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January 24, 2013

Lookout: One act, short plays conclude New Works

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Sargent will speak on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room.

‘Lobby for the Arts’ hangs new show

The Provident Bank in Amesbury will introduce a new Lobby for the Arts exhibit beginning next Thursday. Ipswich photographer Mark Gooby’s show, “Places Near and Places Far” will hang through March 1.

The collection is meant to show the contrasts in landscapes across the country. His images include rugged mountains and prairies to nearby salt marshes and tidal flats.

Gooby will host a meet-and-greet with the public on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Provident Bank is located at 5 Market St., Amesbury.

Brew talks

‘Roots and Roads’

The Amesbury-based band, The Brew, is bringing their acoustic show, “Roots and Roads” to the Firehouse Center for the Arts next month.

During their acoustic show, the group will pay tribute to several of the artists who have shaped their sound, songs and soul during the 10 years since The Brew formed shortly after the original band mates graduated from Amesbury High.

The show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Firehouse Center in Newburyport’s Market Square. Admission is $20 for the general public. To purchase, call 978-462-7336 or go online to www.firehouse.org.

Port’s Winter Carnival set for next month

The city’s Winter Carnival at the Bartlet Mall returns this year on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organized by the Newburyport Parks Commission and Newburyport Youth Services, it will offer an afternoon of fun, with a schedule of events similar to years past, including the Fifth Annual Human Dog Sled Race, sledding, snowboarding, ice skating on Frog Pond, and snowshoe demonstrations. The Mothers Club of Newburyport will run children’s activities and games and Scott Colby of Colby Farm will be on hand to provide horse-drawn hayrides.

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