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December 21, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22

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Celebrate the season at Ipswich Evergreen, a holiday festival with indoor and outdoor festivities from noon to 4 p.m., at the Hall Haskell House Gallery and Visitor Information Center; Town Green; Heard House; Ipswich Museum; and Sally's Pond. Planned activities include make-your-own evergreen decor; three stories for children presented by readers/performers; craft station with a project related to one of the stories; a presentation of “Stone Soup” by the Actors Company; ice sculpture by Wolf Hollow; art show exhibits on view in galleries; performance by the North Shore Ringers; open mike hosted by Ipswich Outsidah; bonfire; outdoor screening of “The Snow Man”; a display of nonprofit organizations and their activities; candy cane hunt; a Winter Get-up and Go Contest; food, and much more. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Saturday, Dec. 28. For details and updates, visit

The Second Congregational Church is hosting a ham and bean supper from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring two kinds of home-baked beans, ham, coleslaw, rolls and beverages. Home-baked pies are available for $1.50 a slice. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $3.50 for children. There will be musical entertainment during dinner. The church is handicapped-accessible and located at 35 Conant St. in Beverly.

As part of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church’s monthly Three Cords Coffeehouse series, the local trio Maeve will perform a Christmas Concert with an opening performance by Michael Pritzl of The Violet Burning. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. Admission is free and open to the public. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. For more information, visit

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