Civil War group meets

SALISBURY — The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack gathers Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette Road.

The meeting includes a presentation, “John Stevenson — The Paymaster,” by Chuck Veit. 

Admission is free and anyone with an interest in the Civil War is invited to attend.

For more information, visit www.cwrtmerrimack.org or call Gail Stuart at 978-376-6509.

Antique appraisals at Rowley library 

ROWLEY — The Rowley Historical Society will host Antiques Appraisal Night on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The guest appraiser is Robert Cianfrocca, owner of Salt Marsh Antiques. The suggested donation is $5 per item.

Holiday fair in Merrimac

MERRIMAC — A holiday fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St.

The fair will feature handmade holiday items, children’s crafts, quilted items, jewelry, holiday decor, a cookie walk, country store, silent auction and luncheon.

A continental breakfast of scones and muffins will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. A full lunch menu will be served at 11 a.m. Free coffee available to veterans.

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.  

Coats needed 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. 

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

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.

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.

West Newbury sends water bills

WEST NEWBURY – The semiannual bills were sent by the town Water Department on Wednesday, Oct. 2, and are due Monday, Dec. 2. 

Anyone who does not receive a bill should contact the department at 978-363-1100, ext.127. Water payments are collected in the Finance Department in the 1910 Town Office Building.

Payments can also be mailed to the Water Department or placed in the payment dropbox in the Town Offices lobby. Department hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Blood drive in Seabrook 

SEABROOK — Trinity United Church is hosting a blood drive at the Parish House, 29 Main St.

The blood drive is Monday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Town photo now for sale 

WEST NEWBURY — Copies of the town photo taken during Bicentennial Week in July are now available for purchase.

A 9-inch-by-20-inch print costs $60; or $100 for a 14-inch-by-32-inch print. Contact Chiller Photography at chillphoto2000@yahoo.com or stop by the shop in the town square.

The bicentennial committee arranged for RFR Framing, located next door to Chiller Photography at 290 Main St, to provide a discount on framing. 

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.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous 

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 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 coa@wnewbury.org 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, including Nov. 20, 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.

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