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January 30, 2014

The Lookout: Political posters the focus of new library exhibit

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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.”

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