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April 2017

Playhouse Productions presents Waist Watchers the Musical!

$40 - $65
April 21 @ 2:00 pm - June 25 @ 3:30 pm

– Playhouse Productions’ producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy will bring Alan Jacobson’s WaistWatchers The Musical! with music by Vince Di Mura to the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA just minutes from downtown Boston for ten weeks this spring. The perennially popular musical will run from April 21 – June 25. Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, WaistWatchers The Musical! takes a lighthearted look at four women ‘of a certain age’ dealing with assorted body image issues; it covers…

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May 2017

Spring Pottery Classes

May 1 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm

8-week session of pottery classes offered to all ages and abilities with a focus on individualized, patient instruction. Beginners welcome! Classes cover wheel-throwing, hand building (pinch, slab, coil), and glazing. Adult classes are Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Kid’s class is Thursday afternoons. Retail Gallery, Private Lessons, Independent Study Program. Come get muddy!

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Addison Gallery of American Art Exhibitions Spring 2017

May 15 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Addison Gallery of American Art is home to a world-class collection of American art, offers a vital and adventurous exhibitions program, and is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that serves diverse audiences. The museum’s exhibitions are carefully balanced to represent a wide range of art, across time and media. EXHIBITIONS: Spring 2017 All on view through July 30, 2017 Frank Stella Prints: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His…

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Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun This early feminist was right on target!

$18 - $25
May 20 @ 3:00 pm - May 29 @ 3:00 pm

Performances May 20 – 29 Stage 284 Mainstage at The Community House “When you’re a woman livin’ in a man’s world, you learn real fast that fair’s got nothin’ to do with it.” Annie Oakley Hop on up that wagon train and head on over to Stage 284 Mainstage in Hamilton for Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun running May 20 – 29. The wagons are coming home to Hamilton, where the first covered wagon set out for the Northwest…

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Gold Star Run for Honor

$25
May 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Details: The 5th Annual Gold Star Run for Honor in Saugus, MA held in memory of Scott Procopio who was killed in action 11 years ago in Ramadi Iraq. More about Scott: Scott was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006 in Ramadi, Iraq. Beneficiary: 100% of the event proceeds will…

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Spring Fest

Free
May 28 @ 10:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm

A tradition for over 30 years held Sunday & Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Celebrate the season in downtown Newburyport! Enjoy great live music, art, fine crafts, activities for kids, shopping in Newburyport’s finest stores and food from Newburyport’s best restaurants. Check back often as we will be making announcements as we get closer!

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RX Memorial Day BBQ

Free
May 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Summer’s coming, time for an event! Please join us at Rx Strength Training this Memorial Day Weekend to enjoy good food, great company, and a killer workout, and help us celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of our brothers and sisters who served and protected us! We’ll kick off on Sunday, May 28 from 10:00am-3:00pm with coffee and snacks, then continue with a choice of Hero WODs dedicated to every branch our armed forces (including Murph, of course) to be completed…

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June 2017

Revolutionary Story Time

$5 - $10
June 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

NEW PROGRAM! Fire up your imagination! From 9:30am to 10:30am preschoolers (children 3-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join us at Folsom Tavern to read books relating to the Revolution, Colonial history, and beyond. Re-enactor and musician Mike Welch will share books, stories, crafts, music, and more. Due to the historic nature of the tavern, strollers are not allowed. Reservations perfered. Donations encourged.

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Revolutionary Story Time

$5 - $10
June 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

NEW PROGRAM! Fire up your imagination! From 9:30am to 10:30am preschoolers (children 3-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join us at Folsom Tavern to read books relating to the Revolution, Colonial history, and beyond. Re-enactor and musician Mike Welch will share books, stories, crafts, music, and more. Due to the historic nature of the tavern, strollers are not allowed. Reservations required. Donations encourged. Join us at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH for this fun event!

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Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Guided by a knowledgeable Museum docent, this outdoor walking tour will take you along a route past select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. Cost is $10 CAM members / $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org for details. Tickets can…

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Comedy Night in Malden – Benefiting Housing Families

Free
June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

See who gets the last laugh at this side-splitting event, presented by Underground House of Comedy. Ben Quick hosts as four of Boston’s funniest comics stand up against family homelessness! Admission to the event is FREE. Net proceeds from a signature cocktail will benefit Housing Families programs. 100% of donations made at the event will directly help families and children experiencing homelessness. A cash bar will be available during the show. Dinner is not included since admission is FREE, but…

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Asperger’s Are Us Sketch Comedy

$15
June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hot on the heels of the recently released self-titled Netflix documentary, the first comedy troupe made entirely of people with Autism, Asperger’s Are Us, perform their dark, absurdist sketches followed by an always popular Q&A at the historic Larcom Theatre before heading out on their international tour. Asperger’s Are Us have Northshore roots (Beverly, Rockport,Newburyport,Salem) The four met attending a local camp for children with Asperger’s, where Britton, who is the oldest, was their counselor. Six years later in 2010…

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Rock Bound: Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore

Free - $12
June 3 - October 29

In the years immediately following the Civil War, Cape Ann set out on a path that would make it one of New England’s most vibrant and influential art colonies of the early 20th century. As the foundation on which this growth took place was broad, with countless artists working in a myriad of media, no one trend or style would come to dominate the emerging colony. There did arise, however, a fascination with capturing the “American Scene” as embodied on…

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Public Sculpture Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get up-close and personal with the artwork you drive by everyday on this walk through downtown Gloucester. New to Gloucester? Then, this tour will give you a three-dimensional introduction to this little city by the sea. From sculptures commemorating those who went to sea, to those who fought in war to those who changed the artistic landscape of Cape Ann forever—this walking tour will uncover the stories behind the public sculptures of Gloucester, including the unique processes of the artists…

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Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour

June 3 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 am

Visit 20 unique studios during the 34th Cape Ann Artisans Open Studios Tour. Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4th. Time: 10AM-5PM. Weave along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport into small neighborhoods and downtown. It’s a unique opportunity to meet 22 working artists in a relaxed setting. Enjoy an array of pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, mosaics and jewelry. Download a brochure and map at www.capeannartisans.com

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Cape Ann Artisans Welcome Spring with the 34th Annual Open Studio Tour June 3-4

June 3 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm

Cape Ann Artisans Welcome Spring with the 34th Annual Open Studio Tour June 3-4 Studios abuzz with newly inspired work! The 34th Annual Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour is just around the corner, Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4.  For artists and visitors alike, the Cape Ann Artisan tour delivers a full creative immersion and that rare opportunity to re-ignite artistic juices.   After winter hibernation and travels, in anticipation of the tour, Cape Ann Artisans studios are like…

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Reading the Past: A Calligraphic Installation

Free
June 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A one-day contemporary art installation at the White-Ellery House. Reading the Past: A Calligraphic Installation by Susan Kapuscinsky Gaylord Using excerpts from the 1848 journal of a 13-year-old Gloucester girl, Gaylord’s installation will bring the rhythms of everyday life alive through her subject’s observations of school and home. This program is free and open to the public. Gaylord studied English literature at Boston University and since the late 1970s has been working with words, letterforms, design and expressive mark making.…

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THE MUSIC MAN at the North Shore Music Theatre

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm

JUNE 6 – JUNE 18 One of the most cherished American classics, THE MUSIC MAN, marches onto the North Shore Music Theatre stage to kick off the 2017 musical season. Join us for the timeless story of the fast-talking salesman, Harold Hill, who cons the good folks of River City, Iowa, into believing that he can teach their children to play in a marching band. Before the fraudulent teacher can skip town with the loot, Harold’s got trouble when he…

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Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692

$25
June 10

A Symposium co-sponsored by the Salem State History Department, Essex Heritage, and the Salem Award Foundation for the 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692

$25
June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

A Symposium co-sponsored by the Salem State History Department, Essex Heritage, and the Salem Award Foundation for the 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$5
June 10 @ 10:00 am

Saturday June 10th 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Three of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams and visiting team Mudville Base Ball Club from Holliston play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is…

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49th Annual Strawberry Festival

Free
June 10 @ 10:00 am

artisans, music, children’s games, a clown, snacks and famous strawberry shortcakes make this a perfect family event – this year featuring a blacksmithing demonstration and tours of the Parson Capen house.

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North Shore SUP Cup

$75
June 10 @ 12:30 pm

2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Board race along the FLAT & FAST Danvers River. Paddlers will launch from the charming Danversport Yacht Club and navigate through protected waters to the Peters Point turnaround by the Kernwood Country Club in Salem.

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Vintage Base Ball Triple-Header

$5
June 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lowell BBC, Boston Beaneaters, & Newburyport Clamdiggers Sunday June 11th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Two of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Lowell Base Ball Nine and Lynn Live Oaks play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is…

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Taste of Lynn

$30.00
June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The 10th Annual Celebration Taste of Lynn will be held at the Lynn Museum on Thursday, June 15, 2017, featuring live music, salsa dancing, food, beverages, and gifts and raffle items donated from around New England. Taste of Lynn is the annual fundraiser for Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Inc. and celebrates the diverse culinary offerings of Lynn – all while helping to raise money for supporting the agency’s mission! Lynn Museum & Historical Society 590 Washington Street,…

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“Avenue Q” by Jeffrey Whitty

$21 - $28
June 15 @ 8:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm

Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Jun 15-18, Jun 22-25 Thu-Sat at 8:00pm Sun at 3:00pm “Of all the musicals hatched in…

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Arts Fest Beverly 2017

Free
June 17 @ 10:00 am

Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that’s fun for the whole family! Over 150+ juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids’ activities, art-on-the-spot creations and outdoor food court!

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The Four Agreements for a Better Life-don Miguel Ruiz

$75 - $150
June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Amesbury, MA: Unity on the River is pleased to announce THE FOUR AGREEMENTS FOR A BETTER LIFE, with renowned authors and spiritual leaders don Miguel Ruiz, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose Ruiz. On Saturday June 17, join us from 2-3pm for a VIP event (with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose Ruiz) which includes a book signing, photo-op, gift bag, reserved seating during general admission session and light refreshments. Tickets are $150. From 3-5pm join us for…

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Vintage Base Ball Father’s Day Game

$5
June 18 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 am

Sunday, June 18th 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. The two historic teams the New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for…

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SSFS Freedom Run/Walk

$25
June 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for this wonderful Fathers Day event, Stepping Stones for Stella Freedom Run/Walk on Sunday June 18, 2017 at 9:00am. The race will take place at Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead Massachusetts. This event is to raise funding for Stepping Stones for Stella, a non-profit who provides buggys for children in need. More information can be found at http://www.steppingstonesforstella.org/ This event is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. There is a 5k race and a…

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Father’s Day Bluegrass BBQ

$24. - $30
June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring a picnic blanket and load up the kids for a summer evening on the farm to celebrate the special fathers in your life. You’ll find local BBQ, your favorite breweries and vintners, and live music to keep the whole family happy. Your family ticket pays for parking, lawn games, a visit with the farm animals, and live music from 5pm-7pm. Dinner from the food trucks and beer and wine, sold on site, are on you. The summer sunset over…

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Three Dog Night

$65.50 - $79.50
June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, June 23 | 8PM Reserved Seating: $65.50-$79.50 About Three Dog Night Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. THREE DOG NIGHT’s hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard…

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Music in the Meeting House

$5
June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 25th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Rocky Hill Meeting House, 4 Old Portsmouth Road, Amesbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members and Amesbury Residents $5 nonmembers UMass Lowell’s Connexion singers, headed by Dr. Thomas Malone, bring the 1785 Rocky Hill Meeting House alive with music from the period in which it was built. The Connexion singers are a blend of community and student voices bringing the four-part hymns and anthems of Fasola music, also known as Sacred Harp…

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Marblehead Festival of Arts

FREE
June 30 - July 4

The Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history in producing a premier summer arts festival that has become a unique forum for artistic expression over its 50+ years of operation. The Festival operates throughout the year with seasonal events, fundraising and planning for the centerpiece of our activities, the Marblehead Festival of Arts which is traditionally held each year over the July 4th holiday. The July Festival hosts a wide range of art exhibits, outdoor music concerts overlooking Marblehead…

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July 2017

Griffins Gift 5K Run/Walk

$25
July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the Inaugural Griffin’s Gift 5K on the morning of July 3rd to celebrate the late Griffin Lamar’s 3rd birthday with a FUN, family friendly, timed 5K run or walk.

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Rusted Root coming to Blue Ocean Music Hall

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 Blue Ocean Music Hall is proud to present nationally acclaimed recording artist Rusted Root in concert on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $23/general admission and are already on sale. Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into its own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights…

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Paddle for Plummer 2017

July 8

Fun! Fitness! Fundraising! Calling Stand Up Paddleboarders of all levels, fitness enthusiasts, beach lovers, and anyone keen for some fun in the sun! Join us at the 4th Annual Paddle for Plummer event! DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: http://crowdrise.com/PaddleForPlummer2017 This premiere New England fitness event benefits Plummer Home kids who have either been removed or are at risk of being removed from their families. YOU can help them! Whether you’re an elite paddler or have never paddled before, there’s an event for…

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Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - August 27 @ 10:00 pm

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series celebrates its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season Special concert by Jonathan Edwards This year Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) will celebrate its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season with a wonderful line-up of concerts and making his MAC debut Jonathan Edwards, the American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single “Sunshine.” The popular Bobby Keyes Trio will open the MAC Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 8, ushering in a new season with something…

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Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race

July 9

The Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce the 37th Biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race. The race will start on Sunday July 9th 2017, and is open to all yachts meeting the requirements published in the Notice of Race and which are accepted by MHORC. The race will offer scoring under IRC, ORR, PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising and HPR. The race will start in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and will finish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and…

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Freedom Fighters 5k Run/Walk

$25
July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the Inaugural Freedom Fighters 5K run/walk to benefit Richard Honan’s care package program that sends boxes filled with comfort food, toiletries and treats to men and women deployed overseas while serving our Country. Every year, several thousand pounds of care packages full of an assortment of treats, toiletries, newspapers, magazines and Christmas trees are sent overseas.

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