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April 10, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


“THE CANING.” Monday, April 14, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Author and historian Stephen Puleo will talk about the beating of renowned anti-slavery Sen. Charles Sumner by ardent pro-slavery Congressman Preston S. Brooks in the U.S. Senate chamber in May 1856. Puleo’s fifth book, “The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War,” discusses the event in detail. Part of the Monday Mornings lecture series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free; open to adults. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062,

EARTH DAYS WEEK PANEL: GREEN BUILDINGS. Monday, April 14, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, Underground Room, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. A panel will discuss “Green Buildings: Sustainability at Salem State University and North Shore Community College” as part of SSU’s Earth Days Week events. Panelists include an SSU administrator; Barbara Ikalainen, green initiatives coordinator, North Shore Community College; and Kevin Bergeron, senior associate, William Rawn Associates, Architects Inc.

GAASP: SALEM AT THE CROSSROADS. Tuesday, April 15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, MLK Room, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Video and panel with speakers Jane Bright of HealthLink and Dorian Williams of Better Future Project. The debate over the future new gas plant in Salem: why environmentalists, local and national, are opposed to its construction. Speakers will present a short film and description of all of the negative impacts of the proposed Footprint power plant. Sponsored by HealthLink. Refreshments provided. Part of SSU’s Earth Days Week events.

SEVEN LECTURES AT SEVEN GABLES: BEN STROHECKER. Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Ben Strohecker, author of “The Day the Ocean Changed to Chocolate,” will speak. Free/Gables members, $15/nonmembers.

“SHOW & TELL” STORYTELLING SERIES. Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Launch of monthly series hosted by local writer and personal historian Meg Pier. People are invited to share with others the meaning of a treasured personal possession. Bring a photo, object, article of clothing, a letter or other memorabilia from one’s life that may touch the lives of others. Presentations on items for sale will be excluded; this is a story-telling event, only. Each participant gets five minutes of sharing time. 781-631-1481,

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  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

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  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

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  • Friday's Best Bets Best Bets for Friday, July 25

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  • Dear Abby: Tyke becomes a terror when mom takes back her cellphone Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushe

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  • misselwood_2 Rare, classic cars make an appearance at annual Endicott College show

    The original Concours d'Elegance was a fashion show on wheels. "It did start in 17th century France, where some of the aristocracy wanted to show off the fashions they were wearing," said Patrick Cornellison, chairman of the event. "Mainly women woul

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  • twenties_3 Ipswich's Castle Hill braces for 1,000 at Roaring '20s Lawn Party

    The latest dance craze started in the 1930s. The Lindy Hop, which first flourished in the ballrooms of Harlem, is expected to draw hundreds of people to a dance floor at the Crane Estate this Sunday. Organized by Boston Swing Central, a dance club in

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  • kallyson North Shore entertainment calendar Good cause YARD SALE TO BENEFIT JIMMY FUND. Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 Anna Drive, Danvers. Family yard sale with all proceeds benefiting the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. WOOSHIE'S WARRIORS FUNDRAISER FOR MS. Sunday, July 27, 10 a.

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  • The reader's eye Name: Erika Torkildsen Hometown: Beverly Description: "I took this at the Salem Common around a park where I noticed a ripped basketball net amid the blue sky. Instead of taking the picture from my original view, I tipped the camera up from under the

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