Duke’s work is on display locally at the Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport and Post Road Framers in Rowley. For more information about his work or classes, contact him at WEDuke1@yahoo.com.
Weekend fundraiser is for the dogs
Pawsitively Best Friends in downtown Newburyport has teamed up with Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog to raise money for the Essex County K-9 Unit.
Activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday on Inn Street will include a K-9 demonstration, photo opportunities and a raffle for a pet gift basket.
Proceeds will help pay for bulletproof dog vests and general safety equipment. For more information, call 978-499-9999 or visit www.mavestadog.org or www.pawsitivelybestfriends.com.
Buffett tribute, tailgating party in Salisbury
The fourth annual Buffett Beach Blast! is set for Friday, July 26, at Blue Ocean Music Hall on Salisbury Beach.
The celebration starts with a Parade of Cars at 3:30 p.m., followed by a tailgating party from 4 to 8 p.m. and a concert featuring Jimmy Buffett tribute band Changes in Latitude at 8.
Special prizes will be awarded for the best theme cars, and there will be silent and live auctions throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit the Salisbury Beach Partnership, a nonprofit organization.
Tickets are $25 for the concert and $15 per car for the tailgating party. No RVs, buses or oversized vehicles are allowed.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call 978-462-5888, visit www.blueoceanhall.com or stop by the box office Tuesday through Sunday. Blue Ocean is located at 4 Oceanfront North.
Band launches CD with House of Blues show
Salisbury-based rock band Nerve8 is celebrating the release of its first full-length album with a concert Saturday at the House of Blues in Boston.
Nerve8 was formed in 2010 by former Moonshyne guitarist and vocalist Terry Marengi and also includes Corey Dobson on drums and vocals, Cameron Kaszuba on synthesizers and percussion, DJ Marengi on guitar, and Tim Phillips on bass and vocals. The band combines indie music with elements of synth pop, dance and alternative rock.