The New Moon is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and enjoying the creative talents of acoustic performers. The coffeehouse offers a relaxing, friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free environment where you can enjoy a great show, fair trade coffee and desserts. Bring your own mug and the coffee is only $1 for the evening.
The coffeehouse is located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St. There are two parking lots available behind the church, on both sides of Ashland Street. The coffeehouse entrance is at the back of the church.
Cajun music comes to Byfield: The Squeezebox Stompers will bring the bayou to Byfield for a rockin’ Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 15, when they perform at the Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse.
The group’s unique mix of Cajun, Zydeco, country, blues, and jazz will bring you to the streets of the French Quarter to dance the two-step and make you think you were coming home to the bayou. The Cat Cafe will be serving authentic Cajun gumbo and New Orleans beer, in addition to the regular fare.
The Cat in the Cradle is hosted by the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St., Byfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door. The event is sponsored in part by the Newburyport Bank.
Gala fundraiser on tap: The “Help Us Help Others” organization will host an event on Feb. 15 at DiBurro’s function hall in Ward Hill to benefit the Common Ground Cafe in Haverhill and the Mission of Hope School.
The event is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. and will include live entertainment, music by a disc jockey, and silent and live auctions. For tickets, visit www.huhogala.org. Tickets are $45 each.
Workshop on Health and Wellness: Dr. Beth Greene of New Life Chiropractic in Central Plaza will share tips and suggestions for keeping the spine healthy at all ages to minimize pain and maximize function.