, Newburyport, MA


August 29, 2013

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Newburyport Choral Society seeking singers

The Newburyport Choral Society is looking to add new voices for its 80th anniversary season.

Registration sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Mondays, Sept. 9 and 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Triton Regional High School, 112 Elm St., Byfield.

Choral members range from high-schoolers to retirees from nearly 40 communities in eastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:15 to 9 p.m.

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Thrills from the past at Salisbury Beach

More than a dozen amusement park rides will be set up for Labor Day weekend at Salisbury Beach Center.

The rides will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow, 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday.

Tickets will be available to purchase for $1 for one, $18 for 20, $31 for 36 and $50 for 60. The rides will cost three to five tickets apiece.

The rides are sponsored by the Salisbury Beach Partnership, a nonprofit that organizes summer events on the beach.

Artwork puts focus on Plum Island

Oil paintings by Heather Karp are on display through Sept. 29 in the gallery at the Firehouse Center for the Arts.

“Refuge” features a selection of works inspired by the Plum Island marshes and the surrounding landscape and sky.

An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the gallery, located in Market Square, Newburyport.

The gallery is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., later on performance days.

Nature, art and history at Maudslay

Maudslay State Park has a number of free programs planned for children and adults.

Taking place every Thursday through the fall, the Evening Stroll is a moderately paced walk that takes participants on different paths in the park. Tonight’s walk is from 6:30 to 7:30, while walks on Sept. 5, 12 and 19 will start at 6 p.m.

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