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January 31, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

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TWO FUNDRAISERS FOR BRIGHT HAPPY POWER. Saturday, Feb. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., movie night, features “The Karate Kid” (original) movie with snacks; register by Friday, Feb. 1. Also on Saturday, a women’s self-defense class from 1:30 to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce; all women are welcome. Donations appreciated. Money raised from both events will be donated to Bright Happy Power, a nonprofit started by Jessie Doktor, who lost her battle with cancer at age 9; the organization helps families with children fighting cancer. Events will be held at the Professional Martial Arts Academy, 43 Market St., Ipswich. 978-356-9800 or

SOUP AND CHOWDER FEST. Saturday, Feb. 2, 5 to 7 p.m., Lincoln Hall, 561 Main St., Boxford. The West Boxford Improvement Society will hold its annual fundraiser, featuring all-you-can-eat homemade soup, bread and desserts. $10/admission, $8/seniors and children.

“A CEILI FOR ERIN.” Erin Dawson, a 26-year-old Peabody resident who was born with neurofibromatosis, was recently diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive malignant brain tumor that neurofibromatosis patients are at risk for developing. Since her diagnosis, Dawson has been unable to work. A fundraiser is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 10 p.m., to help defray the costs of her medical treatment. The event will be held at the Vittori-Rocci Post, 143 Brimbal Ave., Beverly, and will include food, live music, a silent auction, raffles and a cash bar. Tickets cost $35 per person and can be purchased at, or by calling Julie at 978-927-5739 or Joan at 978-922-8083. Monetary donations can be mailed to Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915, with checks made payable to “A Ceili for Erin.”

THIRD ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Feb. 2, 6 to 9 p.m., O’Neill’s Pub, 120 Washington St., Salem. Various auction items, a door prize and a 50-50 raffle. All funds go to the North Shore Women’s Rugby Football Club to cover annual costs and purchase equipment. 978-210-6204, 617-686-8279 or

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