Book Clubto gather
BYFIELD – The Newbury Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month, including Sept. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The club, which gathers at the library at 0 Lunt St., will discuss “The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland” by JIm DeFede. A copy of the book is available at the circulation desk or visit mvlc.overdriven.com to get a copy as an eBook or eAudiobook.
No registration and new members welcome.
For more information on library activities: newburylibrary.org/events.
Bean cook-offin Salisbury
SALISBURY — A cookout and baked bean cook-off will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, at noon at the Salisbury Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road.
People can enter their favorite bean recipe or just taste and vote for their favorite entry. There also will be hamburgers, hotdogs, dessert and chances to win gift cards. Tickets are $6 and available at the senior center.
For more information: 978-462-2412.
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.
GEORGETOWN — Brocklebank Museum, 108 E. Main Street, is open for the season.
The museum presents its new Business and Industries Room, and offers a look at the ice-cutting industry, the trains that ran through Georgetown, and much more.
The Georgetown Historical Society has planted a series of gardens at the museum. There is also a special educational exhibit in the Tavern Room.
The latest acquisition is a rare 42-star American flag that hung on the U.S.S. Kearsarge in 1890. For more information: www.georgetownhistoricalsociety.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
NEWBURY – Kristine Malpica of Imagine Studios will offer a community drumming circle at the Newbury Town Library on the third Tuesday of the month, including Sept. 17, from 7 to 8 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 and experiences are welcome.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-834-0367.
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 – 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.
meets at library
BYFIELD — The Genealogy Club gathers the first Thursday of the month, including Sept. 5, 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.
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 Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.