MANCHESTER -- Warm away the Vermont cold with some New Orleans festivities at the Equinox Terrace Mardi Gras Party. Enjoy refreshments, don a mask, collect beads and hear live Dixieland jazz from the New Steel Pier Band, led by Woody Strobeck. Everyone is invited to attend this fun and free event at Equinox Terrace Assisted Living in Manchester Center, 324 Equinox Terrace Road, Friday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. The public must RSVP by calling (802) 362-5141.