Archive for February, 2017

Fourth Annual Spring Expo at the Emerson Center, Gould Barn and The Commons

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Topsfield Garden Club invites you to join us for our Fourth annual Spring Expo to be held on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Emerson Center, Gould Barn, and The Commons. This popular and growing event celebrates local agriculture, horticulture, and environmental preservation. Please come and enjoy the farmers’ market, antique tractors, Morris Dancers, livestock, crafts, agricultural and conservation exhibits, and food vendors!

Men’s Fellowship Event- Friday, March 3rd 7 p.m. Bring a Friend!!

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Please join us for a night of Bowling, Pizza, Beer and Laughs. Look through your closets and bring your craziest looking hat. There will be prizes for the best / worst scores, best and worst bowling form and ah yes…the craziest hat.
When:  Friday March 3, 7 pm
Where: Riverwalk Lanes  and Games, 11 High Street, Amesbury
Please RSVP to Paul DiTucci ( or Jon Palace (

Community Arts Update- Music at Eden’s Edge

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Music at Eden’s Edge


Lecture/Performance Series:

Close Encounters with Music and

Music Speaks!

2017 marks MEE’s 6th year at the Peabody Institute Library with Close Encounters with Music, a free interactive lecture/performance series.  Music at Eden’s edge is pleased to offer a new parallel series, Music Speaks! with the same programs, at a second location, the Mansion at Peirce Farm on Witch Hill in Topsfield.  Exploring The Musician’s Journey, performers’ insights will offer an interpretive entrée into listening: Figuratively, spiritually and factually.  Questions and discussion will be encouraged to include listeners in the process of bringing music to life in performance.
Complete performance schedule and more details here.

“Guns and the Realm of God” Post Event Review

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

On Saturday January 7th, with the prediction of a foot of snow, over 85 people including church members, local clergy, and community members from various towns across the state, participated in this community outreach event hosted by the Board of Deacons and the local social action committee, H.U.G.S. (Hands Up for Gun Safety).

Rev. Matthew Crebbin, Senior Minister of the Congregational Church of Newtown, CT presented a captivating keynote address discussing the need for commonsense national gun laws. Rev. Crebbin, who supported the families and community after the horrors of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, stated that since the beginning of 2017, there have already been 6 mass shootings. He noted that the states with tougher gun laws have lower incidents of fatalities due to gun violence.

Rev. Crebbin’s address was followed by a panel discussion led by former Salem Police Chief and current State Rep. Paul Tucker and Topsfield resident and co-convenor of the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, Angus McQuilken. Both Tucker and McQuilken shared their wealth of knowledge on gun violence prevention. There was an active question and answer forum following their presentations.

Be on the lookout for future programs being offered by H.U.G.S.