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October 11, 2012

Toad the Wet Sprocket stops in Salisbury tonight

The band Toad The Wet Sprocket will perform at Blue Ocean Music Hall tonight as part of their current tour.

The group, Dean Dinning, Randy Guss, Todd Nichols and Glen Phillips, will play two new songs during the show, which begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at www.blueoceanmusichall.com.

Toad The Wet Sprocket reunited in 2010 and began working on their first studio album of new material since “Coil” in 1997. Also, they started working on a “best of” album of new songs, “All You Want.”

‘Fearless’ evening

at Custom House Museum

The Newburyport Chamber Music Festival will join the Custom House Maritime Museum Saturday for an evening of classical and maritime chamber music.

The black tie evening begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Moseley Gallery Hall of Ships. Called “Fearless,” the program will include the world premiere performance of “Captain Samuels Speaks to the Sea!” in tribute to the famous Newburyport-built packet ship, Dreadnought, and her captain, Samuel Samuels.

The string trio Ensemble Epomeo will perform, which includes Caroline Chin on violin, David Yang on viola and Kenneth Woods on cello. They will be joined by Australian composer Melissa Dunphy and British poet Peter Davison.

The festivities will include a reception of hors d’oeuvres, champagne, wine, beer and other beverages, and a post-concert celebration with the artists will offer dessert, coffee and rum tasting provided by Turkey Shore Distilleries of Ipswich.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $70 per person. Black tie is suggested.

‘Phabulous Photo Weekend’

at Wildlife Refuge

The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a “Phabulous Photo Weekend” from tomorrow through Sunday.

In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, a slate of free photography-related programs will be offered for photographers of all skill levels who are interested in learning about taking wildlife and nature images.

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