‘Then and Now’ rescheduled

A Lions Club-sponsored program on Newburyport “Then and Now” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Newburyport Public Library’s program room.

Newburyport native and historian Ghlee Woodworth will present a slide show showing the transformation of the city in the 1970s and 1980s, coincidentally about the same time the Newburyport Lions Club was founded. 

 The presentation, originally slated Feb. 7, is free and open to the public.

Kelcourse holds office hours

State Rep. James Kelcourse, R-Amesbury, will hold office hours Friday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. at 23 Green St., Newburyport.

No appointment is necessary to meet with the representative.

Golden Age Club meeting

The Newburyport Golden Age Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Elks Hall on Low Street.

Entertainment will be followed by socializing and refreshments. For more information, call David at 978-363-2994.

River Valley school accepts applications

 River Valley Charter School is accepting applications for its 2018-19 enrollment lottery.

The school has 32 openings in its free full-day kindergarten program. Applications for grades 1-8 will be accepted for placement on the school’s wait list. All enrollment takes place through the public lottery for which families may enter an application online, via postal mail or in person.

For enrollment information, visit www.RiverValleyCharterSchool.org/Enrollment-Information. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, for the lottery Thursday, March 1.

Play explores the end of life

The Actors Studio of Newburyport will present Australian playwright Tom Holloway’s “And No More Shall We Part” the weekend of Feb. 23-25. 

The play, which offers a succession of intensely human moments that add up to a compelling drama about the end of life, had its U.S. premiere in 2016 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. 

After a long and successful marriage, Pam and Don are still very much in love. But 56-year-old Pam, portrayed by Pam Battin-Sacks, is terminally ill and has to make a heartbreaking decision that will transform both their lives, while 61-year-old Don, played by the actor’s real-life husband, Steve Sacks, struggles to keep up and not lose touch. Directed by Alan Huisman, the play stands on emotional realism rather than graphic scenes of physical suffering or medical procedures. 

Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 23-24, and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at The Actors Studio, The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill 1, Suite 5. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

To reserve tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3319874. For more information, visit www.newburyportacting.org.

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