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December 12, 2013

The Lookout: A holiday package of performances

Ten stories born from the hopes, dreams, memories and expectations that come with the winter holidays will be presented this weekend at The Actors Studio of Newburyport.

Each solo act in “Holiday Meshugas” takes the viewer inside the heart of an individual as he or she navigates the turbulence of holiday cheer. Running the gamut of emotions, some are born from memory and others from the writers’ imaginations.

“Meshugas” is a Yiddish word that means craziness or madness. Performances are scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill 1, Suite 5, Newburyport.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Call 978-465-1229 or visit www.newburyportacting.org.

Shop your way around Georgetown

Georgetown will celebrate the season this Saturday with the Holiday Shop Hop, taking place all day around town.

Participating businesses will offer live music, refreshments, children’s activities, sales, ice sculpting, a visit from Mrs. Claus and more. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to win a raffle basket.

A Holiday Decoration Contest is also being held in conjunction with the Shop Hop. Georgetown residents and businesses are invited to submit photos online at www.rheebo.com through tomorrow. Voting runs Dec. 14-20, and the top three entries will receive prizes.

The Shop Hop and contest are presented by the Alliance for Georgetown.

Firehouse hosts annual sing-along

The community will once again join in song for the Firehouse Center for the Arts’ annual Holiday Sing-Along, this Saturday at 11 a.m.

Directed by Donna Postle and accompanied on piano by John Metrano, the Immaculate Conception Church Youth Choir will lead the audience in well-loved carols.

Terry Blanchard will read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and Santa Claus will greet children in the lobby.

Tickets are $3 and may be purchased at the box office in Newburyport’s Market Square or by calling 978-462-7336. A small treat for each child is included in the price.

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