, Salem, MA

May 17, 2014

Best Bets for Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18

The Salem News

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

Saturday, May 17

Show your pride in Peabody at this volunteer community cleanup effort. Start at City Hall, 24 Lowell St., at 9 a.m. to pick up cleaning supplies then spread out to targeted areas throughout the city. Afterward, enjoy a pizza lunch. Participants will also receive a commemorative Peabody Pride in Motion water bottle. In case of rain, the cleanup day will move to Saturday, May 31. For more information, call the Mayor’s Office, 978-538-5704.

Middleton: Art Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Middleton Historical Society Museum, Pleasant Street.

The Middleton Arts Association will hold an art fair featuring a large art exhibit; paintings for sale; live painting demonstration by watercolor artist Louise Anderson; and raffles from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Middleton Historical Society Museum on Pleasant St., Middleton. Raffle winners will be announced at 2 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Enjoy one — or two — historical walking tours today:

Sunday, May 18

Dance for a cause today at 1 p.m. in the second annual Zumbathon to help Temple Ner Tamid’s team, The Band, with its efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Suggested donation is $20. The fundraiser is hosted by NSJCC staff and Zumba instructor Jenn Pomerantz, and takes place at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. RSVP to Elyse Novak, 781-534-0884.

Artist Susan Kauder will be in the Marblehead Arts Association's gallery at 2 p.m. as part of her mixed-media exhibit, “Collage: New Directions,” on view through June 8 at the MAA. All are welcome to see Kauder's work and speak with the artist. The MAA is at 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. For more information, call 781-631-2608 or visit

Left Ventricle, Beverly’s Destination Imagination team, presents a night of sketch comedy, music and improvisation with host Bill Beckman, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cove Community Center, 19 E. Corning St., Beverly. All are welcome for this team fundraiser — $5 minimum per child, $7 minimum per adult. The team is working to raise funds for its participation in the Destination Imagination Global Finals. For more information, visit or