, Newburyport, MA

May 16, 2013

The Lookout: Student artists show off their work

The Lookout
Ann Reily

---- — Artwork from Newburyport High School students is on display through May 31 at the Provident Bank.

“Banking on Art” features paintings, photographs and graphic designs.

An artists’ reception will be held Thursday, May 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the bank, 66 Storey Ave., Newburyport.

The exhibit can be viewed seven days a week during business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 978-225-1401.

Relive the past for a good cause

Enjoy the music of Journey and help out local hockey programs at tomorrow’s “Don’t Stop Believin!” fundraiser at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury.

Scarab ... The Journey Experience, a band that emulates the popular 1970s and ’80s group, will perform. Hockey legends Terry O’Reilly, Rick Middleton and more will be on hand to greet guests and support the evening, which will be hosted by North Shore 104.9 sports commentator Pete Kelly.

Proceeds from ticket sales will support the campaign to build new locker room facilities for Newburyport and Triton high school players at the Graf Rink.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and features opening acts Animals & Shapes and the Ben Sargent Band. Tickets are $25-$35.

To purchase tickets, call 978-462-5888 or visit

Album-release party at coffeehouse

Acoustic duo Wild Maple will celebrate the release of its new CD at the Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse in Byfield on Saturday.

The pair, Gary Dolinsky on guitar and vocals and Trish DeCaprio on fiddle and vocals, performs traditional Americana and Celtic music, as well as their own original compositions.

Saturday’s performance will feature special guest Chris Paglia on bass.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the coffeehouse starts at 8. Admission is $5, and CDs will be available to purchase for $10.

The coffeehouse is held at the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St. For more information, call 978-463-3335 or visit

Horsing around in Amesbury

The Carriage Town Horse Show on Saturday will offer breed classes, equitation and pleasure riding classes for all disciplines and ages in two outdoor rings, rain or shine.

Exhibitors and spectators are welcome from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, and breakfast and lunch will be available to purchase.

The show will be held at Bob-Lyn Stables, 91 Monroe St., Amesbury. For more information, visit, email or call 603-474-3156.

Closing gallery offers discounts

The Bridge Gallery, which is shutting its doors after seven years, is selling artwork at a 20 percent discount this month.

There are also two “Make an Offer” reception events scheduled for this Saturday and next Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The gallery, which will close after Memorial Day weekend, is located at 1R Water St., Newburyport. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

Grow a garden that can heal

A class on “Planting a Healing Garden” will be held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 46 E. Main St., Merrimac.

Robert Horsman will talk about various plants with healing properties, including their growth habits, sun and shade requirements, and other guidelines.

The class will be followed by a trip to the Herb Farmacy in Salisbury, where participants can purchase featured plants.

The cost is $45. To register, call 978-384-8055 or email

Art featured at Newburyport cafe

Opportunity Works’ art program, OpArt, has an exhibit currently on display at the Carry Out Cafe.

An opening reception will be held Friday, May 31, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the cafe, 155 State St., Newburyport. The show runs through June 30.

For more information, call 978-499-2240.

Cheryl Wheeler at Belleville

Belleville Roots Music will present a concert by Cheryl Wheeler on Saturday at the Belleville Concert Hall, 300 High St., Newburyport.

Wheeler is a New England singer/songwriter whose songs have been covered by a variety of well-known artists.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the show, and $10 for children 12 and under.

For more information, email or visit

Book launch party tonight

A launch party for “Newburyport Bucket List” will be held tonight from 6 to 8 at Chococoa Baking Co.

The book, written by Chris Johnston, Jessamyn Anderson and Sheila Bridgland, highlights 100 things to do and sights to see in the city.

Whoopie pies, desserts, wine, beer and soft drinks will be served at the event. Chococoa is located in the Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill 1.

For more information, email

Food and entertainment at 17 State Street

This weekend’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” at the 17 State Street Cafe will feature Chris Martinez and Tim Grant tomorrow and Ryan Fitzsimmons on Saturday.

Martinez plays guitar, while Tim plays the piano and sings. Their music focuses on classic jazz standards, bossa nova, Latin and some blues.

Fitzsimmons is a singer, songwriter and guitarist known for his rock Americana style.

Both shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newburyport restaurant.

Breakfast at the Moose Lodge

The Women of the Moose will host a breakfast buffet on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Moose Lodge in Merrimac.

The menu will include eggs, pancakes, French toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice. Admission is $6.

The lodge is at 34 Broad St. For more information, call 978-462-4853.

Joppa Flatts at the Grog

Local cover band Joppa Flatts returns to the Grog on Saturday for a show from 9 to 12:30 a.m.

The group plays a wide variety of blues, rock and pop favorites.

The Grog is at 13 Middle St., Newburyport.

Music and comedy at new lounge

The SoulMate Band will perform Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Splash Liquid Lounge, 3 Broadway St., Salisbury Beach.

The six-piece band plays Motown, funk and disco music.

Splash, formerly Bevie B’s, will also present a Comedy Cabaret Show this Monday and next Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, call 978-465-7752.

Author to visit Amesbury bookstore

Royal Feltner will visit Bertram & Oliver Booksellers on Sunday at 1 p.m. to discuss and sign his local history book, “The Industries of Amesbury, MA, That Little Town in the East, 1654-1950.”

For more information, call 978-388-2665.

Jazz on tap at Ten Center

Wednesday’s “Jazz at Ten Center” presents Danny Harrington on saxophone, John Baboian on guitar, Mark Carlsen on bass and Phil McGowan on drums.

The show takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the restaurant, 10 Center St., Newburyport. For more information, visit

Studio has ‘Tales’ to tell

The Actors Studio of Newburyport will present “Tales of Attraction and Distraction,” short plays by Jack Rushton, this weekend.

The seven plays feature 16 actors and six directors and explore a spectrum of human interaction. They are not suitable for children.

Shows are tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 978-465-1229 or visit

The Actors Studio is located in the Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill 1, Suite 5.

‘Tuna’ comes to town

The Georgetown Theatre will present “Greater Tuna” today through Saturday at the Sparhawk Theatre and Centre for Arts, 194 Main St., Amesbury. The show depicts the quirky citizens of Tuna, Texas.

Tickets are $10, with $5 tickets for students and seniors available tomorrow. All shows start at 8 p.m.

For reservations, call 978-352-6367 or email

Watercolor show continues at library

An exhibit by local watercolorists will hang at the Newbury Town Library through June 1. The featured paintings include landscapes, seascapes and still lifes.

Prints on display at Firehouse

Color woodblock prints by Linda Mahoney are on display through June 2 in the first-floor gallery at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. Her pieces include pine trees, shorelines and mountains. A painter for more than 30 years, Mahoney is an art teacher at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield. She lives in Northfield. The Firehouse gallery is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit


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