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January 18, 2014

Best Bets for Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out The Salem News' Best Bets:

Saturday

Follow the Phillips family on a wintry jaunt around New England from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Phillips House, located at 34 Chestnut St. in Salem. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while viewing film clips of the family engaged in their favorite winter activities, then tour the house and see Phillips family items not usually on display. The program is part of the Phillips Favorites series, which includes tours, programs and movies highlighting the Phillips House Museum and life on Chestnut Street in the early 20th century. Admission is $10 per person; discounts are available for Historic New England members. For details, call 978-744-0440 or visit www.historicnewengland.org.

Don't feel like making dinner? Head over to the Second Congregational Church in Beverly for a ham and bean supper from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu features two kinds of home-baked beans, ham, coleslaw, rolls and a beverage. Home-baked pies are also available for $1.50 a slice. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $3.50 for children. The church, which is located at 35 Conant St., is handicapped-accessible.

Follow the yellow brick road over to the Miles River Middle School for its production of “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 p.m. The school is located at 787 Bay Road in South Hamilton. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance at milesriverwizardofoz.brownpapertickets.com, and cost $6 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults.

Sunday

Shimmy over to the Sterling YMCA for a Zumbathon Charity Event from 4 to 6 p.m., at 254 Essex St. in Beverly. The event features more than 10 Zumba instructors and a special Latin dance performance by Kimberly and Tomas. Admission is $20 and all proceeds benefit Augie's Quest, a campaign that supports MDA's worldwide ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research program. ALS destroys the nerve cells that control muscles, which ultimately causes paralysis while leaving mental function intact. For more information about the event, email cherryl@hotmail.com.

Salem High School's Actors Guild presents “It's a Grand Night for Singing,” a family-friendly performance of songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including those from “Cinderella”; “South Pacific”; “Oklahoma!”; “The Sound of Music” and more. The performance takes place at 2 p.m. in the high school's Seifert Auditorium, located at 77 Willson St. in Salem. Admission is $10 per person and $7 for students, staff and senior citizens.

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