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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 www.beverlydogpark.com.
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 www.squeezeboxstompers.com.
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 www.chorusnorthshore.org. This evening's program is supported in part by a grant from the Ipswich Cultural Council.
The poetry of the late Emily Dickinson will come alive from 2 to 4 p.m. during the Boston Singers’ Resource recital called “A Musical Portrait of Emily Dickinson.” The performance features a program of songs on texts by Massachusetts' own Emily Dickinson, and reveals Dickinson's reclusive life and philosophy. The concert is open to the public and will be held at 10 North St. in Danvers. Reservations are strongly recommended. A suggested donation of $20 will be collected at the door. Donations support the Boston Singers' Relief Fund, which provides financial relief to the New England classical singing community members who have contributed significantly to the artistic life of New England and are facing job loss, illness or other catastrophic life events. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 978-352-5058 or email info@BostonSingersResource.org.
Be the first to see Marblehead resident Natalie Umanita Bloom's most recent paintings on view at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, located at 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, in Salem. The public is welcome to attend the exhibit's opening reception today from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibit is on display Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Thursday, June 27. The gallery is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 978-741-5700.