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There is a sense of uncertainty in the air. People are asking who will be our next president. Will gas, food and utility costs continue to rise? And what’s up with the tomato scare?

Council on Aging

The Dracut Council on Aging can help with these changes. We have a Road Runner service that will take you to a doctor appointment, food shopping, trips to CVS and Wal-Mart, hair appointments and much more. Our Road Runner will also bring you to our air-conditioned senior center for lunch and many activities.

* Cooking classes are back. Come and see how easy it is to save on food costs. Join us on Aug. 20 at noon and we’ll will show you how to use fresh herbs to make your food taste great and cost less.

* You can save more on gas prices by joining us in August on our quick trips. On Aug. 1 it’s off to Wal-Mart, Parlee Farms, Comets for lunch. On Aug. 8, it’s a trip to the Lowell farmers market. Hayward’s Ice Cream in Nashua and lunch at a local restaurant are our Aug. 15 destinations. And on Aug. 29, it’s a tour of the Dracut Food Pantry, lunch at a local restaurant and a mystery trip.

* This month, Police Chief Kevin Richardson and the Dracut Police Department will host its annual Dracut’s Day Out on Aug. 5 at noon. The theme this year is “Mama Mia, It’s Italian” — pizza, salads, desserts, prizes and Italian songs by Paul Iannazzo. See Monica at the front desk for tickets.

* On Aug. 21 at noon, the Dracut Firefighters union will host its annual ice cream social and a talk on home and fire safety. Bingo will follow.

* Coffee hour with the director is on Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Dracut Council on Aging, the coolest place in town.

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