Free community concerts are being presented this month in downtown Amesbury.
The seventh annual Music in the Millyard series features Animals and Shapes tonight, Five O’Clock Somewhere on July 18 and Switchback on July 25.
At each show, donations will be collected for Our Neighbors’ Table. Items needed the most include peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, bottled juice, cereal, boxed pasta, shampoo, toothpaste and granola bars.
All performances are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the amphitheater. For more information, call 978-388-3178.
Farm-to-table cooking lessons
Fresh fruits and vegetables found at local farmers markets and farm stands will be showcased in a cooking class on Thursday, July 18.
Set for 6 p.m. at Kitchen Local, 14 Cedar St., Amesbury, the hands-on class is led by Carolyn Grieco and includes instruction, recipes and dinner.
The cost is $60. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 978-994-1692 or visit www.carolynsfarmkitchen.com.
Entertainment and food at 17 State St.
This weekend’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” at the 17 State Street Cafe will feature Bossa Buena tomorrow and Danielle Miraglia on Saturday.
Bossa Buena features classical guitarist John Tavano, flutist/saxophone player Albert Lamar and bassist Chuck Walker playing the bossa nova music of Brazil and samba.
Guitar and harmonica player Miraglia’s latest release, “Box of Troubles,” explores the highs and lows of life.
Both shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newburyport restaurant.
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