, Salem, MA

October 3, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

The Salem News

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BREAST FRIENDS WALK. Sunday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m., Devereux Beach, Marblehead. The 3-mile Breast Friends Foundation Walk Around The Neck Fundraiser begins at Devereux Beach and travels around Marblehead Neck. All proceeds support breast cancer education, awareness, support, and research. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $20 adult, $10 child. Takes place rain or shine.

STARRY, STARRY NIGHT X. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6 to 9 p.m., Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm, Felton Street, Peabody. The Trustees of the Peabody Institute Library and the Peabody Institute Library Foundation will host a cocktail party fundraiser with music, food and conversation under the stars. $20 ticket. Proceeds support programs, collections and services provided by the Peabody Institute Library. Purchase tickets at the Main, South or West Branch libraries, or at


ROOMFUL OF BLUES. Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Peabody City Hall, Wiggin Auditorium, 24 Lowell St., Peabody. Peabody Cultural Collaborative presents a concert by Roomful of Blues, a five-time Grammy-nominated blues band. Members of the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Jazz Band will open. Doors open at 7 p.m. $25 general admission ticket, available at; Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, 24 Main St.; Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St.; or ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St.

THOMPSON CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: POLYAKOV, RAYKHTSAUM AND ESKIN. Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Phillips Recital Hall, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Gordon piano faculty member Alina Polyakov joins Boston Symphony violinist Aza Raykhtsaum and principal cellist Jules Eskin in a concert featuring music for violin, cello and piano. $20 general, $10 senior citizens.

ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mufgord St., Marblehead. Me&thee coffeehouse presents a concert by Melissa Ferrick with Anne Heaton opening. Tickets cost $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 781-631-8987,

BENEFIT CONCERT. Saturday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., St. Thomas school gym, 5 Margin St., Peabody. All proceeds support impoverished children of Santa Lucia and the orphanage Casa Hogar Divino Nino Jesus in Salcedo, Dominican Republic. Entertainment includes Latin music by Lenguas de Fuego, Stacey Vasquez, and Grupo Esperanza; dancing by Los Angeles; light rock by Protest; contemporary and pop by Zach and Talia, K. Leigh Regan and Berklee student Stephanie Skye; praise and worship song by Mike and Anne. Event includes raffle tickets, Dominican pastilitos, pizza, snacks and refreshments for purchase. $10 ticket available at the door, or at 978-531-0002 or 978-531-0224.

“THE BAROQUE VIOLIN AT ITS ZENITH.” Musicians of Aston Magna, Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem; and Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m., Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich. Cambridge Society of Early Music opens the season of its concert series, Chamber Music by Candlelight, programs presenting the diverse music of the violin. Tickets $30, $25 seniors and Salem Athenaeum members. Discount tickets for three-concert series. Students with ID free. Tickets at the door are cash or check only. Credit card sales and information are at

JULIE DOUGHERTY BAND CD RELEASE PARTY. Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 to 11 p.m., Brodie’s Seaport Cafe, 215 Derby St., Salem. Julie Dougherty Band CD Release Party for two new CDs, “In This Place,” produced by Bobby Keyes, and “Land Of Dreams.” Julie Dougherty, bassist Woody Woodward, percussionist Jack O’Soro, guitarist Jim Scoppa, and special guests will perform original songs from both recordings. No cover charge. Early attendance is recommended. 978-594-8490,

“THE MUSIC OF ‘OL’ BLUE EYES.’” Monday, Oct. 7, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. As part of the library’s Monday Mornings lecture series, pianist Dan Murphy, bassist Pierre LeMieux, and vocalist Maureen Pilot will present a selection of songs from the catalog of Frank Sinatra, “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062,

JUDITH MURRAY IN CONCERT. Monday, Oct. 7, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Opus, downstairs bar and lounge, 87 Washington St., Salem. Jazz vocalist Judith Murray will perform Monday nights, with pianist Steve Hershman and bassist David Landoni. 978-744-9600,

AMERICA’S MUSIC: COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Explore the film “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music.” Event is part of a six-week program series featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th-century American popular music.

Learn how to

SHARPEN KNIVES. Saturday, Oct. 5, noon to 3 p.m., Shubie’s Marketplace, 16 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. Representatives from Wusthof Knives will lead a knife-sharpening clinic. Learn how to care for knives, and bring one knife to be sharpened for free and up to three more for $3 each, any brand. No serrated knives. All proceeds will be donated to the Marblehead Food Pantry. 781-631-0149.

SWING DANCE. Monday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m., Dance Studio, O’Keefe Sports Complex, Salem State University, 225 Canal St., Salem. West Coast Swing Master Class with Stephen St. Pierre. Free. 978-542-7890,

Lectures & presentations

THE EVANGELICAL LEFT: OXYMORON OR OPPORTUNITY. Thursday, Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m., Ken Olsen Science Center, MacDonald Auditorium, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. David Swartz will address how evangelicals of nearly all political and denominational persuasions view social engagement as a fundamental responsibility, and, in light of recent history, what an evangelical progressive vision of politics can contribute to the common good. A reception will be held at 4 p.m. Lecture is free and open to the public. Debbie Drost,

EXHIBIT AND LECTURE SERIES. Thursday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St., Marblehead. As part of Marblehead Museum’s lecture series and new exhibit, “Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead,” Standley Goodwin will present “John Orne, Marblehead’s First Shoe Manufacturer.” $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers. Reservations recommended at 781-631-1768.

SUCCESSFUL AQUACULTURE OPERATIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS. Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Dr. Joseph Buttner, program coordinator at Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center, will discuss the operations at the Cat Cove Marine Laboratory in Salem. The research facility raises freshwater and marine organisms, both finfish and shellfish. Since opening in 1999, the hatchery has produced more than 20 million soft-shelled seed clams, which have been planted on sand flats throughout the state. Open to all; donations appreciated from nonmembers in attendance. 978-744-0804,

NORTH SHORE WOMEN OF THE CIVIL WAR. Friday, Oct. 4, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Women’s studies historian Bonnie Hurd Smith will discuss notable local women of the Civil War, including abolitionists, sanitary commissioners, and writers.

TAKING ACTION AGAINST INTIMIDATION. A forum on abuse of power, bullying and what we can do about it, Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University’s North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Guest Moderator R.D. Sahl, broadcast journalist and B. U. professor, with panelists from the Anti-Defamation League; Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth; Daughters of Abraham; Essex County District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Office; Healing Abuse, Working for Change; Sean Newton, Salem State University assistant dean of students; adjunct faculty Jeff Cohen, a victim of a hate crime that was successfully prosecuted. Free.

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE. Courageous photographer, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m., Flint Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Ground-breaking photojournalist from the 1930s to 1950s, as depicted by actress Sally Matson. Visit or call the library at 978-774-8132.

BROWN BAG LUNCH. Monday, Oct. 7, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Co-director and museum educator Stacey Fraser de-Haan will discuss “The Archaeology of Agawam,” a history of Native American groups who inhabited Ipswich and Essex County during the 17th century and before. Free admission to Ipswich seniors.

BEYOND PENSION FILES. Discover Civil War ancestors in federal publications and documents, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Librarian and genealogist Connie Reik presents an illustrated talk on federal documents from and about the Civil War. Learn about a broad spectrum of resources, some of which Reik used to uncover a story about one of her own ancestors. Free.

“A PIECE OF THE CARBON MITIGATION PUZZLE. America’s Offshore Wind Energy Opportunity,” Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., National Park Service Regional Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem. Salem Sound Coastwatch and the National Park Service’s five-part lecture series on “Climate Change in New England” features Fara Courtney, director of U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative, who will discuss the status of the offshore wind industry globally, and the potential, progress and challenges in this country, with a particular focus on activity in the Northeast. Free., 978-741-7900.

RESEARCHING YOUR ANCESTORS ON THE INTERNET. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Genealogist Laura Prescott will discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of online genealogy research while exploring the most popular, as well as hidden websites for genealogy and family history. Register via or by phone at 978-774-0554.

BUILDING IMMUNITY FOR WELLNESS & LONGEVITY. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Dr. Devorah Feinbloom of Marblehead Natural Healing presents a holistic perspective on ways to boost one’s immune system. 781-631-1481,

Books & discussions

DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “American Jennie” by Anne Sebba. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk; alternate formats may also be available. 978-921-6062,

GIDDY GOAT STORYTIME. Monday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Enjoy stories and songs, then meet two goats, Sweetie and Darling, with their owner, Jeremy. Plenty of time for pictures and petting. All ages welcome. Caregivers must accompany children. Free.

AUTHOR SERIES KICKS OFF. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., JCC, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. The JCC’s author series Jewish Book Month kicks off with B. A. Shapiro who will discuss her new novel, “The Art Forger,” about a young Boston artist caught up in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, 25 years after the heist. Tickets and details at or 781-631-8330, ext. 1022.


RADIO 92.9 HAUNTED MOVIE SERIES ON SALEM COMMON. Saturday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 18 Washington Square, Salem. Bring a blanket or beach chair to watch “Casper the Friendly Ghost” under the stars. Free.

FILM DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Main Branch, 82 Main St., Peabody. Group will discuss “Cold Souls.” Attendees should view film prior to discussion. Group discusses the art of filmmaking and current trends and historical contexts that drive the creation of selected documentaries and award-winning films. Details and registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or


“INVENT IT, BUILD IT.” Thursday, Oct. 3, 4 to 5 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Four-week program for teens, ages 11 to 18, begins. At the inventors workshop, teens work together to create solutions to design challenges, and build, test and share their own confetti launchers and more. Space is limited. Sign up at 978-531-0100, ext. 14.

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS GRAND PARADE. Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m., downtown Salem. A Salem tradition to kick off Haunted Happenings filled with pageantry, music, and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college. This year’s theme is Books Come Alive! Parade beings at Shetland Park and ends at Salem Common. 978-744-0004,

A WEEKEND OF COACHING. On Friday, Oct. 4, at 10:30 a.m., more than a dozen road coaches and park drags will leave the Myopia Schooling field in Hamilton and arrive at Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich, at noon, where the coaches will be available for viewing. Coaches leave the farm at 1 p.m. to return to Myopia at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 5, coaches leave Myopia at 11 a.m., arriving at the main gate of the Bradley Palmer State Park at noon. Coaches can be viewed as they past the main parking area just before entering the forest. Coaches will travel in the forest to the cross country field near the wading pool where they will water and rest the horses. Coaches will leave by the lower gate of the forest at 1 p.m., returning to Myopia at 2 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 6, coaches will leave from Myopia at 1 p.m. to tour Bridge Street in Hamilton and Walnut Street in Wenham, then return to the Myopia polo field at 2 p.m. where there will be a presentation and viewing of the coaches, followed by a polo game at 3 p.m. Presented by the North Shore Coaching Drive. All times and routes are subject to change in case of inclement weather. Details and schedules at

MAYOR’S NIGHT OUT. Friday, Oct. 4, 3 to 10 p.m., downtown Salem. Mayor Kim Driscoll, in partnership with Salem’s attractions and museums, welcomes Salem residents to “Mayor’s Night Out in Salem.” Salem residents, with ID, are admitted for free to attractions, museums, and can park free in the East India Mall garage after 4 p.m. Look for “Mayor’s Night Out” signs at participating businesses. 978-745-9595.

THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL. Friday, Oct. 4, 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. This year, PEM joins the internationally acclaimed campaign that is celebrated for its ambitious reach and simple goal: to get everyone drawing. Come create a sketchbook, discover the meditative benefits of zentangle or leave a mark on the world in sidewalk paint. Grab a crayon and bring an imagination; remember, everyone can draw if given the chance. 978-745-9500,

TRICK OR TREAT WITH THE MAYOR. Friday, Oct. 4, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., East India Fountain on the Pedestrian Mall, Salem. Join Mayor Driscoll for trick-or-treating at the East India Fountain. Attendees will trick-or-treat along the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, the Museum Place Mall shops and beyond. Trick-or-treat bags provided; costumes encouraged. 978-745-9595,

2013 TOPSFIELD FAIR. Friday, Oct. 4 to Monday, Oct. 14, Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St. This year’s festivities include the Giant Pumpkin Contest; horse pulls and shows; antique farm tractor pulling; Monster Trucks; Demolition Derby; Rawhide Rodeo; Beekeeping & Honey Show; art show, handcrafts, cooking entries, pageants, music and demonstrations in Coolidge Hall; milking demonstrations, observation corral, and 4-H and Youth Cattle Show in the Cattle Barn; Essex County Farmyard; Flower Show in the Flower Barn; Junior Fruits, Vegetables and Decorative departments; American Dairy Goat Association sanctioned Goat Show; Dock Dogs; live entertainment by Angie Miller, The Fools, Bobby Vinton, Britt Nicole, Tate Stevens, Coco Jones, Cher Lloyd, and the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show; Essex County Granges and the Topsfield Fair Farm Museum; amusement rides and games provided by Fiesta Shows; Grand Parade and four weekday parades; Pig Barn; poultry shows; Rabbit Barn; annual sand sculpture; Open Sheep Show; Sportsman’s building exhibit; and more. For a complete schedule of events and ticket information, visit

VENDOR/FAMILY DAY BENEFIT. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Timothy’s Restaurant, 225 Newbury St., Danvers. Fall-themed family event with games, arts and crafts, a barbecue picnic, vendor tables, raffles, music, ice cream, face painting and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Danvers Dog Park. Event held inside and outside of restaurant. 978-774-7270,

HOWL-O-WEEN COSTUME CONTEST. Saturday, Oct. 5, noon to 3 p.m., Beverly Common. Beverly Dog Park will host its fourth annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest for big and small dogs alike; prizes will be awarded for scariest, funniest, best duo or group, and best costume overall. Event includes a photo station. $15 entry fee, $5 each addition dog. All money raised benefits Paddles’ Park. Rain date, Sunday, Oct. 6.

Get outside

WEE ONES PADDLE. Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to noon, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Instructors Angela Walsh and Michele Kierstead will pair up two adults and two children per boat and lead a leisurely paddle up the river. Attendees will stop off in one of the backwater areas and do some dipping in the river to observe the creatures under the surface. Lunch at the canoe landing where the day’s discoveries will be discussed. Bring a lunch and a blanket; sweet treat provided. Meet in front of the Visitors Center. Basic instruction and all equipment provided. For families with children ages 4 to 6. Members: $13 adult, $11 child; nonmembers: $15 adult, $13 child. Registration required at or 978-887-9264.

THE ART OF NATURE: LEAVES, NUTS AND BERRIES. Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Join instructor Brenda Sloane as she talks about the organization and shape of leaves and the process of photosynthesis. Then take a look at some nuts and berries and discuss animals that eat them. Head out on a walk to look for evidence these animals may have left behind. Return to the Nature Center to create a watercolor painting based on the shapes observed in the wild. For families with children ages 6 to 12. Members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $10 adult, $8 child. Registration required at or 978-887-9264.

BEAVER FUN IN THE SETTING SUN. Saturday, Oct. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Join sanctuary staff for a dusk adventure hike to the ponds and wetlands in search of beavers. Attendees will see beaver lodges, dams, chews, and scent mounds, and, if they are very quiet, maybe even a beaver. Early evening is a magical time at the sanctuary, and new discoveries await. Meet in front of the Nature Center. Program suitable for children ages 6 to 16. Members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $10 adult, $8 child. Registration required at or 978-887-9264.

EDIBLE WILD MUSHROOMS WORKSHOP. Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 to 4 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Join field biologist, naturalist, and nature artist Erika Sonder for a workshop on how to identify a few of the most common wild edible mushrooms, and get ideas on how to prepare and cook them. Program begins indoors with an introduction to mycology, a look at samples, and discussion of characteristics to differentiate edible mushrooms from the most poisonous ones, and then outside for a walk to find mushrooms. Return to the barn to cook up some samples to taste. Although Mass Audubon does not permit collecting on its properties, Sonder will discuss similar sites on the North Shore where collecting is permitted. Meet in the barn. Dress for weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Program for adults; $25 member, $30 nonmember. Registration required at or 978-887-9264.


17TH CENTURY SATURDAYS: FINAL GEDNEY HOUSE TOUR. Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gedney House Museum, 21 High St., Salem. Final 17th Century Saturday of 2013. Tours leave on the hour for an architectural masterpiece that spans four centuries of construction and social history. Free for Historic New England members and Salem residents, $5/adults. Space is limited. 978-744-0440 or

17TH CENTURY SATURDAYS: FINAL WHIPPLE HOUSE TOUR. Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Tour the 1677 Whipple House and see the authentic reproduction of the 1657 Knight House. $7 tour., 978-356-2811.

WENHAM MUSEUM SPECTRUM EXPRESS. Sunday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Families with members on the autism spectrum are invited to enjoy the model trains and museum galleries at a special time. Take a break, have a gluten- and dairy-free snack, and view the special model train artifacts in Burnham Hall. Sponsored by the Danversbank Charitable Foundation, Inc. General admission., 978-468-2377.


FALL RUMMAGE SALE. Friday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church gymnasium, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Sale includes clothes for all ages and sizes, housewares, books, kitchen items and sports equipment. Saturday is Bag Day; all items that fit in a small or large bag cost a small price. Handicapped-accessible. Rain or shine. All proceeds support the mission work of the church. 978-922-3295,

YARD SALE. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane St., Beverly. Features books, toys, white elephant tables, snack bar, and more. In case of rain, the sale will take place indoors. 978-927-1066.


CARDBOARD CHALLENGE. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to noon, Phoenix School, 89 Margin St., Salem. In partnership with the Imagination Foundation. The challenge is a worldwide celebration of creativity and imagination where everyone is challenged to design and create using cardboard and recycled materials. Inspired by the short film “Caine’s Arcade.” Event open to everyone. Registration and details at

EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 to 4 p.m., Abbot Public Library, Virginia A. Carten Gallery, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Reception for The Magic of Lines, featuring mixed media paintings by graphic and fine artist Grigor Grigoryants. Exhibit on view through Oct. 24. 781-631-1481,

STORY TRAILS: MAXED OUT. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. Be inspired to draw outside the lines with “Art & Max” by David Wiesner. Program for children ages 5 to 8 with adult. 978-745-9500,

SECOND WIND. Exhibit on view Saturday, Oct. 5, to Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Gallery at Grosvernor Park, Grosvenor Park Nursing Center and Rehab, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. Second Wind is a collaborative exhibit of paintings by Marblehead residents Linda Lea Bertrand, Barbara Dowd, and Gloucester resident Isobelle K. Brown. The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 978-741-5700.