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Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Georgetown, Mass.

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WHAT Merrimack River Eagle Festival

WHEN Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport; Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport; City Hall and other locations.

INFO Visit massaudubon.org/eaglefestival

Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will present the ninth annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival. The event is free.

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival draws thousands of people of all ages to scan the skies for these majestic birds and learn about the habitat that humans and eagles share. This year, a mixture of free indoor and outdoor events held at host sites, in downtown Newburyport, and throughout greater Newburyport include:

n Guided sightings of wintering river birds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at designated spots along the river, where naturalists will help visitors search for bald eagles (maps are available online and on the day of the tour).

n Van tours with “eagle specialist” volunteer guides, leaving the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce every half hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 978-462-9998.

n Two raptor demonstrations by Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility at Newburyport’s City Hall, 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 pm; first come, first served.

Family nature activities including live bird demonstrations, crafts, and games at Joppa Flats Education Center and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For details about the Merrimack River Eagle Festival and a complete listing of events, please visit the website, massaudubon.org/eaglefestival

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Trick or Treat for Newburyport, Amesbury and Salisbury MA 2013

October 30th Downtown Trick or Treat: Join Downtown and Tannery merchants as they celebrate Halloween! Stop by in costume for a trick or a treat! This event is intended for small children accompanied by an adult. October 30, 2013 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Newburyport, MA Trick or Treat:

Trick or Treat will be held on Thursday October 31, 2013, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the City of Newburyport.

Residents who want to participate should activate their outside lights during this time. Parents and children should avoid any homes where outside lights are not activated.

Amesbury, MA Trick or Treat:

The annual observance of TRICK or TREAT will be held on October 31st in Amesbury from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Salisbury, MA Trick or Treat:

Trick or Treat for Salisbury, MA will be held on October 31st in Salisbury, MA from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.