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May 11, 2013

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Dugie Russell is a retired court officer, a professional photographer, a retired scuba diver and a folk artist who creates one-of-a-kind bird “estates” created from recycled materials. He is working on a new show about birds of the Northeast.

Congregation Ahavas Achim Events

Upcoming events at Congregation Ahavas Achim, corner of Washington and Olive streets, Newburyport:

Shabbat services every Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Tune in every Sunday at 7 a.m. to Radio Rabbi, featuring Avi Poupko, on local WNBP (1450 AM and 106.1 FM).

Join Rabbi Avi Poupko every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for his Adult Education series on “The Great Prophets of Israel: An In-Depth Study.” All are welcome.

May 14, Community Shauvot Learning, 8 p.m.

May 15, Yom-Tov Holiday Service, 8 a.m.

May 18, Eli Gobbi’s Bar Mitzvah, 9 a.m.

May 19, Annual Meeting, 9 a.m., End of Year Celebration, 10 a.m.

May 25, Eli Bernstein’s Bar Mitzvah, 9 a.m.

June 2, Israeli Dancing with Fran Kaplan, 4 p.m.

Intro to Meditation events

The Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport will offer two events for beginning meditators: an Introduction to Insight Meditation retreat on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and a drop-in class on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. The events are designed for anyone interested in Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Vipassana is a simple practice that steadies the mind by grounding attention in the present moment; it originated in the Buddhist tradition more than 2,500 years ago. For registration and details, visit www.imcnewburyport.org.

Gospel concert at Union June 1

A Gift of Grace: Gospel Concert, with traditional and original, modern gospel music, spanning all generations, will be presented June 1 at 7 p.m. at Union Church, 350 Main St., Amesbury. It will feature three choirs: The Bullock Brothers. The Sons and The Emmanuel Choir. The concert will benefit the capital needs of the Union Church. Suggested donation: $20. Seating is limited. For more information, call 978-388-0631.

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