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January 17, 2013

Council on Aging activities

:Trip to Boston library: The Council on Aging is planning a mid-winter trip to visit and tour the Boston Public Library. This historic building houses 8.9 million books and a wealth of rare books and manuscripts, maps, musical scores and prints. Of significant importance is the Sargent Gallery which includes murals painted by John Singer Sargent. Please contact Kathy Bresnahan at 978-374-2390, ext. 11, if you are interested in visiting this landmark. Details will follow.

:Valentine’s dance, party: The Council on Aging will host a Valentine’s Day luncheon and dance on Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Music will be provided by A Goodtime DJ’s George Whitehouse. Lunch will be prepared by the Chicken Connection. Tickets are $6 per person.

:Classic movies shown: Chunky’s Cinema offers free monthly showings of classic movies. “The Graduate” will be shown at noon on Jan. 23. Any group size is welcome and reservations of eight people or more can be made in advance by calling 888-879-9001 or emailing wdavis@chunkys.com.

Tai chi class to relieve stress: After the stressful holidays it is time to commit to a calmer way of life and tai chi is a way to help achieve that goal. Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety, and also helps increase flexibility and balance. It is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercises and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. It is low impact and suitable for older adults. The Council on Aging offers tai chi each Thursday at 9 a.m. and the cost is $5 per one-hour session. Call 978-374-2390 for details.

Celebrities toasted: A Toast to Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe will take place on April 16 at Venus de Milo in Swansea for $75 per person. The Don Who? Show will entertain on April 26 at Wrights Farm Restaurant in Harrisville, R.I., for $49 per person. A tour of Little Italy in Providence, R.I., will take place on May 15 for $72 per person. Contact the Council on Aging for additional information.

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