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September 12, 2013

The Lookout: Longtime Newburyport educator kicks off author series

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Tickets are $25, and all proceeds will go to the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual bike race fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

To reserve tickets, email beerandstorytelling@gmail.com. They will also be available at the door, 4 New Pasture Road.

A celebration of John Greenleaf Whittier

Music, dance and poetry will celebrate John Greenleaf Whittier on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Maudslay Arts Center in Newburyport.

The event, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature author Andre Dubus III, poet Rhina Espaillat and the Exit Dance Co. along with food from David’s Tavern and a cash bar.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at www.whittierhome.org or by calling 978-399-1337. Money raised will support the preservation of the Whittier Home Museum in Amesbury.

The arts center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road.

Help choose Newburyport’s best cocktails

Sample creative drinks and vote for your favorite during Sunday’s second annual Newburyport Cocktail Competition.

From 4 to 8 p.m., restaurants will offer samples from city mixologists, and a scavenger hunt will have interested participants scrambling to find certain items.

Tickets are $20 in advance at www.newburyportcocktail.com or $30 at the door of Michael’s Harborside, where attendees will check in and receive their event passes, shot glasses and maps. Tastings are including in the ticket price, with full-size drinks available for $4 each.

In addition to Michael’s, participating restaurants include Brown Sugar by the Sea, Oregano, Ten Center Street and Andiamo.

New singing group looking for members

A new vocal group is forming in Newburyport, and the first meeting is Wednesday at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, 38R Merrimac St.

Unofficially named “Let There be Song,” the group is for anyone who wants to sing just for fun. No auditions are required.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at 38R Merrimac St. For more information, call 978-462-6680 or email aormond@newburyportchamber.org.

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