, Salem, MA

January 16, 2014

Best Bets for Thursday, Jan. 16

The Salem News

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

Teens are invited to make "sushi" with rice cereal treats and candy from 3 to 5 p.m. at Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. All teens are welcome. Meet in the meeting room. For more information about this and other programs, call 781-631-1481 or visit

Fill your heart and your stomach at St. John's Prep's Memorial Dining Hall during an Empty Bowls dinner party at 6 p.m. Purchase a handmade, one-of-a-kind bowl made by a student and fill it up with your choice of soup donated by local restaurants and food shops, with proceeds benefiting Haven from Hunger in Peabody. The Prep's own SwingTown! a cappella group will also perform. The minimum suggested donation per bowl is $10. St. John's Prep is at 72 Spring St., Danvers. For more information, visit

Take a walk with teacher/naturalist Scott Santino under the full "wolf moon" tonight from 7 to 9 at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. The group will look for signs of wildlife and talk about how plants and animals survive the cold, harsh conditions of a Massachusetts winter. You might also get the chance to hear great horned owls. Meet in the barn, at 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, and dress warmly. Cost is $14 for members, $16 for nonmembers. Register in advance at 978-887-9264 or