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April 10, 2014

Older artists to strutt their stuff

It’s time for the city’s older artists to show off.

The annual Council on Aging art show will take place at the Citizens Center on April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Students of Cara Smoley’s art class will exhibit their works. Student art work will also be on display at the public library in the second-floor lobby area May 1 to 29. Opening reception will be May 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO

What: Annual Council on Aging art show

When: April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

More information: Contact Cara Smoley at 978-430-6657.

Here are other local events and activities for senior citizens:

Trip planned to “Art in Bloom’’ exhibit: The city’s Council on Aging is planning a trip to the “Art in Bloom’’ exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on April 28.

“Art in Bloom” is an annual exhibit at the museum. This festival of flowers event brings together dozens of New England garden clubs and professional designers to create floral displays interpreting art from the museum’s collection.

Tickets are $55, including a private guided tour. More information is available by calling 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.

‘Bones and Brain’ exercise: The exercise class “Bones and Brain” is underway Mondays at 11 a.m. 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.

Herbs discussion planned: Herbalist Suzanne Wicks will present a program on culinary herbs May 21 at 10 a.m. Learn the history of four herbs, how to grow and use them, and whether they have medicinal properties.

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