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Yankee Homecoming shines the light on ‘A Hidden Jewel’

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City will celebrate Coast Guard honor Aug. 4

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Explore Port’s maritime past at Custom House

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Maudslay Arts Center celebrates 20th season

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Family entertainment abounds at Theater in the Open

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Drama, comedy and music fills Firehouse this summer

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Other summer events in Newburyport

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Parker River Refuge is home to birds, reptiles and more Spend the summer outdoors with Audu-

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Plum Island beaches a summertime delight

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Numerous artists will play at Blue Ocean this summer

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Free music, art and fireworks return to Salisbury Beach

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Amesbury Days a summer tradition

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Carriage Festival celebrates town history

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Sports Park will try to break musical chairs record

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Whittier Home offers tea parties, tours

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Have old-fashioned fun at Seabrook’s summer celebration

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Downtown Portsmouth bustles with summer festivals, concerts

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Portsmouth Music Hall ramps up summer programs

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Ballroom brings rockers, comedians, country stars to Hampton

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What to do & see   54 maps   60 index yankee homeComing Newburyport's premier summer
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Newburyport's premier summer event, Yankee Homecoming, kicks off in July. Page 4

Yankee Homecoming, kicks off in July. P a g e 4 amesbury days Celebrate Amesbury’s small-town

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Yankee Homecoming shines the light on ‘A Hidden Jewel’

NEWBURYPORT — For those who live in and around the Clip- per City, nothing is more certain than Yankee Homecoming. It’s a certainty that each sum- mer as July turns into August, food vendors will set up in Market Square, shops will host sidewalk sales along State and Pleasant streets, and crowds will descend upon Market Land- ing Park during the summertime festival to listen to concerts on the waterfront. This year will be no exception. Salisbury’s Dave Chretien is serving as the chairman of the 55th annual Yankee

Homecoming. He has chosen as theme of “A Hidden Jewel.” A Salisbury native, Chretien says he’s witnessed Newburyport’s urban renewal firsthand. “The wonderful shops, restau- rants for every taste, the archi- tecture and history, gorgeous views, the boats and locals mix- ing with our many visitors; a colorful blend of all that makes Newburyport a true ‘hidden jewel,’” he wrote on the Yankee Homecoming website. The eight day celebration kicks

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Many staples of the longtime

festival will return this year, including the kids’ talent show- case, the craft fair in Market Square, the Bed Race, the Senior King and Queen coronation and Family Day at Maudslay. Several events added in recent years are also returning, including the heritage tours, the Youth Service awards, Brewfest and the High School Battle of the Bands. Yankee Homecoming will kick off with Old Fashioned Sunday on July 29, which consists of fun family activities from yesteryear. The festivities go all day from 7

a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bartlet Mall. Visitors can enjoy a pet show, the

Roaming Railroad around the Frog Pond, an antique car show, fly fishing demonstration, canoe tilt, boat rides, pony rides and children’s games. The downtown entertainment series will be packed with per- formers as various bands, musi- cal acts and demonstrations take their turns on the waterfront stage, at the Inn Street pedestrian mall and in Market Square. The Lions Club Yankee Home- coming Road Race, 5K and 10-mile, is set for Tuesday, July 31. Organizers say the beloved fire- works show will once again light

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Fireworks exploding over the Merrimack River are framed by Dale Roger sculpture “G-Swirl” on the the rail trail.

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up the night sky on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 9:15 p.m. The display is launched from Cashman Park. The celebration will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 5, when the Yankee

Homecoming parade makes its way down High Street, complete

with bands, floats and many marchers. The parade raises money for the Jimmy Fund. Newburyport’s Pamela Rankin will serve as this year’s Town Crier, an honorary title bestowed

on a person who is able to raise the most money for the parade. The Town Crier leads the parade and chooses the band that fol- lows behind. She will also judge the floats and is invited to sit at the reviewing stand. Rankin has said she welcomes the chance

to support the Jimmy Fund, which benefits cancer research. She lost her son Mark in 2003 to melanoma. To view a complete schedule of events for the weeklong cel- ebration, visit http://yankee- homecoming.com/.

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City will celebrate Coast guard honor August 4

The city will celebrate its designation as a Coast Guard City this summer on Saturday, Aug. 4, the birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. The ceremony will occur during the city’s Coast Guard Weekend, Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, which is part of Newbury- port’s Yankee Homecoming festivities. While plans are currently being finalized, organizers expect to hold a formal ceremony, followed by a party or ball.

The Coast Guard gives this recognition to cities that make its members assigned to work in the city feel at home and welcome, and who make an effort to acknowledge the work of the Coast Guard in the community. Earlier this year, Newburyport joined 13 other com- munities across the country with this designation. Newburyport was the birthplace of the Coast Guard in

1791.

For updates on the Coast Guard City celebration, visit www.cityofnewburyport.com or www.newburyportcham- ber.org.

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Norm Hansen, assistant curator of the Custom House Maritime Museum, left, and curator Caroleann McPherson hang paintings from different artists depicting the life of the US Coast Guard for an exhibit for Yankee Homecoming.

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NEWBURYPORT — The Custom House Maritime Museum in down- town Newburyport opens full time for the season in May. Offering a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages, it will be open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday and holiday Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is divided into several galleries in order to help visitors gain a deeper under- standing of Newburyport’s mari- time past. The Moseley Gallery contains the Hall of Ships. The gallery has a collection of model clipper ships, including the famous Dread- nought. Built in Newburyport, it was the fastest ship of its time. The Custom Collectors Office

features their “office equip- ment,” unique artifacts from far-away voyages and a remark- able portrait collection of early Newburyport sea captains. The Brown Gallery holds the muse- um’s collection of shipwreck and salvage items. The Bushee Gallery houses the museum’s changing exhibits. In the Baker Gallery, a diorama of the Currier shipyard trans- ports you to the 19th century Newburyport shipyard that built more ships than any other U.S. shipyard of that time. In the Coast Guard Room, visitors will find models of Coast Guard ships, historical artwork and pho- tographs of the Coast Guard. The Marquand Library tells the

story of Daniel Marquand, one of the 18th century’s most suc- cessful shipping magnates, and descendent John P. Marquand who wrote the Pulitzer Prize- winning novel, “The Late George Apley.”

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War of 1812: A New American Nation Under Fire

Don’t miss this summer exhi- bition that commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and highlights the war’s impact and connections to Newburyport.

June 4 through October 31

Risk & Reward: Masters and Merchants in the Making of Newburyport

This is the second year of a joint exhibition between the His- torical Society of Old Newbury and the Custom House. The free self-guided walking tour tells the historic narrative of Newburyport through exhibits at the two venues. Find out why Newburyporters became global entrepreneurs and built interna- tional commerce in the 19th cen- tury. Pick up a brochure for the tour at either museum.

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On Guard! Semper Paratus in Newburyport 222 Years

On the 222nd anniversary of the United States Coast Guard, this exhibition will explore the depth and breadth of services provided by Coast Guard and its shared heritage in Newburyport dating from 1790. The exhibit will be open to help celebrate the proclamation of Newburyport, the birthplace of the Coast Guard, as a Coast Guard City on Aug. 4.

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From 4 to 6 p.m., the Custom House Maritime Museum will host the opening of the 2012 Chamber Music Festival. The program will include a lecture and panel discussion. An open rehearsal for the fes- tival will run on Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

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NEWBURYPORT — Whether you’re sitting under the stars, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series is an entertaining experience. Now in its 20th season, the Arts Center’s schedule will offer something for all types of music fans. Jazz aficionados can take in concerts by Rebecca Parris and Grace Kelly, there’s award-winning country with Don Campbell, foot-stompin’ New Orleans jazz with the New Black Eagle Jazz Band and much more. The Saturday concert series includes:

Rebecca Parris, July 7; Grace Kelly, July 14; The Don Campbell Band, July 21; The New Black Eagles Jazz Band, July 28; Shirim Klexmer (Jewish Jazz), Aug. 11; Joe Lilly & The Mystix, Aug. 18; and the Spinney Broth- ers, Aug. 25. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., and the gates open an hour earlier. Patio seating is $20; lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blan- kets) $18. Children 12 and under free. The Sunday afternoon concerts will include a Celtic afternoon with the Bracken Dance Studio on Aug. 12 and The Paul Broadnax Quintet on Aug. 26. The performances begin

at 2 p.m. and the gates open an hour earlier. General admission is $10; children 12 and under are free. The Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. Concerts are held rain or shine. In the case of inclem- ent weather, shows will be held inside at the Maudslay Arts Center concert barn. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. Desserts such as seasonal cobblers, brownies and local ice cream, and beverages may be purchased during intermission. To purchase tickets online — major credit cards accepted — or for further information about the performers, visit the MAC web- site at www.maudslayartscenter.org. Tick- ets also may be purchased at the gate or by calling to reserve at 978-499-0050. The series is supported with gener- ous donations and grants from The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, The Provident Bank, Institution for Sav- ings, Massachusetts Department of Con- servation and Recreation and dedicated volunteers and patrons. For a complete listing of performances, visit our website www.maudslayartscenter.org.

Celebrate Whittier with ‘blooming of the laurels’

The arts center will also honor poet John Greenleaf Whittier with a “Blooming of the Laurels” on Sunday, June 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. The fundraiser and auction is hosted by the Whittier Home Museum in Amesbury and the Amesbury Public Library in conjunction with their townwide project, “On the Same Page.” A 19th century poet, Whittier was an ardent and outspoken abolitionist, human- itarian and legislator. He loved to gather with friends and share poems, music and food. Charlie Cullen, CEO of the Provident Bank, will serve as the master of ceremonies and auctioneer. Items up for auction have been donated by local businesses and individuals. To see a list of items, visit http://www.whit- tierhome.org. Tickets are $25. Checks payable to WHA, and can be mailed to Whittier Home Associa- tion, PO Box 632, Amesbury, MA 01913, or call 978-388-1337.

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NEWBURYPORT — Circus Smirkus will once again entertain in the Greater Newburyport area. The outdoor theater group Theater in the Open will host the traveling youth circus in August at Manter Field in Byfield. Circus Smirkus, which is based in Ver- mont, is celebrating its 25th anni- versary Big Top Tour this summer. Each year, a group of youth troup- ers travels throughout New Eng- land to perform for audiences. The show, “Topsy Turvy Time Travel,” will feature acrobats, aerialists, jug- glers and clowns. They will stop in Byfield on Aug. 3, with shows at 2 and 7 p.m., and Aug. 4, with performances at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. The circus troupe used to visit the area frequently in the past as a fundraiser for the theater troupe, based at Maudslay State Park. Admission is $17 for children, $21 for adults. Tickets will be available soon and payable by cash or check at Eureka Toys at The Tannery in Newburyport or by credit card via 1-877-SMIRKUS or at smirkus.org.

Two years ago, Theater in the Open chose to begin offering their shows for free. The troupe performs outdoors in Maudslay State Park throughout the spring, summer and fall. Family Hour in the Open will begin in May and run through Sep- tember. At 11 a.m. on the third Sat- urday of the month at the park, the group will offer storytelling, song and dance, fairy-tale theater and a group activity, all for free. Each weekend from June 2 to June 24 at 2 p.m., Theater in the Open will perform “Little Red Robin Hood: A Merry Manly Panto!” The company is also trying something new this year and eliminating their fall show for an extended summer performance. The troupe is working with direc- tor Stephen Haley to create a per- formance using T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land.” Similar to their rendition of “The Flies” last summer, they are taking the text and rewriting it for their audience. Each weekend from July 21 to

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drama, comedy and music fills Firehouse this summer

NEWBURYPORT — After tak- ing the stage at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, performers often say they will be quick to return. They praise the “inti- mate” setting of the 195-seat the- ater and rave about the venue’s acoustics. Set in downtown Newburyport, the Firehouse will bring in local, regional and national perform- ers. It also houses a gallery where local and regional artists can exhibit their works. Tickets can be purchased online at www.firehouse.org or by calling the box office at 978-

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“Much Ado About Something,” Shakesperience Productions, Market Landing Park Thursday through Sunday, July 19 to 22 “Spring Awakening* August 12 to 19 “The Gin Game” by D.L. Coburn Sunday, Aug 26 Methuen Ballet Ensemble Visit www.firehouse.org to see an up-to-date schedule as new shows are added often.

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The Newburyport Chamber Music Festival is Aug. 11 through Aug. 18. Most events are free. Tickets for the concerts are $25. Call 978- 463-9776 or visit www.Newbury- portChamberMusic.org. Founded in 2002 by artis- tic director David Yang and Newburyport resident Jane Niebling, this August weeklong series of classical chamber music events has grown from three musicians and three concerts to 12 artists,13 events and six venues this summer. Originally sponsored by St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport, the festival now functions as an independent not- for-profit organization.

saturday, aug. 11

Concert I, 7:30 p.m. Meehan/Perkins Percussion Duo, St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport

sunday, aug. 12

Open rehearsal, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., free Jabberwocky Bookstore, The Tannery Lecture/panel discussion with Chuck Sheicher, 4 p.m. Maritime Museum, 25 Water St., Newburyport

monday, aug. 13

Open rehearsal with composer and chorus, 7 to 10 p.m. St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport

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Open rehearsal, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maritime Museum, 25 State St. Newburyport Concert II, 7 p.m., free Family concert (weather per- mitting), free I n n S t r e e t , D ow n t ow n Newburyport

Wednesday, aug. 15

Open rehearsal, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location TBA Concert III, 7:30 p.m. Festival String Quartet, Prokofiev, Debussy, Piazzola Union Congregational Church, 149 Main Street, Amesbury

thursday, aug. 16

Pre-concert lecture, 6:30 p.m. Concert IIIb, 7:30 p.m. Festival String Quartet with chorus, Prokofiev, Debussy, Piaz- zola, Clearfield World-Premier St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport

saturday, aug. 18

Preconcert lecture, 6:30 p.m. CONCERT IV, 7:30 p.m. Festival String Sextet, Schoen- berg, Brahms St. Paul’s Church, 166 High Street

aug. 11 through aug. 16

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June 9 and 10

33rd annual garden tour & plant sale

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, rain or shine Historical Society of Old Newbury The society’s 33rd annual gar- den tour is sure to please with local gardens that can’t be missed. Be sure to stop by the plant sale on the grounds of the Cushing House Museum at 98 High St. for many varietals propagated in our the garden beds. Reservation informa- tion is available on the society’s website, http://newburyhist.org.

June 16

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Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St. This 11th annual fine art auction features works by NAA artists and collectors, and includes live and silent auctions. Details will be announced on the NAA website, www.newburyportart.org.

June 16

newburyport youth services youth fishing derby

8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Artichoke Reservoir Open to youth ages 3-16 (par- ents can’t fish but can help), this catch and release tournament will award those with the longest and heaviest catch of the morning. Spe- cial prize for the smallest fish, too. T-shirts available for the first 25 participants. $10 registration fee; register through the Newburyport Youth services website.

June 23 to 24

art Walk 2012

Saturday 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Downtown Newburyport ArtWalk features activities at participating galleries and studios including music, demonstrations, artist receptions, refreshments and more. Look for the ArtWalk signs displayed at ArtWalk sites. For current exhibitions, updates and special event details and con- tact information for each gallery, visit www.newburyportartwalk. com.

July 13 to 16

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The famous sailing ship, fea- tured in several movies, will be tied up along the Newburyport waterfront for guest tours. Spon- sored by Chase & Lunt Insurance Company. More details will be announced closer to the date of the event on the chamber of com- merce’s website, www.newbury- portchamber.org.

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Flocks of swallows arrive every year on Plum Island to feed on the berries growing on local bushes. The birds fatten up on the berries before their annual southern migration.

Parker river refuge is home to birds, reptiles and more

PLUM ISLAND — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Parker River was established in 1942 to provide feeding, resting and nesting habitat for migratory birds. Located along the Atlantic flyway, the refuge is a vital stop- over habitat for waterfowl, shore- birds and songbirds. In addition to providing habitat for birds, the refuge is also home to a variety of mammal, insect, fish, reptile and amphibian species. Today, the mission of the ref- uge has been expanded to include

the protection of threatened and endangered species, and include wildlife-dependent recreation where appropriate. The refuge encompasses the southern two-thirds of Plum Island and is located in Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley and Ipswich. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset and offers two public use areas. The main public use area is on Plum Island via Sun- set Drive. The second area is a short trail at Nelson’s Island off Stackyard Road in Rowley. An entrance fee of $5 per car or $2 per walk or bike on is in effect year-round at the Plum Island

section of the refuge. The majority of the refuge beach is closed to provide undisturbed nesting and feed- ing habitat for the piping plover, beginning April 1. Portions of the beach not being used by the birds may be reopened starting in July. Typically, all sections are reopened by mid- to late August. The refuge’s visitor cen- ter, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, offers educational and entertaining exhibits and information about piping plover recovery, invasive species, migra- tory birds (including an indoor bird observation area), salt marshes

and more. The visitor center also has a gift shop, an auditorium that shows an introductory video to the refuge, and a set of classrooms used for meetings, field trips and interpretive programs. Open each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., it is located just before the Plum Island Airfield and the Wilkinson bridge and directly across the road from the Mas- sachusetts Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center. The administra- tive office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visi- tors can get refuge passes and per- mits from the office. For more information, call 978-

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Spend the summer outdoors with Audubon Center

NEWBURYPORT — Massachusetts Audu- bon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, located at One Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, is a natural history education and visitor center that is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and Monday holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Massachusetts Audubon Society is the largest conservation organization in New England, concentrating its efforts on protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. The Joppa Flats Educa- tion Center is located at the gateway to a pro- ductive, year-round, wildlife viewing area — the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Plum Island estuary The following is a highlight of summer events. To see the complete schedule, or for more information, call 978-462-9998 or visit the website at www.massaudubon.org.

Monthly lecture series

The monthly lecture series is open to the public and explores various natural history topics. Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center. The summer schedule includes: June 13:

Bird Banding and Travels in Central and South America; Aug. 22: The Wonders of the Masai Mara; Sept. 12: Honduras — Copan and

Pico Bonito. Registration not required. Suggested dona- tion $4, children are free.

Saturday Morning Birding

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Experienced leaders will take you around to all the birding hot spots in the Newburyport/ Plum Island area in search of avian activity. The program is ideal for birders of all skill levels. Registration is not required. The group does not meet in July. Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center. Wear weather appropriate clothes and bring binoculars. There is a $10 general admission fee for adults and $7 for children.

Biodiversity Free-For-All

Connecting to nature starts with develop- ing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is in the backyard. Join us to take an outdoor inventory of every living thing from loosestrife to ladybugs! The full-day family event on Sunday, June 3, from10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage partici- pants to learn more about biodiversity. The free program is open to all ages. Chil- dren must be accompanied by adults. This is

a rain-or-shine event.

Birding Pawtuckaway State Park

Pawtuckaway State Park, a beautiful 5,500- acre recreation area located in southern New Hampshire, protects a wide variety of habitats including upland forests, meadows, beaver ponds and freshwater wetlands. Join Joppa Flats Education Coordinator Dave Larson in exploring these habitats looking for the many species of songbirds that breed within the park. A highlight of the program will be a short hike to the fire lookout tower on South Mountain. Event will take place Sunday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wear sturdy footwear and bring snacks, lunch, and beverages. The fee for the pro- gram is $48.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

This program is designed to teach the basics of sea kayaking. Participants will learn safety precautions and paddling techniques and gain confidence handling these very sea- worthy boats. Participants will then paddle into the Plum Island estuary and explore tidal creeks, mudflats and saltmarshes. The tours are Sunday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 1p.m.; Sunday, June 24, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.;

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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee per session is $45. Choose as many of these three independent sessions as you’d like. Subtract $10 per person for double kayak rental and $15 per person if you use your own kayak. Paddling time is three hours.

Exploring the Merrimack River by Kayak

The Merrimack River is a wonderful place to observe wildlife from a kayak. Explore the Merrimack River on Satur- day, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from sce- nic Rocks Village in Haverhill to Cashman Park in Newburyport. Kayakers will paddle by the islands, mud bars, saltmarshes, and shoreline, and may see many species such as egrets and herons, waterfowl, ospreys and shorebirds. No experience is required. Paddling time is 5 hours with a 1-hour lunch break. Fee is

$90

Isles of Shoals Adventure by Kayak

Cruise from downtown Newburyport to the Isles of Shoals aboard the 48-foot cabin cruiser, the Erica Lee II. The Isles are located approximately 12 miles off the New England coast and are partly in New Hampshire and partly in Maine. Upon arrival at the Isles, participants can choose to paddle around the mothership in Gosport Harbor or head over to Smuttynose Island or to Star Island for ice cream. The

more adventurous can take a guided paddle to White Island or Lunging Island, depending on the conditions. Choose one or more of four trips on Sun- days, July 8, July 22, August 19 or Sept. 2, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The price includes an on-deck barbecue lunch. Experience Level is Intermediate III — some experience required; stamina nec- essary. Paddling time is 5 hours with a 30-minute break and 1 hour for lunch. Fee is $170

Seabirds and Whales

All aboard the Prince of Whales for bird- ing and whale-watching trip. Dave Larson from the Joppa Flats Education Center will join the Prince of Whales marine mammal naturalists onboard to help spot and narrate bird sightings. Guests will keep their eyes peeled for con- centrations of birds such as storm-petrels, shearwaters, gannets, jaegers, terns and phalaropes. Meet on the boardwalk off Merrimack Street in downtown Newburyport. Wear rubber-soled shoes, a hat and sunglasses. Bring warm clothing, sunscreen and a camera. The tour dates are Monday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Satur- day, Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday,

Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required. Call the Newburyport Whale Watch at 1-800-848-1111. Fees are adults $48, children ages 4 to 12, $33. Seniors receive a $5 discount.

Butterflies & Bugs Free-For-All

During the summer Joppa Flats raises caterpillars, and August is the best time to watch the butterfly and moth life cycle come alive. On Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., see winged wonders like American ladies, swallowtails, monarchs and skippers. Learn about environmentally friendly lawn practices, how to attract birds and wildlife to your yard and smart practices for the home and garden. Visitors can take a guided nature walk, play games and complete some arts and crafts projects. This free program is open to all ages. Chil- dren must be accompanied by adults. This is

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Focus on Shorebirds

Spend the day Sunday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. searching for migrating shorebirds along the extensive mudflats near the mouth of the Merrimack River, the saltmarshes in the Plum Island estuary and the salt pannes and impoundments on the Parker River National Wild- life Refuge. The group will learn field identification, including physi- cal characteristics, habitat pref- erence and feeding techniques as they search for black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, greater and lesser yellowlegs, semipalmated and least sand- pipers, short-billed dowitchers, willets, Hudsonian godwits and more. Meet at the Joppa Flats Edu- cation Center. Bring binoculars plus a lunch, drink, and snacks. Registration is required. Fee is $42.

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A group from the Mass Audubon Center in Newburyport searches for birds at the Plum Island Wildlife Refuge.

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Plum island beaches a summertime delight

PLUM ISLAND — An 11-mile barrier island just off the Mas- sachusetts northeast coast,

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The flag at the Upper Deck on Salisbury Beach waves as people begin to arrive at the Sand and Sea Festival.

Free music, art and fireworks return to Salisbury Beach

SALISBURY — Visitors and vacation-goers to Salisbury Beach will find lots of entertain- ment and family activities this June, July and August. Summer at the beach wouldn’t be com- plete without the annual Sand and Sea Fes- tival —which includes a new street painting competition this year — beach concerts, and weekly fireworks displays. The Stand Up Paddleboarding races return this year, as well as the Surf Music and Art Festival. For more information, visit www.beach- fests.org.

Memorial Day Weekend Beach Bash

Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27 The beach will mark the official kickoff to summer with live music, a Sports Surfari DJ Dance Party and the return of Reggae Sun- day at Surfside5.

6th annual Sand and Sea Festival

Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1 The fun begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and continues all day and night, with a concert at 7:30 p.m. and a fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. Enjoy the sea and surf, ice cream and cotton candy, beach pizza and fried dough, arcades and more. Dine over the ocean, listen to live music on a giant oceanfront deck. Get your palm read. Play games on the Broadway Mall. Take a paddle board lesson with Zapstix. On Sunday, the festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will have a new addition this year — the first Sand and Sea Street Painting Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Salisbury Beach Partnership. Using only chalk, artists with diverse tal- ents will transform the streets of Salisbury

Beach Center into an open-air gallery of art with the ocean as their backdrop. The Street Painting Festival is free and open to the pub- lic. There will also be a designated area for “little chalkers.”

Atlantic Paddle Battle Race Series

Saturdays, May 26, June 2, June 30, July 14, August 4 (York, Maine) and Sept. 1, 10:15 a.m. Participate or check out the competition in the second annual Atlantic Paddle Battle Race Series on Salisbury Beach presented by the Atlantic Paddle Boarding Association. Participants in this summer-long stand-up paddle board (SUP) race series will com- pete to win a $20,000 cash purse. The race categories include elite, adult recreational and youth. Visit www.atlanticpaddleassoc. org for more information. Competitors vie for weekly cash and product prizes, and The Revo Cup, offered by presenting sponsor Revo Eyewear, that will be awarded at the

season’s final race. A cross between surfing and kayaking, standup paddle boarding (SUP) is the new- est wave in ocean recreation.

Surf Music and Art Festival

Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, and July 15 This two-day festival is a celebration of summer and surf-inspired music, art, fashion and recreational ocean sports for all ages. The Surf Music and Art Fest will feature national and local musicians, artists and exhibitors who find their inspiration in the sea and surf culture. Activities will be held at SurfSide5, Blue Ocean Music Hall and on the beach. Visit www.beachfests.org for updates.

Beach Blanket Drive-In Surf Parties

Wednesdays, beginning June 28, 7 p.m. to midnight Celebrate the legacy of the 1960s surf scene at SurfSide5 on Salisbury Beach. No time machine is needed to get your go-go on in ’60s tradition with the sandy beach-infused sounds of the Northeast’s hippest live surf bands. The dance parties also feature a retro fix from the 16mm movie vault, go-go dancers and craft cocktails. Each week features a unique theme–from Lucille Ball to “Gilligan’s Island.” Prizes are awarded for the best themed outfits, or just dress to impress

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People enjoy a Zumba aerobics class put on by Latitudes Gym at the Sand and Sea Festival on Salisbury Beach.

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Every Saturday Night at 10:15 p.m. Bring a beach chair and view a 20-minute daz- zling fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean following the outdoor concert each week.

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For those who enjoy boating and fishing, the greater Newburyport area has a lot to offer.

FISHING

The fish that draws thousands of anglers to local shores is the striped bass, a large gamefish that can be caught using bait or tackle. Locally, the season heats up around Mother’s Day, and gradually slows down as the fish migrate northward to cooler waters. Typically by mid-June the striped bass have moved on. Within a few weeks, bluefish move in. These notoriously aggressive game fish often attack baitfish in “blitzes,” causing the water to appear to boil with activity. A blitz is one of the most exciting events a fisherman can experience. In September, the waters begin to cool and the striped bass return, along with large numbers of bluefish and other species, including tuna. This is viewed by many fish- ermen as the best time of year to fish in local waters. For anglers who prefer to fish from the shoreline, there’s lots of places that have proved to be successful spots. Plum

Island beach and Salisbury beach are pop- ular, particularly along the mouth of the Merrimack River. Fishing is often good at Newburyport’s Cashman Park and Ames- bury’s Deer Island and Alliance Park. Anglers who prefer to fish from a boat should check with local bait shops and fish- ing blogs for the latest reports on the hot spots. For those who prefer to head further out to sea to catch deepwater fish, such as cod, there are numerous charter boat services available, among them Captain’s Fishing Parties of Newburyport, Eastman’s in Sea- brook and Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing in Hampton. The area is also rich with bait and tackle shops, among them Kay’s Surfland on Plum Island.

BOATING

If you own a boat or kayak, you are in luck. There are two state boat ramps in the area with ample parking and easy-to-use launch ramps. Cashman Park, off Merri- mac Street in Newburyport, is the busi- est ramp in the state. Launching fees are $5, and the ramp places your boat in the

Merrimack River, just upstream of down- town Newburyport. Salisbury Beach State Reservation has

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in the area, some of which are restricted to

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A summer tradition since 1899, Amesbury Days will once again feature a lineup of events, activi- ties and festivities sure to dazzle locals and visitors alike. The celebration kicks off June 23 and extends a dozen days before wrapping up July 4 with the annual Fourth of July fire- works from Woodsom Farm. This year’s committee, com- prised of Kate Broughton, Don Meskie, Kimberly Czar, Frank Czar and Heidi Thompson, is promising several new attrac- tions to complement Amesbury Days mainstays. An Amesbury Days Ale is even being brewed especially for the celebration. New events and details are reg- ularly being added. Visit www. amesburydays.org for updates. Here are some highlights:

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 Amesbury Days Eve, Main Street Congregational Church Strawberry Festival SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Amesbury Moves! Field Days,

dawn to noon, Town Park Lake Gardner Classic Kayak and Canoe Race Home brewing workshop hosted by Cody Brewery and Riv- erwalk Brewery with preview of Amesbury Days Ale Grand Kickoff Event featur- ing the Essex Chamber Music Players and a “creative black tie” event and celebration of 225th anniversary of Millyard renovation SUNDAY, JUNE 24 Trivia Night in the Millyard MONDAY, JUNE 25-FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Chautauqua Tent: Expert how- to demonstrations and hands-on presentations in Millyard MONDAY, JUNE 25

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Addie Mainville, 12, and Kaitlin Fairchild, 8, dance in their poodle skirts at Amesbury Days’ Sock Hop at the Al Capp Amphitheater last year.

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Part of Amesbury’s industrial past, a carriage, is displayed at the entrance to Amesbury Day’s Block Party.

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Carriage Festival celebrates town history

Amesbury’s carriage-making legacy will be celebrated at the inaugural Amesbury Carriage Festival June 30 and July 1 at Bob-Lyn Stables, 91 Monroe St. Sponsored by the Amesbury Carriage Museum and Car- riage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs, the festival seeks to highlight Amesbury’s influential place in the nation’s carriage-making history. The festivities begin Saturday, June 30, with a “Bluegrass, Brew

and BBQ” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Southern Rail will perform, with beer provided by Amesbury’s Cody Brewing Co., and dinner served by American BBQ. An auction will also be held. Tickets $25; registration is required at amesburycarriagefest.com. On Sunday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a traditional driving demonstra- tion featuring horse-drawn carriages; carriages and “horse- less carriages” on display from

private collections and Ames- bury Carriage Museum; expert advice on restored and unre- stored carriages; blacksmithing demonstration; and numerous vendors, including arts, crafts, local food growers and antiques dealers. Admission is free, Amesbury was at the fore- front of carriage design and manufacturing in the 1800s and early 1900s. Dozens of manufac- turers produced a wide range of carriages, with production

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Sports Park will try to break musical chairs record

AMESBURY — The Musical Chairs World Championship will attempt to break the Guin- ness World Record for the larg- est game of musical chairs ever played on Saturday, June 16, at Amesbury Sports Park. Organizers expect it will draw 10,000 participants, plus spec- tators, to the all-day event and festival that features not only a game of musical chairs with a

$10,000 prize, but also an all-day festival featuring rides, games and musical entertainment. The Amesbury event is sanc- tioned by the World Musical Chairs Federation. Participants will also experience a variety of unusual activities, includ- ing globe riding — the sport of rolling down a very large hill in a giant inflatable sphere — mechanical bull riding and stunt

bag jumping, the sport of diving off a scissor lift into an inflatable crash pad. Participants will receive a swag bag and a shot at being named the Best Musical Chairs Player in the World with a first prize of $10,000 and bragging rights. Food and beverages will be offered at the event. Musical Chairs World Championship is partnering with both local and national sponsors,

including Best Fitness, the official training center of the MCWC. Tickets are currently avail- able for participants aged 18 and older for $35 and are available at www.AmesbuSportsPark.net. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the sports park, 12 South Hunt Road. For more information, contact Fred Smith at 978- 337-8634 or Fred@Smith- FestEvents.com.

Whittier Home offers tea parties, tours

AMESBURY — Spend an after- noon this summer at the home of poet and Civil War abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. Whittier’s home at 86 Friend St. has been preserved as a museum and is open for tours and special events each summer. The 19th century poet lived in Amesbury for most of his life. The home is open for tours each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of

October. Special tours can be arranged by calling 978-388- 1337. There is a minimal fee to take a tour. The Whittier Home Asso- ciation has also set the date for two Old-fashioned Tea Parties in Whittier’s Victorian garden, which is behind the home. The teas will be held on Wednesday, July 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. Rain dates are the following day.

Guests can enjoy a menu of hot and cold teas, lemonade, assorted tea sandwiches and pastries. Light classical music will be per- formed from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 to attend, and reservations should be made by the Monday prior to the tea. To reserve a seat, call 978-388-1337 or go online to www.whittier- home.org. Whittier enthusiasts are also invited to an afternoon of poetry

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SEABROOK — Tradition is celebrated each summer in Seabrook with two events that are bound to draw local crowds. The season will kick off with the annual Memorial Day parade. On Sunday morning, May 27, floats, bands and elected officials will gather at Town Hall before setting off on the route, in a pro- gram that will honor the nation’s fallen soldiers. Old Home Days, the weeklong celebration in mid-August runs from Aug. 11 through Aug. 19 this year. On Saturday, Aug. 11, the fes- tivities get under way at Sea- brook Community Center with the Baby Seabrook Pageant, sponsored by Seabrook Lions Club. Monday, Aug. 13, brings

sponsored by Seabrook Lions Club. Monday, Aug. 13, brings JIM VAIkNORAS/Staff photo The 0- to 12-month

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The 0- to 12-month contestants line up on stage at the Baby Seabrook Pageant at Seabrook Community Center. The event was part of Seabrook Old Home Days.

the popular Old Seabrook Slide Show, presented by the Seabrook

Historical Society. Sports enthusiasts will take to

town fields on Aug. 13 through Aug. 16 during the annual Soft- ball Tournament. On Thursday, Aug. 16, girls of all ages will gather for the Little Miss and Miss Seabrook pag- eants at the Community Center. The Junior Miss pageant is set for Friday, Aug. 17. Old Home Day’s Main Event starts Saturday morning, Aug. 18, and runs throughout the day. The fair offers games and con- tests, food and craft vendors, raffles, music and the popular Musket Shoot. The Old Home Days’ Turkey Shoot concludes the celebration on Sunday, Aug. 19. For more information on any of these activities, contact the Seabrook Recreation Depart- ment at 603-474-5746.

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — With sum- mer’s arrival, hundreds of tourists and visitors will descend on Portsmouth to enjoy a variety of festivals, concerts, street entertainment and special events. Among the many happenings this summer:

28th annual WokQ Chowder festival

Saturday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. The annual Chowder Festival draws more than 4,000 people to Prescott Park. More than a dozen restaurants serve up more than 500 gallons of chowder as they compete for the honor of “Best Chowder.” Recipes in the past have included smoked scallop chowder, vegetarian chowder, corn chowder and spicy sea- food chowder. Fee: $10 for adults, $5 for children (12 and younger)

piscataqua Waterfront festival

Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, 154 Market St., Portsmouth Celebrate Portsmouth Harbor and Great Bay at the annual Piscataqua Waterfront Festival. The free festival features music, tra- ditional maritime artisan demonstra- tions, free museum tours, children’s activities, boats, booths, displays by area businesses and nonprofit organi- zations, and a sale of heirloom plants from the Moffatt-Ladd garden.

The festival is designed to increase awareness of the area’s maritime history, contemporary water-quality issues, boat-building heritage and opportunities, marine management, water recreation and conservation.

seacoast doll, bear & folk art show

Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Frank Jones Center, US Route 1 Bypass, Portsmouth The annual Seacoast Spring Doll, Bear & Folk Art Show will feature a selection of dolls, teddy bears and folk art. There will be antique dolls and clothes, furniture, linens, doll houses, doll parts, miniatures and American Girl doll clothing. Appraisal for dolls and teddy bears will be available. Fee: $4 for adults, children 12 and younger are free

market square day

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Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Castle Congregational Church, Main Street, New Castle N.H. Artists from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts will display their paintings, photographs and other media. There will be activities for children and refreshments. Free.

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Saturdays, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Downtown Portsmouth will turn into an outdoor music venue every Saturday evening through July 28. Bring a chair, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the sounds of summer in the downtown Pleasant Street area. Streets will be closed to traffic from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

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Jackson hill Cider day

Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jackson House, 76 Northwest St., Portsmouth The historic orchard of the circa-1664 Jack- son House comes alive during this early fall festival with music, children’s games, crafts and seasonal refreshments. Help grind apples and press cider or watch artisans demonstrate their craft. Tours of the oldest house in north- ern New England will be available. Fee: $6 for adults, $3 for children.

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Portsmouth music Hall ramps up summer programs

PORTSMOUTH — A variety of authors, comics, concerts and cinema will visit The Music Hall in Portsmouth this June, July and August. “An increased population during the sum- mer has led our curators to ramp up offerings of our signature series — with more Intimately Yours concerts, more authors in our two liter- ary series and more comics,” Patricia Lynch, executive director and lead curator said in a statement. “And, we will be programming film during the summer on a monthly basis with the hottest ‘of-the-moment’ films, combined with the popular Film Matters.” For more information and to see updates to the schedule, visit http://www.themusichall.org/

What’s new this summer

In addition to ramping up its popular sig- nature series programming in both the land- mark Historic Theater on Congress Street and the chic, intimate Loft around the corner, The Music Hall is rolling out several new ini- tiatives this summer:

Members can now buy tickets first to newly announced shows on the first Saturdays of every month. First Saturdays for members will include not only exclusive ticket sales but also early-bird box office hours, merchandise discounts, curator talks and free historic tours every first Saturday of every month. On Saturday, July 14, the New Orleans band Vaud & The Villains will be performing. The Music Hall’s first Member’s Appreciation Concert, with $10 tickets for members (and normal-priced tickets for the general public). The Music Hall’s newest series, Innova- tion and Leadership Forums, will launch new programming this summer, beginning with a discussion/Q&A about technology and modern life called iDentity in an Apple World at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, prior to the 7:30 p.m. Kent Stephens’ Stage Force performance of “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” at The Loft.

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IRISH COMEDY TOUR Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Loft, tickets: $36 The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmo- sphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh trio. The group includes Detroit native Derek Richards, Boston-born Mike McCarthy, and Keith Aherne from Dublin.

Boston-born Mike McCarthy, and Keith Aherne from Dublin. BRYAN EATON/Staff photo They have performed around the

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They have performed around the country and released a DVD titled “Dublin’ Over.” MISS RICHFIELD 1981 Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 1, 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 5, 7 p.m., The Loft, tickets: $35 This hysterical storyteller is winning over theater and cabaret audiences around the country with an interactive one-woman drag show featuring edgy one-on-one improv, a professionally trained singing voice and an athletic approach to physical comedy. PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Friday, June 15, The Historic Theater, 8 p.m., tickets: $39, $33 Named for the venerable music venue in the heart of the French Quarter, the band has trav- eled the world since the early ’60s perpetuat- ing the art form of New Orleans jazz. NELLIE MCKAY (SOLO ) Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Loft , tickets: $33 This London singer-songwriter returns to the Music Hall. JIM’s BIG EGO Friday, June 29, 8 p.m., The Loft, tickets:

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An EVENING WITH BILLY BRAGG Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m., Historic Theater, tickets: $32, $26 Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday by exploring and expanding the Guthrie song book. THE SWEETBACK SISTERS Friday, July 13, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Loft, tickets: $26, includes a house beverage A self-dubbed “renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky-tonk,” the group’s precise harmonies recall the best of country music. SUPER SECRET PROJECT Friday, July 20, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m, The Loft, tickets: $21; Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m, Super Secret Project returns with its “multi-media fused comedy rap showthingy,” featuring classics and their latest material.

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WRITERS IN THE LOFT: ALISON BECHDEL Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m., The Loft Book: “Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama” Ticket package: $36, Includes reserved seat, book ($22.00), bar beverage, author presentation, Q&A, and book-signing meet- and-greet. WRITERS ON A NEW ENGLAND STAGE: JOAN DIDION Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m., tickets: $13 Book: “Blue Nights” $15.00 ($13.50 if pur- chased in advance) WRITERS IN THE LOFT: ELIN HILDERBRRAND Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m., The Loft Book: “Summerland” Ticket package: $40; includes reserved seat, book ($26.99), bar beverage, author presentation, Q&A, and book-signing meet- and-greet. WRITERS IN THE LOFT: DEBORAH HARKNESS Thursday, July 19, 7 p.m., The Loft Book: “Shadow of the Night” Ticket package: $43. Includes reserved seat, book ($28.95), bar beverage, author presentation, Q&A, and book-signing meet- and-greet. WRITERS ON A NEW ENGLAND STAGE: CHRIS CLEAVE Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 p.m., Historic Theater Book: “Gold” Tickets: $13

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HAMPTON BEACH — From fantastic fireworks every week to 80 free summer concerts, Hampton Beach will keep you entertained all summer. Marvel at the “Masters of Sand Sculpt- ing” in June, cheer on Miss Hampton Beach 2012 in July or wow the audience with your talent at the annual Hampton Beach Talent competition. The season will conclude with the famous Seafood Festival, which offers something for everyone.

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June 16 and June 17 The Catamaran Regatta has become a highlight of the summer as sailors con- verge on Hampton Beach for a weekend of sailing. Races are held throughout the day and are held close to the shores so that visitors and

nonsailors can admire the spectacle. If you want to sail, call Scott Malcolm at 603-502-7451.

12th annual sand sculpting Competition

June 21 through June 23 The fun begins on Friday, June 15, when 300 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” gets to work. The entire area is illuminated for night view- ing through July 8. Watch 15 masters of sand sculpture Universe compete for prize money. The awards ceremony is Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m. at the Seashell Stage. It will be followed by fireworks at 9:30

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Aug. 13 to Aug. 17, starting at 10 a.m. The summer fun continues with five days of free activities for children and their fami- lies. On Friday, Aug. 17, a costume parade begins at 11 a.m.; every child wins a prize.

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hampton beach seafood festival

Sept. 7 to Sept. 9 Sample the flavors of the seacoast at New England’s largest seaside festival. Over 50 restaurants join together to offer an exten- sive menu of seafood delicacies. Festivities include over 60 arts and crafts dealers, three stages of entertainment, children’s activities, a children’s center, street performers, a 200- foot beer tent, sidewalk bargain sales and

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BEACH BLAST (ages 6-12)
Week 4: July 20-Aug. 3
BALLET INTENSIVE (III, IV 12+)
9-12 M-F
BROADWAY INTENSIVE
12-3 M-F
Irada Djelassi and
Katherine Hooper
Robyn Silverman BALLET INSTRUCTOR
ANN PELAEZ CHOREOGRAPHY 101
COMPANY AUDITIONS MAY 22 & 23
HOT FOR JUNE 14!
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Master Classes: Shelbia Djelassi
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• Clothing • Jewelry • Accessories
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58 Macy St. (Rte. 110)
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-463-3377

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seAbrook

seabrook flea market

920 Lafayette Road (next to Genetix)

978-380-0019

facebook.com/seabrookfleamarket

Now open Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Over 40 indoor spaces, AC, new year-round location. Men’s, wom- en’s, kids’ footwear. TL Smoke Shop and Self Defense. Motorcycle, veterans, mili- tary, unique accessories, candles, cloth- ing, jewelry, electronics, sunglasses and antiques.

ART GALLERIES

newburyport

Chameleon

18 Liberty St.

978-463-7623

www.chameleonarts.com

An ever-changing collection of fine art, jewelry, objects and whimsy. Represent- ing over 50 emerging and established artists from the N.E. region and beyond. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Call for hours.

neWburyport art assoCiation

65 Water St.

978-465-8769

www.newburyportart.org

A cornerstone of the arts community

since 1948. NAA offers year-round exhi- bitions, classes, workshops and educa- tion outreach programs. Gallery and gift shop open weekdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday,1 to 5 p.m.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

HAmpton

bead CreatiVe

1 Lafayette Road unit 3

603-926-8844

www.nhbeadstore.com

A specialist in beaded jewelry instruc-

tion and supplies. Featuring over 400 class designs. Largest bead store on the East Coast

ATTRACTIONS/

AMUSEMENTS

Amesbury

amesbury sports park

12 S. Hunt Road

978-388-5788

www.amesburysportspark.net

Big thrills! Big hills! Ride the Zorb, a gi- ant hamster ball for humans! Two ways to ride — wet or dry! Summer tubing — reach speeds of up to 40 mph! Let us host your party! Space for 10 to 10,000. Full catering menu. Visit the Corner Kick Pub.

HAverHill

Cedarland family fun Center and amaZement

931 Boston Road

978-521-7700

www.cedarland.net

Family and fun! Two 18-hole mini-golf courses and 9 batting cages, AMAZE- ment Action Playcenter giant indoor play maze, rock climbing and birthday par- ties, Cedarland day camps and outings.

seAbrook

seabrook park

319 New Zealand Road

603-474-3065

www.seabrookpokerroom.com

Seabrook Park, The House of Action, with

simulcasting of Greyhound, thorough- bred and harness races from across the country. Charity poker with 3-card poker, black jack, roulette and more.

AUTOMOTIVE

newburyport

Clipper City Car Wash

Storey Avenue and Route 1 traffic circle www.clippercitycarwash.com

Our state-of-the-art, touch-free auto- matic car wash with convenient vacuum

cleaners will help keep your vehicle look- ing brand new! We offer many options for your touch-free car wash including foam wash, sealer wax, clear coats, pro- tectants, powerful turbo-dryers and more.

plAistow

plaistoW poWersports

107 Brimbal Ave.

603-612-1000

www.plaistowpowersports.com

A full service dealership located in Plais- tow. Offering a large selection with fast and friendly service. Motorcycles, scoot-

ers, waverunners, boats, ATVs, dirtbikes, generators and more.

BICYCLE SHOP

Amesbury

amesbury skate

sport shop

77 Macy St., Route 1

978-388-4544

www.amesburysport.com

Sporting goods, Full service bicycle sales and service and other fun stuff.

HAverHill

CyCle re CyCle

263 Amesbury Line Road

978-372-0313

Bicycle sales and repairs. Parts and sup- plies. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment

newburyport

What to see & do

newburyport

riVerside CyCle

Captain’s fishing

50 Water St.

10 82Nd St.

978-465-5566

978-465-7733

www.riversidecycles.com

www.captainsfishing.com

At Riverside Cycles we love riding bikes. Our mission is to give you a chance to love cycling as much as we do. To that end we provide a selection of the finest bicycles and accessories available, per- sonal customer service and a price guar- antee while staying connected with the concerns of the community.

BOATS AND CHARTERS

newbury

pert loWell Co., inC.

Lane’s End

978-462-7409

www.pertlowell.com

Custom wooden boats/wooden boat res- toration. Classic bronze and marine hardware. Mast hoops and wooden hard- ware. Authentic nautical furnishings. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Family owned and operated for over 39

years

sightseeing cruises — whale watching specialty cruises — half-day mackerel or blue fishing — Wednesday night fishing

freedom boat Club

Deep sea fishing — charters —

54R Merrimac St.

978-499-0899

www.freedomboatclub.com

Our members enjoy unlimited use of our full fleet at both our Newburyport and Portsmouth locations, as well as recipro- cal use to 58 other U.S. locations. This gives you a number of great boating op- tions locally while also allowing you to ex- plore new waters when you are traveling.

nortH HAmpton

yankee Clipper

harbor tours

603-682-2293

Newburyport

Waterfrontwww.harbortours.com

Providing one-hour and 2 1 2-hour boat tours of Newburyport Harbor and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tours leave at: 11 a.m.,1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

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• ez pedaler electric bikes • Schwinn pedal bikes • bicycle accessories bill@ezpedalerofnewburyport.com

• ez pedaler electric bikes • Schwinn pedal bikes

• bicycle accessories

bikes • Schwinn pedal bikes • bicycle accessories bill@ezpedalerofnewburyport.com

bill@ezpedalerofnewburyport.com

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www.ezpedalerofnewburyport.com EZ Pedaler is a bike shop delivering world class electric

EZ Pedaler is a bike shop delivering world class electric bicycles and pedal bicycles for rental or for purchase.

• EMAD electric skateboard

978.358.7123

world class electric bicycles and pedal bicycles for rental or for purchase. • EMAD electric skateboard
world class electric bicycles and pedal bicycles for rental or for purchase. • EMAD electric skateboard

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h Just south of the Just south of the Hampton Bridge We will pack your
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Just south of the
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What to see & do

JIM VAIkNORAS/Staff photo

DINING/FOOD

Amesbury

CraVe

32 Elm St. Rear

978-834-6388

www.cravefoodandwine.com

Welcome to Crave restaurant in beautiful downtown Amesbury. We offer a menu of delicious and freshly prepared dishes in a casual and cozy setting. We have an extensive wine list and several ice cold micro brews on tap.

newburyport

blaCk CoW tap and grill

54R Merrimac St.

978-499-8811

www.blackcowresturants.com

Waterfront deck and indoor dining. Fresh grilled fish and steaks. Extensive wine list/20 beers on tap. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations accepted. Find us on Facebook.

niCk’s piZZa

 

164 Merrimac St.

holloW Cafe

978-465-9853

194 Main St.

978-388-5460

www.thehollowcafe.com

Serving Breakfast & Lunch since 1995. Changing things up with Expanded Hours, Dinner service, New Look & Fresh New Menu’s as well as Beer, Wine & Cocktails! FuNtastic Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood & a Variety of Spins on Nostalgic Comfort Foods. Look us up on Facebook or yelp.

HAmpton

galley hatCh

325 Lafayette Road, Route 1

603-926-6152

www.galleyhatch.com

”Where friends and family gather.” Now open, Kay’s Kafe — featuring breakfast, cof- feehouse selections and outdoor patio seating. We offer a restaurant, bakery, Kay’s Kafe, Tap Room Lounge and function room.

www.nickspizzanewburyport.com

The combination of Nick’s tasty pizza crust, rich red sauce, blended cheese combinations and large selection of 26 tantalizing toppings has created a loyal following. Stop by Nick’s Pizza and treat yourself and your family to a savory and award-winning pizza today!

oregano piZZeria & ristorante

16 Pleasant St.

978-462-5013

www.oreganopizzeria.com

Serves unique Italian-style cuisine with a variety of entrees sure to entice your palette. Enjoy your favorite drink while dining on the outside patio. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

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7 Days & 7 Nights of Simulcasting of Thoroughbred, Harness & Greyhound Racing.

Doors open for Simulcasting at 11 am Daily

Greyhound Racing. Doors open for Simulcasting at 11 am Daily Monday thru Thursday from 3pm to
Greyhound Racing. Doors open for Simulcasting at 11 am Daily Monday thru Thursday from 3pm to

Monday thru Thursday from 3pm to Midnight Friday 1pm to Midnight, Saturday 11am to Midnight, Sunday noon to Midnight.

Saturday 11am to Midnight, Sunday noon to Midnight. Route 107 off I-95 at Exit 1 Seabrook,

Route 107 off I-95 at Exit 1 Seabrook, NH (603) 474-3065 www.seabrookgreyhoundpark.com

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Route 107 off I-95 at Exit 1 Seabrook, NH (603) 474-3065 www.seabrookgreyhoundpark.com 5 8 Summer guide
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What to see & do

Holly O’Rourke of Windham rides Wall Street and Deb Gidding of Salem, N.H., rides Axel on Salisbury Beach.

JIM VAIkNORAS/Staff photo

the grog

13 Middle St.

978-465-8008

www.thegrog.com

For over 40 years, The Grog has been the place to meet and to enjoy in Newburyport. The tradition of presenting fresh food, refreshment and entertain- ment continues — ever changing as we strive to keep things lively for you.

ZaC and ani’s bakery

9 Liberty St.

978-834-6865

www.zacandanisbread.com

An all-natural and vegan bakery in the heart of historical downtown Newburyport. We serve homemade arti- san breads, sweet rolls, lunch items, two soups daily and an array of baked goods made fresh on site. We use all natural in- gredients, no additives, no fillers, no ar- tificial colors or flavors. We only use real ingredients and love.

portsmoutH

popoVers on the sQuare

8 Congress St.

603-431-1119

www.popoversonthesquare.com

Cafe menu, pastries, cakes, coffee and espresso, gluten-free menu, wine, beer, and spirits, tapas. Embracing the Europe- an philosophy of the freshest seasonal food. 2012 Best of NH Winner.

rye

petey’s summertime seafood and bar

1323 Ocean Blvd.

603-433-1937

www.peteys.com

Full service bar. Take out or dine in! Live lobsters to ship anywhere! Open year round! Enjoy oceanview deck May to Sept. WE CATCH OUR OWN LOBSTERS!

sAlisbury

the ChuCk Wagon

50 Elm St.

978-358-8649

Open 7 days a week, 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $1.99 special — 1 egg, home fries, toast. Farm- fresh eggs. Homemade muffins and home fries. Breakfast served all day. Starting June 1, we will be open until 4 p.m.

seAbrook

broWn’s seabrook lobster pound

Route 286

603-474-3331

www.BrownsLobster.com

A New England favorite since 1950. Eat your food over the water. April 15- Nov. 15, open daily. Open Friday/Saturday/ Sunday and holidays from November- April.

Billy Bragg 6/30
Billy Bragg
6/30
Summer@The Music Hall
Summer@The Music Hall
Concerts, comics, cinema & celebrated authors—in two theaters!
Concerts, comics, cinema &
celebrated authors—in two theaters!

See the full summer schedule at TheMusicHall.org–and sign up for e-news! 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH | Box Office: (603) 436-2400

Joan Didion 6/19
Joan Didion
6/19
Vaud & the Villains 7/14
Vaud & the Villains 7/14
SuperSecret Project 7/20 Chris Botti 8/7
SuperSecret Project
7/20
Chris Botti
8/7

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FISHING

seAbrook beAcH

Captain don’s lobster pound

50 River St. (Seabrook docks)

603-474-3086

www.captdons.com

We will pack your lobsters to travel home, lobsters cooked to go! Fresh steamers! Fresh and frozen bait: sea worms, mackerel, fresh clams, herring, live eels, chum, squid.

eastman’s fishing fleet

PO Box 1301 South End of Hampton Bridge

603-474-3461

www.eastmansdocks.com

Fishing and whale watching — just south of the Hampton Bridge. All- day fishing/half day fishing/night fishing. Whale-watching, fireworks cruises, charters for all occasions and more!

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GOLF COURSES

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sagamore golf Center

22 North Road

603-964-8393

www.sagamoregolf.com

“Celebrating 50 years of great N.H. golf.” Offering two of coastal New Hampshire’s most popular public golf destinations. Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club and Saga- more Golf Center. We look forward to see- ing you on our open fairways this season!

newburyport

haley’s iCe Cream

168 Newburyport Turnpike

978-462-6000

More than just ice cream. Enjoy our deli- cious grilled Angus burgers, hot dogs, fish ’n’ chips, lobster rolls and salads. Don’t forget about our 40 flavors of ice cream and 24 flavors of soft serve. Open 7 days!

sAlisbury

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What to see & do

sAlisbury

Cash for gold

158 Bridge Road, Route 1

508-633-9696

www.cashforgoldseacoast.com

We pay CASH for gold, silver and coins. Walk-ins welcome, free appraisals, just over the bridge from Newburyport at Napa Auto Plaza.

MATTRESSES

mattress depot

122 Lafayette Road

 

136

Rabbit Road

978-465-5830

sAlisbury

978-463-0214

www.mattress-depot.com

JurassiC mini-golf

167 Elm St.

978-462-8534

www.rangewaygolf.com/salisburyminigolf

”Where you and your family can play.” Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. 18 holes of award-winning “championship” mini-golf. Weekly open tournaments.

ICE CREAM

Amesbury

Cherry bomb

2 Water St.

978-834-6018

www.cherrybombicecream.com

Soups, salads, sandwiches, ice cream, Ha- waiian ice, assorted candy, and now soft serve ice cream. Find us on Facebook.

Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phantom Gourmet gem! Homemade ice cream made daily on premises. Check us out on Facebook.

JEWELRY

newburyport

mk Winston JeWelers

11 State St.

978-462-2768

www.mkwinston.com

We understand that moments are meant to be celebrated. Let us help you choose the diamond you will cherish forever. We carry an extensive collection of fine jew- elry and watches to complement any wardrobe.

Providing the Seacoast with a good night’s sleep for over 26 years. We sell comfortable mattresses, box springs, futons and bedding accessories. Quality furnishings at great prices. We’ll beat anybody’s price, even the N.H. stores. Someone you know has bought here.

MOVIES/THEATERS

Vision max Cinema

201 Elm St.

978-462-3030

www.visionmaxcinema.com

Catch your summer blockbuster here at Vision Max. Save with our matinee dis- count before 6 p.m. 100 percent digital cinema featuring Dolby Digital 3D and Dolby Digital Surround. For tickets and show times, visit our website.

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What to see & do

Miles Kressley of Gloucester uses one of the spotting scopes at the Mass Audubon Center on the Plum Island Turnpike to identify a bufflehead duck swimming on the Merrimack River.

JIM VAIkNORAS/Staff photo

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MUSEUMS

sAlem

salem WitCh museum

19 1 2 Washington Square

978-744-1692

www.SalemWitchMuseum.com

Witch hunting was a popular sport in 1692 Salem. Dispel the myths and separate reality from fiction in the ex- hibits at the Salem Witch Museum. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended hours in October, check website or call.

york

museums of old york

207 York St.

207-363-4974

www.oldyork.org

Old york Antiques Show — July 21- 22. Saturdays and Sun- days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preview Party July 20 — meet the dealers and take advantage of the first opportunity to pur- chase antiques as you enjoy fine wine and hors d’oeuves.

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

HAmpton beAcH

hampton beaCh

portsmoutH

the musiC hall

28 Chestnut St.

603-436-2400

www.themusichall.org

Concerts, comics, cinema and celebrated authors — in two theaters! See our full summer schedule at www.themusi- chall.org

seAbrook

master mCgrath’s restaurant

P0 Box 1579

603-474-3540

”Where Good Folks Meet.” Hand-cut steak, freshest haddock anywhere, Bar-B-Que, salad bar, burgers and sandwiches, McGrath’s lobster roll, prime rib of beef, take out available. Check our website for “live enter- tainment.” Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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RENTALS/REAL ESTATE

seAbrook beAcH

WeiChert realtors points

East Yankee Trader

12 Ocean Blvd.

603-474-1040

www.PointsNE.com

We are a collaborative team of local real estate professionals who pride ourselves on constantly monitoring our markets, our clients and the industry to earn your trust as the local experts.

RETAIL

HAmpton FAlls

alternatiVe energy

114 Lafayette Road

603-926-0388

www.alternativeenergyhearth.com

Full-service stove and casual furniture center. Lowest prices on the N.H. Seacoast. Our porch and patio furniture will extend your living space to the outdoors. We offer many design choices in a variety of weather- resistant materials.

Ocean Blvd.

10

Crossing Drive

ameriCan traditions

603-926-1800

207-510-1550

72

Lafayette Road 74

www.HamptonBeach.org

www.gogreenlandscapinginc.com

603-926-3007

”World Class Events.” We have events for the whole family! Including: nightly Seashell Stage Entertainment, Master Sand Sculpting Competition, Hampton Beach Talent Show, Weekly Fireworks Displays, Children’s Fes- tival Week and more!

We start out by offering a complete “green” lawn and garden maintenance service, using only the sun to gen- erate power for our equipment. Our rates are very com- petitive since our fuel (the sun) is free.

www.americantraditionsinc.com

Celebrating 40 years in business. Our design professionals help you bring home furniture that will be part of your family’s memories and traditions for years to come.

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J urassic Mini-Golf • 18 Hole Mini-Golf Course • Richardsons Premium Ice Cream!!! • Fun

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