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January 16, 2014

The Lookout: Trivia Night to raise money for Newbury library

What’s the latest way to support the Friends of the Newbury Town Library?

The answer is the Restaurant Fundraiser and Trivia Night planned for Wednesday at Mission Oak Grill in Newburyport.

From 4 to 9:30 p.m., diners can choose to have a portion of their bill at the 26 Green St. restaurant donated to the Friends. The trivia part of the evening starts at 7 p.m., with Mission Oak gift certificates awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners.

For more information, including a printout to bring to the restaurant, visit http://fontl.wordpress.com or email friendsofnewburytownlibrary@gmail.com.

Firehouse showcases New Works Festival

The 12th annual New Works Festival kicks off Friday, Jan. 24, at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport.

Nineteen new plays were selected for this year’s festival, which highlights works selected by an independent panel of theater professionals.

Tickets are $13 per evening or $38 for a four-day festival pass. They are on sale now at the box office in Market Square, by calling 978-462-7336 and online at www.firehouse.org.

The schedule is as follows (all shows start at 8 p.m.):

Friday, Jan. 24

One-act: “Keep Abreast” by Mary Beth Smith of Rockport

Shorts: “It’s Not You” by Dina Crawford of Salisbury, “Hopper” by Carolyn Russell of West Newbury and “For the Love of Egon” by Hortense Gerardo of Boston

Saturday, Jan. 25

Shorts: “Marrakech Moment” by Deirdre Girard of Newbury, “Flying Lessons” by Stephen Faria of Newbury, “F2F” by Cynthia Arsenault of Haverhill, “Sensing It” by Jack Rushton of Newbury, “B-I-N-G-oh!” by Jonathan Markella of Duxbury, “Take the Words From Out of my Mouth” by Christopher Lockheardt of Andover and “Collection Gal” by Scott Tobin of Lowell

Friday, Jan. 31

Full-length: “From the Deep” by Cassie Seinuk of Somerville

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