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July 2, 2013

Events for families on the North Shore


Salem: Salem Jazz and Soul Fest Berklee Summer Series concert, 5 to 7 p.m., featuring Albino Mbie at Derby Square. Free. Rain location, The Vault, 217 Essex St., Salem.

Sunday, July 14

Hamilton: Sundays in Patton Park Concert Series, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A, Hamilton. The 2013 Summer Concert series features Jumpin’ Juba, performing rhythm, blues and rock. In case of rain, call 978-468-4818 for concert location. Supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council. Free.

Monday, July 15

Marblehead: Marblehead Meanderings: Tide-Pooling Trek, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Chandler Hovey Park, at the end of Follett Street, off Ocean Avenue on Marblehead Neck. For families and children ages 4 to 12. Instructors Joan McDuff, Susan McMullen and Laurie Hark will lead an exploration of the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park. Look at crabs, sea stars, and other seashore creatures that have adapted to survive a changing environment. Cost $9 adults, $7 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.

Tuesday, July 16

Topsfield: Nature Adventures with Picture Books: Frogs and Toads, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. For families with children ages 3 to 6. After reading “See How They Grow: Frogs” by Angela Royston, children will learn about the life cycle of frogs, and how they move, eat, and swim, as attendees explore the wetlands, vernal pools, and fields of the sanctuary. Cost $9 adults, $7 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.

Wednesday, July 17

Peabody: Mini-Beast Menagerie, 11 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. Discover the world of gentle, non-flying, non-stinging, wingless beasts. Children will each receive a magnifying glass to better observe their friends and make a fun insect-related craft. For children ages 3 and up. Part of library’s “Dig Into Reading” summer program. Advance registration required at 978-531-0100, ext. 29.

Wenham: Pajamas of My Dreams, 6 to 8 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Wear pajamas and hear a bedtime story that will inspire all children to reach for their dreams. Free admission with donation of new children’s pajamas. Donations will be distributed to children in need. $8/adults, $6/children ages 16 and under. 978-468-2377 or

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