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February 20, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


DINO-TEA PARTY. Friday, Feb. 21, 10:15 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Children ages 2 to 5 are invited to a dinosaur-themed tea party where they can bring their favorite dinosaur toy, listen to dino stories, and enjoy juice and cookies. Registration is required. All are welcome. 781-631-1481,

DINOMAN. Friday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. DinoMan brings facts to life with music, magic, laughter and props. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Curvey family. 978-774-8132,

Lectures & presentations

BEYOND DISABILITIES. Friday, Feb. 21, 10:25 to 11:15 a.m., A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. A talk by Temple Grandin, an acclaimed speaker, writer and activist on the topic of autism, will culminate a symposium-style week of events at Gordon, called “Beyond Disabilities.” A reception will follow. Free. For details and seat availability, visit

COLLABORATING WITH BIRDS. Friday, Feb. 21, 7:45 to 9 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Morse Auditorium, 161 Essex St., Salem. Renowned comparative psychologist Irene Pepperberg shares her groundbreaking studies on intelligence and communication in African grey parrots. A panel discussion with Mary Jo McConnell, a featured artist in “Beyond Human,” will follow. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club. ECOC business meeting from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. Free. Preteen to adults. 978-542-1511, or

ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE. Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m., Judge Science Center, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. North Shore Chapter of Sigma Xi holds its fifth annual research conference featuring presentations and posters of original research conducted by faculty and students from Endicott College, Salem State University and Gordon College. Poster presentations held in the same building. Registration at 9 a.m., talks begin at 10:30 a.m. For details and registration, contact Anne-Marie Scholar at 978-232-2188 or

“COAST TO COAST IN 48 HOURS: LINDBERGH’S DREAM.” Monday, Feb. 24, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Anne Barrett’s great-aunt Grace was one of a few privileged passengers on an inaugural cross-country air trip from New York to Los Angeles in July 1929. Barrett will present an illustrated talk to relate how, in the 1920s, flying sensation Charles Lindbergh dreamed of offering luxury air passenger service from coast to coast and places in between. Hear firsthand accounts from Grace’s diary, and learn about the technological advances and events leading up to the groundbreaking enterprise, and what happened after. Part of the Monday Mornings lecture series. Free; open to adults. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Handicapped-accessible., 978-921-6062.

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