Spaghetti supper in Amesbury

AMESBURY — A spaghetti supper will be served Saturday, Feb. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St.

The supper benefits the church’s 1835 meetinghouse. The meal also includes meatballs, garlic bread, salad and ice cream sundaes with homemade brownies. Cost is $8 per person. Takeout available for $9 per person.

Vacation week fun at library 

AMESBURY — Several school vacation week activities will be offered at Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St.

There will be drop-in craft activities all week, allowing children to make fun fake food. That includes felt food and paper bag pizzas.

On Thursday, Feb. 20, people of all ages can drop off a stuffed animal to spend the night at the library. The stuffed animal will enjoy treats and games. When picked up the next day, the animal will have a craft, note for its owner and lots of pictures.

All programs are free thanks to funding from Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. For more information, go to or call 978-388-8148.

Merrimac GOP meets tonight

MERRIMAC — The Merrimac Republican Town Committee will hold a meeting Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Merrimac Council on Aging, 100 E. Main St. 

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Pentucket budget hearing Tuesday

WEST NEWBURY – The Pentucket School Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the fiscal 2021 school budget for Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:15 p.m. 

The hearing will be in the Pentucket Regional High School cafeteria at 24 Main St.

COA offering tax preparers

GEORGETOWN — Three AARP Tax Aide preparers will be available through Thursday, April 9, to help elders and other moderate-income individuals with income tax preparations on Thursdays.

The tax preparers will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Council on Aging office, 1 Library St. 

Information on income tax preparation and the criteria for the Massachusetts Circuit Breaker income tax credit program is available at the COA office.

Appointments for income tax preparation are required. To schedule an appointment, call the COA office at 978-352-5726.

Ham, bean supper served on Feb. 29

MERRIMAC — A ham and bean supper, followed by bingo, will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, at Holy Redeemer Parish, 4 Green St. 

The supper starts at 5 p.m. following the 4 p.m. Mass. Bingo follows at 6:30 p.m. 

The meal includes coleslaw, rolls, and apple crisp. Coffee, tea and water will be served. The cost is $8. Bingo is $1 per card. 

Scholarship for Salisbury seniors 

SALISBURY — The Democratic Town Committee offers its 11th annual College Leadership Scholarship for Salisbury seniors attending Triton Regional High School.

The criteria includes completion of an essay, possibly participating in an interview with the scholarship committee, and a scholarship committee review of the official school transcript.

Applications are available from the high school guidance department. The application, essay and transcript should be submitted to: Salisbury Democratic Town Committee Leadership Scholarship, c/o John Housianitis, Scholarship Committee Chairman, PO Box 5025, Salisbury, MA 01952.

Applications are due by Wednesday April 15. For more information, contact Housianitis at 617-922-6490 or

Credit union offers college scholarships

Students can apply for one of 15 $1,000 college scholarships through Merrimack Valley Credit Union and Bridgewater Credit Union, a division of Merrimack Valley Credit Union.

Students from Amesbury, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Tewksbury and West Newbury are eligible.

Two scholarships will be awarded to credit union members, while the other 13 will be available to high school seniors attending a school within the field of membership.

Applications must be postmarked by Sunday, March 1, and are available for download at

In addition to the application, students must submit a transcript of their grades and letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, Scout leader or religious leader. Students will also be asked to write a 500-word essay finishing the sentence, “If I ran the credit union, I would ... .”

Send the completed application and required materials to: Marketing Department, Merrimack Valley Credit Union, 500 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843.

Tech Help days at town 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.

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.

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.

Group offering scholarship

WEST NEWBURY — The West Newbury Democratic Town Committee seeks applicants for the Kathy Pasquina Civic Engagement Scholarship.

The scholarship awards $1,000 to a graduating senior from West Newbury attending Pentucket Regional High School, Whittier Technical High School or Essex Agricultural and Technical High School.

The recipient must be planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college. The scholarship was established to honor Pasquina’s 35-year commitment to the committee.

Students are encouraged to apply online via a Gmail account at or by emailing the application form, essay, letter of recommendation and transcript to

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15.

For more information, contact Elena Bachrach at or 978-387-0707. 

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:  

Overeaters Anonymous 

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

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 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 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

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.

Amesbury club meets Mondays

AMESBURY – The Amesbury Duplicate Bridge Club now meets at the Main Street Congregational Church parish house, 145 Main St. 

Open stratified games are Monday at 7 p.m. The club welcomes players of all levels and the games are ACBL sanctioned.

Games are played in an accessible first-floor room. Treats provided.

For more information, go to or call 978-407-8006.  

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

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