, Newburyport, MA


July 5, 2013

The Lookout: Grog show to aid Plum Island beaches


Tour a lighthouse this weekend

The Newburyport Harbor Light at Plum Island will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, weather permitting.

Sneakers are required, and there is a short ladder to climb. Children must be at least 5 years old and 42 inches tall.

Admission and parking are free, though donations will be accepted.

For more information, call the Friends of Plum Island Light at 978-463-2867, email or visit

Enjoy tunes and dinner on the coast

The 18th annual Music-by-the-Sea concert series starts next week at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, N.H.

Joshua Tree, a U2 tribute band, kicks things off on Thursday, July 11. Popular Martha’s Vineyard group Entrain, which plays everything from rock and blues to jazz and funk, will perform on July 18.

On July 25, Even Steven will present classics of the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and beyond. Party band Jumbo Circus Peanuts closes the series on Aug. 1 with its swinging pop-jazz.

All concerts start at 6 p.m., with the gates open at 5 for dining. Guests can bring picnics or purchase grilled food and beverages on-site. Pack a blanket or chair, but leave the pets and alcohol at home.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12 and free for kids under 3. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s ocean education efforts.

The science center is located at 570 Ocean Blvd., on the shore of Odiorne Point State Park. Concerts are held under a tent on the lawn, rain or shine.

For more information, call 603-436-8043 or visit

Explore Maudslay’s history and nature

Take a free “Family History Tour of the Estate Core” at Maudslay State Park tomorrow from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Participants will learn about the great Moulton Castle during a one-mile walk. Each Saturday morning in July features different sites.

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