Yankee Homecoming Week 2012

Yankee Homecoming week is here. Newburyport is more alive than ever. Enjoy free family activities all week long. Stay tuned into our website for daily schedule of events.

Today’s Events – Wednesday, August 1st, 2012:

Wednesday, August 1stTAI CHI- WATERFRONT PARK 8AMPILATES – WATERFRONT PARK – WITH JENNIFER HOWE – 9AM-10AM
CHALLENGE THE DEEPER, NEGLECTED ABDOMINAL MUSCLES TO CREATE A STRONGER CORE, WHILE IMPROVING YOUR POSTURE AND TONING YOUR BODY. JENNIFER WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH A SERIES OF MOVES DESIGNED FOR ANY FITNESS LEVEL. PLEASE BRING A MAT (OR TOWEL) AND WATER!YANKEE HOMECOMING BLOOD DRIVE: 10AM-4PM, ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCHYANKEE HOMECOMING HERITAGE TOURS-10AM-4PMDOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT-MARKET SQUARE- 10AM-5PMFOOD COURT IN MARKET SQUARE-10AM-10PM

ANNUAL KID’S DAY IN THE PARK-ATKINSON COMMON PARK-10AM-2PM

NURSING HOME CONCERT- 10:30AM-3:30PM

SENIOR CORONATION-ATRIA MERRIMACK PLACE-85 STOREY AVE. 4PM-6PM

IRISH SUNSET CRUISE-CAPTAIN’S LADY- PLUM ISLAND- 7PM-9PM

WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES-COMPAQ BIG BAND-7:30-9PM

For the full weeks schedule of events visit www.yakeehomecoming.com.

Musical Chairs World Championship Amesbury Park

Musical Chairs World Championship

Come break the record for the largest game of Musical Chairs!! 2012 Musical Chairs World Championship & Festival at Amesbury Sports Park June 16, 2012.

1st place $10,000

THERE IS NO ONSITE PARKING FOR THIS EVENT!

Parking is at Seabrook Greyhound Park

319 New Zealand Rd.

Seabrook, NH 03874

Show up early – late comers cannot play!

Parking $10 . A free shuttle will bring you to the event and back.

NOW THROUGH JUNE 8, 2012:  BUY ONE MUSICAL CHAIRS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TICKET, GET A FREE BEER TICKET FOR THE MUSICAL CHAIRS EVENT ON JUNE 16THPLUS A FREE ADMISSION TO THE 6TH ANNUAL BREW FEST ON SEPTEMBER 22!

Visit http://www.amesburysportspark.net/musical%20chairs%20world%20championship.html for tickets and additional information. What fun!

“Behind the Scenes” Refuge Tour

Sunday April 22nd 1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 25th at 9:30 am

Saturday,  April 28th at 9:30 am

Sunday, April 29th at 1:00 pm.

Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tour will be conducted via refuge van, with several brief “drive by” stops along the way. The tour will present an “up close and personal” look at the refuge through the multiple lenses of the cultural history of Plum Island and the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the
conservation of these precious natural resources. Participants will visit areas on the refuge otherwise closed to the public. This guided two hour program is most appropriate for adults. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the refuge visitor center. Each session is limited to 10 participants. Advance registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited to 10 people per tour. Be advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation. Please call (978) 465-5753 to register.
*Please note: Those who call and leave messages after hours, your registration is not confirmed until having received a confirmation call back from a refuge staff member.

Free Open House @ Metro Rock 3/31/12

Whether you’re a regular or you are visiting our facilities for the first time join us for our FREE open house! We’ve extended our hours for a fun night of festivities! Who can say no to free climbing and free pizza? We’ll be showcasing all of our most popular programs including: Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Afterschool, etc.

Date: Saturday, March 31st
Time: 6:00p-8:30p Location: Our Newburyport and Everett locations
Cost: FREE!

There will also be a chance for some Q&A with the Programs Coordinator and Manager of MetroRock in order to answer any lingering questions you may have about how our programs run. For more information contact Metro Rock, Newburyport, MA at 781-243-6336

**NOTE: All participants MUST have a signed MetroRock Waiver for the location they are visiting. Minors must have a signed waiver by a parent/guardian. No exceptions.**

Great Chefs Night set for March 16

The Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association announces that plans for “A Grecian Night with Great Chefs” are well under way. The date is Friday, March 16. Presenting sponsors are the Institution for Savings and the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.

Included in this 24th annual event are gourmet food tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. and live entertainment and dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. The culinary creations are courtesy of celebrated chefs from more than 20 Greater Newburyport restaurants and caterers. The Stimulantes, a high-energy, Newburyport-based band, will provide the music. Once again, The Governor’s Academy in Byfield is donating its facilities for the gala. Read More.

Eagle Festival swooping into Newburyport Saturday

After six years, the organizers of the Merrimack River Eagle Festival have created the perfect format for the outdoor program as thousands of spectators visit Newburyport for a chance to spot a bald eagle, whether it’s on a van, in foot, or even at City Hall.

Throughout the free festival — which is scheduled on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — participants can enjoy a range of activities, all designed to help observe eagles in their natural habitat.
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New Works Festival 2012 Coming to a close.

New Works Festival 2012 is winding down. Still time for you to enjoy.

Date: January 27, 2012 Time: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Since 2002 The Firehouse Center for the Arts and the New Works Festival have fostered the development of New England writers, directors, and actors.

Providing insight on the play writing process from conception to presentation, this festival allows us to share with the community a rare and special look at the abundant talent that surrounds us.

Submitted plays are judged by an independent panel of theater professionals in blind readings.

The 2012 New Works Festival will be showcasing full-length plays as staged readings, and memorized ten-minute and one-act plays. Check the web site often for updates on calls-for-submissions, auditions, etc.

 

Date/Time Information January 20-28, 2012