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April 10, 2014

The Lookout: Stroll through the downtown art scene

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Art exhibit benefits children’s hospitals

Newburyport artist Anne Recchia is showing her oil and watercolor paintings on the “Miracle Wall” at Re/Max on the River.

Ten percent of sales will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises money for children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.

The exhibit will run through the end of the month, and an artist’s reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Re/Max is located at 11 Market Square, Newburyport.

Healing Arts Fair this weekend

The monthly Newburyport Healing Arts Fair will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society.

Local healers and intuitive readers will offer consultations, readings and healing sessions. Herbal products and crystals will be available, along with Indian saris that will be sold to benefit Child Haven International.

Admission is free. The church is located at 26 Pleasant St. For more information, visit healingartsmarket.blogspot.com.

Storm Surge spring series starts

Storm Surge: The Merrimack Valley Coastal Adaptation Workgroup kicks off its spring series on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Wendi Goldsmith, founder and CEO of Bioengineering Group of Salem, will present “Anticipating the Future: Investing Now to Prepare for Climate Impacts.” She played a lead role in the planning, design and program management of the post-Katrina Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.

The talk will be held at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport.

Storm Surge was formed in 2013 to encourage and support the region in preparing for the impacts of sea level rise, extreme weather events and other effects of long-term climate change.

The spring series continues on May 7 and 21 and June 4 and 18. For more information, email stormsurge9@gmail.com.

Bob Kramer Band to play Saturday

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