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September 5, 2013

Calling all dancing ghosts and goblins


Trip added to fall schedule: The Newport, R.I., Dinner Train will be the destination of a trip planned for Sept. 19.

This trip includes motor coach transportation from 500 Primrose St. at 9:45 a.m. The Newport dinner train experience includes a full-course luncheon prepared on the train. An expert guide will narrate the Ten Mile Drive in Newport.

Ample time will be available to tour “The Brickyard” and America’s Cup Avenue in Newport. Cost of the trip is $89 per person. Return to Haverhill is expected to be about 6 p.m. To book this trip, contact the Council on Aging 978-374-2390.

Trip to show: The Best of Times is offering the performance “Liza and Judy Together Again” at Venus De Milo in Swansea on Nov. 13.

Tickets are $79 per person and include a luncheon, show and motor coach transportation.

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

For details, call 978-374-2390.

:Volunteer nursing home ombudsman program: The Council on Aging will host a presentation by Rose McGarry, director of the Elder Services Nursing Home Ombudsman Program, on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

About 600 residents are in Haverhill nursing homes, and ombudsman volunteers visit residents and advocate for those in need. The program is a safety measure to protect residents’ rights. The Ombudsman Program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is the largest in Massachusetts and additional volunteer ombudsmen are needed.

Contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390 to register.

:Golf lessons: Garrison Golf Course is offering a weekly golf clinic for senior citizens at the club, 660 Hilldale Ave.

The clinic is run by Garrison owner Ted Murphy, whose family has operated the course for decades. The clinics are Wednesdays at 10 a.m. A ladies clinic is Mondays at 9 a.m. More information is available by calling Murphy at 978-374-9380.

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