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November 1, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

Good causes

“ILLUSIONS” BENEFIT FASHION EVENT. Thursday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Lorraine Roy Designer Collections hosts event to benefit the breast oncology program at Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. Event includes cocktails and magic, dinner, Howl at the Moon dueling pianos, and a high-end fashion show. Kim Carrigan will emcee the evening. 978-774-0825 or

GREEN TEAM CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE. Friday, Nov. 2, 2 to 3 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon, Centerville Elementary School parking lot, 17 Hull St., Beverly. Grade four and five students will raise money for the club’s activities. Collections of returnable beverage glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans may be dropped off in the school’s parking lot.

ANNUAL LEGACY CELEBRATION. Friday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. St. John the Evangelist School’s event features a wine, microbrew and spirits tasting provided by Depot Liquors in Beverly. The 2012 legacy honorees are Michael and Elizabeth Dellisola, David P. Mahoney, Bruce Doig, and Bill and Noreen Bolt. In addition to honoring generous contributors, the event will benefit the school’s mission to provide quality Catholic education. 978-922-0048 or

BEER, WINE AND CHOCOLATE. Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. The library presents Maia Gosselin, owner of Sip Wine Education, for an evening of wine sampling, cheeses and handmade chocolates, created by local business owner Amy Peterson. Chocolates are all-natural and the same ones made for events including the Golden Globes and Oscars. $20/person. Purchase tickets in advance at 781-596-8868. Attendees must be 21 and older. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library.

CHARITY YARD SALE. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to noon, Cove Community Center, 19 E. Corning St., Beverly. To benefit Friends of Cove Park. Roberta Chirco,

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