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July 7, 2014

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Ipswich native and author David Kent will speak about his recent book on Nikola Tesla at today's Brown Bag Lunch at Ipswich Museum. Kent's book explores Tesla’s life, his complex mind, and his experiments and contributions to science. The event, at noon, is free for Ipswich seniors and museum members, $5 for nonmembers. Ipswich Museum is at 54 S. Main St., Ipswich.

Glass artists in residence at Salem State University throughout July will offer demonstrations at 6 p.m. at the Glassworks Studio at the Enterprise Center, Suite 750, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. The free glassblowing demonstrations take place as part of the Rosenberg Institute for Emerging Glass Artists and all are welcome. For more information call 978-542-7890 or visit salemstate.edu/arts.

Enjoy a shoreline illumination and fireworks at 9 p.m. at West Beach in Beverly. Tickets for the Farms-Prides Fireworks are available for $15 at the gate. General admission begins at 5 p.m. for those who are not members of West Beach. There is no parking at the beach and parking is very limited along local streets. No alcohol, fireworks, glass containers or coolers allowed and all bags are subject to search on entry. For more information, visit www.beverlyfarms.org.

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