North Shore Bloggers Picks of the Weekend, March 4-6

I will miss this weekend’s first event because I’ll be heading in to Boston’s Symphony Hall for an evening of Good and Evil featuring chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert.  I expect fun times and will definitely report back.  But you should feel free to check out today’s and all the other events happening this weekend in my little corner of the north shore.

AMESBURY PEACE CENTER, Amesbury, MA

Hibakusha Peace Project

The Hibakusha Peace Project, an exhibit of portraits of survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki conceptualized and collected by artist Jane Bernhardt, opens Friday, March 4 at the historic Friends Meetinghouse in Amesbury.  A reception and talk about the exhibit begins at 2 and runs through 4 pm.  The exhibit will then be open to the public on Sunday, March 13, and Sunday March 20.  The Friends Meetinghouse is located at 120 Friend Street, Amesbury.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information about the exhibit, click here.

WEST NEWBURY LIBRARY, West Newbury, MA

Spring Fling Speakers Series

West Newbury’s library kicks off its Spring Fling Speakers Series on Friday, March 4 with readings by children’s authors Elizabeth Atkinson, Mark Karlins, and Sean Bixby.  Authors are local residents.  The event begins at 7 pm and is free to the public.  Light refreshments will be served after the event.  For more information about the library and the event, click here.

JOPPA FLATS EDUCATION CENTER, Newburyport, MA

Family Flyby at Joppa Flats: Marine Mammals

Perfect for families with small children, this program on Saturday, March 5 features crafts and exhibits about local marine mammals.  The event, aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 12, begins at 10 am and runs through 2 pm.  There is a $7 enrollment charge for each child.  The Education Center is located at 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.  For more information, click here.

AMESBURY SPORTS PARK, Amesbury, MA

Big Air Competition and Spring Splash

For a $30 admission fee, participants in the Saturday, March 5 festivities will be treated to 9 hours of fun, including music, tubing, high-flying aerials, and prizes.  The event begins at 3 pm and ends at midnight.  For directions and the schedule of events, click here.

CENTRAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Newburyport, MA

New Boston Duo

Wind down the weekend on Sunday, March 6 with an 4 pm concert at Newburyport’s Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb Street.  The New Boston Duo is violinist Elizabeth Burke and guitartist George Little.  Their music has influences of classical, South American, Spanish, and Gypsy music traditions.  Admission is a suggested $10 donation, and more information about both the duo and the concert can be found here.

The rest of the consortium offers up below:

Seth of Lynn Happens has some great ideas for you here.

Please welcome Kimmy Bingham and her picks  here

And for the offerings from Rob and Laura, The Two Palaverers, click here.

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