, Salem, MA

July 31, 2013

Best Bets for Wednesday, July 31

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Visit the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library’s parking lot tonight for a festival of fire engines, emergency trucks, cruisers and snow plows. the 15th Annual Vehicle Night is made possible by the fire, police, and public works departments of Hamilton and Wenham; Dodge Tree Service; and Mix 104.1. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. For more information, visit

Learn how to enjoy your summer harvest all year long in "For the Pantry: Pickling," an Appleton Cooks! program tonight from 6 to 8:30 at Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Attendees will be provided with produce and materials to make a batch of seasonal preserves. This hands-on demonstration will also include a discussion about food safety. Cost is $20 for Trustees of Reservations members, $25 for nonmembers. Pre-register at 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or

New England Light Opera’s Annual Summer Concert Series continues at 7:30 p.m. with “Love! Valour! Revenge!,” featuring songs and scenes from famous operas. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for children and students and will be available at the door. The concert takes place at the Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Purchase tickets in advance at or 866-811-4111.