Bike sale will benefit rail trail

SEABROOK — Friends of the Seabrook Rail Trail and Recycled Sports present the 11th annual Labor Day Bike Sale on Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. at the Seabrook Community Center, 311 Lafayette Road.

Free admission for the public. Registration for vendors is from 7 to 8 a.m. The vendor fee is $30 to $50.

The sale offers bicycles of all types, including mountain bikes, road bikes, beach cruisers and children’s bikes along with parts, accessories and memorabilia.

Civil War group meets

SALISBURY — The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack meets Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette Road.

Gary Dyson will present a discussion, “The Ambush of the Isaac P. Smith.” Admission is free and anyone interested in the Civil War is invited to attend.

For more information: or call Gail Stuart at 978-376-6509

Book Club to gather

BYFIELD – The Newbury Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month, including Sept. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The club, which gathers at the library at 0 Lunt St., will discuss “The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland” by Jim DeFede. A copy of the book is available at the circulation desk or visit to get a copy as an eBook or eAudiobook.

No registration and new members welcome.

For more information on library activities:

Bean cook-off in Salisbury

SALISBURY — A cookout and baked bean cook-off will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, at noon at the Salisbury Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road.

People can enter their favorite bean recipe or just taste and vote for their favorite entry. There also will be hamburgers, hotdogs, dessert and chances to win gift cards. Tickets are $6 and available at the senior center.

For more information: 978-462-2412.

Brocklebank Museum opens

GEORGETOWN — Brocklebank Museum, 108 E. Main Street, is open for the season.

The museum presents its new Business and Industries Room, and offers a look at the ice-cutting industry, the trains that ran through Georgetown, and much more.

The Georgetown Historical Society has planted a series of gardens at the museum. There is also a special educational exhibit in the Tavern Room.

The latest acquisition is a rare 42-star American flag that hung on the U.S.S. Kearsarge in 1890. For more information: or e-mail

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