Eager for eagles

Turn your eyes to the sky for the Merrimack River Eagle Festival, set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Newburyport and Amesbury.

Co-hosted by the Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, the free festival offers a number of indoor and outdoor activities, including guided sightings of the eagles and other wintering river birds, raptor demonstrations, and family nature activities.

The festival started in 2006 to celebrate the resurgence of bald eagles in the area and the lower Merrimack Valley’s first known nesting pair.

For a schedule of events, visit http://bit.ly/2Ev5i3K.

A musical pair

The second of three concerts in the 2020 Jean C. Wilson Music Series will be presented Sunday at 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

Organist Frederick MacArthur and tenor Neal Ferreira will perform works by Bach, Handel, Copland, Verdi, Puccini and more.

Ferreira has been performing professionally for over a decade in opera and oratorio, while MacArthur is the organist at churches in Brookline and Cambridge and has played throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for seniors. Children and students are admitted free.

In the paint

“Newburyport Nocturnes” are now gracing the walls of Loretta restaurant, 15 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

The pop-up show by local artist Alan Bull features recent oil paintings of night scenes and landscapes in Newburyport, Plum Island, Rockport and other locations.

An artist’s reception and print release party featuring live music by Newburyport jazz musician Danny Harrington will be held this Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibit is on view through Monday, March 9.

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