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Senior Moments Page February 28 - March 6, 2018 Antique Wednesday Mar 7 th & Apr 4 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 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, FEBRUARY 28th WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING These very popular programs 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, Feb 28, 2018 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Fee: members, $14; nonmembers, $17. No preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462- 9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at joppaflatsprograms. e Town Common For More Information Call Rachel Gurley 207-396-4255 or email e Town Common Chocolate Fest Sunday, March 11th from 2 - 4 PM YOGA FOR KIDS Preschoolers are welcome to join in Trinity Episcopal Church a free yoga class specifically designed for little people. The focus will be on 124 River Road, Topsfield traditional yoga poses and exercises Join us for delicious chocolate in many forms: that imitate the movements and sounds of animals and birds. No chocolate cookies and cakes, a chocolate sign up is required, but space may be fountain, candies and fudge and much more. limited. Sponsored by the Friends of Chocolate tasting menu $10 for adults, the Salisbury Library. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, $3 for Seniors and children 12 & under but adult participation is optional. Call 978-887-5570 for more information Wednesdays 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Joan Cox, 978.465.5071 x 106, jcox@ e Town Common TECH HELP WEDNESDAYS Site Work Confused by that device that was supposed to change your life? excavation contractorS Need help with word processing & Septic tankS & spreadsheets, internet browsing, and SyStem contractorS email? Not sure how to safely store container Service your documents, photos and music? Bring your questions and device for one on one assistance from Mike Olson every Wednesday from 12-2pm at the NTL. No registration required. 0 Lunt St, Byfield, Greg Der Bogosian For almost 95 years, Arthur S. Page Insurance has provided residents of the Newburyport area with protection and peace is your Advertising Consultant of mind through insurance coverage on homes, motor vehicles and businesses. 77 Contact Wethersfield us for any of your insurance St. needs: Auto Business Rowley, Home MA Boat 01969 Condo ATV/RV Telephone: Renters 978-948-8696 Flood Fax: 978-948-2564 Umbrella Contact your Advertising Consultant today! AUTO | HOME | BUSINESS P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 57 State Street | Newburyport, MA 01950 T 978.465.5301 | F 978.462.0890 Community Calendar Continues . . . BREAD BAKE-OFF - ALONG WITH TALKING BOOK PRESENTATION Wednesday, February 28th @ Noon, Enter with your favorite bread recipe. Whether it is a savory bread full of meat, cheese, herbs, or sweet dessert type bread. Pick up your entry form at the Salisbury Senior Center. As in previous contests, you only need to list the main ingredients. Come and join in the fun - even if you are not entering the contest and enjoy sampling different types of bread. Breads will be judged during the Talking Book Presentation which is starting at noon. Join Gayle Yarnall, as she demonstrates the free, easy to use Talking Book services. Talking Books provide an enjoyable listening experience for all. For more information on both events please call the Salisbury Senior Center at 978-462-2412. YOGA The Rowley Public Library is offering a new adult yoga class for the new year, with Elissa Shoreman, founder and owner of the Buddhaful Souls Yoga org - If you’ve done some family Studio. Class meets every Wednesday research but didn’t get very far, or if evening from 5:30 to 7 pm. No you’re just wondering how to begin registration required, all fitness levels looking for your ancestors, come to are welcome. Bring a mat if you have Genealogy Club! You will receive one and wear comfortable clothes. ideas, resources and motivation to help Other props such as belts, bolsters, and you uncover the life stories of your blocks are also welcome. Fee is $12 per ancestors. The Genealogy Club meets class or $10 for members of the Friends on the first Thursday of the month and of the Rowley Library, and all proceeds is open to anyone with an interest in benefit the Friends. If wellness or discovering who you are and where mindfulness are among your goals for you came from. Register online today 2018 join us and give yoga a try! A and bring your family history to life! regular practice will improve balance, strength, and flexibility. The Rowley BOOK CLUB Library is located at 141 Main St. Call March 1st from 6:00-7:00pm - 978-948-2850 for more information. Newbury Town Library , 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922 - newburylibrary. org - Join us on Feb. 1st from 6-7pm for our monthly book group. We are reading ‘Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows’ by Balli Kaur Jaswal. No registration required. AMESBURY MASS. MEMORIES ROAD SHOW INFORMATIONAL NIGHT Amesbury’s 350 Anniversary Committee has scheduled a special program to provide information and answer questions about the Mass. Memories Road Show that is coming to Amesbury in April. The information session will begin at 5:30 pm (doors open at 5:00) on Wednesday, February 28 and will be held at the Amesbury Community Senior Center located at 68 Elm Street, Amesbury. The event is free and open to the entire community. Carolyn Goldstein, coordinator of the Road Show will be on hand to explain the program. “The information session is a way to get the word out and encourage participation in the event,” says Co-Director John Mayer. “Our goal is to involve as many people as we can. The Road Show is scheduled for April 21 and we think this will be a great part of Amesbury’s 350th celebration.” The Mass. Memories Road Show is a statewide digital history project that documents people, places and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories. For more information contact - Mass. Memories Road Show Co-Directors: Doreen Brothers, COA Director, Amesbury Senior Community Center, (978) 388-8138 ext. 546, brothersd@ John Mayer, Executive Director, Amesbury Carriage Museum, (979) 834-5058, jmayer@ THURSDAY, MARCH 1st GEORGETOWN MEN’S BREAKFAST Discussing his work as a police officer and school resource officer, Georgetown Police Officer Henry Olshefsky in St. Thomas will be the guest speaker at a Men’s Breakfast scheduled for Thursday March 1, 9:30 a.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center. With great appreciation, the Council on Aging thanks Crosby’s Markets for their sponsorship. To make reservations, please call (978) 352-5726. GENEALOGY CLUB March 1st from 5:30-6:30pm - Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922 - newburylibrary. FULL MOON AND FOLKLORE HIKE Join us as we celebrate the Algonquin Worm Moon with a night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! At the time of this almost-spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. At the end of our walk we’ll warm ourselves with hot cider around a beach fire. March 1 | 6-8PM - Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 ½ - 3 miles. Suggested ages 13 and older. Register at www.thetrustees. org/craneoutdooradventures. An email with details about where to meet, what to bring, etc., will be sent a few days before the hike. Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15 Contact: Dorothy Antczak 978.356.4351 x4052 FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd KNITTING FRIDAYS Bring your latest project and knit with us - all levels welcome! No registration required. 1-2pm Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, FOURTH ANNUAL CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL! Friday evening, March 2nd thru Sunday afternoon, March 4th - The refuge’s fourth annual Conservation Film Festival is primed and ready to go for the first weekend in March. And it’s all FREE! Films that will be screened during the festival focus on a broad range of local, national and international conservation topics. All film screenings are FREE and will take place in the refuge visitor center’s comfortable, 85 seat auditorium (filled on a first come, first served basis). A complete film festival schedule is available on the refuge web site: http://

February 28 - March 6, 2018 Page For further information, please contact the refuge at (978) 465-5753. IRISH MUSIC & STEP DANCING Belleville Roots Music presents a warm up for St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of traditional Irish music featuring Skipper’s Alley (direct from Ireland), step dancers from the Bracken School of Irish Dance, beer from Newburyport Brewing Company, local artisans, free appetizers, door prizes and more on Friday, March 2nd at the Belleville Stage, 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA. Doors open at 7 PM, dancers start at 7:15 PM and Skipper’s Alley starts at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $30 in advance/$35 day of show/$10 children 18 and under. For more information, please email: bellevilleroots@gmail. com or visit: SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd WRITING MOTHERS (6-WEEK SERIES) Saturdays, March 3 - Apr. 14 from 10am-12pm - Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922 - - Do you long to memorialize the stories of your children or the stories of your own childhood to share with your family? Because mothers are multi-dimensional, would you also like to explore other aspects of your life through the craft of writing? In this workshop, you will find a safe and supportive community in which to write. Whether you are a brand new or more experienced writer, the AWA (Amherst Writers and Artist) method gives you an opportunity to write several times during every session. Because this is “new work”, just created and not edited or refined, it will come most directly from the heart. Everything we share is treated as fiction, and we respond to all writing with encouragement, confidentiality and respect. Please register online once, for March 3rd, to be registered for the entire series. Class size is limited - save your spot early! www.newburylibrary. org/writingmothers location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Unlike most owls, snowy owls are diurnal—they hunt and are active both day and night – so we have a good chance of sighting one even in the daylight hours! March 3 | 1-3PM - Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 ½ - 3 miles. Suggested ages 13 and older. Register at craneoutdooradventures. An email with details about where to meet, what to bring, etc., will be sent a few days before the event. Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15 Contact: Dorothy Antczak 978.356.4351 x4052 POETRY READINGS Join us for an afternoon of poetry March 3rd at 3pm with the Powow River Poets! Readings are free and open to the public. Come early to sign up for open mic! The reading will be at the Newburyport Public Library at 94 State Street. The poets reading are Juan Matos and Rhina Espaillat. This event will be a bilingual reading of selections from poet Juan Matos’ 2017 book The Man Who Left / El hombre que se fue, with time for questions and comments, along with a performance by the artist Edmi Ortiz, who is a choreographer and teacher of flamenco dance. Juan Matos (1955) is a Dominican educator in Worcester, MA. He is the founder of four literary groups and has published ten books to date. Rhina Espaillat is a well known poet in Newburyport. She has translated Robert Frost and Richard Wilbur’s poetry into Spanish and many important and historic Spanish and Latin American Poets into English. The Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, Massachusetts, are active promoters of poetry in New England. SUNDAY, MARCH 4th PIZZA FUNDRAISER Enjoy a night out at Flatbread Pizza Company in Georgetown and help support the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library on Tuesday, March 6 from 5-9 pm. For each pizza sold - in the restaurant or as take-out - Flatbread Pizza will generously donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library. Proceeds help the Friends purchase the library’s museum passes as well as support the summer reading programs. For more information, email the Friends at WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th GEORGETOWN BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC Health Nurse Pam Lara will be available to take blood pressure, heart assessments and to discuss medication information with elders Wednesday March 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center. For further information, please call the COA office at (978) 352- 5726. THE TRAUMATIC EFFECTS OF RACISM The public is invited to a discussion about the effects of historic and systemic racism, together with either blatant or latent white supremacy on people of color. The discussion will be led by Douglas Lomax, Program Coordinator for Outreach and Addiction Services at Roxbury Presbyterian Church in Boston and take place on Wednesday, March 7 at the First Religious Society The Town Co The North Shore’s Largest Independent Co New Dining Room The Town Common Full Bar Italian Deli & Marketplace Take out Grab & Go Unitarian Universalist church, Lower Party Trays Meeting House, at 26 Pleasant Street 978-465-2225 in Newburyport. The event is free and open to the public; it was organized by the Justice Action Ministry as part of its First Wednesday Series TEAM DENTISTRY R O W L E Y D E N TA L An important part of a healthy lifestyle is the necessity of healthy and attractive teeth. Come visit our experienced dental team, and learn how we can help achieve your dental needs and goals. DOUGLAS SHEALY, D.D.S. and RicHARD SELtEnRicH, D.M.D. FREE CONSULTATIONS Route 133, Rowley 978-948-2333 F A M I L Y C E N T E R 257 Low St . Newburyport BASIC INTERNET SAFETY Saturday, March 3 from 10:30- 11:30am - Newbury Town Library - 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922 - - Internet-based scams are the most common threats on the web, and every year, thousands of people are taken in by them. Luckily, you’re smarter than a scammer! Join us to learn exactly how Internet scams work, how to avoid them, and what to do if you encounter one. We’ll also talk about how a cat picture can show you who your real friends are, where those email sob stories are really coming from, and the definition of the word “clickbait.” Free and open to all ages! Please register online at www. FOURTH ANNUAL CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL! See, Friday, March 2nd. SNOWY OWL PROWL Wide-open coastal sites are the FOURTH ANNUAL CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL! See, Friday, March 2nd. THE HALIFAX COLLISION One December 6th, 1917 during the height of the First World War, two ships trying to navigate Halifax Harbour collided resulting in the largest manmade explosion in the pre-atomic age. Essex Heritage Trustee, David Read, will recount the events leading up to this devastating tragedy and the impressive Massachusetts rescue effort. Relive the personal stories and riveting details of the weeks that followed - and learn about the important train to ever travel through Essex County. And learn why the citizens of Nova Scotia still send a special gift or appreciation each year. Sunday, March 4th from 2-3pm. Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St, Newburyport, (978) 465- 4428 TUESDAY, MARCH 6th 978-948-8696 • • adver

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