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February 11, 2013

Best Bets for Monday, Feb. 11

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

We're surrounded — by stone walls, that is. Join Kevin Gardner, author of “The Granite Kiss,” for an informal talk at 9:30 a.m. about New England's unique stone walls. Gardner will explain how and why New England came to acquire these walls; how they were built; how their styles emerged and changed over time; and their significance to the landscape. Gardner will also build a miniature wall/walls on a tabletop using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. The event is part of Beverly Public Library's Monday Mornings adult lecture series, and will be held at 32 Essex St., Beverly. Light refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 978-921-6062 or email

People of all ages are invited to learn about Purim –– one of the most fun and festive Jewish high holidays –– during a story hour starting at 2 p.m., at Flint Public Library, located at 1 South Main St., Middleton. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Flint. For more information, visit

Salem State University's faculty will show off its talent at 7:30 p.m. during a music faculty showcase, featuring selections from Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutti,” works by Ravel, Tchaikovsky and original compositions by Philip Swanson. Admission is a $10 suggested donation, which will benefit the John Finnegan Scholarship for music majors. The recital will be held in SSU's Central Campus Recital Hall, located at 71 Loring Ave., in Salem. For more information, contact Karen Gahagan at 978-542-7890 or

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