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May 23, 2013

The Lookout: Celebrate spring with Newburyport’s annual festival

Make the most of the season with Newburyport Spring Fest, which takes place downtown Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival will feature art and fine crafts on Inn, State and Pleasant streets, along with live music and food from local restaurants.

Life is good will sponsor a Kid’s Korner from noon to 3 p.m. both days, offering coloring, games and other age-appropriate activities. Children will also enjoy a puppetry and storytelling performance by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Bands taking the stage at Market Square are Jam Static, a modern/classic rock band that will perform Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., and Way to the River, a progressive rock cover band that will play Monday, also from 1 to 4 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, call 978-462-6680 or visit www.newburyportchamber.org.

Tour a lighthouse this weekend

The Newburyport Harbor Light at Plum Island will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, weather permitting.

Sneakers are required, and there is a short ladder to climb. Children must be at least 5 years old and 42 inches tall.

Admission and parking are free, though donations will be accepted.

For more information, call the Friends of Plum Island Light at 978-463-2867, email friendsofpilight@aol.com or visit www.newenglandlighthouses.net/plumisland.html.

Explore Adelynrood at weekend open house

An open house will be held Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Adelynrood Retreat & Conference Center in Byfield.

The free event will feature house and garden tours, children’s activities, refreshments, a local artisan fair, local painters in their element, and the Byfield Fire Department.

Groups of four or more are encouraged to RSVP to kathrynostertag@adelynrood.org.

For more information, call 978-462-6721.

A walking history lesson in Newburyport

Celebrate Memorial Day with a walk through Newburyport’s past.

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