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March 19, 2013

Newburyport News in Brief


Newburyport Daily News

---- — Newburyport Golden Agers meet tomorrow

The Newburyport Golden Age Club will hold its regular monthly social meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at the Elks Hall on Low Street. The entertainment will feature Larry Dudley on the keyboard.

A spaghetti and meatball lunch was held at the March 6 meeting. The meal was served by members and enjoyed by all. The raffle winners were Lorraine Ouellette and Barbara Lyons. Ouellette also presented a list of upcoming trips and their dates. Trips are also open to nonmembers. For information on the trips, call Ouellette at 978-834-6281.

Upcoming activities for the club include a pot luck for April and ice cream parties in June and August. The group’s annual cookout will be held in July.

Fundraiser to benefit Pennies for Poverty

Pennies for Poverty and The Flatbread Co. at 5 Market Square in Amesbury are teaming up on an evening to help reduce poverty in Greater Newburyport.

On Tuesday, March 26, from 5 to 9 p.m., a portion of the proceeds from all flatbreads sold will benefit Pennies for Poverty and the group’s efforts to reduce the effects of poverty locally. In addition, volunteers from Pennies for Poverty will be on hand to sell raffle tickets and answer any questions regarding the organization. For more information, visit pennies@penniesforpoverty.com.

Lighting auction to benefit crisis center

The Newburyport Lighting Company is hosting a fundraising auction through March 25 to benefit the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center based in Newburyport. More than 20 fixtures from Newburyport Lighting — mostly end-of-season remainders and/or discontinued product lines with a total retail value of $8,000 — will be up for bid online. All proceeds from the auction sales will go directly to the crisis center.

In a release, Newburyport Lighting’s Stephen Leary said as a local business with a strong commitment to giving back, being the host of this auction gives his company an opportunity “to help one of the most important community resources in Greater Newburyport.”

For details on on how to participate, visit www.newburyportlighting.com and click the Geiger Center auction link on the home page.

Bingo Night for NHS class of 2013

A Bingo Night will be held Saturday, April 6, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Nicholson Hall, 9 Harrison St., to benefit the Newburyport High School Senior Class Safe Night Celebration. Tickets are on sale now at Amesbury Skate & Sport Shop, 77 Macy St, Amesbury. The $20 donation includes 16 Bingo game cards. Wine, beer, and hors d’oeurves will be served, and prizes from local restaurants and stores will be awarded.

Donate children’s clothing, baby gear

Community Giving Tree’s blue minivan will be collecting gently used children’s clothing and baby goods at Cushing Playground on Kent Street on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Future dates include April 20 and May 18.

The public is encouraged to bring clean, high-quality used clothing, crib bedding, bouncy seats, safety gates, baby monitors and anything else needed to raise a child. Toys are not being collected at this time.

Community Giving Tree partners with social service agencies throughout Essex County to distribute donations to local children in need. For more information about Community Giving Tree, a complete list of items being collected and local collection dates, visit www.communitygivingtree.org.