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June 20, 2013

North Shore entertainment calendar

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MARC’S MILE. Friday, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m., outdoor track at Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road, Beverly. A 1-mile fun run and walk in memory of Marc Burns, an eighth-grader at Briscoe Middle School who died last June. Proceeds benefit the Marc Burns Scholarship Fund. $5/person, $20/family. First 300 entrants receive a Brooks “Everyone Runs” tote bag. Make checks payable to BHS Marc Burns Scholarship Fund. Jill Page, 978-927-4203 or

“SPACE FOR SPARK” TALENT SHOW FUNDRAISER. Friday, June 21, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Local teens will perform in a talent show judged by a panel of three judges. As part of Patrick Cornacchio’s Eagle Scout service project, the show will raise funds to support Spark 540˚’s search for a space to serve as the organization’s headquarters. Spark 540˚is an organization that works with teenagers on service projects. Advance tickets cost $7/student and $10/adult, or $9/student and $12/adult at the door. Purchase tickets in advance at 978-223-3879.

SUMMER KICK-OFF CARNIVAL. Saturday, June 22, 8 to 11:30 a.m., polo field, Waldingfield Road, Ipswich. Kick-off summer with themed games, tie-dye, face painting, contests, bounce house, prizes and more. $10/child, $25/family. Bring a T-shirt or buy one at the booth for tie-dying. Hosted by the Ipswich High School Interact Club, which works with Rotary to make a difference in the world. All proceeds support the club’s future projects.

TOUCH A TRUCK DAY. Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Liberty Tree Mall, back parking lot, 100 Independence Way, Danvers. Truck enthusiasts of all ages are invited to get an up-close look at a variety of trucks from local businesses and the town. There will also be interactive safety stations. $5 donation per person and $20 maximum per family for entrance to the event. Donations will benefit One Fund Boston. Silvana Ortiz, 978-777-0795 or

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