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December 27, 2012

Lookout: Peace Dove posters on display

The international poster exhibit, “The Peace Dove,” can be found at the Georgetown Peabody Library through the end of next month.

The show features nearly 50 posters from the extensive collection of activist and labor movement leader Stephen Lewis. Lewis has more than 3,800 posters created by groups following the 1986 designation by the United Nations as a “year of peace.” All of the posters selected from this show include the peace dove as a symbol against violence.

The posters are hanging in the library meeting room and in the second floor reference area through Jan. 30. The display is funded in part by the Westfield Cultural Council and SEIU Local 509.

Meditation session at First Religious Society

Local musician Zach Field will host a percussion and meditation session at First Religious Society in Newburyport on Sunday.

Field, the owner and director of Zach Field Drum Studios in the Tannery, will lead a program called “Gong Meditation and Relaxation,” beginning at 10:30 a.m. He will provide a brief history of his own journey into using gongs and will offer some meditation tips, and then invite the audience to participate in a 20-minute gong meditation. In 2010 he began “The Gong Meditation Project” as a way to help himself and others learn ways to escape from the stresses of everyday life. He discovered that playing pitched gongs enhanced the meditation process and helped distract the mind while creating a relaxed state.

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

Ring in New Year’s with Entrain

Entrain will return to Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury for a New Year’s Eve bash.

The Martha’s Vineyard-based, six-piece band was formed by drummer Tom Major in 1993 and offers a range of sounds from rock, blues and calypso to ska, zydeco, jazz and funk. The band includes conga/djembe/trombonist Sam Holmstock, lead singer/guitarist wiz Brian Alex, bassist M’Talewa, saxophonist/percussionist Phillip Young and keyboardist Tony Falcetti.

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