, Salem, MA


November 1, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


Lectures and presentations

COMING OF AGE IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD. Friday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Barbara Vinick and Shulamit Reinharz will share stories by authors from 78 countries on six continents; stories reflect the history and legacy of Jews throughout the Diaspora. Free. 978-744-0804 or

BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF THE DANVERS ARCHIVAL CENTER. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. The Essex National Heritage Commission presents, with historian and Danvers town archivist Richard Trask. Learn about the significance of the town’s Archival Center and see some of the center’s rarely seen items and artifacts. Space is limited, and reservations are required at $7/Essex Heritage members, $10/nonmembers. 978-740-0444.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE OLD HOUSE LECTURE SERIES. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 to 4 p.m., Appleton Farms, Route 1A, Ipswich. The Trustees cultural resources manager at Ipswich, Susan Hill Dolan, presents “From Portraits to Pony-Carts: The Historic Collection of the Appleton Family in Ipswich.” $15/members, $20/nonmembers. Light refreshments served. Registration required. 978-356-5728, ext. 18, or

MONDAY MORNINGS: “DEALERS’ CHOICE.” Monday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public library, 32 Essex St. Pianist Dan Murphy, bass player Pierre LeMieux and singer Maureen Pilot will perform personal favorites from their repertoire of 20th-century American song classics. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free lecture series for seniors. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062 or

MONTHLY BROWN BAG LUNCH EVENT. Monday, Nov. 5, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Museum curator Katherine Chaison will highlight some of the museum’s seldom-seen objects in “Collection Gems.” Free/museum members and Ipswich seniors, $5/nonmembers. 978-356-2811 or

LORDS, LADIES & MUMMIES: HIGHCLERE CASTLE. The Real Downton Abbey, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., Castle Hill on Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Architectural historian Curt DiCamillo will explore Highclere Castle, linking it to other Victorian country houses, including Mentmore Towers, Knebworth House and Cliveden. He will also explain how the fictional Downton plot line has unexpected echoes to the family house and family’s complex history. Register at $30/members, $40/nonmembers.

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