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October 27, 2012


Attic Treasures Sale at Central Church

Central Congregational Church, the brick church located at the corner of Pleasant and Titcomb streets in Newburyport, is holding an Attic Treasures Sale today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers will find a treasure trove of kitchen items, hobby and craft materials, dishes, home décor and holiday gifts at bargain prices. Proceeds from the sale support the general fund of the church.

Lutheran church celebrates anniversary

Our Savior Lutheran Church in Topsfield is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1962.

Events will take place today and tomorrow and will include a reception and dinner today and a 10 a.m. Sunday worship service followed by refreshments.

The guest speaker tomorrow will be Pastor Jim Keurulainen, who recently retired as president of the New England District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, with which the Topsfield church is affiliated. Also part of the service will be Our Savior’s newly installed pastor, Jefrey Jensen, who came from Burlington, Vt.

‘Greatest Spaghetti Supper’ today

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is hosting “The Greatest Spaghetti Supper Around” today. The dinner, which is a “bring-your-own-wine” event, takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Hall, 893 Main St., West Newbury. Adults pay $7, kids 13 and up, $4, and youngsters under 8 years eat for free. All proceeds from the spaghetti supper support the church’s ongoing restoration project.

Union Church Spaghetti Supper

Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury (across from Alliance Park), will host a Spaghetti Supper today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Spaghetti with homemade sauce, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. All you can eat for $7. Family $24. Take-out available for $8. Ample parking. Handicapped accessible. 978-388-0631,

Intro to meditation class offered

The Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport will offer a five-week class entitled “An Introduction to Insight Meditation.” The class is designed for anyone interested in learning Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Vipassana is a simple practice that steadies the mind by grounding attention in the present moment; it originated in the Buddhist tradition more than 2,500 years ago. Class begins Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For registration information and fees, visit

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