Democrats meettoday in Newbury

NEWBURY — The Newbury Democratic Town Committee will host a candidates forum and social get-together Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.

This will be a chance for town and city committees to reflect on the year, plan for the future, and for people to meet the Democrats running for Congress in the Sixth District.

For more information, contact info@newburydems.org

Cookbook Club meets Tuesday

SALISBURY — Salisbury Public Library, 17 Elm St., hosts its monthly Family Cookbook Club on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 7 p.m.

This club is recommended for children ages 7 and older along with an adult cooking partner. The club meets once a month with a different cookbook.

Participants can stop by the Children’s Room to browse the cookbook and choose a recipe. Bring the completed dish to the club meeting, where those taking part will dine and discuss their recipes. 

To register, email Joan Cox at jcox@salisburylibrary.org

Yoga class attown library

BYFIELD — “Aging with Ease Yoga” will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt St. 

This introductory class, presented by Chris Howe, will help release, strengthen and stretch the body.   

For more information on library events, go to newburylibrary.org/events

Coats wantedfor 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.

Tech Help daysat 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.

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.

Nonfiction group

gathers Dec. 19 

SALISBURY — The Nonfiction Book Club at Salisbury Public Library, 17 Elm St., meets Thursday, Dec. 19, to discuss “How To Be A Good Creature” by Sy Montgomery.

Copies of the title are available at the circulation desk. New members are welcome.

Amesbury club

meets Mondays

AMESBURY –  Jane Siebecker has taken over as director-manager of the Amesbury Duplicate Bridge Club, which now meets in 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 Amesburydbc.com or call Siebecker at 978-407-8006. 

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.  

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.

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.

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 oanorthshoreintergroup.org

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 coa@wnewbury.org 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 www.newburylibrary.org

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.

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

 

 

 

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