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May 31, 2013

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The Friends of Greenlawn will host a tour of Salem's Greenlawn Cemetery today at 10 a.m. The historical tour will highlight the Dickson Chapel, famous and old graves, and some of the special species of birds and more than 1,200 varieties of trees that live in the cemetery. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Meet at the Dickson Chapel inside the cemetery’s side entrance gate on Orne Street. Park on the street as space is limited inside the cemetery.

Fido and friends are invited to Beverly Dog Park’s third annual Spring Bone-Anza Give-Back Event to celebrate Paddles’ Park from noon to 3 p.m. today on Lp Henderson Road near Beverly Airport. The event is being held to raise awareness about the dog park and give back to the dog park community. All dogs (and their owners) with current Beverly dog park tags are invited to participate. Admission is free and the first 100 guests will receive a goodie bag. Parking for attendees is available at the airport as the parking area for the dog park will be used for the event. For more information, visit

Swing by the Salem VFW Hall tonight for dancing and the Squeezebox Stompers' New Orleans-themed concert, featuring a blend of swamp music, Cajun, zydeco, blues and rhythm and blues. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., followed by music and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. at 95 Derby St. in Salem. Tickets cost $10 per person and are available at the door. For more information, visit

Don't miss this evening's grand jollification at Our Lady of Hope Church when Chorus North Shore joins with Intermezzo: The New England Chamber Opera Series to present a gala concert of opera highlights featuring four of the area’s noted opera singers, along with the 150 voices of CNS. The concert beings at 8 p.m. at 1 Pineswamp Road in Ipswich. Tickets are available at the door and cost $20 for general admission and $17 for senior citizens and students. For more information, visit This evening's program is supported in part by a grant from the Ipswich Cultural Council.

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