, Newburyport, MA


January 23, 2014

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


For more information, email

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

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

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.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Special Features
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Special Features