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November 8, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

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TRIVIA NIGHT. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Ward 2 Social Club, 1 E. Collins St., Salem. Salem Lions will host; cocktails served from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by trivia from 7 to 9:30 p.m. $15/person. Event includes prizes, T-shirts, food and drinks, 50-50 raffle, cash bar, and more. Teams should include four to six people. First-place winner receives $300, with $100 for the second-place winner. Event benefits Salem Lions’ charities. Space is limited and available on first-come, first-serve basis. 617-680-5768 or 978-745-0035.

VARIETY SHOW. Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Proceeds from Danvers Rotary Club’s third annual show will benefit community projects and charitable causes throughout Danvers. $50/ticket includes dinner and show. Tickets at the Danvers YMCA, or

MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Salem High School, 77 Willson St. The Salem High music department will sponsor, featuring name-brand mattress sets sold at 30 to 60 percent below retail prices. Top-quality mattresses with full factory warranties; all sizes and price ranges. Delivery available. Floor models displayed at high school. One-day sale only. Proceeds go directly to the music program.

“A NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY.” Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 to 10 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Fundraising gala featuring hot hors d’oeuvres, buffet stations, drinks, musical entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Black tie optional. Proceeds support the library’s internal renovations. $50/ticket. 978-774-0554 or

“AUCTION UP!” Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 to 10 p.m., St. Andrew’s Church Parish Hall, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Live and silent auction with dinner and a cash bar. Items include vacation home getaways, original art, jewelry, events, gift certificates, services and more. $15/ticket, available for purchase at Grace Sales, 185 Lafayette St.; Comina, 39 Atlantic Ave.; 781-631-4951; or

COMEDY FEST. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Gerry 5 VFA Function Hall, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead. Featuring professional comedians, including Marblehead’s Jack Walsh with Kelly MacFarland, Bob Seibel and Dave Andrews. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $15/advance, $20/at the door (if space is available). Cash bar and light snacks available; attendees may bring their own food. Attendees must be 21 and older to attend. All proceeds go to the Gerry 5 Scholarships Fund. Call 781-631-5214 for advance sales, or stop by the Gerry 5.

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