Ron Klodenski, a Newburyport resident, will discuss the mill as part of a panel discussing important North Shore tide mills. Historic mills from Beverly, Gloucester and Salem will also be highlighted, along with a 21st-century tidal power installation in Maine.
Next to fishing, tide mills were once the major industry along the Massachusetts shore. The keynote speaker for the conference is Chris Sauer, president of Ocean Renewable Power.
Hosted by Tide Mill Institute, the conference will take place in the Topsfield Historical Society’s Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St. An informal reception will take place tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. and feature displays, videos and publications.
On Saturday, registration starts at 8 a.m., with presentations running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $20, which includes lunch and refreshments. To register, call Bud Warren at 207-373-1209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembering Jacob Marley’s
A reunion for all former employees and customers of Jacob Marley’s is planned for this Sunday at 9 Spring Lane, Newburyport.
Starting at 2 p.m., the event will feature music by Lynne Taylor and friends. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share, as well as their own beverages.
For more information, call 978-609-1286 or email email@example.com.
Healing arts market this weekend
The last Newburyport Healing Arts and Crafts Market of the year will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society in Newburyport.
The community is invited to receive intuitive readings and reiki healing and to browse fine crafts, herbal products and crystals for sale. Admission is free.
The church is located at 26 Pleasant St. For more information, visit healingartsmarket.blogspot.com.
Paintings, baskets featured at library
Works by local artists are on display this month at the Merrimac Public Library.
Dale Forbes is exhibiting “Painting Inspirations,” while Kathy Petronzio is displaying her handwoven baskets.