For more information, visit www.merrimaclibrary.org.
Tree of Light Ceremony planned at hospital
The annual Tree of Light Ceremony will take place Monday at 5 p.m. at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
The Newburyport High School Varsity Chorus, directed by Lisa Zaleski, will perform, and all are welcome to join in the singing at the Highland Avenue entrance.
Light refreshments will follow in the Higgins Conference Room. The Tree of Light Scroll, which remembers and memorializes loved ones, will be on display in the lobby through the holidays. Donations for names benefit the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association, which raises money for patient care and services.
For more information, visit www.ajh.org.
Winter farmers market begins Sunday
Starting this weekend, the Newburyport Farmers’ Winter Market will be open every other Sunday in The Tannery Marketplace Event Tent.
Among the offerings are free-range meat and locally grown produce, along with cheeses, baked goods, prepared foods and handmade crafts. Live music will also be performed.
Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 22; Jan. 5 and 19; Feb. 2 and 16; March 2, 16 and 30; and April 6. The Tannery is located at 50 Water St.
Exploring the art of surfing
Locally created, surf-inspired art is part of a “pop-up” shop open in downtown Newburyport through Dec. 30.
Located at Jen Wright Signs, 97 Water St., the surf shop features handcrafted items, driftwood, paintings, mirrors, buoy lamps and custom-painted signs on recycled beach wood. Clothing, board wax, lip balm and totes are also available.
Visitors will also be encouraged to create their own art. The shop is open daily, with hours dependent on the tides.
Cookie Walk to help Amesbury Friends
The third annual Cookie Walk is set for tonight at 6:30 at the Amesbury Public Library.
Empty cookie tins, which can be filled to the brim with your favorites, will be available to purchase for $5, $7 and $10. Recipe books will also be on sale for $3.