, Newburyport, MA


September 5, 2013

The Lookout: Sculpture at Maudslay opens this weekend

Pieces are being installed on Saturday for the 15th Sculpture at Maudslay, featuring the work of 33 North Shore artists.

This year’s theme is “Intertwined,” which coordinator Bert Snow said has inspired works ranging from blue crocheted nests in trees to an old bridge abutment with trees wrapping around it to a big, swirling umbrella form.

The show opens Sunday and will be on view through Sept. 29. An artists’ reception and tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Maudslay State Park is located on Curzon Mill Road in Newburyport. The exhibit can be viewed for free, but there is a $2 parking fee. For more information, call 978-465-7223.

Comedy and music for a good cause

Two local events this week will raise money for Operation Delta Dog, a nonprofit organization that rescues homeless dogs and trains them to work as service animals for veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tonight at 8 at the Grog on Middle Street in Newburyport, Deep Keel, Lockjaw Smile and Patrick Hall will perform in a concert presented by Fusion Blue Productions. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

On Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m., Robin Bornstein will host “Comedy Goes to the Dogs” at the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St.

The 18-plus show will feature New England comedians, and raffles will offer the chance to win Boston sports tickets. An additional comedy night is planned for Nov. 2.

The events have been organized by Newbury resident Donald Jarvis, a former combat engineer for the National Guard who was injured by an explosive device in Afghanistan. He is getting a service dog this fall and hopes to raise $16,000 for Operation Delta Dog by the end of the year.

For more information, visit

Highway visitor center seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help travelers passing through the Maria Miles Visitor Center in Salisbury.

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