, Newburyport, MA


January 9, 2014

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Newburyport author opens winter series

Mystery writer Joel Brown will be the featured guest at the Emma L. Andrews Library’s first Author Night of the year.

Brown, a Newburyport resident and author of “Essex Coastal Byway Guide,” will read from his latest novel, “Revolution Rock.” It is the third Libertyport Mystery, featuring the adventures of singer-songwriter Baxter McLean. This time, McLean has to solve an old murder, following clues deep into the past and risking a romance three decades in the making.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

The library is located at the corner of Purchase and Marlborough streets in Newburyport. Guests are encouraged to stop by beforehand to reserve seats for the presentation, the first in the Winter Author Series.

Birding presentation at Joppa Flats

A slide program and lecture on “Birding in Minnesota and North Dakota: Boreal Forest to Prairie” will be presented Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Joppa Flats Education Center.

Dave Larson, science and education coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats, will take the audience on a virtual tour of his 2013 trip, where he and his group saw 179 species of birds and 14 species of mammals.

Admission is free for members and $4 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 978-462-9998 or visit

Joppa Flats Education Center is located at 1 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport.

Liz Frame brings band to Byfield

Popular local band Liz Frame and the Kickers will perform at the Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse tomorrow night.

The high-energy American/alternative country group plays original songs with infectious harmonies and sophisticated melodies.

The Barn Burners, a hard-hitting country rock trio, will open the show.

The Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse is hosted by the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $5 at the door. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase.

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