June has always held special memories. Each year we celebrate weddings, graduations, Flag Day, and Father’s Day, as well as other festivities to kick off summertime traditions.

At the Council on Aging our tradition is to honor the many volunteers whose devotion and dedication to their fellow seniors is the heart of who we are. Our volunteers have an energy that is felt as soon as one enters the senior center.

Welcoming and hospitable are only a couple of their attributes. They represent all that is revered in the spirit of volunteerism. And so, on June 23 at 12:30 p.m., the Council on Aging will honor our volunteers with a luncheon, entertainment and awards. Also on this day we will hold the annual art exhibit. Seniors are urged to bring their works of art to the senior center on Tuesday, June 22, so that we can display them. All forms of art work will be displayed — paintings in all mediums, knitted and crochet work, quilts, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, and works in progress.

The Merrimack Valley Nutrition Program’s special meal will be on Thursday, June 24, at 11:30 a.m. This month’s selection is a summertime favorite, a hamburger lunch with all the fixings. Please reserve your lunch by June 17.

Quick Trips include Anheuser Busch in Merrimack, N.H., on June 11, TBD on June 18 and Chunky’s (movie) on June 25.

Movie of the month is Play The Game, a comedy starring Andy Griffith and Paul Campbell, on Tuesday, June 15, at noon.

Please join me for coffee and refreshments on Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at the Dracut Council On Aging, “The Best Place In Town.”

Happy Father’s Day!

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