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June 20, 2013

North Shore entertainment calendar


1912 GALA DAY. Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 149 Pine St., Danvers. Celebrate the anniversary of the homestead’s becoming a museum in 1909. The Homestead, was the home of Rebecca Nurse, who was executed during the Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria. The re-created Garden Bazaar, originally held in 1912, will include staff dressed in 1912 fashions, period games and refreshments, colonial demonstrations and more. Admission is 25 cents. or 978-774-8799.

HARBOR FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m., Fisherman’s Beach, near the Swampscott Yacht Club at 425 Humphrey St., Swampscott. Festival kicks off with Swampscott Yacht Club’s Blessing of the Fleet at 10:30 a.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase. Swampscott Rotary Club’s Duct Tape Regatta starts at 1 p.m., and all proceeds support clean-water projects. The library’s local teen band concert runs from 4 to 9 p.m., followed by bonfire on the beach, weather permitting. Free. or 781-596-8867.

RUSSELL ORCHARDS STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Russell Orchards, 143 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Live music, special strawberry goodies, hayrides, balloon entertainment, face painting and more.

MIKE GORDON FISHING DERBY. Sunday, June 23, 9 a.m. to noon at Mill Pond, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Annual Danvers Recreation Fishing Derby in memory of Mike Gordon. Anglers of all ages will line the perimeter of Mill Pond and fish. Catch must be released immediately after it is weighed by the judges. Some worms will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Derby winners awarded trophies. Rain or shine. For details, contact Mark and Gary Jones at, or visit

HISTORY, HARMONY, HOTDOGS & HITS. Monday, June 24, 5 to 8 p.m. at Glen Magna Farms, Endicott Park, Ingersoll Road, Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Includes hot dogs, root beer floats, ice cream, drinks, music by Britannica and vintage baseball with the Essex Baseball Club vs. the Danvers High School Baseball Team, playing by old-time rules of the game. Activity field, 6 p.m. No coolers or pets. Small donation per adult appreciated. Rain date, July 1.

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