, Salem, MA


April 11, 2013

North Shore entertainment calendar


SAFER CHILD COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM. Wednesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University, North Campus, 352 Lafayette St. Salem residents, those involved in organizations focused on the city’s youths and members of various academic communities will participate in a morning symposium that will explore the safety of children within the community and discuss ways to collaborate and connect around the issue of how to make Salem a “Safer Child Community.” Free. Registration required. 978-542-6144 or

“ARCHITECTURE AND PRESERVATION IN SALEM, 1900-2000.” Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, Visitor’s Center, 115 Derby St., Salem. Monthly lecture series, “Seven Lectures at Seven Gables,” features Salem journalist and historian Jim McAllister. The presentation takes a look at Salem’s architectural heritage and chronicles the efforts by individuals, organizations and government to preserve and restore many of the city’s finest buildings and neighborhoods. $10/Gables members, $15/nonmembers. or

“FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD: EXPLORING THE EXCITING WORLD OF FOOD BLOGS.” Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Event explores the history of blogging and how the food blog has developed over time. Presenter Shelley Quezada will share numerous examples of successful and varied food blogs and explore how blogging, and food blogs in particular, has been a back door into publishing for many. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or

WEDNESDAY EVENING LECTURE SERIES. Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Local nautical history researcher Paul Valcour will present “Boatbuilding in Ipswich: A History From World War II to Present.” Lecture series sponsored by First Ipswich Bank. Refreshments served. $10/nonmembers, free/members.

Art exhibits

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE EXHIBIT. Saturday, April 13, 3 to 6 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, Hardie Building, second floor, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Features a collegewide exhibition of work. Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Hardie Building.

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

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  • Friday's Best Bets Best Bets for Friday, July 25

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