The Haverhill Council on Aging contributes this regular column to the Gazette.
:Boston Pops plays popular film songs: The Council on Aging will host a trip to the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on June 7. Laureate Conductor John Williams will conduct a program titled “Film Night,” which includes much of his cinematic music. Scores from “Star Wars,’’ “Jaws,’’ “Indiana Jones,’’ “Harry Potter’’ and other films will be included in the program. The trip includes a stop at the Prudential Center for shopping or a meal on your own prior to the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $89 per person and include motor coach transportation and a first-balcony Pops ticket. Call 978-374-2390 to reserve your ticket.
Wood carving class: The Council on Aging will resume a wood carving class on Fridays at 10 a.m. beginning May 10. Students will be taught by master carver Fred Arakelian, who has won many wood carving awards over the past 22 years. Registration is required. A carving kit of supplies will be provided at a one-time-per-project charge of $18. Carving knives will be loaned to participants for free. The cost is $5 per class for an eight-week session. Registration is required for new students.
New trips offered: The Council on Aging has added several new trips to the summer and fall season. A summer sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and visit to Gloucester and Rockport is scheduled for July 31. Cost of the trip is $93. The council is also offering a trip to the Ogunquit Playhouse for a performance of “West Side Story’’ on Sept. 15. This trip includes time in Perkins Cove for shopping and lunch on your own. Cost of the trip is $93. A fall foliage trip to White River Junction and Queechee George, Vermont, is also being offered. The trip includes a full-course luncheon at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms and a train tour on White River Flyer. Cost of the trip is $89 per person.