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May 8, 2014

The Lookout: Wine tasting pours support for Yankee Homecoming

A “Taste of New England” will be served up this Saturday at the first fundraiser for the 2014 Yankee Homecoming celebration.

From 6 to 9 p.m. at Newburyport City Hall, guests can sample a number of wines from both local and national wineries in a tasting sponsored by Leary’s Fine Wines & Spirits. There will also be beer from Newburyport Brewing Co. and Ipswich Ale Brewery.

The drinks will be paired with hors d’oeuvres and desserts supplied by area restaurants and caterers.

The evening also features live and silent auctions offering a number of gift certificates, baskets and services from local businesses, as well as a trip to Napa Valley. Artwork to be auctioned off includes a painting that Alan Bull will create live during the evening.

This year, seven items are available for pre-bid online and include autographed pictures and posters and signed guitars.

Tickets are $45 each or $80 for two and are available in advance at www.yankeehomecoming.com. For more information, call 978-462-7676.

Celebrate Port’s history next week

Preservation Week 2014 kicks off Tuesday in Newburyport with “Vanishing Treasures” at the Custom House Maritime Museum.

On display through May 18, the exhibit features five architectural styles from throughout Newburyport history.

On Wednesday, a fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. to closing at Oregano’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, 16 Pleasant St. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Newburyport Preservation Trust.

Events continue through May 18 and include tours and lectures throughout the city. For a complete schedule and more information, visit www.nbptpreservationtrust.org.

Fundraiser promises a tasty time

Sample a host of culinary delights and help raise money at the 14th annual A Taste of Plum Island next Friday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Plum Island Taxpayers Association Hall, 8 Plum Island Blvd.

The fundraiser features food, desserts, beer and wine from a number of restaurants in the region, as well as music and raffles.

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