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January 2, 2014

North Shore entertainment calendar

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CONCERT SINGERS. The Concert Singers of Greater Lynn will begin rehearsals for their May 2014 concerts on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. January 7, 14 and 21 are open rehearsals, where prospective members may try out the music, meet the group, and consider joining. No audition is required. On Jan. 28 the membership list will be closed. Selections for the May 2 and 4 concerts will include works by Franz Schubert, George M. Cohan, George Gershwin, American spirituals by Aaron Copland, Moses Hogan and Robert Shaw, and a new piece by local composer Javier Marquez, “Credo.” Membership dues are $20 for the semester, and cost of the music is minimal. For further information, call director William Sano at 978-744-4787.

Wildlife

COYOTES AND PREDATOR TRACKING. Coyote expert and Maine guide Christine Schadler will discuss the natural history of the eastern coyote at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. Schneider is with Project Coyote, a national organization that promotes peaceful coexistence with coyotes. The cost of this program is $10, $8 for Mass. Audubon members. From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., naturalist Bob Metcalfe will discuss tracking predators, and lead visitors to Averill’s Island, a remote section of the sanctuary, to look for fresh tracks. Insulated boots and warm clothing are recommended. The tracking program is limited to 15, and costs $39, $33 for Mass. Audubon members. Registration is required for both programs at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

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