Setting sail

The gundalow Piscataqua arrived in Newburyport this week and will be offering several public trips on the Merrimack River.

Events include harbor sails today, Saturday and Sunday; “Untapped History Sail & Sips” on Friday and Saturday; a concert cruise on Sunday; and sunset sails on Saturday and Sunday, all departing from the Newburyport boardwalk. Next week, the 65-foot reproduction vessel will visit Amesbury, where sails will leave from Lowell’s Boat Shop on Monday and Tuesday. Tickets range in price from $5 (for kids under 3) to $50.

For reservations or more information, call 603-433-9505 or visit

A healthy focus

Live Well Amesbury: A Feel-Good Festival will fill downtown with positive vibes on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The new event, a collaboration between the Council on Aging and Rotary Club, will incorporate the annual Health Fair, which will run until 1 p.m. at the Amesbury Senior Community Center, 68 Elm St., and Ristorante Molise, 1 Market Square, and offer vendors, flu shots, screenings, a blood drive, giveaways and more.

The free festival will feature tai chi and yoga, a farmers market, live music, pony rides, children’s activities, and restaurant and store specials.

Water works

Unique art by a lobsterwoman will be featured at Assisted Living Center — Salisbury from Sept. 8-19.

Amy Kelly, a resident of Ogunquit, Maine, is displaying her photographs of lobsters, collected over her years on the lobster boat Bittersweet and abstracted with Adobe Photoshop. She will lead a discussion on her work and fishing adventures on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m.

The exhibit is part of the 19 Beach Road center’s two-week celebration of its 25th anniversary, which culminate with a community party on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m.

For a schedule of events, which are all free, call 978-463-9809.

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