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November 1, 2012

Lookout: Motes' motifs hanging at Hills gallery

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Jefferson Cutter House Gallery in Arlington will host a solo show by Merrimac artist Mary Pyche this month.

Pyche’s large oil painting exhibit,” Bear Hill Road,” can be viewed from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays in November. Her works will also be display at the GAR Library in West Newbury in November and December. In January, Pyche’s “Bear Hill Road” show will be hung at the Rhythm Cafe in Merrimac.

Jazz vespers on Wednesday

A jazz vespers service will be held at First Religious Society on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. The program will feature jazz, blues and swing music. The house band consists of Lark Madden, Tomas Havrda, Susan Creamer and Andy Brewster. John Mercer will share poetry and readings.

First Religious Society is located at 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

Registration underway for North Pole Express

Families can now purchase tickets for a ride to the North Pole via the Immaculate Conception School’s 12th annual North Pole Express on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Five trains will depart the Newburyport Commuter Rail Station through the day and take riders to visit Santa at the North Pole during a 70-minute trip. The journey will include games, hot cocoa and treats, as well as caroling. During the ride, children can also write letters to Santa and take part in a reading of the “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Upon arrival at the North Pole, Rudolph, Frosty, the Christmas Mouse, and Santa and his elves will greet their guests. Of course, the trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Polar Village and Mrs. Claus’ Bakery.

Tickets are $29 for all riders over the age of 1. Tickets can be purchased at www.icsnorthpoleexpress.com.

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