, Salem, MA

June 27, 2013

UPDATE: Best Bets for Thursday, June 27

The Salem News

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Feeling generous? Give blood. Honda North in Danvers will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Blood Services Center, at 99 Rosewood Drive in Danvers. All donors will have a chance to win prizes. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or visit

Gather up your blankets or folding chairs, and take your pick of two concerts tonight. From 6 to 8 p.m., Beverly-based Civil Disturbance Jazz Band will kick off the Concert on the Commons summer concert series at the Beverly Commons Bandstand, at the corner of Essex and Dane streets. The six-instrument band features Dixieland and swing music in the New Orleans and big band tradition. For more information, visit

UPDATE: And from 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy music at the Rotary Concert, which has been moved to the Danvers High School auditorium due to rain. The winner of the Honorary Mayor concert will be announced. Doors open at 6; concert starts at 7. For more information, visit