Coastal Connections supports individuals with disabilities by creating personalized programs that promote living, working and playing in the community.
For more information, visit www.coastalconnections.org.
Food and fun for a good cause
A Cinco de Mayo-themed fundraiser will be held at David’s Tavern on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
The annual benefit is held by Partners in Development, a nonprofit organization founded by James and Gale Hull of Rowley that strives to help the extreme poor attain independence and whole life improvement.
The event will raise money to sponsor four children in Guatemala and features raffles, a silent auction, Mexican food, a cash bar, “celebrity” bartender Rosemary Silva of Rocas and fair trade merchandise from Bali Hai Imports. The $300 sponsorships will allow the kids to attend school and have their medical needs met for one year.
Admission is a suggested donation of $5.
David’s Tavern is located at 11 Brown Square, Newburyport. The party will be held in the street-level dining room.
For more information, call 978-463-6681 or 978-973-5626.
Rowley Reads goes on the road
The Rowley Library is celebrating its Rowley Reads pick, “The Orchard: A Memoir,” with a tour of Russell Orchards tomorrow at 2 p.m.
Formerly the Goodard Orchard mentioned in Adele Crockett Robertson’s book and just down the road from her orchard, Russell Orchards has been operating in Ipswich since the 1920s.
Guests will learn a little history, enjoy a tractor ride, and sample apple cider and doughnuts.
To register, call 978-948-2850.
Student artists show off their work
Artwork from Newburyport students is on display through May 16 at The Provident Bank.
“Banking on Art” features a variety of mediums, including paintings, photographs and graphic designs. In addition to work by students at Newburyport High School, the show also features pieces by youths in kindergarten and grades three, five and eight.