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March 20, 2014

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

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The cost is three strings for $4.50, including shoe rental and coffee.

More information is available by calling 978-374-0083.

Trips offered: The Council on Aging is planning two trips.

On April 15, travelers will go to Mohegan Sun to see legendary actress and singer Debbie Reynolds. The cost is $79, including a gaming package. On April 26, travelers will go to Newport to the Doris Duke Mansion, with lunch at the Atlantic Beach Club and a tour of the Thomas Tew Distillery. The cost is $92. More information is available from the Council on Aging.

Florida-to-Boston cruise offered: The Council on Aging is offering a 15-day Caribbean Escape Reposition Cruise from Clearwater Beach, Florida, to Boston.

The cruise will be from April 25 to May 9 on the Norweigan Cruise Line Dawn.

Continuing education offered: The COOL Program at Northern Essex Community College offers educational opportunities for life-long learners who are 50 and older.

This program provides a wide variety of topics to be explored each semester. For additional information, contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225.

Volunteers sought: Volunteers are needed at the Citizens Center on Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m.

For details, call 978-374-2390.

Popular exercise class offered: Zumba Gold has become one of the Council on Aging’s most popular classes.

Instructor Stephanie Smith has her class dancing up a storm. Classes are held every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and the cost is $5 per week. This is offered as a drop-in class, so come to the Citizens Center and join the fun.

Scrabble games played: Senior citizens have a chance to play Scrabble in an organized group setting.

The group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Citizens Center. New players are welcome.

Bingo games played: Bingo is played at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., every Monday and Thursday at 1 p.m., and Super Bingo is played on Mondays only.

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