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June 27, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

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BENEFIT IN MEMORY OF DANIEL WALKER. Friday, June 28, 7 to 11 p.m., Holy Ghost Society, 20 Howley St., Peabody. Benefit in memory of Daniel Walker who was killed in a motor vehicle accident three weeks ago. Donations are being accepted. Fundraiser tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the Courthouse Pub, 43 Central St. 978-531-9791.

BASEBALL FOR A CAUSE. Friday, June 28, 7 p.m., Fraser Field, 365 Western Ave., Lynn. Marblehead resident Kathryn Percy presents the fourth annual North Shore Navigators baseball game to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event raises awareness of diabetes and raises money to find a cure. Includes food, fun and fireworks. Tickets cost $6 per person. Purchase tickets in advance by calling the Percy family at 781-799-3812.

TOUR DE SHULS. Sunday, June 30, starting and ending at Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. Participants of this bicycling fundraiser ride a 10-, 25-, 50- or 75-mile route to visit area synagogues and take in ocean views. Start times are 7:15 a.m. (75-mile ride), 9:15 a.m. (50-mile ride), 10:30 a.m. (25-mile ride) and 11 a.m. (10-mile ride). The event benefits the Tikvah program at Camp Ramah in Palmer, which is an overnight camping program for individuals with developmental disabilities that is integrated into the typical camp. For more information, visit and click on New England Ride link.

STRAYS IN NEED DOG SHOW. Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Peabody Institute Library’s lawn, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Annual show features games, raffles, a look-alike contest and fashion parade. All pets welcome. Prizes awarded for several categories. Proceeds benefit the animals helped by Strays in Need.

ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE & CULINARY ARTS RECEPTION. Sunday, June 30, 5 to 7 p.m., outside at Fort Sewall in Marblehead. Marblehead Festival of Arts’ annual reception celebrates the opening of the MFoA’s summer season. Event includes menu specialties from area restaurants; dance, rock, funk, soul, and rhythm and blues music by White Lightnin’; hat contest; and more. Guests are encouraged to wear fun hats for the contest; prizes will be awarded for the most creative and elegant hats. Fundraising event for summer arts festival. $55 donation per person.

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