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July 11, 2013

The Lookout: Saltbox Gallery artists bring work to Plum Island

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The Whittier Home Museum is located at 86 Friend St., Amesbury.

Paintings of Newburyport featured at restaurant

An exhibit of oil paintings by Christine Molitor Johnson will be on display at Michael’s Harborside in Newburyport from July 15 through Oct. 15.

“Newburyport — Home Again” features images of Sandy Point, the Chain Bridge, Joppa Flats, Maudslay and the salt marshes. Molitor Johnson is an Amesbury resident who grew up in Newburyport, and the show reflects some of her fondest childhood memories.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Michael’s, 1 Tournament Wharf.

The restaurant is open Monday through Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Amesbury shops present summer event

Downtown Amesbury businesses will host a “Hot Summer Night Sip & Stroll” on Thursday, July 18, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The evening will feature food, drinks, music and store specials.

For more information, call 978-388-2665.

Garden, cookbook authors at Jabberwocky

The Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport will host two authors this weekend.

Tomorrow at 7 p.m., Thomas Mickey will speak about his book “America’s Romance With the English Garden.”

Mickey, professor emeritus of communication studies at Bridgewater State University and a former garden columnist, recounts how the revolution in advertising in the 1880s fueled our country’s obsession with gardening.

On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., chef Joanne Chang will sign copies of her two best-selling cookbooks, “Flour” and “Flour, Too.”

Flour Bakery + Cafe is a popular eatery with four locations in the Boston area. Her books include recipes for soups, pizza and pasta along with cakes, tarts and other sweet treats.

Jabberwocky is located in The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St. For more information, call 978-465-9359 or visit www.jabberwockybookshop.com.

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