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June 13, 2014

Best Bets for Friday, June 13

SALEM — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Danvers Historical Society, Danvers Alarm List and the Daughters of the American Revolution General Israel Putnam Chapter present Discover Salem Village, Danvers Hysteria to Heroism: 1692-1787 Tour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. Relive the witchcraft hysteria and the American Revolution through the eyes of Salem Village/Danvers residents by touring witchcraft hysteria victim Rebecca Nurse’s homestead, Revolutionary War Statesman Samuel Holten’s Home, and Revolutionary War hero Jeremiah Page’s home. All proceeds from admission, $15 for adults, $9 for ages 15 and under, support maintenance of properties. For more information, call 978-777-1666 or visit danvershistoricalproperties.blogspot.com.

The sixth annual Community Block Party is set for 5 to 9 p.m. at Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. The event, which supports the community center, features food, children's rides and activities, live music, a cash bar and more. Visit the Community House's website for tickets and details.

Support local musicians, storytellers, comedians and more at the Oniontown Family Variety Show, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. The $5 admission at the door benefits the Danvers Historical Society. All ages are welcome, and walk-ins will have a chance to participate if they choose. To RSVP as a performer in advance, call 978-777-1666 or email dhs@danvershistory.org.

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  • North Shore religion news in brief Congregation Shirat Hayam is offering a free, five-week Hebrew Reading Crash Course on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 2 through Oct. 7, at the synagogue, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. Led by Nancy Miller, the course is open to the community and is

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  • North Shore religion calendar Wednesday, July 30 Book Club, 7 p.m., Aviv Centers for Living, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Women of all ages are invited to a free book group with conversations about Jewish identity. Group will discuss "The Harem Midwife" by Roberta Rich. RSVP to Sh

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  • Dear Abby: Teen is looking for direction after high school graduation Dear Abby: I am an 18-year-old high school senior who is scared about what's going to happen after graduation. For the past three years I have known exactly where I'll be and what I will be doing in the general sense. Now that I have one more year to

    July 26, 2014

  • macaws Vet Connection: Pet birds need training, social interaction and time out of the cage People are fascinated with the big colorful birds on display at Animal Kingdom and wild bird sanctuaries. It's always fascinating to see someone walking down the street with a big-beaked bird on his or her shoulder as a companion. We are all drawn to

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

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  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

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  • Friday's Best Bets Best Bets for Friday, July 25

    Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

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  • Dear Abby: Tyke becomes a terror when mom takes back her cellphone Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushe

    July 25, 2014

  • misselwood_2 Rare, classic cars make an appearance at annual Endicott College show

    The original Concours d'Elegance was a fashion show on wheels. "It did start in 17th century France, where some of the aristocracy wanted to show off the fashions they were wearing," said Patrick Cornellison, chairman of the event. "Mainly women woul

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