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January 12, 2013

North Shore community calendar, Jan. 12 edition


Salem: Winter Gathering, 6 to 8 p.m., Adriatic Restaurant, 155 Washington St. Salem Athenaeum welcomes members, friends and the public; complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Tickets cost $25; all proceeds support the Athenaeum. Cash bar available. Tickets are fully tax-deductible. or 978-744-2540.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m., 32 Essex St. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk or may be available on alternate formats. 978-921-6062.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Salem: Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, 10 a.m. to noon, Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St. Musician Bill Sano will relate the history of the Pops with emphasis on the years when Fiedler conducted. Donations appreciated from nonmembers in attendance. or 978-744-0804.

Salem: Stroke Survivor’s Club, 10:30 a.m., Room D-102-A, ground floor, Salem Hospital, 81 Highland Ave. Featured speaker will be Mary Carideo, murse manager, healthy living program manager, and Susan Brown, community education nurse at Greater Lynn Senior Services. Topic is “A Matter of Balance,” managing concerns about falls, reducing fear of falling, helping increase activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. 978-744-1257.

Middleton: Poetry & Creative Writing, 6 to 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St. Teen and adult writers are invited to share a sample of their poetry and creative writing. or 978-774-8132.

Beverly: Homecoming Meeting, 7 p.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank, rear entrance, 254 Cabot St. New members are invited to attend a monthly Beverly Homecoming meeting. Volunteers are needed to help with fundraising, events and the website. New ideas welcome.

Ipswich: Wednesday Evening Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Illustrated presentation by Stephen Kenney, director of the Commonwealth Museum, describing the great “foundation documents” displayed at the museum and high-tech interactive exhibits that bring Massachusetts history to life. Rare national treasures will be featured. $10/nonmembers, free/members and audience participants. Refreshments served. 978-356-2811 or

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