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January 18, 2014

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Parish Pasta Dinner

Ziti, meatballs and sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert will be served today, 4-6 p.m., at Holy Family Parish Hall, Amesbury. Cost is $8, under 12, $5.

Events at Congregation Ahavas Achim

Upcoming events at Congregation Ahavas Achim, corner of Washington and Olive streets, Newburyport:

Shabbat Services every Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, 9:15 a.m., Talmud Study Group

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed: “From Zusha to Zalman: The Jewish Revolutions of the 20th Century”

Jan. 25, 8:15 a.m., Torah Study and at 4:30 p.m., Havdallah Program

Jan. 26, 3 p.m., Food Pantry and Social Hour

Jan. 28, 9:15 a.m., Talmud Study Group

Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed: From Zusha to Zalman: The Jewish Revolutions of the 20th Century”

Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Community Shabbat Dinner

Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., Jewish Film Series: “Walk on Water.”

Tune in Sundays at 7 a.m. to Radio Rabbi, featuring Avi Poupko, on local WNBP (1450 AM and 106.1 FM) or visit www.radioabbi.podbean.com

Visit www.caanewburyport.org for more information on upcoming services and events.

Intro to Meditation classes offered

The Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport will offer a Introduction to Insight Meditation class, which is designed for anyone interested in learning Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Vipassana is a simple practice that steadies the mind by grounding attention in the present moment; it originated in the Buddhist tradition more than 2,500 years ago. Tuesday from 7 -8:30 p.m., $15 For more info, visit www.imcnewburyport.org.

Used CD/DVD drive

The Willing Workers of Union Congregational Church in Amesbury are collecting gently used CDs and DVDs for the children and young adults residing at New England Pediatric Care of Billerica. Eighty medically fragile children from birth to 22 years benefit from the highly skilled care provided at this facility. CDs & DVDs should be suitable for children.

Donations will be accepted anytime at the home of Carol Finn, 412 Main St., Amesbury. For information, call 978-388-6591 or 978-388-5265

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