Stamp Club meetstwice a month 

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

CoDA meetson 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.

DAV chaptermeets 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 www.meetup.com/Buddhist-Study-Meditation-Group-of-Newburyport-BSMGN, email dgibbs7@gmail.com, or call or text David Gibbs at 978-821-9504.

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. 

Presentation on life of Eben Bradbury at library

Local historian and author Bethany Groff Dorau will speak at 7 p.m. on June 11 about the life of Eben Bradbury, Newburyport’s first casualty in World War I. Bradbury was a 20-year-old Marine and Newburyport native killed on June 12, 1918 in the battle of Belleau Wood in France.

Dorau is author of the book Our Boy: Newburyport’s First WWI Casualty Finds His Way Home.

The free program will be at the Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St. For more information: www.newburyportpl.org/ 

NHS Class of ‘74seeks classmates 

Newburyport High School’s Class of 1974 is looking for classmates as it plans its 45th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 7, at SurfSide, Salisbury Beach.  

The following classmates should email nhsclassof1974@yahoo.com: Diane (Brown) Dawson, Donna (Daigle) Hannan, Jean Jeffers, Robyn (Matheson) Fanaras, Bruce Olson, Toni Plant and Gretchen Van Vliet. 

 

Community Fair slated at Elks Lodge

A community fair, with crafts and vendors, is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Elks Lodge, 25 Low St. 

Community Service

looking for clothing

Community Service of Newburyport is seeking donations of spring and summer clothing for men and children, including tops, light pants, shorts, short sleeve t-shirts, spring jackets, sweatshirts, summer shoes. All donations should be 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.

Plum Island

Light tours 

Plum Island Light, 263 Northern Blvd., will be open for tours on the third Sunday of each month through September — June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15 — along with Sept. 29. 

The tours will be from 1 to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Visitors will receive spectacular views and learn about the history of a lighthouse that has guarded the Merrimack River’s entrance since 1788.

 To climb to the lantern room and viewing walk, children must be least 5 years old and 42 inches tall; all must be able to climb a ladder to the upper viewing platform.

‘Guitar Army’ coming to Newburyport

The Guitar Army of Newburyport will be holding its first gathering on Friday, June 14, at People’s Methodist Church Hall, 64 Purchase St. Participants will sit in a circle and take turns playing guitar while the audience sings along. The event is free and gives everyone a chance to play. People can come and go as they please.

The Guitar Army provides an opportunity to play in public without pressure. Anyone can follow along with songs they know, improvise parts they don’t know, or sit with their guitar in their lap and simply enjoy being part of the group.

The meetings will take place every third Friday at the People’s Methodist Church Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and are hosted by Ronald T. Toleos. 

 

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

For more information: 978-387-8188 or info@oanorthshoreintergroup.org

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.