, Salem, MA


October 31, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


NAVARASA DANCE THEATRE. Monday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m., Recital Hall, Salem State University, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Navarasa Dance Theater presents a wide repertoire of solo and group works in classical and contemporary dance and theater. Inspired by Indian classical and folk dance forms, theater, world music, Indian martial arts, aerial dance, yoga, live singing and storytelling, Navarasa’s work is a dynamic and original style of dance theater. Navarasa Dance Theater will lead several classes as part of a two-day residency. The performance and classes are free and open to the public. Visit for schedule and additional information.

SAFER CHILD COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM REVISITED. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to noon, Salem State University, Marsh Hall 210, Central Campus, Loring Avenue, Salem. Center for Childhood & Youth Studies at Salem State University hosts a follow-up symposium on making Salem a child-safe community. Free; open to the public. Advance registration is required by contacting Yvonne Vissing at

Sustainability for a cause

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE. Friday, Nov. 1, 2 to 3 p.m., Centerville Elementary School parking lot, 17 Hull St., Beverly. Centerville Green Team will hold a can and bottle drive to raise money for the club’s activities. All returnable glass bottles, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans from beverages will be collected. Wine bottles and plastic water bottles will not be accepted as they are recyclable, but not returnable.

ZERO WASTE RECYCLING WEEKEND. Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Danvers High School parking lot, near the tennis courts, 60 Cabot Road, Danvers. The Danvers Department of Public Works, Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, Got Books, JRM and XTechnology Global present a Zero Waste Recycling Weekend for residents to drop off items for recycling that are not normally collected by curbside pickup. The town of Danvers will collect metal items and JRM will collect rigid plastics; residents may bring bagged clothing, shoes, purses, linens, stuffed animals and small toys for Big Brother Big Sister. XTechnology Global will collect used electronics; fees apply, but half of the money collected will be donated to the Danvers Community Council. Got Books will collect books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, audio books and records. On Saturday, only, Cub Scout Pack 16 will collect redeemable bottles and cans., 978-777-0001, ext. 3011.

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