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February 1, 2014

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How about some ice cream for breakfast? In celebration of National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Cherry Farm Creamery is serving an ice cream “breakfast” menu from 8 a.m. to noon, during which half of all proceeds will donated to the Colleen Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Essex County Community Foundation. Cherry Farm is located at 210 Conant St. in Danvers. For more information, visit or call 978-774-0519.

Peruse the expansive collection of items available for purchase at the Friends of Ipswich Public Library's winter book sale today, from 9 to 4, in the Collins Room at the library, 25 North Main St., Ipswich. The sale features fiction, nonfiction, special interest books for adults and children, CDs, recorded books and DVDs. For details, visit or call 978-356-6648.

As part of the Chamber Music By Candlelight Series, the Cambridge Society for Early Music presents “Beethoven and the Romantic Violin” this evening at 8. The concert features English keyboard master Ian Watson and violinist Susanna Ogata. The concert takes place at the Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. A reception will follow. The cost is $30 for nonmembers, $25 senior citizens, and free for Athenaeum members and students with ID. Tickets are available for purchase by cash or check at the door. For details or to make a credit card purchase, visit


Neighborhood Health Plan, in partnership with the North Shore Community Health Center and WXKS-FM, is hosting a family-friendly health education event from noon to 4 today, at the Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. The event, which aims to raise awareness about staying healthy and managing chronic diseases, includes free health screenings, activities for children and adults, and giveaways. Everyone is invited to attend.

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