, Salem, MA

August 19, 2013

Best Bets for Monday, Aug. 19

The Salem News

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

Kevin Mahar, past president of the IUE-CWA 201 union and president of the union’s retirees, and Susan Strauss, shop stewardess and one of the first female machinists, will present the history of unions at General Electric and videos of the 1959 strike. This informative talk takes place at 10 a.m. at the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. All are welcome. Donations will be accepted from nonmembers in attendance. For more information, call 978-744-0804 or visit

Celebrate Art in August with a special workshop that complements the Ipswich Museum's summer exhibit, "I must go down to the seas again," today from 3 to 5 p.m. All ages are welcome. There is a materials fee of $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers. The workshop takes place at the museum, at 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. For more information or to register, email or call 978-356-2811.