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July 18, 2014

Amesbury News in Brief

Butterfly program July 23

See live butterflies in all life stages and learn a few facts from the educators at Joppa Flats during a program at the Amesbury Library on July 23, beginning at 4 p.m.

This program is geared toward families with preschoolers and older. Registration is required. For more information or to register visit

Art workshop for kids

Local illustrator and art educator M. Santram-Chernov will offer a free hands-on art program for kids involving nature journaling and looking at the work for famous artists on July 24 at 3 p.m. at the Amesbury library.

The program is open to kids ages 3 to 5 with a parent. Registration is required. Visit to register or for more information.

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, call the Children’s Room at 978-388-8148, ext. 4, or email

Art classes at Senior Center

The Amesbury Senior Recreation Center is offering an art class on Mondays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Amesbury Council on Aging.

The class, Art with Cara, is taught by Cara Smoley, who has 20 years’ experience as an art teacher. No previous training needed.

The fee is $5 per session on a drop-in basis. Call the Center at 978-388-8138 to register. Any questions, phone Smoley at 978-430-6657.

AHS Class of ’74 reunion

The Amesbury High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Polish Club on Mill Street in Amesbury.

COA seeking volunteers

The Amesbury Council on Aging is in search of volunteers to assist in several different areas. Those interested should stop by and pick up a volunteer packet. For more information, call Jean Marie, volunteer coordinator, at 978-388-8138.

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