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December 6, 2012

The Lookout: Soul and blues concert tonight

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The show is being performed at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts at Merrimack College in North Andover, and is directed by Phyllis George and Roshni Pecora. The show times are tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at www.newenglandcivicballet.org or by calling the studio at 978-975-0289.

Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and children age 12 and younger.

“The Nutcracker” tells the timeless story of a young girl named Clara, who falls asleep following her family’s Christmas party, and enters into a magical dreamland where the Nutcracker doll that she received as a gift at the party springs to live.

Holiday programs at Lowell’s Boat Shop

Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury will celebrate the season with its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday.

The festivities will begin with an art show preview party tomorrow, during which Lowell’s Boat Shop members and their friends can get an early glimpse of this year’s art show and sale, “Wood and Water: a Mixed Media Exhibit.” The display includes works from numerous local artists, including members of OpArt, an art education outreach program for clients at Opportunity Works, and offered by the Newburyport Art Association.

The Holiday Open House runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Open to the general public, the celebration includes the art exhibit and sale, as well as a collection of unique Lowell’s Boat Shop gifts, handmade holiday wreaths and fresh trees, a variety of raffles and a silent auction. Refreshments will be served, and music will be performed by the Thomas Machine Works Band on Saturday and Morning Glories on Sunday.

Children can make their own ornaments and visit with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. each day.

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