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January 30, 2013

Best Bets for Wednesday, Jan. 30

Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' best bets:

Jesse Schmal presents an illustrated talk on his animations and drawings of aesthetic and off-kilter characters. The talk begins at 11:30 a.m., and will be held at Montserrat College of Art, located at 23 Essex St., in Beverly. The event is free and open to the public. For details, email maggie.cavallo@montserrat.edu, call 978-867-9624, or visit www.montserrat.edu/galleries.

Start the weekend early with Flint Public Library's teen movie and pizza night, beginning at 6 p.m., at 1 South Main St., in Middleton. Children ages 13 and older are invited to watch “Hotel Transylvania,” which is rated PG. Reserve a spot, and pizza, by calling 978-774-8132, or visiting www.flintlibrary.org.

Salem Sound Coastwatch will kickoff its new lecture series with a presentation titled “The Geologic History and Evolution of Salem Sound,” by Dr. Lindley Hanson, a professor of geology at Salem State University. The underwater exploration of Salem Sound begins at 7 p.m., and will discuss how the sound sits on bedrock created by volcanic activity with affinities to North Africa; how the rocks traveled to the sound; when it happened; and the geological processes responsible for shaping harbors and coasts. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, located at 235 Pleasant St. For more information, call 978-741-7900, email info@salemsound.org, or visit salemsound.org.

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