, Newburyport, MA


May 9, 2013

Take a virtual safari at Joppa Flats


New exhibit open at Firehouse

Color woodblock prints by Linda Mahoney are on display through June 2 in the first-floor gallery at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. Her pieces include pine trees, shorelines and mountains. A painter for more than 30 years, Mahoney is an art teacher at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield. She lives in Northfield. The Firehouse gallery is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Enjoy music on State Street this weekend

E.J. Ouellette & Crazy Maggy will perform a cabaret show Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at Loretta restaurant, 27 State St., Newburyport.

The popular musicians perform a mix of Celtic music, reggae, jazz, pop, bluegrass and fiddle-driven rock tunes.

17 State Street Cafe will present two performances this weekend. Michael Bernier, an acclaimed singer/songwriter, will perform tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. as part of “Beats, Burgers and Brews.”

On Saturday, the Justin Laing Duet will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.

Workshops for the birds

Children ages 6 and up can build their own bird attractors at two events offered by Joann Healey of Wild About Nature & Science Too.

On Saturday, it’s all about the house wren, as kids will create birdhouses to attract the returning bird. Next Saturday, May 18, they will make easy-to-build feeders.

Both workshops, offered through Newburyport Youth Services, will be held rain or shine from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Moseley Woods Pavilion, Spofford Street, Newburyport. Each costs $15, plus a $5 materials fee.

Advance registration is required. To sign up for a workshop, call 978-464-4434, email or visit

Food and fun for a good cause

A Cinco de Mayo-themed fundraiser will be held at David’s Tavern from 5 to 8 tonight.

The event will raise money to sponsor four children in Guatemala and features raffles, a silent auction, Mexican food, a cash bar and fair trade merchandise from Bali Hai Imports.

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