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Danvers Family Festival

2009 FAMILY FESTIVAL CALENDAR

FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED TO SUNDAY NIGHT, JULY 5

Friday, June 19

Baron Mayer Champagne Reception, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Glen Magna Farms. Call Anna Bertini, 978-774-5323, or Irene Kucinski, 978-750-1975.

Saturday, June 20

Fireman's muster, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., hose hookup relays, fireman's tug of war. Endicott Park. Call Mike Graves, 978-777-4176.

Danvers Garden Club presents The Children's Concert, 9:30 a.m., for children 7 and younger. Lawn of the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. (rain location is Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St.)

Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A Colonial field day at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead on Pine Street, featuring cooking demonstrations, Revolutionary War period tactical maneuvers and strawberry shortcake. (Rain date June 27.) Call Laura Abraham Miller, 978-774-8799.

Endicott Park Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., apple pie contest, rides, demonstrations, Shiyanne's Tea Party, tug of war, doll carriage parade, Johnny the K show. Endicott Park. Call Sheryl James, 978-335-3484, or e-mail hungrycater@aol.com.

Sunday, June 21

Mike Gordon Fishing Derby, 9 a.m.-noon. Endicott Park pond. Families with children 14 and younger. Prizes. Call John LeBlanc, 978-774-4030.

Dog Party!, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games, costume parade, look-alike contest, prizes. Library lawn. Call Kathy Ciman, 978-777-3539.

Monday, June 22

Note: History, Harmony, Hot Dogs and Hits has been rescheduled for Monday, June 29, 5 to 8 p.m. at Glen Magna Farms.

Tuesday, June 23

Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library. Books, videos, CDs. Call Doug Rendell, 978-774-0554.

Red Cross Blood Drive, with the Danvers Fire Department, noon-7 p.m. Red Cross Blood Donor Center, 90 Rosewood Drive.

Crafts and a Movie, Postponed to Thursday, July 2.

Thursday, June 25

Rotary Band concert, 7 p.m. Rotary pavilion on library lawn. U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty. Bring a lawn chair and supper.

Friday, June 26

North Shore Radio Association Field Day, 1 p.m. Endicott Park field, contest runs through Sunday, 2 p.m.

25th annual Kiwanis Road Race, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Meet at Danvers High School cafeteria. 5-mile run or 2-mile walk.

Saturday, June 27

North Shore Radio Association Field Day, 1 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Endicott Park field.

"Danvers People & Places" juried art show, noon-4 p.m. Danvers Art Association, Williams School, Elliott Street. Call John Archer, 978-922-4600, or go to www.danversart.org.

Ice Cream Scoop-Ahhh-Bowl, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Dunn Middle School field. $5 for ice cream. Also features music, balloon entertainment, kite building, popcorn, cookout and beverages. E-mail David Benson at david@aspenroofing.com.

Pie Eating Contest, Dunn Middle School field. Ages 5-7, 2:30 p.m.; ages 8-10, 3 p.m.; ages 11-13, 3:30 p.m.; age 14-plus, 4 p.m.

Band Showcase, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Masonic temple, 30 High St. High school and post-high school musicians showcase their talents. Call Andrew Malkin, 978-774-4235.

Sunday, June 28

North Shore Radio Association Field Day, 1 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Endicott Park field.

North Shore ARC Walk, 10 a.m. registration, walk starts at noon. Holten-Richmond Middle School/Plains Park. Food, music, T-shirts for team captains. Call Becky in the development office, 978-624-2401, or e-mail at BLandry@nsarc.org.

"Danvers People & Places" juried art show, noon-4 p.m. Danvers Art Association, Williams School, Elliott Street. Call John Archer, 978-922-4600, or go to www.danversart.org.

Polish Club 70th anniversary party, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 12 Cheever St. Music, food, games. Call Donna Cahill, 978-774-9815.

Clark Farm Family Fun Day, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Clark Farm on Hobart Street. Call Bill Clark, 978-790-3303.

Monday, June 29

History, Harmony, Hot Dogs and Hits, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Glen Magna Farms. Root beer floats, old time baseball, jazz. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; no coolers or pets. Call Danvers Historical Society, 978-777-1666.

Ira & Gardner's Karaoke Night, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Ira Malkin and Gardner Trask host Karaoke for children and adults. Bring a lawn chair and supper. Rotary Pavillion, Peabody Institute Library, Sylvan Street. Contact Gardner Trask, 978-821-6624, gtrask@gt3.com.

Tuesday, June 30

Senior Citizen Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Danvers residents 60 and older invited to lunch at Senior Center, 25 Stone St. Tickets $5, available at the Senior Center office. Call 978-762-0208.

Danvers Idol finals, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Holten Richmond Middle School, Conant Street. Contact Lorraine Drapek, 978-750-9917, lmcmom38956@hotmail.com

Wednesday, July 1

Boy Scouts Spaghetti Supper, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St. Family $15, adult $5, senior/child $4. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call Joy Thornell, 978-335-2197.

Oldies Night, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Danvers Square will be closed to traffic. Food, raffles, music by Chris Culkeen. Bring a lawn chair. Contact Kay Maurice, kmaurice@stjohnsprep.org. CANCELLED

Kiwanis vs. Rotary Softball Game, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. John George Park, 35 River St. Rain date July 8. Call Tom Manual, 978-337-7052.

Thursday, July 2

Crafts and a Movie, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Library lawn. Face painting, movie to be announced. Bring blankets and a picnic dinner. Call Cheryl Marshall, 978-777-0111. Postponed indefinitely

Saturday, July 4

Highlands Horribles Parade, 8 a.m. registration, parade 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Dress up yourself, your wagon, your bike, make floats. Starts at intersection of Beechwood and Collins streets, ends at training ground/Highland Common on Centre Street. Prizes and refreshments. Call Priscilla Gerard, 978-774-0993, or Meghan Shelton, 978-546-6527.

Back Bay Parade, 11 a.m.-noon. Assembles at Damon and Porter streets at 10:30 a.m. Steps off at 11 a.m., with route through local neighborhoods. Bring costumes and decorated carriages, bikes and wagons. Antique cars welcome. Call Peter Gorgone, 978-774-5725.

Sunday, July 5

Fireworks Festival, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Music, food, games, rides. Winners of Danvers Idol perform at 8:30 p.m. Plains Park. Bring chairs and blankets. Handicapped parking at Danversbank. Coolers will be checked. No tarps on the field. Postponed from Friday, July 3.

Wednesday, July 15

Kiwanis vs. Rotary softball game, 6 p.m., John George Park, 35 River St.