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November 15, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

Good causes

SPAGHETTI SUPPER FUNDRAISER. Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, O’Neill Hall, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Menu includes spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, salad and breads. To help Ma Duke’s feed 1,000 less fortunate North Shore residents on Thanksgiving. $10/adults, $5/children. Free-will donations accepted. 978-774-1150.

“A MATTER OF TASTE.” Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. All Care Hospice will host 11th annual charity auction and wine tasting, featuring fine wine and beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres, carving and pasta stations, desserts, several auction items, and more. All proceeds benefit All Care Hospice patient care, bereavement and volunteer programs, which support patients and their families through the end-of-life journey. $60/person. 781-244-1633, or

COMEDY NIGHT. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Village Green, 225 Newbury St., Danvers. The Friends of Danvers Dog Park’s fundraiser features host Dave Rattigan, Jimmy Dunn, Kyle Crawford and Jessica Casciano. Includes raffle prizes and comedy to benefit the Friends of Danvers Dog Park, a group of residents working to build a dedicated dog park in Danvers. $20/advance, $25 at the door., 978-884-4866 or

30TH ANNIVERSARY TURKEY SHOOT. Friday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, 1 Frederick St., Salem. 10 rounds of raffles; each round includes prizes of local gift certificates, gift baskets, merchandise, raffles for three turkeys, tin of cookies, harvest vegetable basket and apple pie. Tickets run $2 to $3 per round. Also, individual raffle tickets for the Grand Raffles table available for purchase; prizes include hotel stays, remote car starter, car stereo, portable DVD player, lottery ticket trees and more. Event raises money for field trips, cultural activities, school events. $2 admission includes entry into $100 door prize. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

BEVERLY LITTLE LEAGUE SCRAP METAL DRIVE. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Harry Ball Field, 410 Essex St., Beverly. Recycle unwanted items: aluminum siding, barbecue grills, batteries, electronic motors, fans, fire extinguishers, lawn mowers (no fluids), microwave ovens, toasters, tools, baby strollers and more. Televisions or monitors not accepted. Drive raises funds for Beverly Little League. or 508-527-5963.

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