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December 6, 2012

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Holiday show at artist studio

Indigo Artist Studio on Middle Street is hosting a holiday open house tomorrow and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The studio is featuring a show by artist Mary Arthur Pollak of “small monotype encaustics with saturated color, pattern and texture to create a glowing patchwork grid.” Pigment stick oil color works by Lillian M. Coolidge will also be on view — her images include a series of plein air paintings done in Vermont.

Indigo Artist Studio is located at 53 Middle St., Newburyport.

Joppa Flatts plays at Port restaurant

The local band Joppa Flatts will celebrate Invitation Nights at The Grog on Friday. The group, which began in Rowley several years ago, will begin playing at 9:30 p.m.

During Newburyport’s Invitation Nights — tomorrow and next Friday — numerous shops in downtown Newburyport and the Tannery Marketplace stay open late for holiday shoppers, offering light refreshments and holiday cheer. Entertainment will be offered in Market Square on both nights as well. Invitation Nights run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop set up on Inn Street

Throughout this month, younger visitors to Inn Street will find Santa Claus ready to listen to their wish lists.

Santa’s Workshop will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Dec. 22, and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Dec. 23.

Sponsored by the Newburyport Mothers Club, children can meet Santa, share their wish list, and get their photo taken with jolly old St. Nick.

For more information call the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce at 978-462-6680 or visit www.newburyportchamber.org.

Beal stars in ‘The Nutcracker’

Salisbury’s Jessica Beal is once again delighting audiences in the seasonal favorite, “The Nutcracker.”

Beal has been cast in the New England Civic Ballet Company’s 17th annual production of the ballet. She plays the role of the Mouse Queen who battles the Nutcracker during the Battle of Toy Soldiers and Mice, as well as a flower in the Waltz of the Flowers. This is Beal’s ninth year performing in the New England Civic Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker.”

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