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May 2, 2013

Lookout: Watercolorists host show in Newbury

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The cast includes: Jonas Trach of Newburyport as the Wizard; Helen Brown of Newbury as the Wicked Witch; Kristen Siebert of Byfield as the Tin Man; and Mackenzie Tatro of Salisbury as the mayor of Munchkin City.

Performances are scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St., Byfield. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.To reserve tickets, leave a message with the TTS box office at 978-463-3335 or email Sarah at ttsplayers@gmail.com.

Singers join in guitar pull

Newburyport singer/songwriter Kate Redgate will join other musicians on Saturday for an old-fashioned guitar pull at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport.

Beginning at 8 p.m., the group will gather on stage. Musicians include Susan Levine, Carl Cacho and Rob Laurens. During a guitar pull — a term coined during the Great Depression when songwriters gathered informally to meet and play new material for each other — musicians will improvise and collaborate.

Often during a guitar pull, only one player would have a guitar, so they’d “pull” it from each other to take a turn. On Saturday, Redate and her fellow singer/songwriters will offer an acoustic-based performance blending four different styles of music. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.firehouse.org.

Base Ball season begins Sunday in Newbury

The Essex Base Ball Association will hold its opening day for this summer’s season on Sunday at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury. The club’s four resident teams will all take the field during the festivities.

The Essex Base Ball Association uses the sport’s rules from 1861. Players use underhand pitching and gloves are not allowed.

Grass field seating; bring blankets and lawn chairs. Games are weather-dependent. At noon, the Lynn Live Oaks take on the Portsmouth Rockinghams, and at 1:45 p.m. the Lowell Base Ball Nine take on the Newburyport Clamdiggers. After the match, spectators will have a chance to stand at bat.

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