The Haverhill Council on Aging contributes this regular column to the Gazette.
:New trips offered: The Council on Aging is offering several new travel opportunities. On July 13, we will take a bus ‘n rail excursion to Portland aboard the Downeaster train for $89 per person. On Aug. 3, we will host a Boston Harbor Cruise to Provincetown for $94 per person. Contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella for details at 978-374-2390. We are also offering an overnight trip to Tanglewood and the Berkshires Aug. 6 and 7. The trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, a one-night stay at the Comfort Inn in Pittsfield, full course luncheon, a BSO concert and admissions to Chesterwood, Naumkeag and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Cost is $299 per person, double occupancy.
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.