, Salem, MA


October 2, 2008

Haunted Happenings 2008 calendar


Live Music at The Fountain Stage - See Ongoing Events for description.

Annual Children's Halloween Costume Parade & Party - Ages 3-10. 1-3pm. Come in costume, parade down the Essex Walking Mall. Compete for prizes at Artists Row behind Old Town Hall. Parade registration 11:00am and 11:45am on Salem Common. Parade starts at noon. Children's Halloween Costume Party from 1-3pm at 89 Margin St. for games and crafts. Admission: $10 for both events. In case of rain, parade will be at The Phoenix School. 978.741.0870 ¬·

Thrill the World: Michael Jackson's Zombie Dance! - 1pm. Salem State College, Multipurpose Gym, O'Keefe Center, Canal Street. Members of SSC Repertory Dance Theatre perform the Thriller Zombie Dance, teach it to you, then dance in synch with Thrill the World destinations across the planet from Madrid to Los Angeles to Singapore: the world's largest performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller Dance. Prizes for best dancer, best costume. $12 general/$7 students and seniors/children under 12 free. 978.542.7890 ¬·

Salem Arts Association Exhibit - 32 Derby Square ¬·

Squeeze Box Stompers - 1-4pm, Salem Maritime NHS on the wharves (rain date of October 26).

Wrekin College Boys Choir Singing The Faure Requiem - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St. 7:30pm. Straight from Shopshire, England. Advance tickets will be available from the office. Cost $10 per ticket. Make your reservations early. These tickets will go quickly. 978.745.2291

Legacy of the Hanging Judge - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See Featured Events for description.

Spirits of the Gables - 9:30 - 11pm. The House of the Seven Gables. See

Featured Events for description.

Chilling Tales: Eerie Legends of the Supernatural at Sea - 5:00 - 9:00pm Tall Ship Friendship. See Ongoing Events for description.

Eerie Evenings - Eerie tales performed in the Witch House. See Ongoing Events for description.

The Vampires' Masquerade Ball - 8pm-12:30am. Finz. Indulge in a gothic evening of immortal sin and morbid lusts at Salem's darkest Halloween party! $500 costume prize! 800.595.4TIX ¬· ¬· 21+

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  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

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  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

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  • Friday's Best Bets Best Bets for Friday, July 25

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

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  • Dear Abby: Tyke becomes a terror when mom takes back her cellphone Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushe

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  • misselwood_2 Rare, classic cars make an appearance at annual Endicott College show

    The original Concours d'Elegance was a fashion show on wheels. "It did start in 17th century France, where some of the aristocracy wanted to show off the fashions they were wearing," said Patrick Cornellison, chairman of the event. "Mainly women woul

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    The latest dance craze started in the 1930s. The Lindy Hop, which first flourished in the ballrooms of Harlem, is expected to draw hundreds of people to a dance floor at the Crane Estate this Sunday. Organized by Boston Swing Central, a dance club in

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  • kallyson North Shore entertainment calendar Good cause YARD SALE TO BENEFIT JIMMY FUND. Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 Anna Drive, Danvers. Family yard sale with all proceeds benefiting the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. WOOSHIE'S WARRIORS FUNDRAISER FOR MS. Sunday, July 27, 10 a.

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  • The reader's eye Name: Erika Torkildsen Hometown: Beverly Description: "I took this at the Salem Common around a park where I noticed a ripped basketball net amid the blue sky. Instead of taking the picture from my original view, I tipped the camera up from under the

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