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May 6, 2008

NEWBURYPORT NEWS IN BRIEF

Introduction to bicycling May 7

Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition and the League of American Bicyclists are sponsoring "Introduction to Bicycling" Wednesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at the Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St. Two-hour interactive presentation. Admission is free; RSVP required at pierreavignon@yahoo.com.

Organizational meeting for UnCommon Dance, May 7

The Parks Commission will hold an organizational meeting Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Newburyport Police Station, Green Street, to plan this year's UnCommon Dance. The dance will be held Saturday, June 21, at Atkinson Common for residents of all ages. Free dance lessons, ballroom dance demonstrations and sampling food from Newburyport restaurants.

The commission seeks volunteers to assist with publicity, sponsorships, decorations, planning food and beverages, and other tasks. Call Lise Reid at 978-463-3545 with questions.

Coastal Trails trip presentation May 8

The Coastal Trails Coalition will show an illustrated presentation of "The Longest Ride: 2007 Greenway Sojourn," the inaugural ride of the country's longest multi-use, off-road trail, Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St. A short business meeting beings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Keep Moving Regional Walk May 9

This spring's "Keep Moving Regional Walk" will take place at Maudslay State Park, Friday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Curzon Mill Road. There will be one-mile and three-mile walking routes. For inclement weather cancellation notices, please call 617-624-5972.

Church serving breakfast May 10

The First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, 26 Pleasant St., will hold its annual May Breakfast on Saturday, May 10, from 8 to 11 a.m. Eggs, ham, baked beans, home fries, fruit salad, baked goods, coffee, tea, juice. Adults, $6; children, $5; maximum for family, $20.

Volunteers Needed, May 10

Volunteers are needed for the Little River Nature Trail work party sponsored by the Parker River Clean Water Association on Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers should meet in Newburyport at the sign for the Little River Nature Trail on Storey Ave. Bring gloves, clippers, loppers and rakes. Light refreshments will be available.

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