, Newburyport, MA


May 30, 2013

The Lookout: A garden variety in Newburyport and Groveland


Tickets are $20 general admission and $17 for seniors and students. They are available online at or at the door.

Adventure, flowers, history at Maudslay

Upcoming free events at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport include a ponding adventure for children, a couple of strolls and a history slideshow.

On Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., families with children can enjoy an interactive exploration into the pond and its many creatures. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

On Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., guests are invited to “Follow the Flower Flow: Ghent/Exbury Azalea.” Wear comfortable shoes.

A comprehensive slideshow on the history of Maudslay will be shown during Wednesday’s “History Rises From Ruins” presentation.

Next Thursday, June 6, the popular Evening Stroll will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes for the moderately paced walk led by the park interpreter.

All of the events meet at the park headquarters on Curzon Mill Road. There is a $2 parking fee for most programs, and rain cancels most, though the Evening Stroll will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 978-465-7223.

Family-friendly fun at Joppa Flats

The annual Biodiversity Free-for-All will showcase animals, plants and insects from local beaches, ponds and backyards.

Free activities for adults and families will be held, rain or shine, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Participants will search for insects, investigate the “magnification museum,” handle beach creatures in the 110-gallon touch tank and take part in a green building scavenger hunt.

For more information, call 978-462-9998 or visit

Theater to take audience on a pirate adventure

Theater in the Open will present “A Princess Pirate Panto!” on Saturdays and Sundays from June 1-23 at 2 p.m. in Maudslay State Park.

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