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September 26, 2013

The Lookout: Celebrate German-style at this weekend’s Oktoberfest

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Tickets are $19 for members and $21 for nonmembers.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., musical pioneer Holly Near will return to the Firehouse stage for the first time since 2009. In 1972, Near was one of the first women to create an independent record company, Redwood Records. She is currently celebrating the release of “Peace Becomes You,” her first album in three years.

Tickets are $29 for members and $32 for nonmembers.

The Firehouse is located in Market Square, Newburyport. For tickets or more information, call 978-462-7336 or visit www.firehouse.org.

Crafts for sale at Newburyport fair

A Fall Artisan Fair will be held this weekend at The Village at Newburyport.

The fair features work by six neighboring artisans: landscape photographer Linda Dahlberg, decorative painter AnnMarie Fitzpatrick, jeweler Nancy Powers, sculptor Andrea Alukonis, and oil painters Mary Altier and Sunny West.

The fair will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the clubhouse, 31A Clipper Way. Free refreshments will be served. Parking is available in front of the clubhouse and in the designated lot diagonally across from it.

Boston writer at Jabberwocky

Best-selling crime author Hank Phillippi Ryan will visit Newburyport tomorrow to sign and discuss her newest thriller, “The Wrong Girl.”

Ryan, winner of the 2013 Mary Higgins Clark Award and 30 Emmys for her investigative reporting, will appear at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop at The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Newburyport.

“The Wrong Girl” features the return of Jane Ryland, the protagonist from Ryan’s “The Other Woman.” As an ex-colleague desperately searches for her birth mother, Ryland begins to suspect that a respected Boston adoption agency is reuniting birth parents with the wrong children.

For more information, visit www.hankphillippiryan.com or www.jabberwockybookshop.com.

Be part of a ‘thrilling’ experience

A local dance instructor is getting involved in a worldwide effort to break the record for the largest simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

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