MERRIMAC — Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St., will hold its monthly dinner Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

NEWBURYPORT — The Powow River Poets will present a poetry reading Saturday at 3 p.m. at Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St. Local poets Rhina P. Espaillat and Alfred Nicol will present a mix of new work, timely poems and selections from their book “Brief Accident of Light.”

Jennifer Medina, a daughter of Ricardo Medina and Gabriela Vergara of Salisbury, was named a Top 10 student at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, New Hampshire.

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The following Fairfield University students received dean’s list honors for the fall 2020 semester at the school in Fairfield, Connecticut:

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The following students received degrees from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

The following is a list of free takeout and limited delivery meals available in the region as provided by area churches and nonprofits. Please email additions or corrections to Richard Lodge,

AMESBURY – The Amesbury Lions along with the American Red Cross will be sponsoring a community blood drive on Thursday, April 2 at the Holy Family Church, Parish Hall located on 9 Sparhawk St.

SALISBURY — The annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast to be held Saturday, March 14, at East Parish United Methodist Church, 8 Layfayette Road, has been canceled.

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