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October 17, 2013

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

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The book, which was a finalist in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards, also includes 132 photos from Kirsch’s family archives. Kirsch, who lives in Kensington, N.H., is an active volunteer with the Amesbury Friends Peace Center and the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in Newburyport.

The free presentation will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the library, 77 Purchase St., Newburyport. Signed books will be available for $18.

For more information, call 978-358-8097 or email halldmarie@yahoo.com.

Be part of a ‘thrilling’ experience

A local dance instructor is getting involved in a worldwide effort to break the record for the largest simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

On Sunday, a free clinic will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Agnes Strecker Dance Studio at 908 Salem St., Groveland. Everyone ages 8 and up is welcome to come and learn the “Thriller” dance.

Then, on Saturday, Oct. 26, anyone who wishes to participate is invited to the Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere, where check-in starts at 4 p.m. and the dance will be performed at 5 p.m. Dressing like a zombie is encouraged.

Donations collected on the day of the event will benefit Children’s Hospital Boston and Alzheimer’s disease research.

For more information, visit www.thrilltheworld.com or www.agnesstreckerdancestudio.com.

Adventures in home improvement

A DIY expert is visiting the Newburyport Public Library tonight at 7.

Ron Tanner will talk about his book “From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story” and present a slide show. Tanner tells the story of how he and his wife bought a condemned property in Baltimore and restored it to its original Victorian splendor, despite knowing nothing about fixing up homes when they started. They now run the DIY website houselove.org.

The event is co-hosted by the Newburyport Preservation Trust.

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