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October 18, 2012

Lookout: Ouellette kicks off FINCH's new season

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The Mighty Merrimack Rowing Race began in 1983 and was held regularly until the mid-2000s. In 2009, the event was revived. It is open to the public.

The race is limited to traditional dories and fixed seat rowing boats, with both singles and doubles in each case, according to organizers.

Parking will be available at the Town Landing or across the street, at the Amesbury Water Treatment Facility. The race course will be fully charted and explained to participants. Advance registration is $25 and it is strongly recommended. On the day of the race, registration will be $30 and will run from 10:30 to 11:30.

Antiques appraisal night Tuesday

The Rowley Historical Society will host a session with antiques dealer and appraiser Bob Cianfrocca from Salt Marsh Antiques of Rowley on Tuesday.

The public is invited to bring items — antiques, collectibles, flea market finds or family heirlooms — to the program for Cianfrocca to examine and offer an opinion on its value or history.

The appraisal night will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rowley Public Library Conference Room, 141 Main St., Rowley. A fee of $5 per item or $10 for three items will be collected. Proceeds will go toward funding Historical Society programs.

Old-time Radio Players return to Seabrook

The Seabrook Old-time Radio Players will present two classic radio programs on Wednesday.

“Lights Out...Everybody” is a 1933 script written by Wyllis Cooper. “The introduction to the show offered creepy sound effects including dogs howling, wind blowing, a lingering gong, and finally an eerie voice that challenged the listeners by demanding ‘Lights Out … Everybody!,’ Sitting in the dark by the family radio listeners huddled to stories of the macabre.”

Actors Eddie McGee, Don Bagley, Jack Flynn, Paul Walsh and Cher McDevitt will present a favorite episode from this series, “The Coffin in Studio B,” which focuses on two radio performers trying to prepare during a last-minute rehearsal of “Lights Out” when they have a mysterious interruption.

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