Tween program at Emma Andrews
The Emma Andrews Library & Community Center runs a free ‘Tween group for girls in grades 5 to 7 who are ages 11 and 12. The group will meet every other Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will complete arts and crafts projects, including bracelet-making, using Sculpey clay and painting with watercolors. Olivia Shea, an art-loving junior at Newburyport High School, runs the program.
Call or stop by the library at 77 Purchase St. to sign up or for more information.
Leos Club collecting eyeglasses
The Newburyport Leos Club is currently accepting used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses to be recycled for the needy worldwide. Glasses can be brought to the main office of Newburyport High School, 241 High St. during regular business hours. This drive will be ongoing throughout the school year. The Leos club is affiliated with the Lions, an organization with more than 1.3 million members all over the world. The Leos is a youth club open to students in grades 7 to 12. All Newburyport students in public or private schools are welcome to join. Contact Leos Club adviser, Kathy Heywood at 978-930-4850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salvation Army collecting prom dresses, accessories
Do you have an appropriate prom dress and accessories you would like to donate? The Newburyport Salvation Army needs them. From now until the end of April, it is collecting all clean and appropriate prom clothing. On May 3, the organization will host a prom extravaganza, where the items will be distributed free to area prom-goers.
Call Lt. Meghan for more information at 978-465-0883.
COA partners with ‘Recycle That’
The Friends of the Newburyport Council on Aging has signed a new agreement to collect books, CDs and DVDs with “Recycle That,” the firm that recently bought “Got Books?,” which the group had been using.
The grey box will be replaced by a blue-green container at Cushing Park, corner of Kent and Congress streets. Donations should be placed inside the box and not left sitting next to it.