A selection of international labor posters will be on display at the Newbury Town Library from Feb. 1 through March 13.
“Human Rights/Labor Rights” features posters from a collection of more than 4,500 owned by Stephen Lewis. Lewis is a longtime activist in the labor movement who has exhibited at a number of libraries throughout the state.
The posters illustrate fights for basic human rights, including the right to be free from torture, the right to choose one’s religion, the right to equal pay for equal work, and the right to form and join trade unions. The exhibit is supported in part by the Newbury Cultural Council.
The library is located at 0 Lunt St., Byfield. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call 978-465-0539.
Get your eagle eyes ready
A citywide Eagle Eye Scavenger Hunt is currently underway in Newburyport, running through the annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival on Feb. 8.
Hosted by Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, the contest asks participants of all ages to visit 23 local businesses to search for hidden toy eagles accompanied by eagle facts.
At the end of the festival, there will be a drawing for a variety of prizes. Winners will be notified by email.
The festival, presented by the education center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, is a free event featuring guided sightings of bald eagles in the wild, live raptor demonstrations and family nature activities.
For more information about the scavenger hunt or the festival, call 978-462-9998 or visit www.massaudubon.org/eaglefestival. Scavenger hunt entry forms can also be picked up at the Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St., and the Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike.
Bidding to begin for fundraising auction
Online bidding starts Monday for Opportunity Works’ 30th annual Lend-a-Hand Auction.
Through Feb. 17, visitors to www.biddingforgood.com/opportunityworks can view and pre-bid on the auction items, which include weekend getaways, electronics, sporting tickets, artwork and gift certificates.
High bids from the online auction will be transferred to the Preview Night on Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Nock Middle School in Newburyport. High bids from that night will then be transferred to the live, televised auction on Feb. 22 from noon to 9 p.m.
The live auction will be shown on Comcast public access stations in the Greater Newburyport and Haverhill areas and will be streamed online at www.portmedia.org.
Opportunity Works provides programs and services for people with developmental disabilities. The auction is its signature fundraising event, with a goal of $85,000 this year.
To donate an auction item or volunteer, or for more information, call 978-462-6144 or visit www.opportunityworks.org.
‘Terezin’ at home and abroad
Anna Smulowitz’s award-winning “Terezin: Children of the Holocaust” will be presented Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at The Actors Studio of Newburyport.
The play depicts 24 hours in a children’s cell block at a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Smulowitz, the daughter of two survivors of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, wrote the production as her master’s thesis in 1971. It has been brought to high schools around New England.
This version of the production features Emily Fluet, Lily Macleod, Matthew Keleher, Ari Carlat, Nicole Davis, Liam Bixby, Ella Bernard, Isabella Reithmueller and Gabriella Reithmueller.
In mid-February, the actors and Smulowitz will travel to Germany to put on the play in Heppenheim. The cast will also visit Prague, where they will visit the concentration camp at Terezinshtadt and meet with Helga Hoskova, a child survivor who hid her artwork in her prison cell. Hoskova’s art and courage inspired “Terezin.”
Tickets for Sunday’s performances are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Reservations are required at 978-465-1229.
The Actors Studio is located in The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill 1, Suite 5.
Take a virtual trip to Bhutan
A slide program and lecture called “Crossing Bhutan: Land of the Dragons” will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Joppa Flats Education Center.
Sanctuary director Bill Gette has led three, three-week trips to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan in South Asia. He will share his photographs of the people, religious art, architecture and wildlife.
The program is $4 for nonmembers. Registration is not required.
Joppa Flats is located at 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. For more information, call 978-462-9998 or visit www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.
Ice Fishing Tournament this weekend
After two years of cancellations due to a lack of ice, the Essex County Sportsmen’s Association’s Ice Fishing Tournament looks to be on for this Sunday.
The contest will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Artichoke Reservoir. Cash prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded.
The entry fee is $20, with registration at the Turkey Hill parking area in Newburyport.
Jazz on tap at Andiamo
Local drummer Phil McGowan will join two well-known jazz musicians for a performance Wednesday night at Andiamo Restaurant + Bar in Newburyport.
The show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature Mike Monaghan, a saxophonist with the Boston Pops, and John Wilkins, a veteran guitar professor at Berklee College of Music.
Andiamo, located at 24 Winter St., is the new venue for McGowan’s jazz sessions, which were previously held every Wednesday night at Ten Center Street.
For more information, call 978-255-4341.
Local actors featured in Beverly play
Four local residents are featured in Neverland Theatre’s “Peter Pan,” opening Saturday in Beverly.
Cast members include Sydney Flanagan of Georgetown and Bianca Perullo, Gian Perullo and Brendan Callahan of Rowley.
Show times are Feb. 1 and 8 at 5 p.m., Feb. 2 at 1 and 4 p.m., Feb. 5 at 6 p.m., and Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St. Tickets are $13 to $15.
For more information, visit www.neverlandtheatre.com or call 978-500-8832.
Blackwood to show off vocal stylings
Jazz vocalist and former soap opera actor Steve Blackwood will perform tonight from 7 to 9:30 at Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante in Newburyport.
Blackwood sings jazz and blues, with a little scat thrown in. Now a Newburyport resident, he has performed at nightclubs across the country for the past 30 years. He is perhaps best known for playing the bumbling henchman Bart on “Days of our Lives,” where he occasionally showed off his singing talent.
Oregano is located at 16 Pleasant St. There is no cover.
Healing Arts Fair this weekend
The first Newburyport Healing Arts Fair of the year will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society.
Local healers and intuitive readers will offer consultations, readings and healing sessions. Herbal products and crystals will be available to purchase, along with Indian saris that will be sold to benefit Child Haven International.
Admission is free. The church is located at 26 Pleasant St. For more information, visit healingartsmarket.blogspot.com.
Soup’s on to help AHS seniors
Enjoy some hot soup and cool music while helping out the Amesbury High School Class of 2014.
The annual Soup Night Fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria will offer a variety of soups, live entertainment from the indie-folk band Merrimac Hat Co. and raffles.
Donations of $5 at the door will support the yearbook and the seniors’ graduation week activities.
Service celebrates jazz and love
The theme is love at Wednesday’s Jazz Vespers Service at the First Religious Society in Newburyport.
The house band of Lark Madden, Tomas Havrda, Susan Creamer and Andy Brewster will provide music, while Cyd Raschke will give the readings.
The service, which starts at 8 p.m., celebrates the inspiration of jazz, blues and swing music. Admission is free, and the church is located at 26 Pleasant St.
Theater groups casting new shows
Amesbury Children’s Theatre is holding auditions this weekend for its upcoming production of “Cinderella.” Both singing and non-singing roles are available.
Auditions will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. 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 today at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 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).
Free talk at library
Learn all about the history of jazz music in a program on Monday at the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland.
Kevin Comtois from Northern Essex Community College will present “From Sin to Swing” from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The library is located at 185 Main St. To register or for more information, call 978-372-1732 or visit www.langleyadamslib.org.
Entertainment and food at 17 State St.
17 State Street Cafe’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” will feature Larry Lusignan and Mike Rush tomorrow and Sheila Linehan on Saturday.
Lusignan and Rush are members of L&M Rhythm Kings, a roots/blues band that plays throughout New England. They will perform as an acoustic duo, with Lusignan on guitar and mandolin and Rush on bass.
Linehan performs contemporary and traditional Irish songs, along with some American folk tunes.
Both shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the downtown Newburyport restaurant.
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