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May 15, 2014

The Lookout: Poems and birds combine in Joppa Flats event

A free special event is planned for Saturday in Rowley to coincide with this weekend’s Bird-a-thon hosted by Mass Audubon.

David Davis, the poet-in-residence at the Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport and a member of the Powow River Poets, will count bird species and read poems at Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary on Patmos Road.

From 1 to 5 p.m., the public is invited to join Davis and his Bird-a-thon team for short guided walks. Possible bird species that may be spotted include spring migrant warblers, orchard orioles, red-bellied woodpeckers and other songbirds.

The Bird-a-thon, the wildlife organization’s biggest fundraiser, is a competition that runs throughout the state from 6 p.m. tomorrow through 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 978-462-9998 or visit www.massaudubon.org/birdathon.

Show to highlight young artists

All Amesbury students in preschool through high school are invited to enter their work in the annual Amesbury Youth Art Show.

Submissions are being accepted at Studio 107 in 14 Cedar Street Studios on Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Categories include painting, colored drawing, black-and-white drawing, mixed media, print, 3-D, crafts and photography.

All pieces must be mounted neatly and labeled on the back with name, age, grade, phone number, school and title. Youths may submit up to four entries.

The exhibit will be on display at 14 Cedar Street Studios on Friday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, May 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Select pieces from the show will also be displayed at The Provident Bank for the month of June.

The show is sponsored by the Amesbury Cultural Council, The Provident Bank, Edward Jones Investments, JNB & Associates and Colorful Kids Art Lessons.

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