Quilting group for seniors
GEORGETOWN — Instructor Terry Palardy leads a beginners quilting group, Quilting 101, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, and Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center.
Participants will learn how to use a sewing machine with comfort, cut fabric, and machine-quilt sandwiched layers. All materials will be provided. Call the Georgetown Council on Aging to register.
For more information on programs, call the COA office at 978-352-5726.
‘Spiritual Direction’ workshop Jan. 19
NEWBURY — A group “Spiritual Direction” workshop will be offered Sunday, Jan. 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Roots to Wings Yoga and Healing, 76 Newburyport Turnpike.
The Rev. Joel Grossman, an interfaith minister and spiritual services director of constellation hospice in Newburyport, is offering the workshop.
“Spiritual Direction” is a way of receiving guidance to address areas of personal interest. Participants will reflect on what guidance they wish to receive and then enter a time of quiet reflection open to inspiration.
The workshop is part of the “Light Up Your Spiritual Life” workshop series sponsored by the Spiritual Breakfast Club, https://www.spirituallifesupport.com.
Other workshops include “Planning for a Good Death” with end-of-life doula Janet Prescott on May 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. and “Finding Your Spiritual Self Through Art” with artist Johanna Robertson on June 6. Both workshops will be at the Hospice Help Foundation, 155 Fleet St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Each workshop is $20 or $50 for all three. To register, send a check made out to Spiritual Breakfast Club to Joel Grossman, 90 Maple Street, West Newbury, MA, 01985. For more information, contact Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-904-1086.
Hall of Honor nominations
AMESBURY — Nominations for Amesbury Educational Foundation’s Hall of Honor are being accepted until Friday, Feb. 7.
Application forms and instructions are available at aefionline.com. Former students or educators, or a community Friend of Education can be nominated and then honored Friday, May 8.
Classes offered for older students
HAVERHILL — The College of Older Learners at Northern Essex Community College hosts a showcase of upcoming winter and spring classes Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 103B of the Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliot St.
Prospective students can meet the instructors and learn about their classes. They can also register for classes.
There are no entrance requirements, tests or term papers for these classes. Fees are nominal and parking is free.
For more information and a list of classes offered, go to the NECC website at https://www.necc.mass.edu/engage/community-educational-programs/college-older-learners/.
Blood drives in Seabrook
SEABROOK — Trinity United Church is hosting blood drives Monday, Jan. 13, and Monday, Feb. 10, at the Parish House, 29 Main St.
The blood drives are from 1 to 6 p.m.
Coats wanted for annual drive
AMESBURY — The Amesbury Lions Club seeks coats for Anton’s Cleaners’ Coats for Kids winter coat collection drive.
The Lions are collecting gently used winter coats of all sizes (infants to adults) through Jan. 10. Coats may be dropped off in the receptacle in the main foyer at Amesbury City Hall, 62 Friend St.
The coats will be delivered to Anton’s Cleaners to be cleaned and distributed through the Coats for Kids Distribution Partners network, which includes organizations such as Massachusetts Community Action Program, Salvation Army, Women’s Lunch Place, DCF and Catholic Charities.
Info nights at Triton schools
BYFIELD — The Triton Regional School District has scheduled preschool and kindergarten information nights at local schools.
Preschool information nights: Thursday, Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m. at Salisbury Elementary School; Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m. at Pine Grove Elementary School, Rowley; Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. at Newbury Elementary School.
Kindergarten information nights: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6 to 7 p.m. at Pine Grove Elementary School; Thursday, Jan. 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Salisbury Elementary School; Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Newbury Elementary School.
For more information: Newbury Elementary School, 978-465-5353; Pine Grove Elementary School, 978-948-2520; Salisbury Elementary School, 978-463-5852.
More information on the district: www.tritonschools.org.
Amesbury club meets Mondays
AMESBURY – The Amesbury Duplicate Bridge Club now meets at the Main Street Congregational Church parish house, 145 Main St.
Open stratified games are Monday at 7 p.m. The club welcomes players of all levels and the games are ACBL sanctioned.
Games are played in an accessible first-floor room. Treats provided.
For more information, go to Amesburydbc.com or call Siebecker at 978-407-8006.
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.
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.
Reiki, meditation at Groveland COA
GROVELAND — Reiki and meditation is offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Council on Aging, 183 Main St.
The class is led by Sue Cullen. Cost is $5. Council on Aging programs are not limited to Groveland residents.
For more information, call Nisha at 978-372-1101.
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.
AMESBURY — Overeaters Anonymous meets each Tuesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at Amesbury Health Center, 24 Morrill Place.
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: 978-387-8188 or oanorthshoreintergroup.org.
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 needs donations.
Residents who can are asked to consider donating some of the following most-needed items to help alleviate hunger and other needs in the community: paper products such as paper towels, tissues and plates; snacks such as cookies, chips, granola bars and crackers; pasta sauce; jelly and jam; Pull-ups (size 2t-3t-4t); and bladder control pads.
Anyone who can help should contact Council on Aging Director Theresa Woodbury at email@example.com or 978-363-1104.
Drumming at Newbury library
BYFIELD – Kristine Malpica of Imagine Studios offers a community drumming circle at the Newbury Town Library on the third Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m.
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 welcome and no experience needed.
Contact the library to register at www.newburylibrary.org.
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.
Mapping tool now available
NEWBURY — Residents can now view, print and select information from the Board of Assessors, Conservation Commission, Inspectional Services Department, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.
This can done through The Interactive Mapping Tool (MIMAP 2.0) Tool — an online geographic information system view of Newbury’s data and maps.
To learn more about using this tool, see the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission’s interactive mapping tool tutorial on YouTube.
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.