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September 5, 2013

The Lookout: Sculpture at Maudslay opens this weekend

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Located at Exit 60 off Interstate 95, the center is on track to serve more than 300,000 visitors this year.

The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and several shifts are available. Volunteers will help travelers with information about the region and state, maps and directions, lodging and dining information, area attractions and more.

For more information, call 978-465-6555 or email joey@northofboston.org.

A rocking night at Unity on the River

The Unity All-Stars will take the stage tomorrow night at Unity on the River in Amesbury.

From 7 to 9 p.m., the concert will feature the song stylings of Maura Lynch, Patty Barkas, Meg Rayne, Trish Ives, Brian Doser, Lisah Plumley Zimpfer and Chris Zimpfer. The Unity Choir will also take part.

Tickets are $15 at the door at 58 Macy St. For more information, call 978-394-5166 or visit unityontheriver.org.

All about Cushing’s important mission

Local historian Jim Dyer will highlight “The Five Reasons Caleb Cushing Needed to go to China in 1843” in a free talk Wednesday at the First Religious Society.

Dyer will discuss the importance of Cushing’s success to the United States’ global diplomatic posture, the American mercantile community and his own political aspirations.

Cushing, who was a Newburyport resident, was appointed as an ambassador to China by President John Tyler in 1843. He negotiated the Treaty of Wang Hiya, the first treaty between China and the United States.

Attendees are invited to arrive at noon with their own lunches, which they can enjoy before the lecture starts at 1. Desserts and coffee will be provided.

The presentation will take place in the Parish Hall, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

Newbury resident’s art on display

An exhibition of watercolor paintings by David McPhee is on display through the end of the month at Newbury Town Library.

The paintings feature a variety of local landscapes by the longtime Newbury resident.

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