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January 31, 2013

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New England Equine Rescue-North will hold their third annual snowshoe event on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at their facility, 183 River Road, West Newbury.

The public can hike trails and visit with the horses that have been rescued during the festivities, which also include refreshments and door prizes. Admission is $15 and will benefit the horses in need.

Zen meditation at First Religious

Each Monday evening, a free Zen meditation class is offered at the First Religious Society from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the church’s Lower Meetinghouse. Joyce Haydock, a Dharma teacher with the Kwan Um School of Zen, will lead the program.

First-time attendees are encouraged to attend a 6 p.m. orientation. The church is located at 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

For more information, contact Joyce at 978-363-5457.

Jazz Vespers next week

A free jazz vespers service will be held at First Religious Society on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. The evening will celebrate jazz, blues and swing music by the house band of Lark Madden, Tomas Havrda, Susan Creamer and Andy Brewster. The service will also feature several readings by Forrest Speck and a moment of silent reflection.

First Religious Society is located at 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

Immigration Matters meets Wednesday

First Religious Society will hold a meeting of the Immigration Matters Study Group on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the church’s Lower Meetinghouse.

Dr. Michael Sandberg, a civil surgeon with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in Boston, will lead the discussion. The topic for the evening will explore “The Unintended Consequences of Current U.S. Immigration Law.”

First Religious Society is located at 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

High heels and martinis at Mission Oak

Ladies, head to Newburyport’s Mission Oak Grill next Thursday night for a chance to show off your favorite pair of high heels and help a good cause.

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