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January 23, 2014

The Lookout: Winter Carnival, Old Newbury Bonfire on for this weekend

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Theater groups casting new shows

Amesbury Children’s Theatre is holding auditions next weekend for its upcoming production of “Cinderella.” Both singing and non-singing roles are available.

Auditions will be held Friday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 1, in the theater at Sparhawk School, 196 Main St. No appointments are necessary.

For more information, call 978-388-0611.

Auditions for another classic story, “Little Women,” are being held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. in Hamilton.

The musical, presented by The Community House Theater, will be double-cast with four male and four female roles per cast.

Interested adults and teens should bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 32 bars. Performance applications are available at www.communityhouse.org.

Auditions will be held at The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road (Route 1A).

Give the gift of song to your valentine

Looking for a unique way to surprise your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? The Beverly Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus is once again offering Singing Valentines.

Barbershop quartets will travel to offices, homes, schools and other venues throughout Essex County to sing for unsuspecting recipients. In addition to two love songs, the quartets will also present a long-stemmed rose, a card and a photo of the event to each recipient.

The Singing Valentines are a major fundraiser for the nonprofit chorus, which puts on shows at assisted-living facilities and nursing homes in the region and appears at high school concerts and a cappella nights.

To order a valentine or for more information, call 978-744-3592 or 866-727-4988, or email northshoremen@verizon.net.

Souper Saturday at Andrews Library

Warm up this weekend at the first Winter 2014 Souper Saturday at the Emma Andrews Library & Community Center.

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, “Hot Soup for Cool Summer Activities for Children” will offer a vegan African peanut soup, a Dutch pea soup and a chicken and wild rice soup. A $5 donation includes soup, bread and desserts.

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