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June 21, 2014

Best Bets for Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22

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

Saturday, June 21

Mass Audubon ecologist Dr. Robert Buchsbaum, and Open Space and Recreation Committee member Dave Brewster will lead an exploration of of Camp Paradise, a 12-acre property with a pond, wetlands, certified vernal pool and pine forest at 44 Cole St., Beverly, at 9 a.m. Identify and record trees, plants, birds, amphibians and insects. Bring binoculars and magnifying glass. Park and gather on the right off the access drive from Cole Street. Carpool if possible — parking is limited. For information call 978-921-6000 ext. 2345.

The North Shore Pride Parade begins at noon in front of the Salem post office on Margin St., proceeds down New Derby and Derby streets to Hawthorne Boulevard, ending at the Salem Common. An interfaith service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Salem precedes the parade at 10 a.m. The festival features Alex Newell from the TV show "Glee" as well as other fun events and entertainment for people of all ages. For more information, visit

Enjoy string trios of Beethoven, Cras and Taneiev, performed by violinist Maria Benotti, violist Mark Berger and cellist Jacques Lee Wood as Music at Eden's Edge presents String SummerSaults, at 8 p.m. at John Archer's home, 10 North St., Danvers. For more information, visit

Sunday, June 22

A number of events and special displays commemorating the Great Salem Fire take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Derby Wharf in Salem. There will be a free display of antique fire apparatus from the period of the Great Fire. The city will also welcome return of Seaside 2, an Amoskeag steamer built in 1902 that was last in Salem in 1914 to fight the fire. Other antique fire trucks and equipment from the Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association and private collections will also be on display. For information on this and other commemorative events, visit

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