Steps of support

The 28th annual Walk Against Domestic Violence kicks off this Sunday at Waterfront Park in Newburyport.

Hosted by the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, the 3-mile scenic walk starts at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. behind the Firehouse Center for the Arts.

The walk helps support services including an emergency hotline, crisis counseling, legal representation, art therapy and housing.

The $35 registration fee includes a T-shirt. To sign up in advance, visit

A toss-up

Celebrate fall, aim for prizes and give a boost to Main Street Congregational Church’s mission projects at the Harvest Cornhole Tournament and Pumpkin Patch Party on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.

It’s $25 per person to play, with first place winning $200 and second place $100. Register at

There will also be family-friendly fun, including cornhole for kids, along with cider, s’mores and a campfire, all on the lawns at 145 Main St., Amesbury.

Fine prints

Take in “Moments of Zen,” a new exhibit of black-and-white photographs by Jeremy Barnard, at Sweethaven Gallery in Newburyport.

Barnard has been interested in “all things Zen” since he was young. This collection “contains images that clearly demonstrate Zen’s enduring influence upon my life,” he shares in an artist’s statement.

An opening reception with light refreshments will be held this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 27.

Regular hours at the 25L Inn St. gallery are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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