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.
Toys needed in West Newbury
WEST NEWBURY — The Police Department’s annual Toys for Tots collection is underway through Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Residents are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys in the police station lobby to help bring cheer to children in need this holiday season.
The organization will pick up the toys from collection areas from Sunday, Dec. 1, to Dec. 10.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.