, Salem, MA

April 25, 2013

Best Bets for Thursday, April 25

The Salem News

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

Historian Nancy Coffey presents an illustrated lecture about indoor servants, stable workers and chauffeurs on summer estates in Beverly Farms this morning at 10:30 at the Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine St., Beverly. After the talk, those in attendance will be invited to share their own stories. For more information, call 978-922-2513 or email

Take in Symphony by the Sea's final concert of the season tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., Marblehead. The program features opera music with violinist Robyn Bollinger performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. A welcome hour with champagne and snacks will precede the concert. Tickets are $35 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12. For more information, visit

Did you know Salem State University has a handbell ensemble? The group will perform tonight with the university's Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorale at 7:30 in Recital Hall at Salem State University's Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. The free concert will feature music ranging from the Renaissance to the American Songbook. For more information, call 978-542-7890 or visit