, Newburyport, MA


May 30, 2013

The Lookout: A garden variety in Newburyport and Groveland


Directed by Edward Speck, the free show will hit the high seas in search of adventures, buried treasure and a dance number or two.

Parking is available for $2 in the lot on Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. From there, follow the Theater in the Open flags to the site, about a 10-minute walk away.

For more information, call 978-465-2572.

Local photographer’s work to be exhibited

Photography by Edward Gerrish Mair of Plum Island will be on display through the month of June at the First Religious Society in Newburyport.

Mair’s award-winning photographs have been featured at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, the Amesbury Art Festival, the British Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, the Lynn Historical Museum and local phone books. He prefers to capture places instead of people.

The exhibit will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower meetinghouse, 26 Pleasant St. Admission is free. For more information, call 978-465-0602 or visit

Take a virtual journey to Alaska

Author C.B. Bernard will talk about his book “Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now” tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop.

In his book, Bernard, who traded New England for Alaska, re-creates the journeys of a distant relative, Capt. Joe Bernard, who spent decades sailing the Arctic, living among the Eskimo and Inuit and giving his name to landmarks across the North.

“Chasing Alaska” was named a top 10 travel pick by Publishers Weekly and one of the best travel books for spring by National Geographic.

The program is free. Jabberwocky is located in the Tannery, 50 Water St., Newburyport. For more information, call 978-465-9359 or visit

Monthly ham and bean supper Saturday

The Bethany Masonic Lodge will present its monthly “Back to the Bean” supper on Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 31 Green St., Newburyport.

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