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April 9, 2012

Wii Wednesdays at Hilton Center

The Salisbury Council on Aging is hosting Wii Wednesdays at noon throughout April. Senior citizens are urged to drop by and check out! Wii bowling, golf, tennis, baseball and more. Wii is quickly becoming the activity of choice for older adults, as well as people of all ages and it's entertaining. The Wii offers fun games to play individually or in teams, sitting or standing. Improve balance, endurance, range of motion and sequencing abilities. With games for all levels of activity, Wii offers a reprieve from a sedentary lifestyle and will increase hand-eye coordination.

For further information, contact Noelle Kaelblein, Salisbury Council on Aging, at 978-462-2412

Also planned for April is Intergenerational Day on April 18, when Whittier Vo-Tech Key Club visit the Hilton Center at noon, and on April 19, the Council on Aging celebrates Earth Day by cleaning up the senior center.

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The Salisbury Republican Town Committee will have its organizational meeting on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Hilton Center, 43 Lafayette Road.

At the meeting, new members will be added and the election of board members will take place.

Those interested in joining are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact call Marshall Maguire, chairman, at 978-462-0701.

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The Coastal Trails Coalition is sponsoring an upcoming event for those who have and ride bicycles. A Bike Safety Clinic will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Riverside Cycles in Newburyport at The Tannery, and Amesbury Skate & Sport in Amesbury on Route 110.

Free bike and helmet inspections will take place by those who attend with their equipment. Included will be inspections of brakes, tires, steering, air pressure and gears.

The event takes place rain or shine.

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Pettengill House helps more than 3,100 residents throughout the region in need of social services, and on Friday April 27, it will host a fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Blue Ocean Music Hall, from featuring Thomas Machine Works Band.

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