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December 27, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

Good causes

“THE HUNGER GAMES.” Sunday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m., Spotlight Tavern, 208 Rantoul St., Beverly. The Poor Sports, a hip-hop group, will perform to benefit Beverly Bootstraps. Food will be collected at the show, then donated to Beverly Bootstraps. $2 cover with food donation, $5 cover without.

WICKED FROSTY FOUR MILE ROAD RACE. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m., Tavern in the Square, Salem. Wicked Running Club presents the sixth annual race. The event raises funds for four scholarships that are awarded annually to local high school runners. The race begins in front of Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, with day-of registration and post-race party at Tavern in the Square. The first 400 applicants receive free technical shirts commemorating the event. $25 entry fee. For more information, email alphelan2@gmail.com or info@wickedrunningclub.com, or register at www.northshoretimingonline.com/reglivecb.aspx?eventyear_id=48.

Nature

VACATION WEEK FAMILY FUN DAYS: PREDATOR PARTY. Thursday, Dec. 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn about the different predators in Massachusetts, including how they hunt and how they stay warm to survive the cold winter months. Take a walk to look for fishers, river otters, foxes, hawks and owls. Adults, $7/members, $9/nonmembers; children, $6/members, $7/nonmembers. Registration required at 978-887-9264.

VACATION WEEK FAMILY FUN DAYS: PARENT/CHILD BUILD A BIRD FEEDER. Friday, Dec. 28, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Parents and children can make a feeder using a kit that contains all the necessary parts to attract chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, cardinals and many other birds. Following a short slide presentation, which will highlight the birds that commonly come to feeders, observe the sanctuary feeders to see which birds are looking for food. $18/adult members, $20/adult nonmembers and free for children. Registration required at 978-887-9264.

VACATION WEEK FAMILY FUN DAYS: SURVIVOR. Saturday, Dec. 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Attendees will explore the woodlands of the sanctuary, then imagine they’re stranded in the wilderness. In order to survive, they need to build shelters, collect firewood, and find food and a water source. Adults, $7/members, $9/nonmembers; children, $6/members, $7/nonmembers. Registration required at 978-887-9264.

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