, Newburyport, MA


October 25, 2012

Lookout: Mystix plays at Blue Ocean


Organist Frederick A. MacArthur will play the church’s newly restored 1834 pipe organ. There is a suggested donation of $15 for admission.

Registration underway for North Pole Express

Families can now purchase tickets for a ride to the North Pole via the Immaculate Conception School’s 12th annual North Pole Express on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Five trains will depart the Newburyport Commuter Rail Station through the day and take riders to visit Santa at the North Pole during a 70-minute trip. The journey will include games, hot cocoa and treats, as well as caroling. During the ride, children can also write letters to Santa and take part in a reading of the “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Upon arrival at the North Pole, Rudolph, Frosty, the Christmas Mouse, and Santa and his elves will greet their guests. The trip wouldn’t be complete, of course, without a visit to The Polar Village and Mrs. Claus’ Bakery.

Tickets are $29 for all riders over the age of 1. Tickets can be purchased at

Senior Readers’ theater session starts Tuesday

Seniors can enjoy the fun of show business without the stress next week.

Veteran actor Charles Van Eman is hosting a Senior Readers’ theater workshop on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Market Square, Newburyport.

The theater sessions offer an audience a chance to perform seated theater; memorization is not required. Tuesday is the first of several workshops in this session. The program runs each Tuesday through Dec. 4. Acting experience is not required.

Under Van Eman’s guidance, the participants can explore a script in detail, develop a character, focus on the use of voice and gestures, and, ultimately, perform the show for the community. Performances are tentatively slated for Dec. 2, 3, and 4, during the day.

Seniors who need a ride to the workshop can call the Newburyport Council on Aging at 978-462-8650. There is a $50 fee to attend the program; however, seniors in need of financial assistance can apply for a scholarship.

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