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May 27, 2013

Senior Readers' Theater performs tomorrow

Join the group at the Assisted Living Center of Salisbury tomorrow for “The Family Tree,” a seniors readers’ theater provided by student actors participating in a workshop at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport. The event starts at 10 a.m. in the Cabaret Lounge, located at 19 Beach Road. It includes two scenes from four plays about very different families.

During a readers theater, the actors remain seated and read from scripts. The senior readers’ group at the Firehouse is open to all residents age 55 and older.

The performance is free.


The Council on Aging will host a Spring Tea with Rose Madeline Mula at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The event, which takes place at the Hilton Center at 43 Lafayette Road, includes reading from humorous essays. To register, call 978-462-2412.


The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce will hold “Appraisal Day” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Hilton Senior Center. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit Salisbury’s 375th Anniversary Celebration, set for September.

Lou Anne Meader, appraiser of fine art, jewelry and antiques, will be on hand to provide verbal appraisals of family treasures. Meader is an associate with John McInnis Auctioneers.

Admission to the event is free. Apraisals will cost $5 per item or $10 for three items.

For more information, call Maria Miles at 978-239-4246.


The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society will hold its Spring Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will take place at the MRFRS headquarters located on Elm Street (Route 110). Volunteers are needed to help with the yard sale. Email for more information or to volunteer.


It may be a 3-D movie today, but F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” took the literary world by storm decades ago when first published. Considered by some to be the greatest American novel ever written, “The Great Gatsby” is the Salisbury Public Library Book Discussion Club’s selection for June.

Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the library, and the club will discuss the book at its 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, June 18.

The discussion club always welcomes new members. Meetings are free.


Angeljean Chiaramida covers Salisbury for The Daily News. She can be reached at or at 978-462-6666, ext. 3271.

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