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May 16, 2014

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‘Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks’ at the Senior Center

The Delvena Theatre Company will be presenting “Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks” at the Newbury Senior Center, 63 Hanover Street, Newbury on Tuesday June 10, at 1 p.m.

An edutainment production, written by Fran Baron and Directed by Joseph Zamparella, Jr. the show will feature Lynne Moulton and Joseph Zamparelli, Jr. in multiple roles. The performance includes a mock trial that invites the audience to participate by questioning Lizzie and deciding her guilt or innocence. Did she or didn’t she? You be the judge.

“Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks” is supported by a grant from the Newbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. To reserve a seat call the Council on Aging Senior Center at 978-462-8114.

Senior Center programs

The Newbury Senior Center began a Walking Club. The walk will take place every Tuesday in May at noon, and in June, the walk will begin at 10 a.m. Walkers will meet at the Graf Ice Skating Rink on Low Street and walk the rail trail. LuAnn Kuder, chairman of the Council on Aging Board of Directors, will lead the group. All levels welcome.

The Newbury Senior Center will also hold the following events in May:

May 22: Lunch at the Poet’s Inn, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill. Departure at 11 a.m. The cost is $5 for the van plus lunch, which runs $7 to $8.

Call to reserve a seat. A minimum of six people must sign up for the trip to occur. The van holds a maximum of 12 people, so sign up early.

COA recruiting drivers for elder medical appointments

The Newbury Council on Aging is seeking new volunteers from the community to serve as drivers for medical transportation for local seniors. Through the Northern Essex Elder Transport Inc. (NEET) program, the COA provides rides to medical appointments. Volunteers drive seniors from their homes to medical appointments, providing door-to-door transportation. Drivers donate their time and use their own automobiles. A reimbursement of 43 cents per mile is given to the driver. Volunteers must have a good driving record. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver, please contact the Council on Aging at 978-462-8114.

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