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Join dancers from the Boston Ballet for a Nutcracker-themed storytime for preschoolers and learn more about ballet performance today from 10 to 11 at the Sutton Room in Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. To register for this free event, visit www.peabodylibrary.org.
Check out "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" tonight at 7:30 at Hogan Regional Auditorium, 6 Hathorne Circle, Danvers. The North Shore Players, in collaboration with Samuel French Publishing, presents Barbara Robinson’s story of a pageant director who is determined to produce the best church Christmas pageant, despite having six delinquents bully their way into the pageant, the church catching on fire, and losing baby Jesus. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. For tickets and details, visit www.northshoreplayers.org or call Linda at 978-902-1777 for group discounts.