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October 17, 2013

The Lookout: Stroll through downtown on year’s last ArtWalk

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Other participating galleries include Connor Summers Gallery, Lepore Fine Arts, Nantucket Stock Exchange, Newburyport Art Association, Sisters We Three, Somerby’s Landing Sculpture Park and Sweethaven Gallery.

The ArtWalk brochure with a map is available at galleries, the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, many restaurants and inns, the middle passageway between State Street and Inn Street, and online at www.newburyportartwalk.com.

Maudslay is Haunted!

Theater in the Open’s notorious annual haunting of Maudslay will do its scary best on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park. Bring the whole family for a variety of tricks and treats. This is a family event intended for all ages.

Admission is $5; children 3 and under are free. Allow for a brief walk from the parking lot and follow the Frankenstein signs. Parking in the Maudslay State Park lot costs $2. Rain dates are Oct. 26 and 27.

Celebrate photography at refuge event

The Phabulous Photo Weekend runs tomorrow through Sunday at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

The free event includes narrated presentations by professional nature photographers, guided photo shoots on the refuge and the chance to view entries in the 2013 photo contest. Winners of the contest will be announced Sunday at 3 p.m.

For more information and the complete schedule, visit www.fws.gov/refuge/parker_river. The refuge is located at 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Tour Georgetown’s historic Union Cemetery

Join local historian Chris Comiskey for a tour of Union Cemetery, Georgetown’s oldest cemetery, this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Learn about early ministers, slaves and abolitionists, soldiers and young victims of a tragic epidemic.

On Oct. 26 and 27 at 2 p.m., join Comiskey and the Grim Reaper for a glimpse of the macabre side of Georgetown’s history. Hear about witches, ghosts and ghastly deaths, even a murder. Both tours take place at the East Main Street Cemetery. Cost of admission is $5, with all proceeds going to the Georgetown Historical Society. For more information, go to info@georgetownhistoricalsociety.com.

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