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December 5, 2013

The Lookout: Art show to benefit Newburyport Education Foundation


Designed by Newburyport artist Susan Gaylord, commemorative copies of Espaillat’s poem will be available at a reception following the service.

St. James Church is located at 120 Main St. For more information, call 978-388-0030 or email

Train show chugs into Amesbury

The Salisbury Point Railroad Historical Society will open its doors for Railway Express, the annual Christmas train and model railroad show, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Six-plus operating train layouts in a variety of gauges will be on display, and visitors will have the opportunity to drive some of them, including Thomas the Tank.

The show will also feature a “Railroad Prints of Amesbury” photo gallery, video presentations, maps, books, dockets, lamps and other artifacts. Refreshments will be available.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-13 and free for children under 5. The museum is located in Carriage Mills, Building 2, 9 Water St., Amesbury.

The Amesbury Hat Museum, housed in the same location, will also be open. For more information, call 978-884-1639, email or visit

Songs of the season at Port church

The New England Tenors Holiday Concert returns to the Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport this Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.

The performance raises money for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which helps needy people in the region.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children age 12 and under. They are available at the door, 42 Green St.

For more information, call 978-462-3339 or email

Concerts feature Christmas favorite

For its 82nd season, Chorus North Shore is performing Handel’s “Messiah” with the Honors Youth Choir; the Festival Orchestra; and soloists Jean Danton, Martin Kelly and Mark Andrew Cleveland.

Concerts are set for Saturday at 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church on Linebrook Road in Ipswich and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Wenham High School, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton.

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