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January 12, 2013

North Shore community calendar, Jan. 12 edition


Hamilton: “Honk!,” 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, Ferrini Auditorium, 775 Bay Road. The Miles River Middle School presents musical tale of “The Ugly Duckling.” For tickets, email Tickets also available on the night of the show.

Danvers: “Treasures From the American Songbook,” 7:30 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St. Music in the Woods will present a concert featuring tenor Brendan P. Buckley, soprano Katrina Holden, baritone Samuel Bowen and pianist John Kramer. $20/general, $15/seniors and students, free/children under 12. 978-774-7582 or

Sunday, Jan. 13

Salem: Beverly Community Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Phillips House Museum, 34 Chestnut St. Historic New England invites Beverly residents for tours. Learn about the lives of the Phillips family and their domestic staff in the early 20th century. View the collection of fine furnishings, paintings, Chinese export porcelain, ship paintings and architectural details. Free admission offered only to Beverly residents. Bring proof of residency. 978-744-0440.

Salem: Story Trails: Under the Cobblestones, 2 to 3 p.m., meet at information desk, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square. Meet author/illustrator Joe McKendry and hear the stories he uncovered while writing “Beneath the Streets of Boston,” then draw with the artist. Tickets available on day of program. or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

Peabody: “North Shore Privateers in the War of 1812,” 2 p.m., Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton Street. Peabody Historical Society presents lecture by Michael Rutstein, who will describe how privateers — private, armed vessels — received government commissions to seize an enemy’s vessels in time of war. During the War of 1812, Salem had a total of 43 privateers. Free/society members, $5/nonmembers. Wheelchair-accessible. 978-531-0805 or

Topsfield: “Hollywood: Wild West to Movie Mecca,” 3 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., adjacent to Topsfield Common. Topsfield Historical Society’s monthly lecture series program features Topsfield resident Anne Barrett. Learn how Hollywood evolved from a barren landscape to a prosperous, conservative community, and then to a glittering movie mecca full of glamorous stars and scandalous behavior. See 19th- and early 20th-century film clips that give a front-row seat to the dawn of the movie industry and all it meant to the first moviegoers. Free. Refreshments served. or 978-887-9137.

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