MANCHESTER —The Palace Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 discount on adult tickets to “Cabaret,” which will be at the downtown theater from Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, March 17.

Performances will be at both 2 and 7:30 p.m.

The Tony-winning musical takes you to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd — and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-World War II Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?

The play’s songs include “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”

Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 668-5588 or at the box office, 80 Hanover St. To receive the discount, use the code ACTIVE.

Summercrest community has new executive director

NEWPORT — After 16 years at the helm of Summercrest Senior Living Community, Steve Gunnerson is stepping aside, and the community is welcoming a new executive director, Angela Pelletier.

Before joining Summercrest, Pelletier was the director of operations of WoodBine Senior Living in Marriottsville, Md. She has worked in the senior living industry for more than 30 years, starting as a caregiver at age 15.

She also has been a nurse, a clinical director, an executive director and a senior executive director.

Summercrest officials say Pelletier was a key player in developing many of WoodBine’s East Coast communities. They expect her experience opening new communities will be an asset during the expansion of Summercrest, which is adding 24 new units.

Gunnerson has agreed to stay on in a new position as the CEO, with the main objective being to help oversee the expansion project and other special projects and to support Pelletier during the transition.

For more about the community, located at 169 Summer St., call 863-8181, email or visit

Newport center’s program on ‘Cold Weather Dangers’

NEWPORT — The Newport Senior Center, 76 S. Main St., has scheduled the next session in its Healthier You Series for 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

The topic will be “Cold Weather Dangers,” including how to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning.

Trained volunteers with AARP’s Tax-Aide program will be available to help people prepare their income tax forms on Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule a time, call 863-3177. This is a free service for the center’s members and qualifying guests.

Chapin Center offers four discussion groups

NEW LONDON — Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., offers a caregiver support and discussion group at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. At this peer-led group, caregivers can learn tips, strategies and advice from those experiencing the same challenges and rewards. To register, call the Kearsarge Council on Aging at 526-6368.

A men’s discussion group meets at 8:45 a.m. Mondays to share stories over a cup of coffee, and a women’s discussion group meets at 9 a.m. Fridays.

A French discussion group open to all skill levels meets at 4:15 p.m. the first and third Mondays. The center says this is a casual, friendly group where people can practice language skills and have fun.

The last three groups are walk-in programs, so registration is not needed.

Health & Resource Fair planned at Littleton center

LITTLETON — Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, will host a Health & Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

The fair, which is free and open to the public, will include vision, diabetes and blood pressure clinics, Littleton Lion’s Club programs and information tables. Free refreshments will be available.

Children from the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country will join the seniors for a reading party at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

Drivers are needed for the Meals on Wheels program. For more information, call the center at 444-6050. That’s also the number to call if you know someone who needs home-delivered meals.

Bus service is available weekdays for destinations to and from Bethlehem, Easton, Monroe, Franconia, Landaff, Lisbon, Lyman, Sugar Hill, and Littleton. To schedule a ride request, call 444-0867.


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