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February 6, 2014

Amesbury news in brief

Flea Market March 1 at Market Street Baptist

The Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market St., is holding the Annual Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m.-noon in the hall at the front of the church building. No stairs to climb — this event is all on one level

To reserve a 6-foot table for $20, call the church office at 978-388-0930 or email The event will be canceled in case of a storm. The fundraiser proceeds will be to cover travel expenses for summer mission trip to Canada. Set-up will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the front door.

Discussion on Alternatives to Violence

The Amesbury Friends Peace Center continues its year-long series — Building Peace in a Culture of Violence — Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. with the presentation of “The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) — An Introduction.” The Amesbury Friends Meetinghouse is located at 120 Friend St. The program will feature Nancy Shippen and Martha McManamy, both longtime AVP activists and facilitators. There will be ample time for questions from the audience. All are welcome. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For further information contact: Sam Baily, 978-255-1133, or go to

Art classes at Senior Center

The Amesbury Senior Recreation Center is offering an art class on Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m. at Amesbury Council on Aging.

The class, Art with Cara, is taught by Cara Smoley, who has 20 years’ experience as an art teacher. No previous training needed.

The fee is $5 per session on a drop-in basis. Call the Center at 978-388-8138 to register. Any questions, phone Smoley at 978-430-6657.

Yoga class for female veterans

The Amesbury Council on Aging, along with Dr. Heidi Lilienthal and Whitney Willman, yoga instructor, announce the launch of a yoga class for female veterans. This class is specifically for female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military sexual trauma (MST). This will be a 75-minute mat class and attendants should be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease. Classes will be held over 12 consecutive weeks and will meet on Saturday mornings (time will be determined). This class will build new skills each session and weekly participation is crucial. Those interested in attending should contact Tarynne Crutchfield at the Amesbury COA to be screened. She can be reached at 978 388-8138, ext. 551.This class is open to female veterans from Amesbury and the surrounding communities.

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