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November 8, 2012

Yo-Yo People bring their tricks to Newburyport


Performances are set for tomorrow at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children. To reserve tickets, call and leave a message at the TTS box office at 978-463-3335 or email Sarah at

Open house at

Purple Sage Pottery

The potters at Purple Sage studio are hosting their annual fall Open Studio Sale this weekend.

Located at 3 Mechanic St. in Merrimac, the open house will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The works of 15 local clay artists will be on display. Potter Beth Bell is the featured artist for the fall show.

Other artists include Purple Sage owner Iris Minc, her husband Mochizuki, Fumihiko, Peter Grams, Bonnie Jean Malcolm, Christina Bellinger, Hiromi Satoh, Lisa Mistretta, Lucy Hutchinson, Gary Rathmell, Sibel Alpaslan, Kathy Kriegel, Jenny Graf, Douglas Bechler and Nancy Cahan.

There will be a kiln opening on Saturday morning, demonstrations throughout the show and light refreshments.

Pollak exhibits at Firehouse gallery

Local artist Mary Arthur Pollak will hang a new show, “Roots: Drawn from Life,” at the Firehouse gallery this month.

The exhibit, which opened yesterday, runs through Dec. 4, and offers a selection of mixed media drawings and paintings. Pollak lives in Ispwich but has a studio on Middle Street in Newburyport.

An opening reception with Pollak will be held on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Retired chaplain speaks at library

fall series

The Rev. William E. Alberts will read from his new book, “A Hospital Chaplain at the Crossroads of Humanity,” on Thursday. Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Andrews Library in Newburyport. The reading is part of the library’s fall author series.

Alberts retired last year after 18 years of hospital chaplaincy at Boston Medical Center. His book is a collection of more than 50 stories from his career. He discusseshis experiences “serving interdenominationally and inter-religiously anyone who asked, and working with his Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other colleagues.”

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