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September 6, 2007

Story Time with a twist at Maudslay State Park

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Wynne, who studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and honed his craft in Woodstock at a studio built for Bob Dylan, played most of the instruments on "Another Life." He is releasing the disc on his own independent record label, Brief Eternity. It is available online.



Saturday's show will be a solo acoustic performance and will feature many of the new CD's songs, which were written on acoustic guitar. Wynne will also perform classic rock covers by some of his influences, including Neil Young, Pink Floyd and the Who.



Admission is free. For more, visit www.myspace.com/dougwynne or www.dougwynne.com.



Crystal, rock, mineral trunk show in Amesbury



Riverwalk Bead Shop and Gallery, 32 Elm St., Amesbury, is hosting a crystal, rock and mineral trunk show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Rock hound Jerry Marchand will be bringing a selection of items that he has uncovered from New England mines for sale. He will also perform Celtic harp music throughout the day.



For more, call Riverwalk Bead Shop at 978-388-3499 or visit www.riverwalkbeads.com.



Vintage base ball at historic Newbury farm



Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, hosts a vintage base ball triple-header on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



The Essex Base Ball Club will battle the Meddowe Base Ball Club of Springfield, playing by rules that date to 1861. The games will feature underhand pitching, and no gloves allowed. Snacks, baseballs and cards will be for sale. After the match, spectators will have a chance to stand at bat.



Grass field seating is available; bring blankets and lawn chairs. The games will be canceled in the event of rain. Call 978-462-2634 or visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org or www.essexbaseball.org.



'Stone Soup' and other treats for young readers



Children's author Ann McGovern reads from "Stone Soup" and her other books on Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Book Rack, 52 State St., Newburyport.



McGovern writes about many different topics - adventures in far-away places, the sea and its creatures, stories and picture books, biographies, funny books, folk tales, and poetry. Her books, including "Too Much Noise," "Little Whale," "Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson," and "If You Lived in the Days of the Knights," have won numerous awards.



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