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January 28, 2014

Amesbury news in brief

Art classes at Senior Center

The Amesbury Senior Recreation Center is offering an art class on Mondays from 10-11:30 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.

Call of DutyMilitary Club

The Amesbury Public Library in connection with the Newburyport Veterans Department has begun its second year of Call of Duty Amesbury. The club will meet every other Wednesday with a presentation from a veteran and then strategy games and a snack in the mess hall (Teen Lounge). The club is open to students in grades 6 to 9. For more information, contact Margie Walker, teen librarian, at 978-388-8148 or mwalker@mvlc.org. More information is available the our website at www.amesburylibrary.org.

MSBC basketball winter program

The Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market Street, Amesbury is hosting an 8-week Junior Church Basketball Winter Program for girls and boys ages 5 to 8 in the church gym on Fridays from Jan. 31 until March 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

This program is a noncompetitive, instructional league designed to teach fundamental basketball skills and basic Bible knowledge in a fun and engaging manner. A suggested donation of $10 per child to help defray expenses. Make check payable to: MSBC/Bball. Space is limited. To register in advance contact the church office at 978-388-0930 or msbcsec@verizon.net. All are welcome. Registration time is on Jan. 31 from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Yoga class for female veterans

The Amesbury Council on Aging, along with Dr. Heidi Lilienthal and Whitney Willman, yoga instructor, announce the launch of a yoga class for female veterans. This class is specifically for female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military sexual trauma (MST). This will be a 75-minute mat class and attendants should be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease. Classes will be held over 12 consecutive weeks and will meet on Saturday mornings (time will be determined). This class will build new skills each session and weekly participation is crucial. The first class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Council on Aging in The Provident Room. Those interested in attending should contact Tarynne Crutchfield at the Amesbury COA to be screened. She can be reached at 978 388-8138, ext. 551.This class is open to female veterans from Amesbury and the surrounding communities.

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