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September 14, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out The Salem News' Best Bets:

Saturday, Sept. 14

Children ages 2 and up are invited with their dads for a Dads and Donuts Storytime from 11 to 11:30 a.m., at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. After hearing hat-themed stories, attendees will color and enjoy doughnuts. The event is open to the public, and moms are welcome too. The library is located at 14 Union St. in South Hamilton. Visit for details.

Join Merritt Kirkpatrick from noon to 3 p.m. at Montserrat College of Art to learn about the art of yarn bombing and how to get involved. The information session corresponds with Montserrat's “Wish You Were There?” exhibit. Everyone is welcome to attend. The college is located at 23 Essex St. in Beverly. For more information, email, call 978-867-9624, or visit

Lace up your dancing shoes and head over to St. Michael's Polish Society for an evening of dancing to live music by the Lee Hawkins Band. Dancing will take place between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. in the society hall at 15 Endicott St. in Peabody.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Celebrate Appleton Farms’ 375th anniversary at the annual Family Farm Day from 10 a.m. 3 p.m., at 219 County Road in Ipswich. The event features local healthy food; music by Ben Rudnick and Friends; barnyard animals; a 4-H calf show; antique tractors; and traditional farm crafts and activities, including pumpkin painting, pony rides and a hay obstacle course. The event will take place rain or shine. Admission is $20 per car for members of The Trustees of Reservations, and $25 per nonmember car. For more information, visit, or call 978-356-5728.

Want to know what life is like under the sea? Throughout September all Salem residents will be admitted free of charge into the New England Aquarium. The free admission program is sponsored by a grant from the Norman H. Read Charitable Trust. All adult visitors in each group will be asked to present proof of residency at the aquarium’s box office, such as a valid driver’s license, a valid state-issued ID card or a utility bill. The aquarium is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. For more information, visit

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