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The North Shore’s Largest Independent Community Newspaper Page 4 October 25 - November 1, 2017 The Town Common Newburyport Memorial Art, Co. Consigli Stone Creations Memorials in granite, marble and bronze Cemetery Lettering . Monumental Cleaning Granite Countertops . Signs . Mailbox Posts . Steps The Town Common Peter Consigli, Owner 96 Newburyport Tpke (Rte 1) Newbury 978-465-7772 Teeth Whitening, New Patient Special! Come in for your new patient exam and x-rays and receive free in-office bleaching ($100 value)* Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted! 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, OCTOBER 25th WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING These very popular programs provide an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most productive birding areas in the country. 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HAM & BEAN SUPPER The Rowley Grange will serve a Ham and Beans Supper on Wednesday, October 25th, beginning at 5 p.m., on Central St. It’s all you can eat and takeouts are available. For reservations, call Mary at 978-948-2635 or the e Town Common Across from Agawam Diner Please Call Contact your Advertising Consultant today! P: 978-948-8696 at TD Bank Plaza • F: 978-948-2564 • MOTORCYCLES • BOATS • PWC hall at 978-948-7288. upcoming • REPAIRS dinner includes a chowder supper • MAINTENANCE on November 29th. • INSPECTIONS See us on For almost 95 years, Arthur S. Page Insurance has provided residents of the Newburyport area with protection and peace of mind through insurance coverage on homes, motor vehicles and businesses. 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Son Rivers has been enjoying poetry since he was a very young Greg Perry. Besides reading and writing it, he has work-shopped and taught it, read it at open mics, often as a featured reader, published it in journals and books, and won some awards for it. He has transcreated the works of others such as Cold Mountain, Lal Ded, the Kena Rishi, and Lao Tzu. He has even edited the two million words of Thoreau’s Journals into a transcendental daybook. Nonduality has his attention these days and his recent poems reflect COMMUNITY FORUM The Amesbury Carriage Museum will host a community forum on Thursday, October 26 at the the topic. Most importantly, he has Amesbury Senior Community been enjoying long trips to Virginia lately, visiting his lovely eightmonth Center, located at 68 Elm Street. This is a free event – all are welcome old granddaughter. He will to attend. Doors will open at read from his new collection,‘Rivers in Wonderland’, which is dedicated his granddaughter. The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic. Each month there is a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Lainie Senechal, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event. 149 Main St., Amesbury. Free and open 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00 pm. The forum is being offered to provide information to the community about museum plans, to answer questions about the organization, and to learn from the audience about their interests in the museum. This is sure to be a lively conversation. The Amesbury Carriage Museum was established in to the public. For information: 1985, and for many years operated or as an all-volunteer organization. In 2016, after a major planning process, John Mayer was hired as THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th the executive director and asked to lead the process of developing a community history museum. During that period, there has been much accomplishment. The organization refined its’ mission – “to champion the history of Amesbury’s industry and people”, presented exciting programs including walking tours, lectures and special events, and has worked behind the scenes on school curricula and guides to historical GOTHIC VICTORIAN TALES BY CANDLELIGHT Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions will present “Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight” at the October Meeting of the Whittier Home on October 26th from 4:00 to 6:00pm. This theatrical presentation will feature stories about Curses, Death and Immortality from the 19th century New England writer, Sarah Orne Jewett. A native of South Berwick Maine, her stories mirror the everyday lives of New Englanders; often reflecting the mysterious and supernatural. John Greenleaf Whittier and Sarah Orne Jewett shared a warm friendship through extensive correspondence, and had mutual admiration for each other’s work. For Whittier, Sarah Jewett became the “daughter” he had never had; for Miss Jewett, Whittier took the place of the father she lost all too early. This program is funded by a grant from the Amesbury Cultural Council. Rita Parisi has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years in the New England area. Seasonal refreshments will be provided. The cost is $10 per person. For more information and reservations, please call the Whittier Home at 978-388-1337. Or visit our website at www.whittierhome. org BOOK CLUB NTL Book Club is currently reading A Dictionary of Mutual understanding by Jackie Copleton. The Newbury Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:00. New members are always welcome! October 26th at th Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, resources in Amesbury. There is much more to accomplish – not least is the challenge of developing a location. With the city’s 350th anniversary planned for 2018 – it is a great opportunity to strengthen the role of the museum as a resource in the community. For more information contact John Mayer, Executive Director, Amesbury Carriage Museum by calling (978) 834-5058 or via email at jmayer@ LAMA DECHI Thursday October 26, 6:30 – 8PM, unitarian universalist Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport (Entrance: lower level by parking lot) by donation. 6:30 - 7...Guided Meditation...Lama Dechi will lead us. 7-7:30...The Path of Buddhadharma...Lama Dechi teaching. 7:30 - 8...Questions/ Answers focused on Practical Considerations on one’s Path. Lama Dechi has been ordained in the Kagyu tradition for 35 years. She has completed the traditional Three year Retreat and has subsequently received extensive scholastic training, and has been teaching meditation for many years. She enjoys meeting people and sharing the traditional Buddhadharma with openness and humor. This event is being hosted by the Buddhist Study and Meditation Group of Newburyport. Gatherings are every second and fourth Thursdays…year

October 25 - November 1, 2017 Page round. Always welcoming to all. For you receive a confirmation call from Elephant and Jewelry tables in the more information: David at 978- a Antique refuge staff member. Please call church’s Wednesday Carvell Hall. The church 358-7426. Also on MeetUp. (978) 465-5753 to register for this also sells tickets for generously program. Preregistration required. donated raffle prizes, as well as FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th For directions to the refuge, click delicious homemade baked goods. Antique Wednesday on this link: Donuts and coffee are available refuge/Great_Bay/visit/plan_your_ for purchase in the morning and visit.html hot dogs and chowder for lunch GREAT BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR! Held on Friday, 10/27 – 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 signup. 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 YOUTH EXCURSIONS: NIGHT HIKE AT MAUDSLAY STATE PARK AND S’MORE ROAST Join Kirsten Lindquist on a nocturnal hike through Maudslay State Park as “All Hallow’s Eve” approaches on this kids-only adventure! We’ll peek at the stars, learn about nocturnal animal adaptations, and see what kind of wildlife we can uncover. We’ll cap off the evening with s’mores roasted over the firepit at Joppa Flats Education Center. Fri, Oct 27, 2017 Imagine Your Child Making Friends, Having Fun, Loving & Learning Dance Conveniently Located 77 Turnpike Road Route 1 Ipswich 978.356.6060 The Town Common The North Shore’s Largest Independent Community Newspaper Oct 4 th & Nov 1 st at mid-day for busy customers and workers. Donated items for the church’s White Elephant table will be accepted beginning October 24. Proceeds of the Flea Market benefit the church’s ministries and missions. 8am - 9am $5 Early Buying fee 9am - 1pm FREE ADMISSION at the Dover Elks Hall, 282 Durham Rd., Rte. 108, Dover, NH Exit 7 off Rte. 16, 1.7 miles south on Rte. 108 on the left Nov 1 st & Dec 6 th 8am - 9am $5 Early Buying fee 9am - 1pm FREE ADMISSION at the Dover Elks Hall, 282 Durham Rd., Rte. 108, Dover, NH Exit 7 off Rte. 16, 1.7 miles south on Rte. 108 on the left For More Information Call Rachel Gurley 207-396-4255 or email For More Information Call Rachel CRAFT Gurley FAIR 207-396-4255 Merrimac Senior Center, 100 or email Main St., Merrimac, MA will hold annual Craft Fair on Sat., Oct. 28, from 8:30 - 2:30. Off street parking. Antique Free Wednesday admission. Free raffle. Locally Seasoned Antique & Wednesday made, hand crafted items for sale, Kiln Dried 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm. 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