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Alzheimer’s workshop: through March 18, Ipswich Council on Aging, 25 Green St. Free. For information: 978-281-1750, ext. 569. SeniorCare Inc. will present The Savvy Caregiver, a six-session training for family and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Taking care of a person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia is specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills, knowledge and a positive attitude that helps them to care for themselves.

Parkers Maple Sugaring Tour and Lunch: March 26. Cost: $57. For information: 978-948-7637. The Rowley Senior Center and friends will host a “Sugar House Adventure.” Guests will see the making of pure maple sugar in the heart of the season and visit the gift shop. Checks should be made payable to the Friends of Rowley COA.

Boater Safety Classes: session one: 6:30-9 p.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30, Ipswich VFW, 110 County Road; session two: 6:45-9:15 p.m. April 27 and May 4, 11 and 18, Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green St. For information: http://absipswichmar2020.eventbrite.com; http://absipswichaprilmay2020.eventbrite.com; http://coastguardauxipswich.org. These About Boating Safely classes are for new boaters as well as experienced boaters in need of a refresher. The course teaches boating law, navigation, legally required safety equipment, what to do in an emergency, among other topics.

Meals on Wheels volunteers: The SeniorCare Inc. Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver noontime meals to homebound seniors in Ipswich. The program is looking for anyone interested in volunteering one or more mornings a week. Hot meals are fully prepared and packaged for delivery at Caroline Avenue in Ipswich. For information: 866-927-1050; 978-281-1750.

Tom Palance and Friends: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, The Mayflower, 11 Depot Square, Ipswich. For information: facebook.com/pages/The-Mayflower/116221615073205.

Learn to Cope weekly meetings: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Immanuel Baptist Church, 45 Central St., Ipswich. Learn to Cope is a private, confidential and free peer-led support network for families affected by addiction. Meetings are held weekly. For information: 508-738-5148; ltc@learn2cope.org; learn2cope.org.

Dinner Bell community meals: 5-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Masonic Hall, 70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich. The Masonic Hall hosts the Ipswich Dinner Bell community meals weekly. All are welcome. Meals are cooperatively sponsored by local Ipswich churches, the Masons and other community organizations.

Food, personal hygiene donation collection: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Windhill Realty, 16 Market St., Ipswich. Items most needed this year are tuna, 100 percent juice, hearty soups, peanut butter, pasta sauce, breakfast cereal and baking items. Please make sure food has not expired. All food pantry donations will be delivered to the The Open Door food pantry in Ipswich. For information: 978-356-8922; email jmeuse@windhillrealty.com.

The Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, 00 Southern Heights (Agawam Village), Ipswich. For information: 978-283-6776.

Free tai chi classes: 10:30-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mark Warner’s Professional Martial Arts Academy, 43 Market St., Ipswich. Wear comfortable clothing. The venue is air conditioned. For information: 978-356-9800; markwarnerpma.net.

Boston by Foot passes: To see the many tours this group offers, visit http://bostonbyfoot.org. Passes are provided by the Friends of the Library. To reserve passes: 978-356-6648; ipswichlibrary.org; or visit the library.


Appleton Farms Visitor Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Appleton Farms, Old House Visitor Center, 219 County Road, Ipswich. For information: 978-356-5728, ext. 18; thetrustees.org/appletonfarms. Appleton Farms’ Visitor Center is located in the Old House, a newly remodeled “green” building that was an original home to the Appleton Family. Staffed with on-site docents, the visitor center is a special room furnished to represent the family’s life in the mid-1800s.

J&C Entertainment: Free DJ service is offered for up to four hours for service members returning or leaving for Afghanistan. J&C will play welcome-home or going-away parties, based on availability. For information: rossdj.com