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October 10, 2013

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Grace Ryan-Shelley will join singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry onstage for a song. The show, which starts at 8 p.m., will also feature singer-songwriter Sarah Blacker.

Berry, who is originally from Alaska and now lives on the North Shore, has begun to attract the attention of radio stations, magazines and venues all over the eastern U.S. Her music is rooted in folk and rock.

Blacker was recently named Female Performer of the Year at the New England Music Awards and is about to release her third album. Her song “Smell of Caramel” was recently played on the MTV show “Jersey Shore.”

The two musicians will perform individual sets and a few tunes together. Tickets are $20 for members and $22 for nonmembers. To purchase or for more information, go to, call 978-462-7336 or visit the box office in Market Square, Newburyport.

Take a peek inside Amesbury houses

Twelve homes will open their doors for Amesbury’s third annual Point Shore House Tour on Saturday, Oct. 19.

This year’s tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature 11 new stops in Merrimack River neighborhoods. Proceeds benefit the restoration of Point Shore’s 1835 Union Congregational Church meetinghouse.

Two shuttle buses will be available to take visitors between Hawkswood on Main Street to Bartlett’s Reach off Pleasant Valley Road, stopping at the homes along the way. Boxed lunches will be available for sale at Union Church, 350 Main St.

Advance tickets are $20 and may be ordered online through Oct. 17 at or by mailing a check before Oct. 15 to Union Church Restoration Alliance, P.O. Box 208, Amesbury, MA 01913. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the tour for $25 at the church or Lowell’s Boat Shop, 459 Main St.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 978-388-6591 or visit

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