Blood drivesin 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 June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. 

Civil War group

gathers June 12

SALISBURY — The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack meets Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette Road. 

Joseph Dipoli, a Salem State University visiting lecturer and president of the Old Colony Civil War Roundtable, presents “The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Morris Island.”

Admission is free and anyone with an interest in the Civil War is invited to attend. For more information, go to or call Gail at 978-376-6509.

Chamber event

honors many

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce holds its annual recognition awards ceremony and dinner Thursday, June 13, at the Blue Ocean Event Center, 4 Ocean Front N.

The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the guest speaker is Salvatore DeFranco, a former U.S. Navy Seal and owner of Battle Grounds Coffee.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduates and members of the community will be recognized for their leadership, business and community service. The event is sponsored by Institution for Savings, Nancy’s Marshview and Joe’s Playland.

Community drumming planned at Newbury Library

NEWBURY  – Kristine Malpica of Imagine Studios will hold a new community drumming circle at the Newbury Library on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. and third Tuesdays (except 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 or 978-834-0367.

All are also invited to African Drum Classes with master Senegalese drummer Mamadou Diop from 6 to 7 p.m.  Sundays, at the Dance Place in the Tannery on Water Street in Newburyport.

These classes offer song and traditional African rhythms in a joyful, supportive learning community on a drop in basis. Fee is $15 per class. 


Chair fundraiserbenefits library

MERRIMAC – Thirty wooden children’s library chairs are available at Merrimac Public Library, 86 W. Main St., to be transformed into works of art by book lovers of all ages.

The library welcomes individuals, families, social groups and organizations to join in this unusual fundraising event. Pick up the chair at the circulation desk and then go home and paint, decoupage or stencil it with a children’s theme.

Decorated chairs need to be returned to the library by Tuesday, June 18, and will be on display for viewing and silent bidding from Monday, July 1, through Thursday, Aug. 8, when the highest bidders will be announced at a reception with live music and refreshments. 

All money raised will go to the Friends of the Library.


Meditation classes

at Salisbury library

SALISBURY — Catherine Russell leads “Mindfulness in the Morning” classes on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Salisbury Public Library, 17 Elm St.

Russell will help participants discover inner calm, relaxation and clarity through mindful meditation and expressive journaling. 

Participants should bring a notepad or journal and colored pencils or markers. Registration not required.

For more information on library programs, go to    





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:

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.

Newbury Democrats

to caucus June 15

BYFIELD — Newbury Democrats will hold a caucus Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at Newbury Public Library, 0 Lunt St.

 Four delegates and four alternates will be elected to attend the state Democratic convention Saturday, Sept. 14, at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The convention is an opportunity to talk about how to make progress on issues such as climate change, health care, education, immigration and civil rights.

A Newbury resident may register as a Democrat any time prior to the caucus. Anyone who is at least 16 years old as of May 11 or is preregistered to vote is eligible to be elected as a delegate, which are divided equally between men and women. A ballots will be written and secret. 

Youths, minorities and people with disabilities not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be “add-on” delegates, either at the caucus or online at


For more information about the caucus or the Newbury Democratic Town Committee, contact