“Truth, Lies and Somewhere In-Between A: Photo Show”: Aug. 3-Sept. 28, Newburyport Brewing Company, 4 New Pasture Road, Newburyport. Newburyport Brewing Company is presenting “Truth, Lies and Somewhere In-Between A: Photo Show” from Aug. 3 to Sept. 28. Newburyport Brewing Company is proud to bring Vaughn Abbott’s show to their venue. They have been featuring the work of local artists and musicians since they have been in operation and have recently expanded the length of time of individual installations in their space up for to two months.
Fur Ball Gala and Live and Silent Auction: 5:30-10 p.m. Sept. 28, Andover Country Club. For information: 978-462-0760; firstname.lastname@example.org; https://mrfrs.org/furball. The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society is gearing up for its 25th annual Fur Ball Gala and Live and Silent Auction. This year’s Fur Ball theme is “One Cause, Many Paws.” The evening features hors d’oeuvres and dinner, a cash bar, live music, a raffle, a silent and live auction and an ice cream sundae bar, which raises funds critical to the work of the organization. Tickets are $95 and may be bought online at https://mrfrs.org/furball; only 200 will be available, and the event is expected to sell out. Bid on online auction items ranging from hotel/resort stays to sports tickets to cat-themed items at https://biddingforgood.com/MRFRS.
New England Equine Rescue-North Fall Open House: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28, 52 Ash St., West Newbury. For information: https://neernorth.org. New England Equine Rescue-North, a 501c3, volunteer organization, will host a Fall Open House. The organization recently won recognition from three national nonprofit rating organizations for its work rescuing at-risk horses and donkeys on the North Shore.
Ham & Baked Bean Supper: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Amesbury. Cost: $10. For information: 978-388-0631; email@example.com; https://go.evvnt.com/515823-0. Old fashioned Ham & Baked Bean Supper. Spiral cut ham, regular baked beans barbecue baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread and apple crisp with ice cream. Proceeds to benefit Union Congregational Church’s historic 1835 Meetinghouse overlooking the Merrimack River. Handicapped-accessible. Plenty of parking.
The Rico Barr Band: 6 p.m. Sept. 29, Glenn’s Food & Libations, 50 Water St., Newburyport. For dinner reservations: 978-465-3811 after 3 p.m. Glenn’s will present the Rico Barr Band with their gritty and groovy music. The band’s song list includes “The History of Rock & Roll, 50s to the present.”
Julie Dougherty: 6 p.m. Oct. 3, Glenn’s Food & Libations, 50 Water St., Newburyport. For dinner reservations: 978-465-3811 after 3 p.m. North Shore singer-songwriter Julie Dougherty, a folk-rock singer, has well established herself as a respected and loved performer. She also performs with various accompanying musicians as the occasion demands.
Parker Wheeler Sundays at The Grog: 6-10 p.m. Sundays, The Grog, 13 Middle St., Newburyport. Cost: $7. For information: 978-465-8008; http://thegrog.com. Parker Wheeler and Friends perform with guest local musicians.
“20/20” — Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay: Sept. 8-29, 74 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. Opening reception and tour: 2-5 p.m. Sept. 14. For information: https://trailsandsails.org/events/outdoor-sculpture-tour. For 20 years Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay has provided a dynamic three-week non-juried exhibition featuring local artists and community members interested in sharing their unique understanding of the world through site-specific sculptures in Maudslay State Park. The annual show which has produced over 700 works of art is open to all artists with a connection to the North Shore and Merrimack Valley region and is organized by the artists themselves who volunteer their time and materials. Reflecting upon the past, present and future this year’s group of 50 artists chose “20/20” as the theme for the 20th anniversary show.
S-t-r-e-t-c-h & Breathe: 10 a.m. Mondays, The Salvation Army, 40 Water St., Newburyport. Free, but donations accepted to benefit Salvation Army programs. For information: 978-465-0883. Join Donna for this weekly one-hour class, intended for people aged 50 and older or with limitations.
“The Uprising Show”: Through Sept. 8, IFS Art Gallery, Firehouse Center for the Arts, 1 Market Square, Newburyport. For information: 978-462-7336; http://firehouse.org. Using abstraction, intense color and active surfaces to create dynamic expressionistic compositions, Raymond Paradiso invites the viewer’s imagination to run free.
“Band of Brushes” art show and sale: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 6-18, Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St., Newburyport. For information: https://newburyportart.org. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 10. Several artists travelled last fall to Jackson, New Hampshire and this spring to Monhegan, Maine to plein air paint the landscape. These pieces will be available for viewing and for sale. The exhibit will showcase the diversity of the group showing oil, pastel and watercolor media, both plein air and studio pieces. The exhibiting artists will be in attendance to answer questions. Appetizers and beverages served at reception.
Sunday Morning Yoga on the Waterfront: 8-9 a.m. Sundays, throughout the summer, Waterfront Park, 36 Merrimac Street, Newburyport. Cost: $15. For information: https://bit.ly/2MwuARR. Local yoga instructor Sarah Oleson leads a morning of vinyasa flow. Participants should bring a mat and water. Rain or shine.
Mobile Market: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Pettengill House food pantry, 13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury; and 3-5 p.m. Fridays, First Parish Church Newbury, 20 High St., Newbury. There will be free fresh local produce from area farms to income-eligible community members, sponsored by Nourishing the North Shore. The market is open to everyone.
Overeaters Anonymous Support Group: 3:45-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Carriage Room, Amesbury Health Center, Highland Street (main entrance first door on left). Cost: free. For information: 978-388-2552; https://oa.org. The Amesbury Meeting of Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step support group for persons dealing with food disorders (compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia). There are no fees, no scales or diets. Participants meet with a group of recovering food addicts, a network of supportive people who live a simple but effective life-style based on the 12 Steps of Recovery. The Amesbury meeting has been meeting weekly since 1992. The Meeting Format focuses’ on the 12 Steps of Recovery supplemented with the AA Big Book.
Newburyport Choral Society ongoing rehearsals: 7:15-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information: http://newburyportchoralsociety.org. Choral members range from high school to retirees joining together to perform concerts with professional orchestra and soloists. NCS presents two major choral concerts annually in December and May.
Community Giving Tree Newburyport Children’s Collection: 10 a.m.-noon on the third Saturday of the month, Cushing Park, 41 Kent St., Newburyport. Look for the van at the Kent Street Playground parking lot from 10 a.m. to noon. Gently used baby equipment and children’s clothing will be collected. There is an urgent need at this time for cribs, car seats and pack and plays. All donations go to children in need on the North Shore.
Lake Gardner Improvement Association meetings: 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Amesbury Chamber of Commerce, 5 Market Square, Amesbury. For information: 373-388-3659; firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lake Gardner Improvement Association is an active advocacy group dedicated to promoting and protecting the lake. The public is welcome to join, get involved and help plan upcoming events.
Tai Chi at the Library: 9:05-9:50 a.m. Fridays, Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St., Newburyport. Improve physical and mental health by joining the free weekly drop-in tai chi class at the Newburyport Public Library. Barb Tindall will lead the class in tai chi and qigong in the form of Wu Dang as taught by Xuan Yun. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. The program is funded by the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library
Rhythm N’ Roots Community Drum Circles: 7 p.m. last Fridays, People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase St., Newburyport. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door. For information: 978-834-0367; http://imaginestudios.org. Presented by Imagine Studios. Participants will gather in a circle and share in the group rhythm making and song. Attendees are free to bring drums and percussion instruments, or they can play those provided. All ages and experiences are welcome. Refreshments are provided by The People’s Cafe.
Community Open Mic: 7 p.m. last Fridays, People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase St., Newburyport. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door. For information: 978-834-0367; email@example.com; http://imaginestudios.org. Presented by Imagine Studios. Musicians, poets and performers of all ages, genres and abilities are welcome. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are provided by The People’s Cafe.
West African dance party night: 6 p.m. third Saturdays, Newburyport Elks Club, 25 Low St., Newburyport. Cost: $20. For information: http://bit.ly/westafricandrumcircle. The event will host a raffle, African arts and crafts auction, and live dance music with Mamadou Band. African attire is encouraged.
Drum circle with Mamadou Diop: 6-7 p.m. Sundays, Tannery Dance Place, 50 Water St., No. 34, Newburyport. For information: 978-465-1485. The community is invited to drum with master Senegalese drummer Mamadou Diop every Sunday at the Tannery Dance Place. These low cost drum classes offer spiritual song, African rhythms in a supportive learning community. These classes are offered on a drop in basis for $15 per class, $10 to bring your own drum.