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April 11, 2013

North Shore entertainment calendar


NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY OF MARBLEHEAD EXHIBIT. On view through Sunday, April 21, at the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St. During the “Fine Art of Craft” exhibit, the MAA is showcasing 16 Marblehead High School students who are members of the National Art Honor Society. 781-631-2608 or

PLEIN AIR PAINTING AND PRINTS. On view throughout April in the Stetson Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St. Exhibit features work by Marblehead native and Salem resident Susan Dodge, including images of coastal Maine. Gallery open during church events and by appointment. 781-631-1215.


CHILDREN’S MONSTER MASH. Tuesday, April 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Come in costume, as a monster, dragon or dinosaur, and hear frightfully fun stories, create monster print art and play silly monster games. All ages welcome. Free with museum admission. Register at 978-468-2377 or

REPTILES WITH THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE. Wednesday, April 17, 3 to 4 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Meet and learn about animals from the museum’s Live Animal Center. Sponsored by the Museum of Science and the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Library.

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COMMUNITY DAY. Friday, April 12, 5 p.m., Salem State University Alumni Field, O’Keefe Center, 225 Canal St. The Salem community is invited to watch the men’s lacrosse game against Keene State University. Event includes an appearance by the mascot, free Viking helmets, raffles and more.

GARDEN CLEANUP DAY. Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to noon, Whipple House and Heard House, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Bring rakes, gloves and shovels. 978-356-8696 or

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS. Gordon Harris of the Ipswich Historical Commission will lead walks on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., starting April 13 and running through October. The tour begins at the Ipswich Riverwalk Mural behind Zumi’s Coffee on Market Street and the EBSCO buildings. $15 per person, free for young children accompanied by a parent. Reserve a spot at

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