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April 2, 2013

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Pot luck meal for Golden Agers

The Golden Age Club will have a pot luck meal at its regular business meeting on Wednesday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at the Elks Hall on Low Street. On April 17, the entertainment will be “Cousins,” which will feature comedy and music.

New members are always welcome. For information on the meetings and the entertainment, call Gordon Andrews at 978-465-3690.

‘Back to the Bean’ supper at Masonic Lodge

The Bethany Masonic Lodge at 31 Green St. continues its “Back to the Bean” theme dinner series on Saturday, April 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The dinner will include ham, hot dogs, three kinds of beans, potato salad, coleslaw, garden salad, brown bread, rolls, drinks and desserts. The theme dish for April is spaghetti and meatballs. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. If the Bruins win against the Devils on Thursday, April 4, then kids eat free.

Salvation Army needs volunteers

The Newburyport Salvation Army has a new volunteer opportunity available. Every Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 10 a.m., the Salvation Army offers coffee and pastries to the general public. Someone is needed to make the coffee, keep the coffee area tidy and stocked, and at 10 a.m., make and leave a full fresh pot with a few pastries out. If interested, call Donna or Lt. Meghan at 978-465-0883.

DreamBook workshop at Emma Andrews

A DreamBook workshop presented by motivational speaker and author Jeanette Isabellawill be held Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emma Andrews Library, 77 Purchase St. The workshop is deigned to teach attendees that, in creating a DreamBook, people can pro-actively create the future they have always wanted. The workshop offers techniques to make those desires a reality. For more information, call Isabella at 786-246-2422.

Raccoon Club outdoor after-school program

Boat Camp Nature School, located in downtown Newburyport, is offering a new, entirely outdoors after-school program at its field site in Newbury on Boston Road. Across 30 private acres, kids in grades 1 through 4 will explore many different ecological habitats, including a maritime forest, rocky ledges, wetlands, saltmarsh and the tidal Little River. Raccoon Club kids experience the beauty of the winter season as it shifts into spring while learning naturalist skills such as leafless tree identification, tracking, snow crafting, games and more.

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