Cookie Walk slated Dec. 7

Emma L. Andrews Library and Community Center holds its annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase St.

An assortment of home-baked cookies will be available for $5 a dozen. The tables will feature stained glass items, Christmas decorations, knitted and crochet items, handmade quilts and jewelry. There are two tables still available for a $20 donation. If interested, call 978-465-5848 to reserve a table.

All proceeds benefit the library’s scholarship fund.

Anna Jaques bake sale

The Anna Jaques Aid Association is sponsoring a bake sale and accepting orders through Friday, Nov. 22.

The sale features eight types of pies, five breads, two crisps and a Black Russian liquor chocolate cake made by Josie Dow, known for her use of fresh, local fresh ingredients. Also available will be three flavors of fudge from Winfrey’s Fudge & Chocolates.

Orders may be placed online at There is a list of all offerings and their ingredients. All will be ready for pickup Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital atrium, where there will be additional pies and breads for purchase. All proceeds benefit patient care at Anna Jaques.

Library hours for fall, winter 

Fall and winter hours have begun at Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St.

The library will be open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 978-465-4428 or go to

Salvation Army seeks applications

The Salvation Army, 40 Water St., welcome applications from families in need of assistance with Thanksgiving and Christmas food, and Christmas gifts for children ages 14 and under.

The organization serves residents of Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, Byfield, Amesbury and Salisbury. Call 978-465-0883 for more details.

Village seeking some volunteers

The Greater Newburyport Village is looking for volunteers.

The nonprofit, grassroots organization is dedicated to helping people live their lives to the fullest as they age. The group helps with rides, shopping errands, light home maintenance and chores as well as providing friendly visits, social gatherings, day trips, and educational talks and presentations.

For more information or to volunteer, call 978-206-1821. Website:

Greek dinner, sale Saturday 

The Greek Ladies Aid Society hosts a Greek harvest dinner, and pastry and rummage sale Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St.

There is no fee for admittance. Lunch begins at noon. The lamb shank meal is $20, including Greek stewed beans and rice. Other items available a la carte for $6 and under.

Musical Sundays at The Tannery

A new, creative music series featuring local artists with special guests is being held Sundays this fall at Brown Sugar by the Sea, 75 Water St.

Sam Spear, Mark Shilansky and Bruno Raberg will be featured Nov. 24 starting at noon.

The latter two are Berklee College of Music faculty members, and Spear is an award-winning saxophone/woodwind player and arranger who co-founded the Women in Jazz Collective at Berklee and is now in her first year studying at New England Conservatory. Admission is free.

Thanksgiving meal offered Thursday 

NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport Lions Club serves a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 28 at the Senior Community Center, 331 High St.

Doors open at noon with the free meal served at 12:30 p.m. and open seating. The Lions offer a shuttle bus: 11 a.m., begin at Newbury Village; 11:15, James Steam Mill; 11:30, Sullivan Building; 11:45, the Heritage House; and at noon from Horton Terrace.

Home delivery available for residents unable to attend. To register, call Frank Bertolino of North Shore Realty Group at 978-255-4735.

Volunteers needed to perform tasks on Thanksgiving, including delivering meals that morning. Call Don Carey at 978-384-8535.

Tax-deductible donations are accepted and can be made out to Newburyport MA Lions Foundation, Inc. and mailed to Newburyport Lions Club, P.O. Box 545, Newburyport, MA 01950.

Home-baked goods cannot be accepted. Store-bought donations must be labeled and delivered to the senior center after 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Elks Lodge holds raffle

Newburyport Elks Lodge 909 hosts its annual Turkey Shoot — a turkey and ham raffle — on Friday, Nov. 22, at the lodge, 25 Low St.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the games begin at 8 p.m. with the raffling of turkeys and hams. For $3 a chance, a Thanksgiving dinner with a 20-pound-plus turkey will be raffled. Winners do not need to be present.

The public is invited to attend. There will be snacks, but guests are welcome to bring their own.

Open Gym at Youth Services 

Newburyport Youth Services hosts its Open Gym After Dark on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rec Center gym, 40 Milk St. 

This free event is open to families with children ages 5 and under. There will be pizza and snacks for sale. The staff will play music and run games.

This is not a drop-off event. Families should use the gym entrance on Lime Street.

For more information, call the Youth Services office at 978-465-4434.

Mrs. Claus visits Emma Andrews

Mrs. Claus will be at Emma L. Andrews Library & Community Center, 77 Purchase St., for a holiday story hour Thursday, Dec. 5, from 3 to 4 p.m.

There will be stories, coloring, cocoa and cookies at this free event.

Community Service looking for clothing

Community Service of Newburyport seeks donations of new and like-new clothing for men, women and children, including long sleeve shirts, button-down collar shirts, pants, sweatshirts and sweatpants.

Large to XXX tops and bottoms for men and women are especially needed.

Clothing can be dropped off Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the annex at St. Paul’s Church, 35 Summer St.

Guitar Army plays monthly

 The Guitar Army, an informal group of people who like to play string instruments, meets the third Friday of each month at People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase St.

The group is free and people of all levels are welcome to join. They can also come just to hear the music.

For more information, email

Personal care items needed

The donation of personal care items to Community Service of Newburyport’s new Making It Personal! program increases the essential products provided to residents in need from Newburyport, Newbury and West Newbury. 

The most-needed items are toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, adhesive bandages, incontinence products (men and women), laundry detergent, dish detergent and cleaning supplies.

Donations should be dropped off at Community Service, 35 Summer St., St. Paul’s Church annex, Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

LGBTQ+ book group meet

Literary InQueeries, Newburyport Public Library’s LGBTQ+ book group for everyone, meets on the third Wednesday of the month at Commune coffee shop, 33 Pleasant St. 

All are welcome to this group, where participants will read and discuss books with LGBTQ+ themes. No reservations needed. 

For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 978-465-4428, ext. 242.

Drum classes on Sundays

African drum classes with master Senegalese drummer Mamadou Diop will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sundays at The Dance Place in The Tannery on Water Street.

Anyone with questions can call 978-465-5757.

These classes offer song and traditional African rhythms in a joyful, supportive learning community on a drop-in basis. Fee is $15 per class.

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.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous 

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

The meeting is from 7:15 to 8:15 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.

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,

Story hours at Emma Andrews

Story hours continue at Emma L. Andrews Library and Community Center, 77 Purchase St.

The schedule: Monday — Babies and toddlers, 10 to 11 a.m.; ages 3 and up, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday — ages 3 and up, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

There will be seasonal stories and crafts. Bring a snack for children. All children’s programs are free. No story hours on Monday holidays.

Sign up at the library or call 978-358-8097.

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.

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