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October 3, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


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.

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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.

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