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November 1, 2012

Lookout: Motes' motifs hanging at Hills gallery

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The performance begins at 2:30 p.m. at Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Children age 12 and younger are $5. To purchase, visit www.mvpomusic.org.

Comedy troupe brings ‘politicians’ to Port

See President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney as you’ve never seen them before — literally.

The comedy troupe, Politicos Comedy Brigade, is stopping in Newburyport this weekend to host a comedic presidential debate featuring Obama and Romney impersonators.

Performers from the political comedy troupe have been featured on Comedy Central and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The group is partnering with the New Hampshire based Drink Water Productions to bring the show to Mission Oak Grill on Saturday.

The mock debate featuring the actors will also include impersonators of former president Bill Clinton and billionaire Donald Trump.

Steeple Hall at Mission Oak Grill is located at 26 Green St., Newburyport. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.drinkwaterproductions.com or by calling 855-255-5750.

Take a peek behind the scenes at refuge

Visitors to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge can still take a behind the scenes tour of the property.

During the “Behind the Scenes” tours, a ranger will take the group to various “drive by” stops around the area in the refuge van. Tours are set for Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 7 at 9:30 a.m., Thursday Nov. 15 at 1 p.m., Sunday Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. and Wednesday Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

The two-hour tour offers an up-close look of the refuge, the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the conservation of these precious natural resources.

Binoculars and cameras are suggested. Each session is limited to 10 participants. Advance registration is required. Call 978-465-5753.

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