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May 1, 2014

Herbs discussion planned

Herbalist Suzanne Wicks will present a program on culinary herbs May 21 at 10 a.m.

Wicks has been studying herbalism and using herbs for 22 years. She grows more the 30 different culinary and medicinal herbs in her yard in Fremont, N.H.

In this talk, you will learn the history of four herbs, how to grow and use them, and whether they have medicinal properties.

Participants will plant an herb patio garden and receive recipes for using these four herbs. A door prize will be provided.

There is a $10 fee for the cost of plants and materials. Please bring your own 8-to-12-inch diameter by 12-inch-high decorative pot.

Call 978-374-2390 to sign up for this workshop and pay registration fee.

If you go:

What: Suzanne Wicks speaks about culinary herbs

When: May 21 at 10 a.m.

Where: Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

How much: $10 fee for plants and materials.

Special request: Bring an 8-to-12-inch diameter by 12-inch-high decorative pot.

Here are other local events and activities for senior citizens:

Brown Bags: Brown Bag pick-up date is May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bags will be available in the dining room of the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Information on the Brown Bag Program and applications to enroll can be obtained from Rita LaBella or Kathy Bresnahan.

Eating a Healthy Diet: A representative from Commonwealth Care Alliance will be at the Council on Aging, 10 Welcome St., May 19, at 11:45 a.m. for a presentation on Eating a Healthy Diet and effective Chronic Disease Self Management. Commonwealth Care Alliance is a nonprofit medical care delivery organization in Massachusetts. The Senior Care Options program is designed for persons 65 and older and eligible for Masshealth Standard, or both Masshealth Standard and Medicare. The model of care is patient-centric and team-based while providing comprehensive and flexible benefits and services. There is no other Medicare Advantage special needs plan for people in Massachusetts aged 65 or over that is rated more highly for quality and performance by Medicare. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required.

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