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April 4, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


“AN EVENING WITH FLOWERS BY STEVE.” Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The Danvers Garden Club presents a demonstration of award-winning floral designs by Steve Janavicus, one of the top 100 FTD florists in the country. Janavicus’ arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Several vendors will also be present. Doors and boutique area open at 6:30 p.m.; floral demonstration begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at 978-774-1693 or

“ONE MAN’S SALEM” PART TWO. Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m., First Church, Cleveland Room, 316 Essex St., Salem. Jim McAllister’s rescheduled lecture is the second Frank Fabens talk that blends the diarist’s personal journey with information about Salem celebrations, the 1929 stock market crash, World War II, local politics, neighborhood and church activities, and other events. $12 admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Use new entrance to the right and rear of church. or 978-745-6314.

PIKE MESSENGER AUTHOR PRESENTATION. Tuesday, April 9, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Pike Messenger, author of more than 300 essays published in a newspaper column titled “The Water Closet,” will read from clips and share his exploration of the natural world. Copies of his book, titled “The Water Closet: Ipswich River Watershed and Beyond,” will be available for purchase; proceeds benefit area conservation groups, including Middleton Stream Team and Ipswich River Watershed Association.

THE JFK EXPERIENCE. Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, South Branch, 78 Lynn St., Peabody. A multimedia theatrical presentation featuring Mike Lowe as President John F. Kennedy. Lowe will present, in character and by memory, some of JFK’s most famous speeches along with a corresponding slide show. Each speech will be preceded by a talk describing the setting, reason and necessity of the speech. Question-and-answer session with Lowe (in character) will follow. Free. Reserve a seat at 978-531-3380.

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