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July 2, 2013

Events for families on the North Shore


Pick-your-own flowers at Long Hill: Public picking hours are Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July through October, at The Trustees of Reservations Long Hill, 572 Essex St., Beverly. Pick-your-own bouquet of flowers at Long Hill Flower Fields. The garden is home to a unique variety of flowers, a tunnel made of vines and a sunflower house with furniture. Scissors and water will be provided. Nonmembers, $3 small bouquet, $7 large bouquet. Visit for a complete schedule.

Tuesday, July 2

Peabody: Dig Into Art: Digging Up Dinosaurs, 10 a.m. for ages 8 to 11, 11 a.m. for ages 5 to 7, Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. Explore the ancient world of dinosaurs, learn all about fossils, then dig for and make fossils out of clay. Advance registration required at 978-531-0100, ext. 29.

Danvers: The Noiseguy, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. Charlie Williams, the noiseguy, is an author, vocal sound impressionist and children’s comedian. 978-774-0554.

Wednesday, July 3

Danvers: Fireworks Festival, 5 to 10:30 p.m. at Plains Park, Holten Richmond Middle School, 55 Conant St. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Includes live music, rides, food, games, patriotic program, raffle, and fireworks display. Bring blankets and chairs. Rain date, July 5.

Thursday, July 4

Danvers: Highland’s Horribles Parade, 8 a.m. registration followed by parade from 9 to 11 a.m. Parade starts at Seaboard Products, corner of Beachwood and Collins streets. Part of Danvers Family Festival. All are welcome to dress up, and decorate wagons, bikes, and floats, or just march in festive Fourth of July attire. Prizes awarded for different categories. Refreshments for participants.

Beverly: Farms-Prides Horribles Parade, 8 a.m., parade route starts at the corner of Oak and West streets and, after making a loop, ends in front of the Hastings House on Oak Street.

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