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Page October 11 - 17, 2017 Rocco’s BaRBeRshop The Town Common WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th Friendly & Experienced Staff & Family Atmosphere “Come in for a haircut and let us be your barber!” (978)948-2555 The North Shore’s OLD Largest FASHIONED Independent Experienced Community Newspaper These very popular programs ages 7-11. Wed, Oct 11, 2017 4:00 Community Calendar Continues . . . BARBERSHOP EXPERIENCE! See us on Across from Agawam Diner at TD Bank Plaza Newburyport Memorial Art, Co. Consigli Stone Creations Memorials in granite, marble and bronze Cemetery Lettering . Monumental Cleaning Granite Countertops . Signs . Mailbox Posts . Steps Peter Consigli, Owner 96 Newburyport Tpke (Rte 1) Newbury 978-465-7772 HELP WANTED: Barber Wanted Please Call Senior Moments Community Calendar To place an non-profit organization’s event in the Community Calendar for FREE, call 978-948-8696 or e-mail: Classified Ads WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING provide an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most productive birding areas in the country. To date, we have seen over 320 species of birds on these Wednesday field trips. Wed, Oct 11, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. $17. No preregistration required. Mass Audubon members receive discounts on programs. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at joppaflatsprograms. WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK TALK Sales Going On Now! Come hear about some of the library’s newest books with library Save Up To 50%! staff and share your favorite recent reads, and hope-to-reads over a cup of coffee. If you’re a book lover you probably enjoy hearing what others have enjoyed and sharing your favorite authors and titles as well. There is no required reading. Feel free to just come and listen and enjoy a cup of coffee. October 11th from 10:30- 978-948-8696 • • 11:30am, Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt St, Byfield, WRITE YOUR OWN STORY Grab your pen and notebook!! Wednesday, October 11th, Noon – 1pm. Join the Salisbury COA and Henry Quinlan as he focuses on the steps it takes to create an autobiography, a novel or memoir. This presentation includes how to organize and start the process; what are the important features of an autobiography or novel; how to handle painful memories; what photos to include to enhance the autobiography; how to let photos and keepsakes trigger memories; how to engage children in the process and how to let your memories flow. Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Henry has been publishing since 1986. Call and sign up today as space is limited 978-462-2412 AFTER SCHOOL AT JOPPA: FEEDING TIME AT THE TOUCH TANK Come to Joppa Flats after school, and join Lisa Hutchings and her animal husbandry team for a fascinating look at feeding time for the marine life in our 110-gallon touch tank. With the help of Joppa’s digital hand-held microscope, you’ll see sand dollars channeling food into their mouths and green sea urchins wiggling tube feet and spines. You’ll help us identify, sort, and feed a wide variety of crabs and mollusks. Watch our horseshoe crab devour sea worms and hermit crabs “beg” for supper. As a special treat, we’ll show you our newest inhabitants, 8-inch-wide sea stars and a young lobster! Children, pm - 5:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: $14. Preregistration required. Mass Audubon members receive discounts on programs. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www. ROUNDTABLE The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack will meet at 7:30 PM on Wednesday October 11th at the East Parish Methodist Church, Salisbury Square (route 1), Salisbury, MA. Dr. Mike McCarthy will speak on “Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks April 1, 1865 and the Controversy that Brought Down a General.” Admission is free and anyone with an interest in America’s Civil War is invited to attend. For more information visit our web page or call Tom at (978) 462-8518. BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library will hold its Fall 2017 Book Sale Wednesday October 11th through Saturday October 14th. The sale will include gently used books for adults, teens and children, as well as audio books, DVDs and puzzles. Proceeds benefit the GAR Memorial Library which sponsors numerous library programs, including museum passes. The sale will take place at the Old Town Hall on Main Street across from the library. Book sale hours are: Friends of the Library Members only: Wednesday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Preview for Members (Not yet a member? You can join at the door.) General Public: Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. (On Saturday fill a bag with book for only $5.) Please support this important Fundraiser, and find that special something to bring home. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION: HIKING THE BAY CIRCUIT TRAIL The Bay Circuit is a permanent recreation trail and greenway extending through 37 towns in Eastern Massachusetts, linking parks and open spaces in fifty-seven Boston area communities, from Newburyport to Duxbury and Kingston. The Bay Circuit Trail & Greenway is grassroots and exists because of volunteer efforts and there are various one-time and ongoing ways to get involved. From music to day-hikes to family-friendly events, there’s are so many great activities to explore on the Bay Circuit Trail. There will be music, video, and information about a trail that’s in your own backyard, as well as time for questions. Please register online to save your spot. October 12th from 10:30-11:30am Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt St, Byfield, Come to the NTL for a multimedia presentation on The Bay Circuit Trail on Thursday, October 12th at 6:30pm! BOOK SALE See Wednesday, October 11th. BLOOD DRIVE Ipswich Community Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Our Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich, Thursday Oct 12, 2-7pm. AUTHENTIC COMPASSION IN TIMES OF UNREST It seems to be a difficult time for many of us. Each week there is a new mass shooting, bombing, or political drama to confront. Violence, war, racism, poverty, hate, and environmental concerns have left many of us fatigued, fearful, and struggling not to blame judge or shutdown. Moreover, the struggle to relate to and make sense of the violence we experience each day has left many of us disembodied and traumatized. We are searching for solutions and want to actively work to be change makers in our communities but we are feeling shutdown and afraid. Compassion lies at the heart of our effectiveness as change makers but how can we define compassion for ourselves? What are practices and strategies from Buddhadharma we can summon to aid us in facing the violence we see in ourselves and others? How can Dharma inform our spiritual warriorship? How can it inform our allyship? If are overwhelmed by the challenge of living your practice boldly and out loud right now, then join us for this teaching. Lama Rod Owens, Thursday October 12, 6:30 – 8PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, (Entrance: lower level by parking lot) by donation. Lama Rod Owens is an activist, poet, and authorized Lama in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the Guiding Teacher for the Radical Dharma Boston Collective, a teacher at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), a contributing teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship and a visiting teacher at the Brooklyn Zen Center. He completed his graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School and is the co-author of Radical Dharma. He focuses his work on the intersection of social change, identity and spiritual This event is being hosted by the Buddhist Study and Meditation Group of

October 11 - 17, 2017 Page Newburyport. Gatherings are every second and fourth Thursdays…year round. Always welcoming to all. For more information: David at 978-358- 7426. Also on MeetUp. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th BOOK SALE See Wednesday, October 11th. GREAT BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR! Held on the following days: Friday, 10/13; & Friday, 10/27 – all from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm - Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, located in Newington, NH. Participants will have an opportunity to visit areas of the refuge that are not normally open to the public. See a diversity of wildlife habitats while learning how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is managing this very special landscape for conservation. Consider bringing along binoculars and a camera. The tour is limited to 14 participants; no more than 4 individuals per sign-up. This is a vehicle-based tour, with limited stops on the refuge. This guided program is most appropriate for older teens. and adults. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the Parker River NWR visitor center in Newburyport no later than 9:00 am OR in the Great Bay NWR parking lot in Newington, NH no later than 9:45 am. (Indicate location you prefer at time of registration.) Be advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation. *Please note: Those who call and leave messages after hours, your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation call from a refuge staff member. Please call (978) 465-5753 to register for this program. Preregistration required. For directions to the refuge, click on this link: Great_Bay/visit/plan_your_visit.html FULL MOON SEA SHANTY SING-A-LONG Join us on our deck in the salt marsh at Rowley’s Rough Meadows for a singa-long of sea shanties and maritime poetry, and learn how music was used to entertain, focus on work, and tell stories of nautical life. Bring your blanket and dinner and plan to stay for a picnic under the rising full moon. Instruments and shanty singers are welcome. Fri, Oct 13, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Meet at Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Rowley. Cost: adult, $9/child, $8. Preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon. org/joppaflatsprograms. SILENT MEDITATION HIKE Friday, October 13 | 7-9PM - Take a few hours out of your busy life to commune with nature and re-center yourself -- and join us for an evening of Mindfulness and Meditation on Crane Beach! The evening will begin with a brief introduction to Mindfulness with some deep breathing Imagine Your Child Making Friends, Having Fun, Loving & Learning Dance Conveniently Located 77 Turnpike Road Route 1 Ipswich 978.356.6060 and stretching exercises, followed by a walk through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge. The hike itself will be silent, so that you can get the most of your mindfulness experience. The hush and calm of the evening, and the beauty of the dunes in the darkness will rejuvenate your soul. At the end of the hike, we will relax by the ocean’s edge for a 20-minute meditation on the beach. Suggested ages 13 and older. Preregistration required. Member: $12 Nonmember: $20 www.thetrustees. org/craneoutdooradventures Contact info: Dorothy Antczak, dantczak@, 978.356.4351 ext 4052 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th PLUM ISLAND SUNRISE PHOTO SHOOT Saturday, October 14th @ 6:15 am - With the shorter days of autumn, it becomes a lot easier to get up “early” in order to photograph a Plum Island sunrise from the refuge beach! Join Ranger Poole and other members of the refuge’s Photographic Society for this first-of-the-season organized effort to capture unique and compelling sunrise images. We’ll meet on the deck of the visitor contact station at parking lot 1 (on the refuge). Note: In the event that the weather forecast looks particularly “unsupportive,” cancellation will be communicated through the refuge’s Facebook page no later than 10:00 pm on Friday, October 13th. Preregistration is Continued on page 8 THE FAMILY DENTISTS R O W L E Y D E N TA L F A M I L Y C E N T E R • Complete Family Care • Four Hygienists on staff • Preventive sealants, fluoride • Cosmetic tooth repairs • FREE Consultations • New Patients Always Welcome DOUGLAS SHEALY, D.D.S. and RicHARD SELtEnRicH, D.M.D. DENTISTRY FOR ALL AGES Route 133, Rowley 978-948-2333 Advertise in The Town Common “I love that paper!” heard all around town. Greg Der Bogosian is your Accepting Advertising Fall Registration Consultant All Ages & Levels Welcome 77 Wethersfield St. Ballet Rowley, * Tap * Jazz MA * Hip 01969 Hop * Pointe Lyrical * Contemporary * Technique Telephone: 978-948-8696 Acro * All Boy Classes Fax: 978-948-2564 New Classes Mommy & Me (ages 1+) Mini Movers (ages 3+) Theatre Program (ages 4+) Triple Threat (ages 10+)