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September 26, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


SALEM YARD SALE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Common. The Salem Common Neighborhood Association will hold a yard sale featuring antiques, collectibles, and more. Tables available for $20 each. Proceeds benefit the association. Rhonda, 978-594-5630 or

BOOK SALE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will hold a book sale. Bargain day; $1/filled grocery bag, $.10/book. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library and its mission to support the library. 781-596-8867.


PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: MARY ANNE DAVIS. Thursday, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Trained as a ceramic artist and sculptor, Davis’ practice has expanded to include collage, painting, and, more recently, conceptual and performative works. Davis’ work is on view in Montserrat Gallery through Dec. 14., 978-867-9624,

“OFF-SEASON VOL. 1” EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Carol Grillo Gallery, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reception for solo exhibition by Robert Gill, featuring Gill’s photographic journey of the discovery of the meaning of “home.” Gill is a visual artist working in multiple platforms of lens-based media. Free. On view through Oct. 24. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 978-232-2655,

NEW EXHIBIT. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 7 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St., Marblehead. Opening reception for “Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead,” a new exhibit featuring photographs, illustrations and artifacts portraying the history of Marblehead’s two most important occupations, fishing and shoe-making. Reception is free and open to the public. 781-631-1768.

PUBLIC GALLERY TALK: RUSSIAN SPOKEN HERE. Friday, Sept. 27, noon, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. PEM staff member Victoria Glazomitsky offers a tour in Russian of Fabergé Revealed: From the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Glazomitsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and first encountered Fabergé’s work during visits to The State Hermitage Museum. Reservations by Sept. 26. Meet at information desk. Free with museum admission. or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

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  • North Shore religion news in brief Congregation Shirat Hayam is offering a free, five-week Hebrew Reading Crash Course on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 2 through Oct. 7, at the synagogue, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. Led by Nancy Miller, the course is open to the community and is

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  • Dear Abby: Teen is looking for direction after high school graduation Dear Abby: I am an 18-year-old high school senior who is scared about what's going to happen after graduation. For the past three years I have known exactly where I'll be and what I will be doing in the general sense. Now that I have one more year to

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