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Senior Moments Page 4 www.TheTownCommon.com April 18 - 24, 2018 www.thenortheastseaglassexpo.com 603-275-5191 BE osian, Project Manager ROOTED 948-8696 IN 8-9453 YOUR thetowncommon.com COMMUNITY Community Calendar To place an non-profit organization’s event in the Community Calendar for FREE, call 978-948-8696 or e-mail: events@thetowncommon.com Classified Ads WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING These very popular programs provide an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most productive birding areas in the country. Wed, Apr 18 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $14; nonmember, $17. No 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. Community Calendar Continues . . . TREKS & TRAILS - MILL POND It’s vacation week, and we’re ready for an out-of-school adventure, with all the field equipment we’ll need to go on a mini-trek to explore some of our favorite habitats. At Mill Pond, we’ll collect and examine pond water to see what life is emerging. At Rough Meadows, we’ll set fish traps and search for tiny snails and scud, then go on a walk-in-the-woods scavenger hunt. Come on out, either one or both days! Wed, Apr 18 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Meet at Mill Pond Recreation Area on Route 113, West Newbury. Cost: member, child $5; nonmember, child $8. Adults free. Max cost per carload: members, $20; nonmembers, $32. 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. AN EVENING OF LIGHT VERSE AT BREWERY SILVATICUS On Wednesday, April 18th from 6-8pm visit Brewery Silvaticus to celebrate Amesbury Poetry Month. It will be a lively evening of light (humorous) verses featuring 3 exceptional poets. Enjoy the evening at the Brewery’s historic location, 9 Water St., in the heart of downtown the Amesbury Cultural Council and the Whittier Home Association. For more information: amesburyculturalcouncil. org. AMESBURY WOMEN: THEIR DAILY LIFE AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY Local author Edith Maxwell will present a special lecture exploring the experiences of Amesbury women and their lives in the decades surrounding the turn of the nineteenth century. For more information and a calendar of events, please visit www.amesbury350.com or contact John Mayer, Executive Director, Amesbury Carriage Museum by calling (978) 834-5058 or via email at jmayer@ amesburycarriagemuseum.com. THURSDAY, APRIL 19th TREKS & TRAILS – ROUGH MEADOWS It’s vacation week, and we’re ready for an out-of-school adventure, with all the field equipment we’ll need to go on a mini-trek to explore some of our favorite habitats. At Mill Pond, we’ll collect and examine pond water to see what life is emerging. At Rough Meadows, we’ll set fish traps and search for tiny snails and scud, then go on a walk-in-the-woods scavenger hunt. Come on out, either one or both days! Thu, Apr 19 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Meet at Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary off Route 1A in Rowley. Cost: member, child $5; nonmember, child $8. Adults free. Max cost per carload: members, $20; nonmembers, $32. 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. The Conservation Commission Town & Open Space Committee celebrates Common EARTH DAY with a day of trail work at the Dodge Reservation. SHEEP TRIP Come for as little or long as you can. Families with children April 19th 10:30am -11:30am Join us welcome! We will work to clear and prune a new trail. Tools during school vacation week for a visit needed are bow and pruning saws, pruning shears & work gloves. from the Spencer Pierce Little Farm. Amesbury along the Powow River. Arlene Shea will teach about sheep – you Free admission to the poetry reading. Water, snacks, and baked goods will be provided. Amesbury Poetry Month is sponsored by The Return Of A Legend Town of Rowley Open Space Committee http://www.town.rowley.ma.us/ under General government – Open Space or call: Conservation Office 978-948-2330 EARTH DAY SERVICE PROJECT ommon - 77 Wethersfield Street - Rowley, MA 01969 APRIL 21, 2018 Dodge Reservation at 390 Wethersfield St. 9am-12pm (Rain date, Sunday April 22, 2018 9am-12pm) From 18’ to 25’ 219CC will even get to meet a sheep. Make a sheep craft too! Rowley Public Library Children’s Room TINY WORLD TERRARIUMS Create a tiny world in a glass container! Terrariums are so much fun to make and easy to care for. Fill your container with plants and other natural elements. Choose from a collection of tiny add ins to customize your world, or bring your own elements that you can build your world around. Plants and planting materials will be provided. Grades 6-12: April 19, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Newburyport Public Library 978-465-4428 x 242 keep an eye out for plants and animals unique to mountain habitats, and for evidence of the glaciers that covered the area thousands of years ago. We promise a lunch break, raptor search, and games at the summit! The two-mile hike is a combination of gentle and moderately hilly terrain. This is a great mountain for beginners and is full of natural history interest for more experienced hikers. Fri, Apr 20 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member child, $40; nonmember child, $45. 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. ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE Friday, April 20th; two sessions: 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Spend an hour or so with Refuge Manager Bill Peterson, joined by other staff, as he provides an update of what is happening, or will be happening, at the Complex’s four national wildlife refuges (Parker River, Great Bay, Wapack, and Thacher Island). NO preregistration for this program, which will take place in the refuge’s visitor center auditorium. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; Phone: (978) 465-5753 A VERY SPECIAL FILM SCREENING: THE SENSE OF WONDER Friday, April 20th @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The documentary-style film A Sense Of Wonder takes the form of two interviews with Rachel Carson during the last year of her life, as she battles cancer and her critics in the wake of publishing Silent Spring. No preregistration for this program. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; Phone: (978) 465-5753 BE ROOTED See Page 4 SATURDAY, APRIL 21st SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING Our experienced leaders will take you to birding hot spots in the Newburyport/ Plum Island area in search of avian activity. Beginners and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Sat, Apr 21, 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $10; nonmember, $12. No 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. North Of Boston PIKE MARINE 80 Main Street Essex, MA 978-768-7161 PikeMarine.com 10 YEAR South Of Boston EVINRUDE WARRANTY* 127 State Road Rt. 3A Sagamore Beach, MA Ends April 30 th 508-888-8158 EagleMarine1.com POWERED BY FRIDAY, APRIL 20th APRIL VACATION - SUMMITS & SEA CREATURES Travel north with us to explore a mountaintop and the ocean in one day - it’s the best of both worlds! We’ll start at Long Sands Beach, where we’ll investigate the tide pools for marine life. The, we’ll hike up Mount Agamenticus, where we’ll FUN CRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Saturday, April 21st, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon - Participate in a number of fun, hands-on craft activities. Contribute original artwork to an Earth Day – themed mural that will be displayed on the refuge web site. No preregistration for this program. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; Phone: (978) 465-5753

April 18 - 24, 2018 www.TheTownCommon.com Page 5 NEWBURY TOWN LIBRARY COMMUNITY YARD SALE Calling All to Come, Sell and Shop at the Friends of Newbury Town Library Community Yard Sale! Saturday, April 21st, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon. Contact Tammy at friendsofnewburytownlibrary@ gmail.com for details, questions or sign ups - or leave a message at the library for a return call MONTHLY SHORE CLEAN-UPS Officials at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, who manage the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, (GBNWR) announced plans to hold monthly shore clean-ups starting Saturday, April 21st from 9:30 am-11:30 am. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is looking to the community for volunteers for these monthly events to promote clean water, a pristine shoreline, and healthy habitat for animals and people. Groups and families are welcome to participate in these events. USFWS advises wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts, and sturdy boots. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, a light snack and water. Supplies provided include trash bags, gloves, and data tracking sheets. Sign up online at www. naturegroupie.org. FREE SHREDDING Free shredding service on Saturday, April 21st at the Salisbury Fire Department, 181 Beach Road, from 10a to 2pm (only). Shredding will be done on site and is provided by The Shred Source of Newburyport. Please no binders or binder clips. You may transport your paperwork any way you wish, no special container required. Protect yourself from identity theft and take advantage now of this opportunity. LIVE RAPTOR SHOW Saturday, April 21st, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Spend an hour with Jane Kelly, and several of her live birds of prey, in the refuge auditorium, while learning about the habits and habitats of these fascinating creatures. Jane, of On the Wing Raptor Rehabilitation, will reprise the hugely popular program that she delivered as part of last year’s Earth Day celebration. No preregistration for this program. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; Phone: (978) 465-5753 GREAT BAY SHORELINE CLEANUP Saturday, April 21st, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. With the help of community volunteers, we can keep our bay clean. Volunteers will be guided by USFWS personnel to closed areas of the refuge where they will remove garbage and debris from the shoreline. Let’s promote clean water and a healthy environment for wildlife and people! Groups and families are welcome. We advise wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts, and sturdy boots. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, a light snack and water. Supplies provided include trash bags, gloves, and data tracking sheets. Meet at the parking lot at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Sign up online at: https://naturegroupie.org . Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; Phone: (978) 465-5753 CLUTTER CONTROL 101 - DOWNSIZING YOUR “STUFF” The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library, just in time for spring cleaning and yard sale season, welcome. Join the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library, 86 West Main St., Merrimac on Saturday, April 21st at 2 PM. You will leave the program with a smile on your face and inspired with ideas of how to approach, manage, and discard your possessions! Admission is free and refreshments will be served. SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd INTRODUCTION TO BIRDWATCHING Do you enjoy watching birds but want to improve your ability to identify them? Learn the basics of field identification, including physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, voice, and more. Following the classroom presentation, we will help you practice and integrate your identification skills during our field trip. Sun, Apr 22 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $36; nonmembers, $42. 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. EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Join the Friends of Greener Groveland for a free Earth Day celebration on April 22nd! Activities are planned throughout Groveland from 10-3. First Stop by at Veasey from 10-12 to learn about birds and butterflies then continue on to Elm Park and the Pines for cleanup and more activities. Veasey Memorial Park Drop in Activities 10:00-12:00 Bird walk 10:30 Meet outside behind the main building by the picnic tables. 201 Washington St, Groveland. Meet at the Gazebo to start a walk to the Pines. Clean up while listening to history about Groveland and a stop at the congregational church to get a good look at an authentic Paul Revere Bell, Elm Park, Groveland. Pines clean up and activities 1:30-2:30, 222 Main St, Groveland. for more info email vanessa@ veaseypark.org MONDAY, APRIL 23rd FOCUS ON BIRDS Monday, April 23rd, both from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - This special edition of the refuge’s Behind the Scenes (BTS) tour will be led by veteran birder, and refuge volunteer, Bill Gette. While the tour will follow the usual BTS route, the leader will place a special emphasis on the birds that are typically found on the refuge in the spring. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, if they have them. Tour is limited to 14 participants. Meet the tour leader in the refuge visitor center lobby 15 minutes before the program start time. This program is most appropriate for teens and adults. Preregistration required. **Please note: When snow and ice prevents access to the regular “behind the scenes” segments of the refuge tour, the tour leader will, instead, take the group to other locations on the island and mainland where birds are more likely to be seen. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; Phone: (978) 465-5753 DUMBLEDORE’S ARMY: MINI- TRAVEL TRUNKS These Mini-Travel Trunks will easily slip onto Platform 9 3/4 without muggles even knowing you were there. Grades 6-12: April 23, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Newburyport Public Library 978-465- 4428 x 242 CRYSTAL KING Mon. 4/23 Historical Fiction Author Crystal King 6:30 p.m. Set amongst the scandal, wealth & Upstairs politics of a Roman family during the 26th year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, King’s novel features Thrasius, the man inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that lead to his destruction. A date cake (a recipe from “A Taste of Feast of Sorrow”) will be served. Alas, we won’t be serving roasted leg of wild boar, ha! Langley- Adams Library, 185 Main St. Groveland 978-372-1732 Langleyadamslib.org TUESDAY, APRIL 24th PAULETTE DEMERS TURCO On Tuesday, April 24th from 6-7:30 pm the Amesbury Public Library presents its poetry series with open mic. The feature is Newburyport poet and artist Paulette Demers Turco. The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic. Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Stephen R. Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event. CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP Join calligrapher Liz Roessler of Lettering by Liz for a fun and interactive 90 minute calligraphy class! Participants will learn different styles of lettering and each participant will bring home cards which they have worked on. Class is limited to 25 participants. Supplies will be provided and there is no charge. Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm: Registration begins on Monday, April 9th. 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