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e Town Common Senior Moments Page 4 www.TheTownCommon.com May 9 -15, 2018 Value, Enjoyment And Savings Retractable Patio 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, MAY 9th DAWN PATROL ON PLUM ISLAND If you want to take spring birding Awnings seriously, you have to be out when the birds wake up. This program will put Need Fabric Recovering? us in the best spots at the best times to see the most bird activity. Join us for this special opportunity to see and hear migrants and resident birds in the quiet Decking Depot and clarity of the new day -- and still get 15 Rabbit Rd, Salisbury Visit Our Outdoor back in time for Wednesday Morning (978) 499-8904 Showroom of Products! Birding! Wed, May 09, 2018 6:00 am - OPEN 24-7 www.deckingdepot.com 9:00 am. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $25; What will U do with your NEWSPACE? nonmember, $30. Preregistration required. For more information, call ZIPUP UNDERDECK Ceiling 978-462-9998 for information about • Covers the unsightly underside of your deck additional programs and events, or • Maintenance free, all weather protection visit the website at www.massaudubon. • Easy installation under any raised deck org/joppaflats. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| e Town Common WEDNESDAY MORNING Replace your old decking & railing BIRDING with New Maintenance Free Tuff Board These very popular programs provide an excellent opportunity to explore DIY or we can replace your old decking or railings! one of the most productive birding areas in the country. To date, we have 15 Rabbit Rd • Salisbury (978)499-8904 eekly Community Newspaper www.deckingdepot.com H.A. Johnson & Sons 4th generation ~ 87 years Greg Der Bogosian LARGEST SHOWROOM is your Advertising Consultant ON THE 77 Wethersfield NORTH SHORE St. Rowley, MA 01969 Telephone: 978-948-8696 Fax: 978-948-2564 advertise@thetowncommon.com Pools Hot Tubs Saunas Supplies Toys Service Experts in your backyard for over 30 YEARS!! If you need it we have it! FREE Backyard Evaluations & Computerized Water Testing! Gibraltar Pools & Spas Rte. 1, Topsfield 978-887-2424 www.usaswim.com Community Calendar Continues . . . seen over 320 species of birds on these Wednesday field trips. Wed, May 09 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/joppaflats. BIRD WALK IN GROVELAND FOR ADULTS Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is offering a free bird walk at Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area in Groveland on Wednesday, May 9 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Join Ipswich River Naturalist Scott Santino for a walk that will traverse beautiful wetlands as well as forested habitat. We’ll search for migrating birds such as wood-warblers and flycatchers in the woodland edges, and for nesting birds such as wood ducks, swamp sparrows and Baltimore orioles in the wetlands. We’ll also pay close attention to birdsong as we spend a slowpaced morning enjoying the nature of Massachusetts. Bring binoculars if you have them, or let us know when you register if you need to borrow a pair. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Groveland Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. To reserve your spot and get directions, call 978-887-9264 or register online at massaudubon.org/ ipswichriver WEDNESDAY EVENING BIRDING Welcome May, the height of spring migration! Each week, we’ll explore the Parker River National Wildlife starts at 6:30, but please come early Refuge, the Merrimack River, and at 6:15pm for viewing and handling other productive birding sites during time with various books from Susan’s the quiet of the evening, when fewer collection! Thursday, May 10th from people are present and the animals 6:15-7:30pm, Newbury Town Library, become more active. You’ll learn about 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, newburylibrary. identification, adaptations, taxonomy, org. To reserve your seat, visit www. habitat niches, and more. Wed, May newburylibrary.org/celebrationofbooks 09, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One THE CORAL REEF: WHAT’S Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. HAPPENING UNDER THE SEA? Cost: member, $10; nonmember, $12. Thursday, May 10th 6:30 PM - Join No preregistration required. For more biologist, science educator, and scuba information, call 978-462-9998 for diver, Deborah Gustafson, for an information about additional programs inside look at these rainforests of and events, or visit the website at www. the ocean. Learn why coral reefs are massaudubon.org/joppaflats. important, who lives in them, why they are in trouble, what you can do to help them survive. Contact Corinn at 978-465-5071 x 136 or cflaherty@ salisburylibrary.org. ROUNDTABLE The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack will meet at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, May 9th at our new location, the Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 1), Salisbury, (Next to the Salisbury Fire Station). Dr. Michael Schroeder, PhD, of Berwick, ME, Historian and President of the CWRT of New Hampshire will speak on “Union Combined Operations: Freeing the Upper Mississippi 1862.” Admission is free and anyone with an interest in America’s Civil War is invited to attend. For more information visit our web page www.cwrtmerrimack.org or call Tom at (978) 462-8518. THURSDAY, MAY 10th EVENING BIRDING RAMBLE AT APPLETON FARMS Appleton Farms Grass Rides conservation area in Ipswich and Hamilton provides mixed habitats that support many bird species. We’ll look for early May nesting birds, such as redwinged blackbirds, Baltimore orioles, eastern meadowlarks, bobolinks, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and others as we note courtship behaviors and enjoy magnificent birdsong. Thu, May 10, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $13; nonmember, $15. Preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www. massaudubon.org/joppaflats. A CELEBRATION OF BOOKS AND THEIR HISTORY Take a visual journey and explore the variety and wonder of the book. If you think books are only made of paper, you’re in for a surprise. You’ll see books from around the world made from palm leaves, wood, silk, and vellum that are rolled, folded, and strung as well as sewn followed by some of the amazing work contemporary artists are creating with the book form. Before and after the talk, you’ll have a chance to view in person books from Susan’s collection. Susan has been involved with the book for over 30 years as an artist, writer, illustrator, designer, and reader and loves sharing her passion. This program PROFESSOR CHARLES A KENNEDY PhD Seabrook Library will present a program given by Professor Charles A. Kennedy, Ph.D. on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm entitled, A Short Course on Islam for Non-Muslims. Prof. Kennedy will discuss the interactions between the three monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the interaction of their belief systems, as well as a discussion of how Islam if practiced in the United States. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. FEATURED AUTHOR 2018 Louise & Hugh Johnson Lecture Series: Chris Bohjalian. Monday, May 10 (7 p.m.) at the Mansion at the Hellenic Center (117 County Rd. Rt. 1A, Ipswich, MA). Free. Registration required. Limited seating: please register on the library’s online calendar or call 978-356-6648. This event begins at 7 p.m. Book sales and cash bar available starting at 6:30 p.m. (Bar will be cash only. No debit/credit cards will be accepted). The Louise & Hugh Johnson Lecture series (new in 2017) hosts wellknown regional and national authors. The library is pleased to announce the next author for this lecture series will be Chris Bohjalian. For more information, contact Nathalie Harty (nharty@ipswichlibrary.org|978-356- 6648) FRIDAY, MAY 11th FRIDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS: FOCUS ON WARBLERS The early bird gets the worm! Mornings are when birds are most active and easier to see. We’ll focus on the beautiful warblers migrating through our area and stay on the lookout for other neotropical migrants as we explore such birding hotspots as the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Hill Cemetery, Pikes Bridge Road, and others. Fri, May 11, 2018 8:00 am - 11:00 am. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $12; nonmember, $15. No preregistration required. For more

May 9 - 15, 2018 www.TheTownCommon.com Page 5 information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www. massaudubon.org/joppaflats. SATURDAY, MAY 12th BIRD-A-THON MADNESS Bird-a-thon is Mass Audubon’s biggest fundraising effort, and we want you on the Joppa Flats team! We’ll count as many bird species as we can in 24 hours, traveling throughout Essex County, moving quickly but always making sure that everyone can see the birds. All ability levels are welcome. Sat, May 12, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: $100. Preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462- 9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats. PLANT SALE The Friends of the Newbury Town Library are hosting our Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12th, from 8:30-12:30. As always, all proceeds directly support adult and children’s programs, resources and technology; and all donations are 100% tax deductible. We will also have Newbury hats and boat flags (3 sizes) available for sale along with books and baked goods. For more info: www.friendsofnewburytownlibrary. com and contact us at: friendsofnewburytownlibrary@gmail. com. Looking forward to seeing you there! GARDENING FOR POLLINATORS Besides native bees and honeybees, many other wildlife species including birds, bats, and other insects help to pollinate our crops, trees, flowers, and shrubs. Learn how to attract and sustain many different pollinator species in your garden and landscape with Catherine Carney-Feldman, master gardener and organic land care professional. Saturday, May 12, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fee: $24 ($20/Mass Audubon members). Advance registration is required; call 978-887-9264 or register online at massaudubon.org/ipswichriver. REBECCA RULE Rebecca Rule will be at the Amesbury Public Library on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00. Rebecca has collected stories about what’s special about the rocky old state of New Hampshire for more than fifteen years. For more information or to register please contact Margie Walker at mwalker@amesburylibrary.org This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. SUNDAY, MAY 13th WARBLER WORKSHOP Celebrate Mother’s Day with an earlymorning bird walk with Warren Tatro. Sunday, May 13, 6:00-10:00 a.m. Fee: $20 ($17/Mass Audubon members). Advance registration is required; call 978-887-9264 or register online at massaudubon.org/ipswichriver. MOTHER’S DAY AT THE BIRD BANDING STATION The science of bird migration awaits you at the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, evaluate, and release migrant songbirds while you learn about migration and habitat use. Don’t miss this chance - the station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October). Sun, May 13, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member adult, $8; child, $5// nonmember adult, $10; child, $6. Preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www. massaudubon.org/joppaflats. EDIBLE WILD PLANTS OF THE SEASHORE Learn to identify coastal wild edibles with foraging expert Russ Cohen. We’ll meet in Marblehead and hike over a sand spit to Crowninshield Island - a property of The Trustees – to hunt for maritime edibles, then head back to the mainland to explore another conservation area for woodland and wetland edibles. Russ will share tips on edibility, seasonal availability, preparation methods, and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging. Sunday, May 13, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Fee: $24 ($20/ Mass Audubon or Trustees members). Advance registration is required; call 978-887-9264 or register online at massaudubon.org/ipswichriver. MONDAY, MAY 14th INTRODUCTION TO THE BIRDS AT COGSWELL’S GRANT The beautiful 165-acre Cogswell’s Grant offers a variety of habitats that attract a treasure trove of birds, such as bobolinks and Baltimore orioles, which nest in local fields and forests . Walking through the Grant, we’ll listen and watch for nesting and migrating birds. The historic house on the property will be open to participants for a brief tour. The member price applies to members of Mass Audubon and Historic New England. Mon, May 14, 2018 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $12; adult, $16. Preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www. massaudubon.org/joppaflats. MUSIC MASTERS CONCERT In honor of Older Americans Month and to celebrate Mothers’ Day, please join us for an afternoon of music, desserts and fun when the Music Masters return to the Georgetown Senior Community Center on Monday May 14, 1 p.m. Special Mothers’ Day gifts will be included and refreshments will be served. Reservations are not required but will assist the COA in planning the event. For more information or to register, please call the COA at 978-352-5726. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Georgetown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. TUESDAY, MAY 15th BIRD WALK IN WEST NEWBURY FOR ADULTS Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is offering a free bird walk at Mill Pond Recreation Area in West Newbury on Tuesday, May 15 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Join Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Naturalist Scott Santino for a walk that will traverse beautiful wetland, field, and forest habitats. We’ll search for migrating birds such as wood-warblers and vireos in the woodlands, and for nesting birds such as bobolinks and meadowlarks in the fields. We’ll also pay close attention to birdsong as we spend a slow-paced morning enjoying the nature of Massachusetts. Bring binoculars if you have them, or let us know when you register if you need to borrow a pair. This program is supported in part by a grant from the West Newbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. To reserve your spot and get directions, call 978-887-9264 or register online at massaudubon.org/ ipswichriver. Continued on page 7 F I D O F A I R Saturday, May 12 th 9 am to 2 pm HIDDEN HISTORY: QUAKERS AND PURITANS IN 17TH CENTURY Gregory NEW Der ENGLAND Bogosian, Publisher’s Representative Vendors Activities Join local Please author call and me directly historian on Olga my cell phone at Morrill for a discussion of Quaker Dog (978) 618-9453 Costume Contest Email: greg@thetowncommon.com history in the Massachusetts Bay Bounce House Raffle Colony. The Morrill Town will Common discuss - 77 actual Wethersfield Street - Rowley, MA 01969 occurrences The most involving SUCCESSFUL real - PROVEN people - EFFECTIVE Pet and Blessings - EFFICIENT way Hot to Dog COMMUNICATE Café and INCREASE BUSINESS to your local audience of in Puritan New England, including Family Fun! The Town Common events that happened here in the “Old Newbury” and Salisbury area. She This is a fundraiser in support of The Salvation Army’s Held at: will also discuss her book “Vagabond services within the local community. The Salvation Army Quakers: Northern Colonies.” Tuesday, 40 Water St., Newburyport, MA May 15th at 7pm: Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St, Newburyport, 978 465 0883 Friendly dogs are welcome! The Return Of A Legend North Of Boston PIKE MARINE 80 Main Street Essex, MA 978-768-7161 PikeMarine.com THE DENTAL EXPERTS DOUGLAS SHEALY, D.D.S. and RicHARD SELtEnRicH, D.M.D. The experience, the know-how, and caring attitude needed to address YOUR dental needs. Call us for a free consultation. ROWLEY FAMILY DENTAL CENTER www.rowleyfamilydentalcenter.com Route 133, Rowley 978-948-2333 BEST Prices, BEST South Of Boston 127 State Road Rt. 3A Sagamore Beach, MA Service 508-888-8158 EagleMarine1.com From 18’ to 25’ POWERED BY 219CC

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