The Haverhill Council on Aging contributes this regular column to the Gazette.
:Popular film songs performed: 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.
Baseball trip to Camden Yards: The Council on Aging is offering a Boston Red Sox trip, which includes a stop at the Gettysburg National Park for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The trip departs on July 26 and returns on July 28. It includes three Red Sox Games at Camden Yards, and two nights in the Crown Plaza in Timonium, Maryland, with full American breakfasts. Cost of the trip is $449 per person, double occupancy.
Weekly golf clinic: The golf clinic at Garrison Golf Course, 660 Hilldale Ave., has begun. The clinic is held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. There is also a ladies golf clinic on Mondays at 9 a.m. Contact Ted Murphy at Garrison Golf Course at 978-374-9380 with questions.
Volunteers make blankets: The Blankets for Kids group meets every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. No sewing or knitting skills are required, and blankets will go to the Department of Child Services in Haverhill. Call 978-374-2390 for details.
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.