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DRACUT — New England is the region of many landscapes. October brings less daylight and cooler temperatures and with that our vistas are transformed into beautiful blazes of color.

Council on Aging

Soon the leaf-peepers will flock to our area for the harvest fairs and festivals. Driving back roads in Massachusetts is like passing through a beautiful fall painting and Dracut is no exception. Come with us on Oct. 19 as we tour the back roads of our town for a fall treat. We will take a tour of Harmony Hall and have lunch at a local restaurant.

* Does a Harvest Ball bring back memories? Join us on Oct. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. as the National Junior Honor Society sponsors an evening of music, dancing, refreshments and door prizes. A professional photographer will take our pictures with favorite fall characters., with music by Ben Angelo Orchestra. Tickets are on sale for $2 at the senior center.

* The Dracut Council on Aging’s board of directors has a new chairperson and secretary. Congratulations to Pat Merrill, chairperson, and Sgt. Mike Fleury, our new secretary.

* The annual Halloween costume party will be held on Oct. 18, dancing to the tunes of Ray Tremblay with prizes for the best costume. Tickets are $4.

* The movie of the month is on Oct. 23 and will be shown in our new media room on the lower level with comfortable seating and surround-sound. The feature this month is Dream Girls, a girl group musical starring Beyonce, Eddie Murphy and Jaimie Foxx. The film earned the mostAcademy Awards this year.

* The 2007-2008 Fuel Assistance Program begins Nov. 1. We will begin taking appointments on Oct. 15.

* Our lecture this month will be held Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. The topic will be breast cancer awareness.

* Quick trips begin on Oct. 5 to Wal-Mart, followed by a CVS tour on Oct. 12, and Dracut on Oct. 19, and concludes with lunch at the 99 Restaurant in Salem, N.H. on Oct. 26. Coffee with the director is scheduled for Oct. 25.

* Miracle Ear will be back on Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, for free hearing screeninings. The veterans breakfast will be held Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. at the Dracut Council on Aging, the best place in town.

Joyce Shadan is the executive director of the Dracut Council on Aging.