, Newburyport, MA


October 31, 2013

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Unique gifts for sale at Whittier Home

The gift shop at the Whittier Home Museum will be open this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Offerings include “The Barefoot Boy” signed by author Lisa Greenleaf, the newest engraved poem by local poet Rhina Espaillat and John Greenleaf Whittier’s “A Caller at Gove House” in a gold gift box, along with books, stationery and mugs.

The museum is located at 86 Friend St., Amesbury. Admission to the gift shop is free.

Speaker to discuss Plum Island coast

A talk on “Changing Climate, Changing Coasts” will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Plum Island Turnpike.

Rob Thieler will explain why Plum Island is more like the Outer Banks of the Carolinas than the rest of the New England coast in terms of coastal vulnerability.

The event is part of the Storm Surge series.

Ham and bean supper Saturday

A “Thanksgiving” theme dinner will be held Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Bethany Masonic Lodge in Newburyport.

The menu includes turkey pot pie, ham, hot dogs, three kinds of beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, drinks and desserts. Paul Rogers and Good Company will play smooth jazz to accompany the meal.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The lodge is located at 31 Green St.

Artist hosts open studio on Sunday

Artist Valerie Isaacs will open her Plum Island studio to visitors this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Paintings of the island, rural landscapes and animals will be on display. The studio is located at 15 Reservation Terrace, near 57th Street.

To view Isaacs’ work, visit

Coffee shop hosting open mikes

A weekly open mike called Merrimac Mic is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Plum Island Coffee Roasters.

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