, Salem, MA

October 8, 2013

Best Bets for Tuesday, Oct. 8

By Bethany Bray

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

Salem residents are invited to learn more about their councilor-at-large candidates in a forum tonight at 6:30 at the Moose Hall, 50 Grove St., Salem. The candidates will answer questions submitted by the audience. The informative meeting includes refreshments and free door prizes. For more information, visit

Librarian and genealogist Connie Reik will present a free illustrated talk on federal documents from and about the Civil War tonight at 7 at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Attendees will learn about a broad spectrum of resources, some of which Reik used to uncover a story about one of her own ancestors. For more information about "Beyond Pension Files," visit

Cheer on Beverly's hometown "Idol" Angie Miller tonight, as she gives a free concert at the Grandstand at the Topsfield Fairgrounds tonight at 7. While you're there, check out all the fair has to offer. The Topsfield Fair is at 207 Boston St. (Route 1), Topsfield. For more information, visit