SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 16, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday, Feb. 16

BY MURIEL C. HOFFACKER
STAFF WRITER

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

Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month with local dentist Dr. Priscilla Magnuson at 10:30 a.m., at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. All ages are invited to enjoy stories and songs about teeth, gums and dentists. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hwlibrary.org.

Visit the Phillips House and follow the Phillips family on a wintry jaunt around New England. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while viewing film clips of the family sledding, skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing. Following the film, visitors can tour the house, which shows how the family lived during the winter months. Attendees can also enjoy a sneak peek of Phillips family items, postcards and photographs that are not usually on display. The event begins at 3 p.m., and will be held at 34 Chestnut St., Salem. General admission costs $10; free admission for Historic New England members. For more information or to register, call 978-744-0440.

Enjoy musical entertainment and a dinner of ham and beans from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Second Congregational Church, located at 35 Conant St., Beverly. The menu includes two kinds of baked-beans, ham, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and home-baked pies for an additional $1.50/slice. Admission costs $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3.50 for children. The building is handicapped-accessible.