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July 5, 2013

The Lookout: Grog show to aid Plum Island beaches

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On Sundays in July, adults and children 5 and up are invited to “Nature Discovery” from 2 to 3 p.m. Use nets, magnifiers and capture tanks to discover the hidden secrets of Maudslay.

Additionally, an “Evening Stroll” every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. is a moderately paced walk on different paths in the park.

Programs meet at the park headquarters at 74 Curzon Mill Road. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and bring water.

There is a $2 parking fee for most programs. For more information, call 978-465-7223.

Magical performance at the Salisbury library

Ed the Wizard and “Reading is Magic” will appear at the Salisbury Public Library on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Using magic, comedy and suspense, Ed emphasizes the importance of building and maintaining reading skills. The program is supported in part by the Salisbury Cultural Council.

The library is located at 17 Elm St. For more information on Ed the Wizard, visit www.edthewizard.com.

Farm-to-table cooking lessons

Fresh fruits and vegetables found at local farmers markets and farm stands will be showcased in a cooking class on Thursday, July 18.

Set for 6 p.m. at Kitchen Local, 14 Cedar St., Amesbury, the hands-on class is led by Carolyn Grieco and includes instruction, recipes and dinner.

The cost is $60. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 978-994-1692 or visit www.carolynsfarmkitchen.com.

Entertainment and food at 17 State St.

This weekend’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” at the 17 State Street Cafe will feature Matt Borrello tonight and the Xenia Dunford Trio tomorrow.

Borrello plays original music with country, acoustic blues and early rock ’n’ roll influences.

Dunford recently released her first full-length album, “His & Hers,” which adds elements of folk rock, country and Americana to her typical jazzy flourishes and piano-heavy pieces.

Both shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newburyport restaurant.

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