Check out these local upcoming events (via Newburyport Daily News)
Theater Workshop offers open house
NEWBURY — Theater Workshop presents an informational open house Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Newbury Elementary School auditorium, 63 Hanover St.
No auditions are required to perform. Theater Workshop has acting classes and theater productions for area children in grades 2-6 and internships for grades 7-12.
Merrimac Democrats will meet Monday
MERRIMAC — The Merrimac Democratic Town Committee will meet Monday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at Merrimac Public Library, 86 W. Main St.
The public is welcome. For more information, contact Pat Adams at email@example.com or the Merrimac Democrats Facebook page.
Yard sale slated in West Newbury
WEST NEWBURY — The Friends of the West Newbury Council on Aging will host a townwide yard sale Saturday, Sept. 29.
The cost to participate is $25 and applications can be obtained at the Senior Center or on the COA web page at wnewbury.org. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 12. People who wish to rent a spot to sell their wares at the Annex that day may do so for $30.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Townwide yard sale set in Groveland
GROVELAND— The townwide yard sale is Saturday, Sept. 15.
The sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Groveland Council on Aging, will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
An average of more than 50 participants hold a yard sale at their Groveland homes.
For a $30 fee, the Friends will handle all posters, ads, maps (showing the location and offerings), and street and house signs.
Applications are available in the Town Hall lobby, 183 Main Street, in the Council on Aging newsletter or by contacting Friends’ President Valerie Osborne (978-374-6253) at 3 Pleasant St. Forms must be received by Osborne by the deadline Saturday, Sept. 8, or in the COA office during office hours by Friday, Sept. 7.
Maps, for 50 cents, will be on sale at Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Fundraiser helps Historical Society
GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Historical Society hosts a fundraiser Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Flatbread Pizza Co., 258 Andover St.
Flatbread will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of every large or small pizza sold from 5 to 9 p.m., eat in or take out, to the Historical Society.
The Historical Society will sell raffle tickets for a chance to win two tickets to see “Hamilton” at the Boston Opera House on Friday, Sept. 28. Raffle tickets are $10. Drawing to be held Sunday, Sept. 16.
‘Hamilton’ tickets will be raffled
GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Historical Society is raffling two tickets to “Hamilton” at the Boston Opera House on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m.
This musical about Alexander Hamilton was the winner of 11 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” in 2016. Raffle tickets are available at the Brocklebank Museum, 108 E. Main Street, on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and can also be ordered by e-mailing email@example.com and including your name, address and the number of tickets. The drawing is at Brocklebank on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.
World War I display at Brocklebank
GEORGETOWN – Brocklebank Museum is filled with treasures from the past and has a special display this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and honoring those who served.
Museum visitors can learn about the building’s history and its ties to the abolitionist movement and the famous Beecher family. They can also hear stories of the mysterious “Haunted Meal Chest” and see the building’s original 1754 tavern sign with bullet holes made by local militiamen at the start of the American Revolution.
The museum features collections of antique weapons, toys, clothing and quilts. The “Early Businesses of Georgetown” exhibit showcases the early shoe and ice industries, trains, trolleys, fire companies and many local businesses of the 1800s.
Brocklebank is at 108 E. Main St. and is open every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. through Columbus Day weekend. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (65 and older) and students. Free admission for current Georgetown Historical Society members.
Items needed for food pantry
WEST NEWBURY — The town food pantry is in need of donations to restock the shelves.
The food pantry seeks donations of small containers of peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit and pasta sauce, and boxes of pasta.
Donations can be dropped off at West Newbury Town Hall, 381 Main St., or the central fire station, 401 Main St.