, Salem, MA

December 13, 2013

Best Bets for Friday, Dec. 13

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Don't forget to thank the Nisse. Don't know who, or what, the Nisse is? Come to Appleton Farms, on Route 1A in Ipswich, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to find out. While you're there, enjoy holiday crafts, caroling and socializing. Friends are welcome to this member event, and there is a $10 suggested donation per family. Reserve a spot at

Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, at 16 Sylvan St. in Danvers, will host a movie night featuring “The Polar Express” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Come comfortable — blankets and pillows encouraged — and hot chocolate and snacks will be served. All are welcome to this family-friendly event. For more information, call 978-777-7408.

The fifth annual Taste & Style, hosted by the Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop and Marino’s Cafe, takes place tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at Marino's, 200 Rantoul St., Beverly. The event features holiday shopping, raffle items, hors d’oeuvres and drinks with proceeds benefitting Beverly Bootstraps. Tickets are available for $12 at the event, or $10 in advance at Marino’s Cafe. Space is limited; for more information, contact, 978-921-4710 or 978-922-9288.