, Newburyport, MA

March 28, 2014

Photographer shows work at Anna Jaques

The Lookout
Ann Reily

---- — Photographs by Steven Perlmutter are on display through April 24 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.

Perlmutter, of North Andover, has been creating images of New England for more than a decade. The exhibit will include scenes and subjects of local interest, including Newburyport.

“Whether it’s a pristine landscape, a New England lighthouse or the architecture of an abandoned mill, capturing light, form and mood is what drives my creative process,” Perlmutter said.

Proceeds from artwork purchases will benefit the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association.

Souper Saturday to benefit kids programs

The last Souper Saturday of the season is tomorrow at the Emma Andrews Library & Community Center.

From noon to 2 p.m., six soups will be served, including Mary Brooks’ vegetable beef soup; Peter Lombardi’s tomato, ginger and coconut soup; leek and potato soup from Port City Sandwich Co.; Joyce Lee’s cream of asparagus soup; Jeffrey Esche’s French onion soup; and chili from Metzey’s Taqueria.

A $5 donation includes soup, bread and dessert.

Proceeds from the event benefit the children’s summer programs at the library, which is located at 77 Purchase St., Newburyport.

Local artists in Saltbox Gallery show

Candy Way of Newbury and Priscilla Lane Brown of Newburyport are among the artists displaying their work in the Saltbox Gallery’s Spring Show and Sale this weekend.

Held in Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fairgrounds off Route 1, the exhibit features oils, watercolors, bird carvings, woodworking, jewelry and more. A silent auction will also be held to benefit an art scholarship at Masconomet Regional High School.

The show is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow night. Admission and parking are free.

For more information, visit

Call for artists in Port’s South End

Newburyport artists are being sought for an open studio event this summer.

Those with studios or other exhibition opportunities in the South End of Newburyport are invited to take part in and help plan the event in June.

The Emma Andrews Library & Community Center has agreed to provide information on the studio locations during the event.

An organizational meeting will be held soon. Interested artists should contact Anne Recchia at

Sacred Circle Dances in Newburyport

A Spring Series of Sacred Circle Dances is planned for the next four Tuesday evenings at Chailey Manor in Newburyport.

No experience is required to learn simple, traditional and newly crafted village dances from around the world.

The manor is located at 9 Spring Lane. Dancing will take place on the wooden floor of the grand ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Registration is required; contact Ellen Kennedy at 978-388-8604 or

Music on tap at downtown eateries

17 State Street Cafe’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” will feature Benjamin Eramo today and Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards tomorrow.

Eramo has been playing the piano since the age of 4 and is a student at Triton High School in Byfield, where he is in the jazz band, concert band and men’s choir. He is also a sound recording technician and teaching assistant for the middle school jazz band.

Mandeville and Richards are a folk duo from Massachusetts whose songs resonate with the love of Americana and old country music. Their music is accompanied by delicate arrangements on ukulele, clarinet, guitar and banjo.

Both shows are from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the downtown Newburyport restaurant.

The Bob Kramer Band will take the stage Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. at David’s Tavern in Newburyport.

The rock/blues/folk trio features multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Bob Kramer, vocalist Cynthia Keefe, and bassist and vocalist Alan Foucault.

David’s is located inside the Garrison Inn, 11 Brown Square.

Arts groups offering scholarships

Graduating seniors who are alumni of Theater Workshop and Workshop in the Woods are invited to apply for a scholarship.

The scholarship was created to continue Theater Workshop’s efforts to serve and support the members of the young creative community. The amount will depend on the success of the “Support Our Senior Class Front Row” ticket sales, which started this past fall and will continue during the spring production of “Sweetly Ever After” from April 10-13 at Newbury Elementary School.

Applications are available at and are due by April 15.

The Newburyport Choral Society is accepting applications for the 2014 Betty Gillette Scholarship.

Named for a founding member who sang with the chorus from 1934 to 2009, the scholarship awards $1,000 each year to a high school senior planning to major in music in college.

Applications are due by April 8, and the winner be announced during the NCS Spring Concert in May.

For application forms and more information, visit

Humor and horticulture at Rowley library

A talk on Tuesday at the Rowley Public Library will dig into gardening from a husband’s perspective.

Neal Sanders will present “Gardening is Murder” at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The program is sponsored by The Great Marsh Garden Club of Rowley.

The library is located at 141 Main St. For more information, call 978-580-0065.

Jazz Vespers Service set for next week

Music celebrating spring will be highlighted in a Jazz Vespers Service on Wednesday at the First Religious Society in Newburyport.

The service, which starts at 8 p.m., celebrates the inspiration of jazz, blues and swing music and includes readings and time for reflection.

Admission is free, and the church is located at 26 Pleasant St.

Club hosts spring, summer sale

The Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club is hosting a consignment sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Salvation Army.

Items for sale include gently used infant and children’s clothing, maternity wear, toys and baby gear.

The Salvation Army is located at 40 Water St., Newburyport.


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