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April 15, 2014

Amesbury News in Brief

Coastal Trails fundraiser today

Coastal Trails Coalition will hold a fundraiser at Flatbread Company in Amesbury today from 5 to 9 p.m. Order any pizza to eat in or take out and Flatbread will donate a portion of the pizza purchase to CTC. All proceeds from the event will be used to support development, promotion and stewardship of the evolving Coastal Trails Network, a public network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting the communities of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport and Salisbury.

Cultural Council seeks volunteers

The Amesbury Cultural Council is looking for volunteers who would like to serve on the local council. Our goal is to help foster and promote the cultural enjoyment and enrichment of our citizens through local and regional arts and culture events and programs. If interested, please contact the Amesbury Town Hall for an application. Additionally, email can be sent to Amesburycc@gmail.com for information.

Mary Baker Eddy house opens for tours May 1

The Mary Baker Eddy Historic House at 277 Main St. will again open its doors for guided tours from May 1 through Oct. 31. The house will be open the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; also by appointment (48-hour advance notice required).

Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, is the only American woman to found a worldwide religion. In the Amesbury home of Sarah Bagley, Mrs. Eddy, known at the time as Mrs. Glover, found a quiet refuge. Here she did some of her earliest writing on Christian Science. She lived in the house during the summer of 1868 and again for several months in the early spring of 1870. Its furnishings have remained substantially unchanged since the mid-1800s.

Suggested donation: $5; museum members and children under 12: free.

Lego Club at library

Children ages 6 to 10 are invited to come and build with Legos at the Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St. The Lego Club will feature a different theme to create around each month; Legos will be supplied. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.amesburylibrary.org, call the Children’s Room at 978-388-8148, ext. 4, or email cdombrowski@mvlc.org.

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