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October 10, 2013

The Lookout: Author to share family’s stories from WWII

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WWII documentary at Firehouse tonight

The story of “The Ghost Army” will be told at the Firehouse Center for the Arts tonight, when filmmaker Rick Beyer hosts the screening of his documentary.

The movie aired on PBS in May and just won the Audience Appeal Award at the Moab International Film Festival in Utah. It recounts the secret mission of American soldiers who duped Hitler’s army in World War II.

Beyer, who lives in Lexington, will answer audience questions after the screening, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the box office, Market Square, Newburyport. For more information, call 978-462-7336 or visit www.firehouse.org.

Get in the holiday spirit at fundraiser

Reservations are being accepted now for a new event that will help attendees get in the mood for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Hosted by the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association, “Holidays in Bloom” will feature Steve Janavicus of Flowers by Steve in Haverhill as he demonstrates how to create memorable and festive floral arrangements, which will then be raffled off.

The evening will also feature unique gifts from local merchants, food from Salisbury’s Seaglass Restaurant and a cash bar.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury. Tickets are $45 per person, with tables for six or eight also available. Checks made out to AJH Aid Association may be sent to Amanda LaPlante, Volunteer Office, Anna Jaques Hospital, 25 Highland Ave., Newburyport, MA 01950.

All proceeds will benefit the hospital. For more information, call 978-463-1150.

Music to raise money to help animals

A benefit concert for the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will take place today and tomorrow at Pet City in Seabrook.

At 1 p.m. both days, professional singer Anthony Grant will perform and sell copies of his CD for $10. Fifty percent of his proceeds will go to the SPCA.

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