, Salem, MA

July 25, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

The Salem News

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TRIBUTE SHOW FUNDRAISER. Friday, July 26, 8 p.m., Holy Ghost Society, 20 Howley St., Peabody. The Salem Lions Club presents a Beach Boys Tribute Show to raise money for Lions charities. Cash bar and food available. $20/ticket. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Dave at 508-965-4754.

FORMULA 14 HIP-HOP SHOWCASE AND FOOD DRIVE. Friday, July 26, doors open at 8 p.m., Elks Lodge, 40 Oak St., Peabody. Wreck Shop Movement presents an evening of local artists, DJs and performers. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for Haven From Hunger, and donors will receive a raffle ticket for each item. Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 at the door before 9:30 p.m., $12 after 9:30 p.m., free/women before 10 p.m. Event open to adults ages 21 and up with ID.

YARD SALE FUNDRAISER. Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 207 Highland Ave., Salem. East Gate Christian Fellowship will host a yard sale to benefit Joseph’s Storehouse Food Pantry. Rain or shine. or 978-741-2728.

LADIES’ NIGHT KARAOKE FUNDRAISER. Saturday, July 27, 7 p.m. to midnight, Salem VFW, 95 Derby St., Salem. Presented by Building Bridges Through Music to benefit the Youth Outreach — Education Through Music program. Event includes music and raffles. $15/ticket at the door. 781-479-8327 or

SEAN’S RIDE FUNDRAISER. Saturday, July 27, 7 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Music, silent auction, raffles, food, beer and wine. $10 donation at the door. Fundraiser for Sean’s Ride on Sept. 11 in support of fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier. Officers from the Beverly Police Department and Danvers Police Department will ride the last leg of the “Tour de Force” (65 miles) from Providence, R.I., to the Boston Marathon finish line. For details, contact officer Kevin Wood at 978-882-1084.

“MA, ONLY YOU.” Sunday, July 28, 7 p.m., Old North Church, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. A one-woman comedy show performed by Marblehead professional actress Miriam Eyges, based on unusual and unique comical events that have taken place during Eyges’ life. Theatre of Light actors will perform Broadway songs and skits prior to Eyges’ performance. Proceeds benefit the Theatre of Light’s summer children’s theater program. $10 suggested ticket donation. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. 978-210-9818 or

Cars and trucks

VEHICLE DAY AND HOT DOG PICNIC. Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to noon, Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Hosted by the Ipswich Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library. Climb on trucks, check out a police car and eat a hot dog. Details and registration at 978-356-6648.

MISSELWOOD CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE. Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Misselwood Estate, Endicott College, 407 Hale St., Beverly. Boutique car and motorcycle show attracts car owners and crowds from across New England. Event features judged Concours Field, fashion shows, seaside brunch, jewelry, music, fancy hat contest and more. $15 at the door, free/children under 12. Rain or shine. All proceeds benefit scholarships for Endicott College students.

15TH ANNUAL VEHICLE NIGHT. Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Visit the library’s parking lot for a festival of fire engines, emergency trucks, cruisers and snow plows. Event made possible by the fire, police, and public works departments of Hamilton and Wenham; Dodge Tree Service; and Mix 104.1.


CASTLE HILL SUMMER PICNIC CONCERT SERIES: GRUPO FANTASIA. Thursday, July 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Latin music. Gates open 5 p.m. for picnicking and close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only; $30 per car, $20 per car for members of The Trustees of Reservations, $10 for walk-ins. or 978-356-4351.

MAHI SUMMER MUSIC SERIES. Thursday, July 25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., aboard the Hannah Glover, accessible at 23 Congress St., Salem. Island, reggae and rock music performed by The Absolute Gentlemen. Event features live music, beer, tropical cocktails and grilled food. $19/person, or $15 per person in groups of five or more with advance purchase. Event for ages 21 and up. Tickets and details at 978-825-0001 or

MARBLEHEAD SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT. Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Concert features Guitar Summit, composed of Jay Geils, Howard Alden and Gerry Beaudoin. Tickets cost $27 to $42. For tickets, visit Arnould Gallery, 111 Washington St.; Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant St., or

SUNDAYS IN PATTON PARK CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, July 28, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A, Hamilton. The 2013 Summer Concert series features Jen and Bob Strom and Rob Huffman performing Irish songs and American ballads. In case of rain, concert will be canceled. Free.

2013 SUMMERSING. Monday, July 29, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Come and sing the classics with guest soloists, guest conductor David Callahan and a volunteer orchestra as part of Paul Madore Chorale’s 2013 SummerSing. No rehearsals necessary; all parts welcome. Choral scores will be available. Admission is a suggested donation of $10/adults, and $8/seniors ages 60 and up and students.

NORTH SHORE CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE. Tuesday, July 30, 7 p.m., Robert F. Hayes Band Stand, Salem Willows. North Shore Concert Band’s free summer concert series. In case of rain, concert will move to the following Tuesday. For details, contact band manager Gordon Bowman at 978-531-9339 or

NELO SINGS OPERA. Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m., Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. New England Light Opera’s Annual Summer Concert Series presents “Love! Valour! Revenge!,” featuring songs and scenes from famous operas. Tickets at the door, $12/adults, $10/seniors 65 and older, $5/children and students. Purchase tickets in advance at or 866-811-4111.


SUMMER FAIRY TALE MUSICAL SERIES: “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.” Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Tickets range from $10 to $12. 978-232-7200 or

CHILDREN’S THEATER WORKSHOP. Monday, July 29, 11 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Play fun theater games and act out different characters. At the end of the one-hour program, children will perform a skit in costumes for their families and friends. For children ages 7 to 9. Advance registration required at 978-531-0100, ext. 29.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ.” North Shore Music Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz” with performances through Sunday, Aug. 4, at 62 Dunham Road in Beverly. Performances will run on Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $75. Tickets and details available at 978-232-7200 or


HERITAGE FILMS. Thursday, July 25, 11:30 a.m., “Gloucestermen”; 1:15 p.m., “Two New England Warships.” Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. 978-777-2711.

FRIDAY FLICKS AND FIRES. Friday, July 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Endicott Park, 57 Forest St., Danvers. Watch a “green-themed” movie in the Carriage House and then head out to the campfire for roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Drop-off program suitable for children in grades three to five. $12. Sign up at

Families & children

ECO-ART: MEADOW AND WETLAND FLIERS. Thursday, July 25, 9 to 11 a.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 4 to 12. Hike the sanctuary trails safari-style in search of dragonflies and butterflies. Learn about the life cycles of these fliers by catching them in sweep nets and comparing and observing them up close. After the safari, make models of the dragonflies and butterflies using recycled materials. Instructor: Meg Atkins, sanctuary field teacher and artist. Cost $10 adults, $8 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.

FAMILY DUSK PADDLE: OWLS ON THE IPSWICH RIVER. Friday, July 26, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. While paddling, look and listen for owls and talk about the different types of owls that are likely to be seen. All equipment provided; participants must be able to swim. Cost $15 adults and $13 children (member discounts available). Suitable for family and children ages 6 to 16. Registration required. 978-887-9264.

STARGAZING. Friday, July 26, 8 to 10 p.m., Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot St., Beverly. Cape Ann Waldorf School at Moraine Farm invites adults and grade school students to attend an evening of stargazing. Free. or 978-927-1936.

NATURE ADVENTURES WITH PICTURE BOOKS: MY RIVER. Tuesday, July 30, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 3 to 6. After reading “My River” by Shari Halpern, attendees will hike to the Ipswich River and discover who lives in, on, and near the river. As a group, participants will look for evidence of wetland animals and plants and dip from the water’s edge. Cost $9 adults, $7 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.

LAZY AFTERNOON ON THE IPSWICH RIVER. Tuesday, July 30, 2 to 4 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Escape the heat with a relaxing paddle on Ipswich River to Perkins Island where frozen treats will be served. Attendees will take their time traveling downstream while enjoying the beauty of the surrounding marshes and forests. Meets in front of canoe kiosk. All equipment and basic canoeing instruction provided. Upon registering, inform staff of any food allergies. Cost $16 adults, $14 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.

AFTERNOONS IN THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN. Preschoolers accompanied by adults are invited every Wednesday through Aug. 28, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at Long Hill, 572 Essex St., Beverly. Hear a story while sitting on the hay bales, discover things in the Children’s Garden, Flower Field and Demonstration Garden, and in the compost pile. Visit and feed the chickens, guinea hens and peacocks. Drop-in program meets in the Children’s Garden; sign-in upon arrival. Free/The Trustees of Reservations members, $5/nonmembers.

Books & discussions

SUMMER SALON SERIES: TRENT ENGLAND. Friday, July 26, 5:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. Salem resident and short story writer Trent England presents readings from his play “Our Home in the Country.” No tickets or reservations required., 978-744-2540 or

BIGGEST BOOK SALE OF THE YEAR. Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 28, noon to 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum lawn, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library will hold their biggest book sale of the year on the Ipswich Museum lawn. Sale features a wide selection of hardcover and paperback books for children and adults, DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes. Proceeds will benefit library programs, materials, museum passes, and scholarships. 978-356-6648 or

“ALL THE KING’S MEN” BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES. Monday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Main Branch, 82 Main St., Peabody. The library’s annual summer book discussion series, led by Harvard University Professor Theoharis C. Theoharis, features a five-part series focusing on Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men.” Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Upcoming meeting on Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Details and registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or


IN THE FIELDS AND FARM KITCHEN: FRESH CROP COOKING SERIES. Saturday, July 27, 3 to 5 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Take a guided walking tour to the field to see how crops grow. Choose one specific crop for the group to harvest and then head back to the state-of-the-art farm kitchen to learn new ways of preparing it, followed by sampling. Chef-teacher Carolyn Grieco will lead the Appleton Cooks! two-hour workshop. The crop variety is not predetermined but will be chosen by what is in season on the farm. Wear boots. $45/Trustees of Reservations members, $55/nonmembers. 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or

FOR THE PANTRY: PICKLING. Wednesday, July 31, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Appleton Cooks! program will teach attendees how to safely preserve a summer harvest. Hands-on demonstration with a discussion about food safety. Produce and materials provided to make a batch of seasonal preserves. Space is limited. $20/Trustees of Reservations members, $25/nonmembers. Preregister at 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or


FREE SUNDAY MORNING YOGA. Sunday, July 28, 10 to 11 a.m., Swampscott High School field, 200 Essex St., Swampscott. With Cindy Hellman. All ages and levels welcome. Bring a mat and water. Sponsored by the Swampscott Farmers Market.

DOWN TOWN TUESDAYS: RIVER WALK DANCING. Tuesday, July 30, 6 to 9 p.m., River Walk Patio, corner of Union and Market streets, Ipswich. Disco dancing. Dance instructions from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dancing under the stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission.


ARTIST RECEPTION FOR “SEVEN”: DAVID TENG-OLSEN. Thursday, July 25, 4 to 6 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Montserrat Galleries is hosting “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” which features seven artists, one of whom is David Teng-Olsen, who have transformed the seven gallery walls, highlighting the performative aspects of drawing. On view through Aug. 8., 978-867-9624, or

OLDE IPSWICH DAYS ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. Friday, July 26, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., South Village Green, Route 1A, Ipswich. More than 60 juried art and craft exhibitors, food and entertainment. Free admission and parking.

TEXTILES ON DISPLAY. On view Tuesday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hall Haskell House, 36 S. Main St., Ipswich. Therese Armstrong’s collection of embroidery, block-prints, batik, and weaving from India, Pakistan, Indonesia and South Africa are on view. Free admission. Therese Armstrong, 978-312-1990.

OPEN GLASSWORKS STUDIO DEMONSTRATION. Monday, July 29, 6 p.m. in the Glassworks Studio, Enterprise Center, Suite 750, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Salem State University’s Glassworks Studio kicks off its new program, The Rosenberg Institute for Passionate and Emerging Artists, with a series of open demonstrations in July by four glass artists in residence who are living on campus and creating new work in the SSU’s glassblowing studio. Free admission. or 978-542-7890.

“SUMMERTIME.” On view through July 31, at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. Show features work by Swampscott Art Association’s member artists. Venue is handicapped-accessible. For details, contact gallery director Nancy Ferguson at 781-631-3685.

ART EXHIBIT: DAN MURPHY. On view throughout July at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Exhibit features oil paintings of nautical scenes by local artist Dan Murphy. The exhibit may be seen before and after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services or by scheduling an appointment at 978-774-7582.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. On view through Aug. 1 at the Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly. Exhibit features the photography of Jackie Chon. Public welcome during banking hours, which are Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or