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March 28, 2013

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The highlight of the day will be the “Egg Drop-Palooza” through which 30,000 Easter eggs will be dropped from the sky as kids spread out for a giant Easter egg hunt. Children ages 1 to 6 will see an egg drop at noon, followed by a drop at 2:30 for ages 7 to 18.

Tickets are $5 per person and $5 per car for parking. All proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Lucy’s Love Bus, an Amesbury-based organization dedicated to assisting pediatric cancer patients by providing funds for integrative therapies. To register in advance, visit http://www.lucyslovebus.org/eggdrop.

Open Barn at High Tail Acres

High Tail Acres, 2 High Tail Lane, Newbury, will host an Open Barn on Saturday.

From noon to 3 p.m., the public can join in a range of activities, including free rides, lessons and show horse demonstrations, and a kids Easter egg hunt.

“We are thrilled to invite the community to our barn and to show local families what we are all about,” said Dawn DelTorchio in a statement. “We are excited to share information about the programs we offer and to promote the Saddlebred breed.”

For more information about High Tail Acres, visit the website at www.hightailacres.com.

Spellman hosts ‘Dancers’ exhibit at Firehouse

Newburyport artist and illustrator Susan Spellman is hanging an exhibit of her work called “Dancers” at the gallery in the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Market Square next month.

The show opens on Wednesday and runs through May 5. The public can visit with Spellman and learn more about the show at an opening reception on Saturday, April 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.

“Dancers” features a collection of oil paintings inspired by Spellman’s passions for dance, painting and drawing. The paintings depict several dance styles, including swing, jazz, modern and ballet. As part of the exhibit, quotes about dance that inspire Spellman will also be displayed on the gallery walls, having been written in calligraphy by artist Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord.

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