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April 17, 2014

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Amesbury High School Prom May 16

With the theme A Night in The Twenties, the Amesbury High School Prom will be held May 16 at Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers, from 6-11 p.m. Promenade at the Amesbury Public Library, 4-5:30 p.m. Ticket sales start Monday, April 28, through Wednesday, May 14, during lunch and after school. $78 each. Participants meeting Wednesday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. in AHS Cafeteria.

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.

Compost stickers now available

Residents can now apply for a 2014 compost sticker which allows residents to use the Amesbury compost site at 60 South Hunt Road for the upcoming season.

Residents may come into the DPW office to fill out the application. Bring a copy of your vehicle registration and the $15 fee (Seniors over age 65 are free, when registering their own vehicle). The application can also be downloaded from the city website at www.amesburyma.gov/DPW and mailed to 39 South Hunt Road, Amesbury, MA 01913 with a copy of your vehicle registration and a self-addressed stamped envelope to mail the sticker to you.

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