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April 17, 2014

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Bartlett Museum annual dinner

The Annual Dinner of Amesbury’s Bartlett Museum will be held on Thursday, April 24, at Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Amesbury. Social time starts at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and includes chicken breast, rice pilaf with roasted vegetables and strawberry shortcake. A vegetarian choice is also available.

This event is open to the public as well as museum members. To reserve a seat, call Carol by April 17 at 978-388-6591. Tickets are $15 each. A portion of the cost of tickets will be donated to support the Union Congregational Church. A 50/50 raffle will be held to raise money to maintain the Bartlett Museum.

A brief business meeting will be held to elect a slate of officers and board members for 2014-15 as follows: Officers: president, Anthony Knapp; treasurer, Steve Klomps; secretary, open seat; membership secretary, Carol Finn; public relations and fundraising, Dianne Dostie Cole; and board members, Selwin Mize, Gina Moscardini, Alexander Pooler, Lee-Ann Banville. There are two openings for board members.

The night will end with an historic presentation of interest that will be announced later.

‘Legendary Locals of Amesbury’ author book signing

Margie Walker, author of “Legendary Locals of Amesbury,” will be signing her book at Dolan Financial, 108 Main St., Amesbury, on Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m. Books will be available for purchase.

Genealogy Club meets April 28

The next meeting of the Amesbury Library Genealogy Club will meet on Monday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. Kelly Turner from the Massachusetts State Library will be presenting on preserving family history. She will focus on how people can assess, organize and take care of their personal/familial collections without getting too stressed out, spending too much money or wasting any valuable time. She will share what materials they can get without having to special order them and how to use them properly so that their scrapbooks, photos, newspaper clippings and other material will be well taken care of, and hopefully, passed down through generations. For more information, contact Margie at 978-388-8148 or

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