Travelers will also tour the memorable 9/11 Monument. Cost for this trip is $319 per person double occupancy and $409 for single occupancy and includes one night at the Luxury Homewood Suite Hotel, one dinner, and one breakfast. Contact the Council on Aging for more information.

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