Roy-Bornstein, a Haverhill-based pediatrician, is the mother of Neil Bornstein, who, along with his girlfriend, Trista Zinck, was struck by a drunken driver in 2003 as he walked her home from a study date. The rescue workers responding to the scene found them both lying in the road. Trista died the next day at Boston Medical Center. Neil suffered serious brain and leg injuries.
In her book, Roy-Bornstein writes about the accident, and its aftermath, and facing the experience from “the other side of the stretcher,” as a mother and not as a doctor.
Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. The Jabberwocky Bookshop is located at the Tannery, 50 Water St., Newburyport. Following the discussion, refreshments will be provided.
at Newbury farm
Welcome the arrival of fall during a Harvest Festival at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm on Saturday.
The festivities will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include music, vintage baseball and farm activities. Visitors can take part in a pie-eating contest, check out tractors and other farm equipment from the last 80 years or try their hand at corn husking. Wagon rides will be offered, as well as a scarecrow-building contest and a pumpkin treasure hunt.
Seasonal refreshments will be available for purchase.
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is located on Little’s Lane in Newbury. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children.
Wet Paint Auction set for Saturday
The annual Wet Paint Auction, a benefit for Newburyport’s Commission for Diversity and Tolerance, will be held at Mission Oak Grill’s Steeple Hall on Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The popular fundraiser will feature nearly 40 artists from throughout the Greater Newburyport area. Each spends the day creating a painting to be auctioned that evening. The artists can choose to paint at their studios or “en plein air” (outdoors).