Line dancing for seniors
GEORGETOWN — The Council on Aging will offer a line dance class Wednesday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Community Center, 51 North St.
Instructor Joyce Sartorelli leads the class. There will be gentle warm-up exercises, polka and Charleston line dances, hand jive and the Stroll will all be included. New dances will include swing, twist and country western.
For more information on programs, call the COA office at 978-352-5726.
Marble planet pendant program
AMESBURY — Young people in grades 7 to 12 can create marble planet pendants Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. at Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St.
Participants, led by Mandy Roberge, will learn how to make pendants using wire, pliers and vintage marbles. They will also learn to create a beaded necklace on which to hang the pendant, along with other jewelry pieces as time allows.
Registration is required by contacting Margie Walker at 978-388-8148 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The program is funded by Amesbury Youth Funding.
Summer program at Seabrook church
SEABROOK — R4 Summer, a program for children 6 and older, will be offered at Rand Memorial Congregational Church, 134 S. Main St.
The program will be held on Tuesdays — July 16, 23 and 30 and Aug. 6 and 13 — from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Activities include tie dyeing, nature, crafts, cooking, and stories and Bible time.
For more information and to sign up, call Meredith at 978-417-1373, Susie at 617-827-5338 or Deb at 603-474-2988.
Kitty Cafe in Salisbury
SALISBURY — Kitty Cafe will be presented Wednesday, July 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road.
Those who attend will meet kittens that can be adopted from the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society and also Ollivander, while also hearing his story.
There will be light refreshments, and cat care tips and information on adopting and fostering.
Knitters gather in Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — The Council on Aging’s knitting group will meet Tuesday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 25, at 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Community Center, 51 North St.
The group shares skills and patterns while working on individual projects. Some service projects will be planned. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the COA office at 978-352-5726.
Ham, bean supper slated in Seabrook
SEABROOK — A ham and bean supper will be served Saturday, July 13, at Rand Memorial Congregational Church, 134 S. Main St.
The all-you-can-eat supper is from 4.30 to 6 p.m. Cost: adults, $9; children, $5; free for children 5 and under.
The menu also includes hotdogs, brown bread, potato salad, coleslaw and desserts, including hot fudge sundaes.
Elder law help in Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — Elder law attorney Elaine Dalton provides free 15- minute elder law consultations Tuesday, July 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Community Center, 51 North St.
Appointments are required by calling the Georgetown Council on Aging. Assistance available regarding health care proxies, the durable power of attorney and other elder law issues.
Call the COA to schedule an appointment.
Larvicide may be sprayed locally
SALISBURY — The Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District anticipates it may be necessary to conduct a helicopter application of the biological larvicide BTI to control mosquito larvae over coastal salt marshes during daylight hours between Sunday, July 7, and Saturday, July 27.
The salt marshes are in Salisbury, Newburyport, Newbury, Ipswich and Rowley. Residents do not need to take special precautions, according to the district.
BTI, or Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelenisis, is a natural bacterium found in soil and water. It is nontoxic to people, fish, birds, bees and insect species, affecting only mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects. The helicopter will fly low and directly over the salt marsh. BTI’s product name is Vectobac 12AS (EPA Reg. # 73049-38).
For more information, contact district Director Roy Melnick at 978-352-2800.
Blood drives in Seabrook
SEABROOK — Trinity United Church is hosting numerous blood drives this year at the Parish House, 29 Main St.
The blood drives are scheduled for Mondays from 1 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.
Blueberry fest atCider Hill Farm
AMESBURY — Cider Hill Farm celebrates summer with its annual Blueberry Festival on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festival features blueberry picking, live music, lawn games, family-friendly activities, hayrides, blueberry sweets and hard cider tastings.
Admission is $8. Cost includes a 1 quart blueberry-picking container and two picking wristbands. Wristbands are required for hayrides and pick-your-own blueberries.
Drumming at Newbury library
NEWBURY – Kristine Malpica of Imagine Studios will offer a community drumming circle at the Newbury Town Library on the third Tuesday of the month, except in July.
This drum circle is free and open to all.
All are invited to gather and share in the ancient practice of group rhythm making and song. Feel free to bring drums and percussion instruments or play those provided. All ages and experiences are welcome.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 978-834-0367.
Bartlett Museum tours offered
AMESBURY – The Bartlett Museum, 270 Main St., will host tours each Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. for a small fee through Sept. 1.
Special tours by appointment at other times can be arranged by calling 978-388-3089. The 1870 Italianate-style schoolhouse features local history from the carriage industry, old maps and mementos, and a collection of prehistoric and Native American artifacts.
There is also memorabilia from the Colonial, Federal and Victorian periods; a natural history room featuring birds, shells and fossils; and an original schoolroom and carriage shed housing Amesbury-made carriages.
The museum is a nonprofit run by volunteers and funded through membership fees, donations and fundraisers. Membership is open to adults from any community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership form.
Monetary donations are accepted payable to: Bartlett Museum Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 692, Amesbury, MA 01913.
Genealogy Club meets at library
BYFIELD — The Genealogy Club gathers the first Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt St.
The club is open to anyone interested in discovering who they are and from where they came. The club provides ideas, resources and motivation to help uncover the life stories of ancestors.
For more information on library events, go to newburylibrary.org/events.
AMESBURY — Overeaters Anonymous meets each Tuesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Carriage Room of Amesbury Health Center, Highland Street.
Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step support group for people dealing with eating disorders that reflects physical, emotional and spiritual changes in living. There are no fees, scales or diets.
For more information: call 978-388-2552 or go to the Overeaters Anonymous website.
Newbury library items delivered
NEWBURY — The Newbury Council on Aging and Newbury Town Library are delivering library materials, including books and DVDs, to patrons physically unable to visit the library.
Residents may inquire about eligibility and how to apply by calling 978-465-0539.
Items needed for food pantry
WEST NEWBURY — The town food pantry is in need of donations to restock the shelves.
The food pantry seeks donations of small containers of peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit and pasta sauce, and boxes of pasta.
Donations can be dropped off at West Newbury Town Hall, 381 Main St., or the central fire station, 401 Main St.
Book Club to gather
BYFIELD – The Newbury Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m.
The club gathers at the library at 0 Lunt St. No registration and new members welcome.
For more information on library activities: newburylibrary.org/events.
Our Neighbors’ Table, The Market
AMESBURY — Our Neighbors’ Table offers meals, open to everyone, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St., as well as hours for The Market pantry four days each week.
The Market, 194 Main St., is open from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays and Saturdays. Another market is offered Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Community Service of Newburyport/St. Paul’s Annex, 35 Summer St., Newburyport.
The Market is open to residents of Amesbury, Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, South Hampton and West Newbury.
The Merrimac Mobile Food Pantry, for Merrimac residents, visits the Merrimac Senior Center, 100 E. Main St. on the first and third Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Friday knitting sessions offered
BYFIELD — Opportunities to knit will be available from 1 to 2 p.m. on Fridays at Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt St.
Knitters can bring their latest project. All levels welcome. Registration is not required.
Steppe Up In thrift shop
AMESBURY — Steppe Up In thrift shop at Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St., offers used clothing and housewares. Donations are welcome.
The shop is open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, call 978-388-0982.
Tech Help days at library
BYFIELD — Newbury Town Library will offer help with electronic devices and other technology during its Tech Help Wednesdays.
Mike Olson will provide one-on-one assistance every Wednesday from 12 to 2 p.m., including help with word processing and spreadsheets, internet browsing, email, and safely storing documents, photos and music.
No registration is required. The library is at 0 Lunt St.