Civil War group meets tonight

SALISBURY – The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette Road.

The meeting will include a presentation by Harold Shellehamer on Gen. Jubal Early’s march from east of Chambersburg to the Susquehanna River, June 26-30, 1863.

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.

Democrats plan meet and greet

SALISBURY – There will be a meet and greet for Amber Hewitt and Matt Burton, Democratic candidates for the First Essex District in the House of Representatives for the November 2020 election.

The event will take place at Atlantic Breeze Clubhouse,188 Beach Road, on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 8, to nancypeace@comcast.net. The event is sponsored by the Salisbury Democratic Town Committee, Nancy Peace and Monique Greilich.

Newbury GOP will gather

NEWBURY – The Newbury Republican Town Committee will hold its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St., Byfield.

All are welcome.

Blood drives in Seabrook

SEABROOK — Trinity United Church is hosting blood drives Monday, Jan. 13, and Monday, Feb. 10, at the Parish House, 29 Main St.

The blood drives are from 1 to 6 p.m.

Coats wanted 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.

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.

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