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October 25, 2012

Lookout: Mystix plays at Blue Ocean

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His band includes Justin Oliver on drums, Mike Koziel on keyboard, Craig Hlady on guitar and Bill Drake on bass.

Tickets are $22 for the general public and $20 for students and seniors. To purchase, call 978-462-7336 or go online to www.firehouse.org.

Fall hayrides in Salisbury on Saturday

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Commission will present its annual Fall Hayride at Lion’s Park on Saturday.

The family hayrides will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and are appropriate for all ages of children. The Haunted Hayrides, however, run from 2:45 to 3:45 and may not be appropriate for young children.

The free event includes games, pumpkins, visits from miniature horses, popcorn and other treats, as well as kids fitness activities. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes. A rain date is set for Sunday.

There will be no parking at Lion’s Park the day of the event, so attendees are urged to park at the Public Works, Fire Department and Hilton Center parking lots.

Chili Cook-Off at The Grog

Chili fans can descend onto The Grog on Saturday for the 5th annual Chili-Con-Carnival Cook-Off. The chili contest, which traditionally features about 20 local restaurant chefs, is held under a tent in the restaurant’s parking lot.

The competition will run from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $10. Children under age 12 are free. The festivities will include music by Joppa Flatts and raffles.The audience can vote for the best batch of chili.

The event is a fundraiser for several local food pantries. Attendees are urged to bring non-perishable food items to help stock their shelves.

Byfield Arts Center celebrates six years

The Byfield Community Arts Center is hosting a sixth anniversary celebration on Saturday night.

The festivities will begin at 8 p.m. and includes entertainment by Damien Corcoran and Friends, raffles, and refreshments. Doors open at 7:30. Admission is free.

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