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May 9, 2013

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‘Tuna’ comes to town

The Georgetown Theatre will present “Greater Tuna” tomorrow, Saturday and May 16-18 at the Sparhawk Theatre and Centre for Arts, 194 Main St., Amesbury. The show depicts the quirky citizens of Tuna, Texas.

Tickets are $10, with $5 tickets for students and seniors available tomorrow and next Friday. All shows start at 8 p.m.

For reservations, call 978-352-6367 or email tickets@georgetowntheatreworkshop.org.

A walk in the park

Take a guided tour Saturday of the three stone bridges built by the Moseley family at Maudslay State Park. Participants will learn about their construction and how they are being preserved. The walk, for all ages, is approximately one mile and starts at 3 p.m. at the Visitors Center, 74 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. The tour will end at 4:30 with a viewing of the Gardener’s Stone Shed. Maudslay is also offering a Mother’s Day Flower Walk on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 978-465-7223.

Tenors to perform this weekend

The New England Tenors, featuring Damien Corcoran of Amesbury, will perform a special concert at Merrimack College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The group, which also includes Jeffrey Hartman of Natick and John Middleton-Cox of North Andover, will be joined by guest soprano Leigh Barrett and Ilia Paulino, a Central Catholic senior who was the 2012 winner of the Merrimack Valley Idol contest.

The program will feature songs made famous by The Three Tenors and The Irish Tenors along with selections from Broadway musicals such as “Les Miserables” and “Ragtime.”

Merrimack College is located off Route 114 in North Andover. The show will be held in the Rogers Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at www.newenglandtenors.com or 978-837-5355.

Lessons in history at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Church will present two history tours this weekend. On Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., learn about the restoration of the Civil War-era St. Anna’s Chapel, located in the churchyard. The chapel contains some of the oldest stained glass in New England. The tour starts at the front steps of the chapel. A $5 donation is requested. On Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., “Colonial Ladies, Housewives and Slaves” will focus on the lives of the women buried in the cemetery that surrounds the church. Admission is free, and attendees are asked to meet at the front doors of the church, 166 High St., Newburyport. Both events are part of the seventh annual Newburyport Preservation Week, which this year celebrates the role of Newburyport women in preservation. For information on other activities taking place through Sunday, visit www.nbptpreservationtrust.org.

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