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March 11, 2014

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Artists who live in Beverly, work in Beverly, are enrolled in a Beverly college or a senior in high school, or are affiliated with an arts guild or arts organization in Beverly are eligible to apply to Arts Fest Beverly: Community Exhibition, a juried exhibition on display at the Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly, from June 4 to Aug. 15, with a reception on June 13. For submission guidelines, deadlines and other information, contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655, or email kmoore@endicott.edu with “ARTSFEST Submission” in the subject line. Jpegs can be sent to kmoore@endicott.edu with the artist’s name and contact information. Jurying will be completed and artists will be contacted by May 12.

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will hold Maple Sugaring Tours at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, at 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, observe tapping and sap collection methods, discover how sap becomes syrup in the sugar house, and get a sweet taste of the final product. After the tour, warm up by the wood stove in the barn. One-hour, naturalist-guided tours run rain or shine; dress warmly. The cost for Mass Audubon members is $8 per adult and $7 per child, or $9 per adult and $8 per child for nonmembers. Children under 3 are admitted for free and should be in a backpack. Advance registration is required at 978-887-9264. Visit www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver for details.

The Sea Change Theatre Company presents Sophocles’ “Antigone,” a contemporary horror story of the ancient Greek tragedy that explores the questions of civil disobedience, unwritten laws and human rights. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 14, and 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, in the performance space inside Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. The two-act tragedy about truth and death runs 100 minutes and is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For details and tickets, call 978-500-3885 or email info@seachangetheatre.com.

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