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May 15, 2014

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Opportunity Works, based in Newburyport and Haverhill, provides programs and services for people with developmental disabilities.

Tickets to the celebration are $40 for one and $75 for two. Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. To purchase or for more information, visit www.opportunityworks.net.

Blues and folk at Cat in the Cradle

Poor Howard Stith will bring his blend of blues and folk music to the Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse tomorrow night.

Stith is a classic storyteller with a dry sense of humor. Blues/folk/country band Earnest Freeman will also perform.

The coffeehouse is hosted by the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St. Doors open at 7:30, and the music starts at 8. Admission is $15 at the door.

The Cat Cafe will serve beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks throughout the evening.

The Byfield Community Arts Center is also seeking crafters and artists for its first Byfield Music and Arts Festival, scheduled for June 28. For more information, visit www.byfieldmusicfestival.org.

‘Crucifixion’ author at Jabberwocky

Author and columnist Alex Beam will visit Jabberwocky Bookshop tomorrow night to discuss his new book, “American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church.”

The book chronicles the history of a man who started his own religion, wrote his own form of the Bible and founded a city larger than Chicago, all before his death at age 39 at the hands of a mob.

The event is free and starts at 7 p.m. at The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Newburyport.

For more information, call 978-465-9359 or visit www.jabberwockybookshop.com.

‘Art for a Cause’ in Newburyport

An art show set for Saturday evening will raise money for pediatric oncology research and youth sports programs.

Hosted by Exit Realty Group in Newburyport as part of its “Art for a Cause” program, the exhibit features artwork by Patti Rae Miliotis and includes silver and stone jewelry, watercolor landscapes, and photographs.

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