Jam session in Amesbury
AMESBURY — A jam session will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St.
Musicians and the general public are invited to attend. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated.
For more information, contact Carol Finn at 978-388-6591.
Event benefits Buddy Walk
GEORGETOWN – Café Sarina, 269A Central St., will have a grand opening fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 3, to benefit the Buddy Walk, a Down Syndrome support organization.
The event, from noon to 5 p.m., will feature the Red Sox World Series trophy, which will be there for visitors who want to pose for photos.
Vendors wanted for church benefit
SEABROOK — Vendors are needed for a benefit flea market Saturday, Aug. 17, to fund repairs to the Trinity United Church steeple.
The flea market will be in the parish hall. To reserve a space inside or on the lawn, call 978-994-0734.
Amesbury High class reunion
AMESBURY — The Amesbury High School Class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion Saturday, Sept. 14, at Amesbury Golf and Country Club, 3 Country Club Road.
Payments of $55 per person can be sent to Patti Mooers, 1 Jacqueline Drive, Amesbury MA, 01913. For more information, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eat pancakes at Merrimac church
MERRIMAC — A pancake breakfast will be served Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St.
The breakfast includes choice of buttermilk, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee, tea and milk. Cost is $7 for adults; add eggs, $8; children, $4; families, $20 maximum. Takeout is available.
For more information, call 978-346-8400.
Civil War group meets
SALISBURY — The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack meets Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette Road.
Tom DiGiuseppe will lead a discussion, “The Red River Campaign.” Admission is free and anyone with an interest in the Civil War is invited to attend.
For more information: www.cwrtmerrimack.org or call Gail Stuart at 978-376-6509.
Bake sale set for Aug. 10
MERRIMAC — The Friends of the Merrimac Senior Center hosts its Gateway to Merrimac bake sale at the center Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be free coffee and tea at the center, 100 E. Main St.
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 email@example.com. The program is funded by Amesbury Youth Funding.
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.
Balance workshop set for Aug. 13
SALISBURY — Certified yoga instructor Jennifer Freeman leads a balance workshop Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road.
Participants will learn how to reduce the fear of falling and increase their activity level. This session introduces steps to reduce falls, increase flexibility, and improve health, well-being and balance.
The warm-up will be followed by strength and balance exercises, ending with a cool-down stretch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.