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December 6, 2012

The Lookout: Soul and blues concert tonight


Lowell’s Boat Shop is located at 459 Main St. in Amesbury.

Kickin’ things up at Byfield coffeehouse

A favorite local band is set to entertain the audience at the Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse in Byfield on Saturday. The performance by the Newburyport-based “rootsy Americana” band Liz Frame and the Kickers comes on the heels of the group’s song “Don’t Play With Guns” being picked up by Gloucester DJ Meg Griffin for her shows on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

“Laughing Boy” a.k.a. David Keevil will open the show. The Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse is hosted by the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St., Byfield.

Doors open at 7:30. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are available in the Cat Cafe. Admission is $5.

Artisans in the Open sell wares this weekend

Local artists are hoping shoppers will stay local this weekend and head to the Artisans in the Open’s annual holiday show at First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

The group of 27 vendors and crafters will sell their handmade wares in the parish hall tomorrow from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will return next weekend, as well, on Friday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Whittier Home hosts Holiday Open House

The Whittier Home, 86 Friend St., Amesbury, will celebrate its annual Community Holiday Open House on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Guests will be greeted by the sounds of seasonal music and former mayor Nicholas J. Costello will be on hand to welcome visitors to Whittier’s personal study.

Throughout the afternoon, guests can enjoy the artistic holiday décor and Victorian-style table of delectable treats.

The gift shop will be open for visitors looking for a unique holiday gift. Free wrapping also will be available.

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