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March 20, 2014

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


Museum of Fine Arts trip coming up: The Council on Aging is planning a trip on April 28 to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for its annual “Art in Bloom” exhibit.

Tickets are $55, including a private guided tour. Contact the Council on Aging for more information.

Journalist talks about his work, travels: Local journalist Tom Vartabedian will offer a series of three workshops at the Citizens Center beginning on March 26 at 1 p.m.

His first presentation will detail his 50 years of journalism at The Haverhill Gazette. He will share some of his favorite stories and photographs from the past, including images of city life and the people who made it so great.

He will continue the series at the Citizens Center on April 16, when he will discuss the history of Armenia, and his visit on May 21 when he will talk about his travels to some of our national parks.

It’s a SNAP: The Greater Boston Food Bank has established a SNAP Outreach Program.

Every Monday and Thursday from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Brittany Mangini, a SNAP application assistance counselor, will be available to help elders with the application process and following up with the Department of Transitional Assistance.

There have been many changes to the eligibility for this benefit, so even if you have applied before or don’t think you’re eligible, stop by to talk to Mangini to make sure you get the benefits you deserve.

For additional information, contact Mangini at 617-431-8341 or bmangini@gbfb.org or stop by the Citizens Center to see her.

Bowling for men and women: The Council on Aging bowling group offers senior citizens a way to get some exercise and have some fun.

The group meets on Mondays, with men bowling at 9:30 a.m. and women at 11 a.m. at the renovated All Saints Bowling Center, 26 Broadway.

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