Education coordinator Lisa Hutchings will be leading two in-the-field training sessions to prepare volunteers. Interested individuals do not need to have a background in science or teaching,
The first of four training programs will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and continue each Tuesday through Jan. 29. Each session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will focus on winter birds and penguins, weather and wildlife, raptors and tracking and nocturnal creatures.
Training classes will begin at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center at One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, and then continue outdoors on Plum Island. For more information or to register for the training sessions, contact Lisa Hutchings at 978-462-9998 or email email@example.com.
Jazz Vespers on Wednesday
A free jazz vespers service will be held at First Religious Society on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. The evening will celebrate jazz, blues and swing music with special guest Bobby Spellman on trumpet, joining the house band of Lark Madden, Tomas Havrda, Susan Creamer and Andy Brewster. The service will also feature several readings.
First Religious Society is located at 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.
Maudslay State Park calendars for sale
The Maudslay State Park Association is selling 2013 wall calendars that showcase the passive and active recreation elements of the park. Funds raised from the sales will be used to restore the park’s pond. Calendars are $15.
The calendars are being sold at Yankee Runner, 49 Pleasant St., Newburyport; Greater Boston Running Company, 27 Water St., Newburyport; The Natural Dog, 155 State St., Newburyport; Riverside Cycle, 50 Water St., Newburyport, and The Book Rack, 52 State St., Newburyport. They are also available at Maudslay headquarters at 74 Curzon Mill Road.
Photography exhibit at Joppa Flats Education Center
The Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Joppa Flats Education Center will host an exhibit of nature photographs by Newburyport Art Association members Linda Dahlberg and Beth Reiter Blanchard. The show, “Take Another Look,” will run in the center’s Juliet Kellogg French Room from Jan. 6 through Feb. 24.