, Newburyport, MA


February 6, 2014

The Lookout: New exhibit celebrates old-fashioned romance


Rehearsals are held at the 26 Pleasant St. church on Sundays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., and the choir performs at the 10:30 a.m. service every Sunday.

No auditions are necessary, but singers should be comfortable with learning new music quickly. For more information, contact Jay Lane at or 978-465-0602, ext. 410.

Local photographers display their work

A dozen local photographers are currently showing their work in an exhibit running through Feb. 27 at Lawrence Heritage State Park.

“Capturing the Beauty” is a varied collection of scenic, nature and artistically interpreted images by the members of The Merrimac Valley Group.

An artists’ reception with light refreshments will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, from noon to 3 p.m. Storm date is Feb. 23. The park is located at 1 Jackson St., Lawrence, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Give the gift of song to your valentine

Looking for a unique way to surprise your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Both the Merrimack Valley Townsmen and the Beverly Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus are offering Singing Valentines.

Barbershop quartets will travel to offices, homes, schools and other venues throughout Essex County to sing for unsuspecting recipients. They will also present cards and roses.

To order a valentine or for more information, call the Merrimack Valley Townsmen at 978-373-3208 or 603-329-5687 or the Northshoremen at 978-744-3592 or 866-727-4988.

Photography exhibit at Port cafe

Mort and Sandy Gilbert are the featured artists this month at Carry Out Cafe in Newburyport.

The father and daughter from Copper Beech Studio take pictures of local landscapes and are passionate about chasing natural light.

The cafe is located at 155 State St.

Musical entertainment on tap in city

17 State Street Cafe’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” will feature Martin England tomorrow and The Bean Pickers Union on Saturday.

England writes and performs emotionally charged folk rock in the tradition of Johnny Cash and Ray LaMontagne.

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