To sign up for any of these Council on Aging events, to reserve a seat on the COA van, or for more information, please call 978-456-4120. Unless otherwise noted, signup and payment in advance are necessary.
Come to the Hildreth House porch Friday, Aug. 18, at noon for a lobster roll lunch with trimmings. Please sign up and pay the $10 fee by Aug. 11.
Concord Museum tour
On Friday, Aug. 18, see the Concord Museum’s collections of artifacts from authors Emerson and Thoreau and 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century arts. The van will leave Hildreth House at 1:30 p.m. and return around 5 p.m. The fee is $5 for the van and museum admission.
Let’s go to the movies
On Monday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in Volunteers Hall, see the true story of a working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. The feature-length film is rated PG-13 and stars Jessica Chastain.
COA’s computer gurus will be on hand each Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the computer lab at Hildreth House for help and suggestions about working with your computer. To minimize wait time, please call to schedule an appointment. Contact the COA for a copy of Tech Tips newsletter.
Have you heard?
Local audiologist Dr. Leslie Soiles and a representative from New England Hearing Instruments will offer information and answer questions about hearing loss and treatment options Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 12:30 p.m.
If you’re not in the obits ...
On Monday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. at Hildreth House, see the HBO documentary “If You’re Not in the Obits, Eat Breakfast” with famous nonagenarians being interviewed about what it’s like to be move than 90 years old.
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 12:30 p.m. hear dietitian-nutritionist Denise Mercury discuss how important it is to eat and drink healthy foods and beverages.
Essex steam train and riverboat tour
This package tour includes a 2½-hour steam-train ride, a riverboat excursion on the Connecticut River, and a box lunch. The bus will leave Hildreth House at 8:30 a.m. on Mondy, Aug. 21.
Upcoming COA events
- Red Sox game, Thursday, Sept. 14. See the Sox play the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park.
- Andres Institute of Art, Wednesday, Sept. 20. The outdoor park includes more than 80 metal and stone sculptures in Brookline, New Hampshire.