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March 14, 2013

Lookout: Wilson Music Series concludes on Sunday

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While known for his interpretations of the French countryside, Jurney also likes to explore the area marshes. His recently published book features drawings and musings from his personal sketchbooks that he carried with him while traveling through the French countryside.

Admission is $25 for the general public.

Film screening at Stage Two

Local independent filmmaker Mark Battle will host a premiere of his new short film, “The Janitor,” on Monday at Stage Two Cinema Pub, 109 Main St., Amesbury.

Filmed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the movie depicts “a ‘hitman cleaner” who is faced with a moral dilemma when he is ordered to finish a botched job.”

The film begins at 7 p.m. It is free to attend, but donations will be accepted.

Submit your favorite poems

For the 11th year, Newburyport High School will be hosting the Favorite Poem Project.

Started by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy, the National Favorite Poem Project is a way for the public to “celebrate the sheer pleasure of poetry.”

Locally, the community is doing the same. Newburyporters of all ages are urged to participate in the local project by submitting a favorite poem, along with a brief statement of why this poem has personal meaning.

Students will review and select 24 poems to be read at the Firehouse Center for the Arts at the end of the Newburyport Literary Festival on April 28. Poems must be received by April 1. Email it to dszabo@newburyport.k12.ma.us or mail it to Deborah Szabo, Newburyport High School, 241 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950.

‘Four Days of Fury’ talk in Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Athenaeum is continuing their series looking at the intense blazes of the past century and how they restructured landscapes and downtowns.

On Wednesday, the documentary “Four Days of Fury” will be shown, detailing the largest forest fire to occur in New Hampshire at Marlow in 1941. Tracy Messer, film producer, and Charles Strickland, who helped fight the fire when he was 15 years old, will join in a discussion after the film is shown.

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