Caucus canceled by Newbury Democrats

NEWBURY – Newbury Democrats have canceled their caucus scheduled for Saturday, March 14, as well as the rain date of Saturday, March 21.

The caucus was canceled in wake of guidance provided by state officials concerned about the spread of coronavirus.

For more information, visit for updates or contact with questions.

Theater group hosts auditions

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Theatre Workshop is holding auditions for “All Because of Agatha” by Jonathan Troy on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. at Perley School, 51 North St.

Roles are available for six women and four men, and actors will be asked to give cold readings from the script.

The show is a comedy set in Salem, where a slightly destructive witch named Agatha Forbes visits a charming old house each year.

Rehearsals will be Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as some Thursdays, and performances are scheduled for June 6-7 and 12-14.

Anyone who is interested but unable to attend auditions is asked to email

All staff and performers for the nonprofit community theater are volunteers. For more information, visit

Ham, bean supper served in Seabrook

SEABROOK — A ham and bean supper will be served Saturday, March 14, at Rand Memorial Congregational Church, 134 S. Main St.

The 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, salads and desserts, including Indian pudding.

Preschool student screenings offered

AMESBURY — Amesbury Public Schools holds its annual preschool screening Tuesday, April 14, through Thursday, April 16, at Amesbury Elementary School, 20 S. Hampton Road.

The screening is for children born between Sept. 2, 2015, and Sept. 1, 2017. It is separate from the kindergarten screening also held in April.

The preschool screening involves a brief developmental observation of the child and is conducted by the school district’s preschool educators and specialists. Call 978-388-3659 to make an appointment.

A parent informational night regarding the preschool program and screening will be held Wednesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Cashman Elementary School, 193 Lions Mouth Road.

Monthly dinner at Merrimac church

MERRIMAC — A buffet dinner featuring homemade dishes will be served Saturday, March 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St.

The dinner includes salads, desserts, drinks and a variety of choices. Dine in or take out.

Admission is $8, free for children under 5. For more information, call 978-346-8400.

Pet microchip,vaccine clinic

SALISBURY – The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society will hold a free vaccine and microchip clinic Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road. The clinic will offer distemper vaccines, rabies vaccines and microchips. Cats must be in carriers and dogs must be leashed.

No appointment is necessary, but a preregistration form is available online at

Bridge class in Amesbury

AMESBURY — “Learn Bridge in a Day” will be offered Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St. The class, taught by Amesbury Duplicate Bridge Club Director Jane Siebecker, will present the basics of bridge bidding and a chance to play while receiving instruction.

The cost is $25 with coffee and refreshments included. Siebecker will also teach “Bidding in the 21st Century” on Tuesdays starting April 28 during the spring session of Newburyport Adult Education.

For more information:

COA offering tax preparers

GEORGETOWN — Three AARP Tax Aide preparers will be available through Thursday, April 9, to help elders and other moderate-income individuals with income tax preparations on Thursdays.

The tax preparers will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Council on Aging office, 1 Library St.

Information on income tax preparation and the criteria for the Massachusetts Circuit Breaker income tax credit program is available at the COA office. Appointments for income tax preparation are required. To schedule an appointment, call the COA office at 978-352-5726.

Games for seniors slated in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Fun games for seniors will be offered Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Salisbury Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road.

There will be board games, Scrabble and 45s, among others.

Steppe Up In thrift shop

AMESBURY — Steppe Up In thrift shop at Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St., offers good quality used clothing and housewares.

The shop is open Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds support social justice efforts in the community and surrounding area.

Donations are welcome.

For more information, call 978-388-0982.

Group offering scholarship

WEST NEWBURY — The West Newbury Democratic Town Committee seeks applicants for the Kathy Pasquina Civic Engagement Scholarship.

The scholarship awards $1,000 to a graduating senior from West Newbury attending Pentucket Regional High School, Whittier Technical High School or Essex Agricultural and Technical High School.

The recipient must be planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college. The scholarship was established to honor Pasquina’s 35-year commitment to the committee.

Students are encouraged to apply online via a Gmail account at or by emailing the application form, essay, letter of recommendation and transcript to

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15.

For more information, contact Elena Bachrach at or 978-387-0707.

Scholarship for Salisbury seniors

SALISBURY — The Democratic Town Committee offers its 11th annual College Leadership Scholarship for Salisbury seniors attending Triton Regional High School.

The criteria includes completion of an essay, possibly participating in an interview with the scholarship committee, and a scholarship committee review of the official school transcript.

Applications are available from the high school guidance department. The application, essay and transcript should be submitted to: Salisbury Democratic Town Committee Leadership Scholarship, c/o John Housianitis, Scholarship Committee Chairman, PO Box 5025, Salisbury, MA 01952.

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 15. For more information, contact Housianitis at 617-922-6490 or

Tech Help days at town 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.

Walking group for seniors

SALISBURY — A walking group for seniors is offered Thursdays at 10 a.m. for a walk on an indoor track.

For more information, call the Salisbury Hilton Senior Center at 978-462-2412.

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:

Overeaters Anonymous

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

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.

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