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April 25, 2014

Newburyport News in Brief


Proceeds from the contributions benefit programs of the local Council on Aging and provide a revenue stream for the Friends.

Volunteer needed to give haircuts

A volunteer is needed to help with offering free haircuts at the Newburyport Salvation Army. They are in need of one more barbers or hairdressers to help with the free haircut program. Help is needed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., one Wednesday per month. If you are interested and able to help, call Donna at 978-465-0883.

Open Art Studio Hours begin

The Youth Services’ Open Art Studio hours will be held on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kelley School Youth Center, 241 High St., Newburyport. The drop-in program is open to all youth in grades 4 to 8.

The program will run on April 28, May 12 and May 26. It is designed to create an open, welcoming, and creative environment for young people to explore different mediums and styles of art and expression. Attendees will be able to use studio materials at their discretion. Studio guide, Lee Gordon, will provide some tutorials and demonstrations.

Admission is $5 per visit. Supplies are provided, but attendees should bring a sketchbook. Artists will explore various artistic techniques through painting, drawing, oil pastels, collage, sculpting and creating.

The studio will be guided by NYS youth coordinator and local artist, Lee Gordon, Youth Council leader Mariah Newman and Youth Council volunteers.

Refuge seeking information desk volunteers

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers to help staff the information desk at its Visitor Center at 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport. The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shifts generally run from two to three hours, but any amount of volunteer time is appreciated.

People who are flexible with their schedule and can be used on an on-call basis are encouraged to inquire. The opportunity is especially ideal for those who enjoy meeting new people as well as anyone with physical limitations, given the work is done indoors and is sedentary in nature. Training and supervision will be provided by refuge staff. Interested individuals should call Jean Adams at the refuge at 978-465-5753, ext. 208.

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