Psychic fair on Saturday

The Spring Rejuvenation Psychic Fair is Saturday, April 20, at the Masonic Lodge, 31 Green St.

Organizer Julie Patterson said the free event will feature psychic readings, raffles, lectures and items for sale. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Readers skilled at tarot cards, mediumship, stone readings, numerology, oracle and angel cards, automatic writing, astrology and palmistry will be available, Patterson said.

For more information, email

Game dinner on Saturday

The Essex County Sportsmen’s Association will hold its game dinner Saturday, April 20, at the Elks Lodge on Low Street.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with cocktails at 6 and dinner at 7. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Turkey and ham dinners will be available for those who do not eat wild game.

For reservations or more information, contact Gus Hoagland at 508-965-4963, Scott Harmer at 978-228-4892 or visit Facebook at ECSAinc.

Competition for young vocalists

The Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus and Firehouse Center for the Arts are hosting a competition, “Get Vocal,” in May for singers in grades 2 to 12.

Free auditions will be held Tuesday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 11 Hale St.

Registration for a five-minute audition spot can be done on the GNCC website, Video audition submissions will also be accepted through May 4.

Finalists will perform Monday, May 20, for eighth- through 12th-grade vocalists and Tuesday, May 21, for second- through seventh-grade vocalists.

For more information or a link to register, go to or email

Babysitting course offered at library

A 4-H babysitting course will be presented on four consecutive Mondays at Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St.

The course, for 11- to 18-year-olds, is scheduled for April 29 and May 6, 13 and 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will learn the responsibilities and skills needed to become good babysitters along with fun activities, developing confidence in handling situations they may encounter.

A 4-H babysitting manual and first aid supplies will be provided. Space is limited and participants must preregister.

For registration and more information, contact the library’s reference desk at 978-465-4428, ext. 242, or stop by in person.

Book sale set for May 11

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 166 High St., holds its annual spring book sale Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale includes thousands of books for adults, teens and children as well as CDs and DVDs. Donations will be accepted up to the day of the sale, which supports the Food for the Poor charity and the youth ministries of St. Paul’s.

Books from the sale will be donated to the nonprofit organization More Than Words, which empowers youths who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

The organization provides on-the-job training and case management support to help young people achieve their goals.

Book launch, audience chat

There will be a book launch party and audience chat with Irish-born author and Newburyport resident Áine Greaney on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Books, 50 Water St. (The Tannery).

The party is to launch Greaney’s fifth published book, “Green Card & Other Essays.” The first-person essay collection is published by Wising Up Press.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments served. On the web:

Fido Fair set for May 4

The second annual Fido Fair will be held Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help fund services provided to the community by The Salvation Army, 40 Water St.

The fair includes vendors, dog portraits, a dog costume contest, a dog obedience class demo, raffle, an AKC good citizen test, pet blessings and the Hotdog Cafe.

Free admission. Friendly dogs welcome.

Our Neighbors’ Table market

Our Neighbors’ Table of Amesbury offers a market in Newburyport on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Community Service of Newburyport/St. Paul’s Episcopal Church annex, 35 Summer St.

Community Service looking for clothing

Community Service of Newburyport is seeking donations of spring and summer clothing for women, men and children.

Among items requested are tops, light pants, shorts, T-shirts, spring jackets, sweatshirts and summer shoes in new or like-new condition.

Anyone with clothing in good condition is asked to drop the items off Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Annex at St. Paul’s Church, 35 Summer St.

CoDA meets on Mondays

Weekly meetings of Co-dependents Anonymous, or CoDA, are held Mondays at Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St.

Meetings of this 12-step program are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Enter by the Chapel Street door.

For more information, contact Kenny at 781-640-3018.

Exchange Club seeks members

The Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at the Starboard Galley, 55 Water St.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend. The Exchange Club offers Kids Day in the Park during Yankee Homecoming and the Field of Honor in September.

The club’s service areas are preventing child abuse, Americanism, youth services and general community service.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets on Saturdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 166 High St.

The meeting begins at 7:15 a.m. No dues or fees for members; registration not required.

For more information: 978-387-8188 or

Salvation Army offers meals, food

The Salvation Army, 40 Water St., offers two free meals a week and items from its food pantry for those in need.

Lunch is served Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and dinner on Thursdays at 5 p.m. The food pantry can provide items twice a month: Mondays, 1 to 3:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; and Thursdays, 1 to 4:45 p.m.

The food pantry serves residents of Newburyport, Newbury, Salisbury, Amesbury, West Newbury and Byfield. People should bring their own bags, a picture ID and proof of residency. Use the Fair Street entrance. For more information, call 978-465-0883.

Free breakfast on Saturdays

Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St., invites the community to a free breakfast on Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.

The meal includes eggs, pancakes, hash browns, bacon, sausage, fruit, cereal, coffee and juice. The program runs from September to June, excluding the first Saturday in December, and is supported by the church’s Christian Outreach Committee and Saturday Night Meal Program.

Book Chat offered at Emma Andrews

Emma L. Andrews Library and Community Center, 77 Purchase St., is offering Book Chat on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

People are invited to chat about a book they recently read and to share their favorites — or not so favorites.

Bring a bag lunch. Friends and neighbors are welcome.

Community Service seeks kids clothing

Community Service of Newburyport needs new or like new clothing for children and is seeking donations from the community.

Community Service is located at 35 Summer St., below Among Friends just before the Labyrinth, and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Library offers film series

Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St., presents its “International Film Series” on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m.

Popcorn will be provided along with a theater-like screen and sound system.

For film titles, call 978-465-4428 or check the library’s website,

Stamp Club meets twice a month

The Newburyport Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 331 High St.

The meetings are open to the public. Club members are available to answer stamp-collecting questions.

DAV chapter meets at Elks

The local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans meets at the Newburyport Elks, 25 Low St., at noon every third Thursday of the month.

All disabled American veterans are welcome. Additional information is available at 978-462-2201.

Buddhist study, meditation group

The Buddhist Study and Meditation Group of Newburyport meets on the first and third Thursday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Yoga Center of Newburyport, 12 Maple St.

This is a peer-led group that educates its members and local residents about Buddhist ideas and practices.

For more information, go to, email, or call or text David Gibbs at 978-821-9504.