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September 26, 2013

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


From Sept. 29 through Oct. 20, free clinics will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Sunday at the Agnes Strecker Dance Studio at 908 Salem St., Groveland. Everyone ages 8 and up is welcome to come and learn the “Thriller” dance.

Then, on Oct. 26, anyone who wishes to participate is invited to the Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere, where check-in starts at 4 p.m. and the dance will be performed at 5 p.m. Dressing like a zombie is encouraged.

Donations collected on the day of the event will benefit Children’s Hospital Boston and Alzheimer’s disease research.

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New England highlighted in exhibit

The work of two Newburyport Art Association members is featured in an exhibit opening today at the Hall-Haskell House in Ipswich.

Anne Connolly of Newburyport and Jeannette Steele Esposito of Ipswich showcase scenes of New England in their studio and plein air paintings. The exhibit, titled “Northern Exposure,” also includes work by other members of Confetti, a group of artist friends who meet weekly to paint, critique and attend art-related events.

Esposito will also display some of her clothing at the show, which runs through Sunday and is part of “Ipswich Illuminated.”

The Hall-Haskell House is located at 36 S. Main St. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., and an artists’ reception will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery will also be open this Saturday night from 6:30 to 9.

Public invited to learn about Lilac Society

The International Lilac Society is hosting a free New England Fall Festival this weekend in West Newbury.

On Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors to the West Newbury Town Hall Annex, 381 Main St., will enjoy an auction and various presentations, with coffee and treats in the morning. Attendees who haven’t already reserved lunch are invited to bring their own.

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