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February 9, 2013

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New Bible study program at Market Street Baptist

The Market Street Baptist Church invites the public to LifeWay’s “Gospel Project” small group study being held at the church at 37 Market St., Amesbury. This 13-week study begins Wednesday and is a narrative of the Old Testament showing that Christ’s death and resurrection is the focal point of the story line.

The Women’s group will meet on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon and will include child care. The Men’s group will meet on Wednesday evenings at 7. To register, call the church office at 978-388-0930 or email: or visit

Focus on Afghan women for discussion series

“View from a Grain of Sand,” a film chronicling the story of three Afghan women through three decades of war and how they survive, rebuild their lives and help others, will be shown Wednesday at 7 p.m. at First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. The presentation is part of an ongoing documentary and discussion series exploring global issues for women.

Rachel Williams, president of Help Women Heal, will speak about her work with Afghan women as part of the program. Williams’ organization provides Afghan women with scholarship funding for health care education. Admission is free. Call 978-465-0602 for more on the program.

Klezmer Buenos Aires coming to Newburyport

Congregation Ahavas Achim in Newburyport welcomes The Boston Jewish Music Festival for a special festival preview concert on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., featuring Lerner & Moguilevsky, two master musicians and improvisers from Argentina.

Cesar Lerner and Marcelo Moguilevsky use klezmer as a springboard for intense, original improvisation. Marcelo Moguilevsky (vocals, clarinet, bass, soprano sax, wooden flutes, harmonica, bagpipe and duduk) and César Lerner (piano, accordion and percussion) seamlessly blend Argentinean folk music, jazz, contemporary music and tango.

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