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October 17, 2013

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

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Artichoke Trail hike Saturday

The West Newbury Open Space Committee will lead a hike along the Artichoke Trail, the town’s newest trail network, on Saturday at 1 p.m., 443 Middle St. Parking is on the north side of Middle Street or past the bridge into Newburyport. The event is free and suitable for all ages. For more information, call Steve Greason at 978-518-1078.

Novelists to stop by Jabberwocky

Two authors will visit Jabberwocky Book Shop this weekend to discuss their new novels.

Ann Leary’s best-selling “The Good House” is set in the fictitious town of Wendover on the North Shore. It is unreliably narrated by Hildy Good, a local real estate agent and the descendant of a woman persecuted for witchcraft during the famous Salem trials.

Leary, who lives in Connecticut and is the wife of actor and comedian Denis Leary, will appear tomorrow at 7 p.m.

On Saturday at 7 p.m., Marci Nault will talk about her debut novel, “The Lake House.” It is the story of two women and their mutual struggle to find acceptance.

Nault, who grew up in Littleton and now lives in California, is the founder of 101 Dreams Come True, a motivational website.

Both events are free. For more information, call 978-465-9359 or visit www.jabberwockybookshop.com.

Port cake shop thanks community

Eat Cake! is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 4 p.m.

Free, family-friendly offerings will include cake-decorating demonstrations, mini cupcakes, raffles and T-shirt giveaways.

Eat Cake! is located at 6 Inn St., Newburyport. For more information, call 978-465-6057 or visit www.eatcakeonline.com.

Take a peek inside Amesbury houses

Twelve homes will open their doors for Amesbury’s third annual Point Shore House Tour on Saturday.

This year’s tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature 11 new stops in Merrimack River neighborhoods. Proceeds benefit the restoration of Point Shore’s 1835 Union Congregational Church meetinghouse.

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