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November 9, 2013

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Auto harpist to perform in Newbury today

Bryan Bowers will be in concert today at First Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High Road. Bowers is a noted master auto harpist, storyteller, singer and songwriter. He has won many awards for his instrumental virtuosity. Tickets are $15 if reserved ahead or $18 at the door. Call 978-465-5597 to reserve.

Thanksgiving Service in Amesbury

The Amesbury Council of Churches will hold a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Rocky HIll Meeting House on Elm Street in Amesbury. Be sure to bring a blanket if it is cold, since there is no heat in the meeting house. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Amesbury Holiday program.

Pot roast dinner at Port Church Nov. 9

Merrimacport Church Pot Roast Dinner will be held today, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The meal is pot roast dinner with all the fixings plus ice cream sundaes. $10/adult, $5/child (ages 5-12), children 4 and under free. Credit cards now accepted. The church is located at 39 High St. in Merrimac. For more information, go to or call 978-346-8989.

Olde Tyme Country Fair in Rowley

Get into the Christmas Spirit at the First Congregational Church of Rowley’s Olde Tyme Country Fair on Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Delicious baked goods. Beautiful handcrafted items. Festive holiday greenery. Unique attic treasures. First Congregational Church’s famous Apple Pies. Zeke’s Country Store. Silent Auction. Savory homestyle lunch. Visit from Santa. Games, puzzles, books and more. Spaghetti Supper, 5-7 p.m.

Harvest Fair in Salisbury Nov. 23

Harvest Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Parish United Methodist Church, 8 Lafayette Road. Baked goods, white elephant treasures, snack bar and lunch menu. 978-465-8940.

Pilgrim Church annual holiday fair Nov. 23

Featuring seasonal delights with an old-fashioned flair, Pilgrim Church will hold its annual Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This year’s fair will include children’s games and crafts, cookie walk, country store, hand-made quilts, jewelry, holiday decor, luncheon and a silent auction. A new addition to the fair lineup this year is a breakfast menu featuring pancakes, eggs and sausage. Everyone is welcome. Located at 27 Church St. in Merrimac, Pilgrim Church is completely accessible to all.

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