, Salem, MA

June 12, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

The Salem News

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS TRIVIA FUNDRAISER. Thursday, June 12, 6 p.m., Kernwood Country Club, 1 Kernwood St., Salem. Includes light supper, music, prizes, raffles and trivia. Tickets cost $75 per person or $650 for 10 tickets. To benefit Salem CyberSpace, a nonprofit that works to enable its students to complete post-secondary education. Tickets and details available at

SHS MARCHING BAND CAR WASH & DUNK TANK EVENT. Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem High School, 77 Willson St., Salem. $5 per car wash; washed by staff and students of the Salem High School Marching Band & Colorguard. $10 guaranteed dunk; unlimited throws until band celebrity is dunked. All proceeds support the purchase of new marching band uniforms.

ANNUAL BEVERLY BIKE DRIVE. Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beverly Common. Beverly Bike Committee’s third annual drive. Donations of used bikes, wheels, tires and bike parts may be dropped off at the Common; Bikes Not Bombs will make repairs and then send the donations overseas to communities in need. Donors receive a free smoothie.

Comedy & performance

ONIONTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW. Friday, June 13, 7 to 9 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Performances by local musicians, storytellers, comedians and more. All ages welcome. $5 at the door; proceeds benefit the Danvers Historical Society. Walk-ins may participate. RSVP to 978-777-1666 or

COMEDY NIGHT. Saturday, June 14, 7:30 p.m., Salem Theatre Company Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Featuring Bob Seibel and opener Joe Espinola. Tickets, $20, available at or 866-811-4111.


CONCERT ON THE COMMON. Saturday, June 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Salem Common. The John Bertram House presents a concert by the Merrimack Valley Community Concert Band. Refreshments provided. 978-744-1002.

SALEM JAZZ AND SOUL FEST/BERKLEE SUMMER SERIES CONCERT. Saturday, June 14, 5 to 7 p.m., featuring Bobby Wesley in Derby Square, Salem. Series features student musicians from Berklee College of Music. Free.

“ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.” Saturday, June 14, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. An evening of Beatles covers performed by a variety of musicians. Proceeds help send musicians into schools for music education workshops and concerts. Tickets: $20 adults, $5 children, $45 family. Refreshments served throughout the evening. Donations may be made to UUCM and mailed directly to the church.

CONCERT SERIES: BOB MILNE. Sunday, June 15, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. St. John’s Concert Series features Bob Milne, a ragtime pianist whose musical entertainment includes humorous lecture, narrative and stories. Free; donations accepted. Concert followed by reception with Milne. Handicapped-accessible. 978-927-0229.

SUNDAYS IN PATTON PARK CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, June 15, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A, S. Hamilton. The 2014 summer concert series kicks off with a Father’s Day family concert featuring The Music Man (Brian Doser) and friends. Free outdoor musical concert. Supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council.

MUSIC AT EDEN’S EDGE: STRING SUMMERSAULTS. Tuesday, June 17, 2 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. String SummerSaults, part of Music at Eden’s Edge summer concert series, features string trios of Beethoven, Cras and Taneiev, performed by violinist Maria Benotti, violist Mark Berger and cellist Jacques Lee Wood.


DISCOVER SALEM VILLAGE. Friday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. Danvers Historical Society, Danvers Alarm List and the Daughters of the American Revolution General Israel Putnam Chapter present Discover Salem Village, Danvers Hysteria to Heroism: 1692-1787 Tour. Relive the witchcraft hysteria and the American Revolution through the eyes of Salem Village/Danvers residents by touring witchcraft hysteria victim Rebecca Nurse’s homestead, Revolutionary War Statesman Samuel Holten’s Home, and Revolutionary War hero Jeremiah Page’s home. $15/adult, $9/child, 15 and under; all proceeds support the maintenance of properties., 978-777-1666, or


ENDECOTT PEAR TREE CELEBRATION. Thursday, June 12, 5 to 8 p.m., Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care, 102 Endicott St., Danvers. Celebrate the Endecott Pear Tree with a walking tour around the tree, pear-themed refreshments and a lecture, “Pioneering Moments in Orthopedic Medicine.” Reservations required. $5/Essex Heritage and Danvers Historical Society members, $10/nonmembers, free for Mass General/North Shore Medical staff and Endicott family members., 978-740-0444,

HOSPICE AUCTION & REGATTA. Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, will celebrate its 20th annual Hospice Auction & Regatta on Friday, June 13, and Sunday, June 15, in Marblehead. Festivities include the Platinum Gala at the Corinthian Yacht Club on Friday, followed by the Hospice Regatta during the day on Sunday and the family barbecue and award ceremony that evening. For more information, contact Care Dimensions at 978-223-9787 or, or visit

SAIL INTO SUMMER. Wednesday, June 18, 6 to 9 p.m., Pickering Wharf, 23 Congress St., Salem. Join the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau aboard Mahi Cruises’ Hannah Glover for a summer-themed evening of raffles, music, and networking while traveling around Salem Sound. $35 person. Details and tickets at 978-465-6555 or

LOUISE ROSSETTI WOMEN’S RACE & WALK. Wednesday, June 18, 6 p.m., Lynch Park, 55 Ober St., Beverly. The 21st annual Louise Rossetti Women’s 5K Race starts at 6:30 p.m., and the 2-mile Fun Walk starts at 6 p.m. Entry fees are $22 for the 5K, $15 for the fun walk and $15 for students. Registration may be done at, or on race day. For more information, contact Jill Page at 978-927-4203.

Children & families

M IS FOR MUSEUM: ART IS FOR EVERYONE. Friday, June 13, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Visit the museum’s The Art of the Artifact exhibit, talk about favorite things at the museum and create a piece of art. $10 adult, $6 child.

DADS & DONUTS. Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. A 30-minute story program especially for dads with children ages 2 and older. Morning concludes with coloring, snacks and social time. Moms are always invited. Free.

PAJAMAS & BOOKS. Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Parents with children up to age 5 are invited to join Sue Shepard for books, music and intentional time together. Children may wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed friend. Preregister by contacting Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

GROWUMS. Wednesday, June 18, 3 to 4 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Children are invited to a planting party to get their gardens started. Choose from a pizza garden, taco garden or herb garden. All materials provided. Program designed for children ages 4 and up. Preregister in person with the children’s librarian, or call 978-468-5577 for more information.

Lectures & presentations

“KILIMANJARO: JOURNEY TO THE ROOF OF AFRICA.” Monday, June 16, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Adventure photographer Peter Christoph presents a travelogue in which Christoph journeys through five climate zones in his quest for the summit of 19,340-foot-high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Christoph provides commentary throughout the entire slideshow, and includes behind the scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or

SEVEN LECTURES AT SEVEN GABLES. Wednesday, June 18, 6 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Part of The House of the Seven Gables’ annual lecture series honoring Nathaniel Hawthorne and his literary works. Biologist and author Jonathan G. Way presents “Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Massachusetts.” Hear all about the neighbors, the coyotes. Way shares his personal experiences tracking coyotes throughout the state, the ecology of coyote populations that co-exist alongside human populations in the Northeast, and their ever-diminishing habitat. Free/members, $15 nonmembers. Details and reservations available at, 978-744-0991, ext. 104, and

UNDERWATER BEAUTY SURFACES. Wednesday, June 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Andrew Martinez, diver, author and underwater photographer presents an illustrated talk, “The Color and Beauty of New England’s Underwater World,” as part of a bonus lecture in the Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series. Free. 781-631-1481,


FULL MOON AND FOLKLORE HIKE. Friday, June 13, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Crane Wildlife Refuge, Argilla Road, Ipswich. The month of June’s full moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon. Local Native American tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit. Welcome the arrival of summer with fresh strawberries and a celebratory bonfire at the end of the hike, which will travel up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 21/2 miles. Dress for the weather to maximize comfort, and bring water. Attendees may also bring flashlights or head lamps, but leaders may ask for moments of total darkness to fully enjoy the moon and the shadows it makes on the dunes. $15 TTOR members, $20 nonmembers. Hike suitable for ages 13 and older. Preregistration required at

NATURE JOURNALING. Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Nature journaling is a way of looking at the natural world more closely. Look at some examples of nature journals and do some journaling exercises to share techniques, and then go on a journaling expedition into the sanctuary. $28 Mass Audubon members, $34 nonmembers. Advance registration required; 978-887-9264,

FAMILY CAMPOUT: TRACKS AND SCAT. Saturday, June 14, 6 p.m. to Sunday, June 15, 9 a.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Open to families with children ages 4 and up. Celebrate Father’s Day by spending a night under the stars camping with the whole family. On an evening hike, identify animal tracks, scat and signs found on trails and woodland roads. Afterward, roast marshmallows around a fire pit and enjoy s’mores with friends. In the morning, get up early for a light breakfast, then finish tracking an animal found the night before. See where it went, where it bedded down, and maybe find out what it ate before it went to sleep. Rain date, June 21 to 22. Mass Audubon members: $18 adult, $15 child; nonmembers: $22 adult, $18 child. Preregistration required at 978-887-9264 or


TEEN LITERATURE BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS. Thursday, June 12, 4 to 5 p.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Club will meet to discuss Libba Bray’s historical novel “A Great and Terrible Beauty.” New members welcome. 781-631-1481,

LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, June 17, 10 a.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Group will discuss Graeme Simsion’s debut novel, “The Rosie Project.” New members welcome. 781-631-1481,

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, June 17, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Fogg Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk. Contact reference staff for availability of alternate formats. 978-921-6062,

POETRY & CREATIVE WRITING. Wednesday, June 18, 6 to 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. All teens and adults who are writers are invited to bring a sample of their writing to share.


ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Topsfield Common. Includes live music, games, crafts, artisans, and fresh strawberries with whipped cream and piles of shortcakes. Free admission and parking. Topsfield Historical Society’s major fundraising event. Ample parking available. Rain or shine. or 978-887-9789.

ARTS FEST BEVERLY. Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cabot Street, downtown Beverly. Arts Fest Beverly is an outdoor festival featuring more than 100 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids’ activities, art-on-the-spot creations, outdoor food court and more. Free; rain or shine. Beverly Main Streets, 978-922-8558 or

Markets & sales

FARMERS MARKET OPENS. Thursday, June 12, 3 to 7 p.m., 32 Derby Square, Salem. Sixth season of Salem Main Streets Farmers Market officially opens. Market features demonstrations, live music and more than 30 vendors offering farm-fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, cheeses, custom-made art, jewelry and more. Details available at 978-744-0004, or

OLD ROSE SALE. Saturday, June 14, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ipswich Museum, Whipple House lawn, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. The Ipswich Museum holds its annual sale. The Old Rose Gardens at the Whipple House contain pre-1864 rose varieties, many of which are originally from Ipswich residents’ gardens. $25 per plant.


“BAGGAGE,” BY RICHARD FLYNN. On view through July 1, CinemaSalem, 1 East India Square, Salem. “Baggage” is an installation in pieces by Richard Flynn, featuring more than 200 new artworks displayed in a manner evocative of goods for sale on store shelves. Free and open to the public when CinemaSalem is open for movies.

SHEILA FARREN BILLINGS. On view throughout June and July, Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Exhibit features watercolors, acrylics and other works by award-winning artist Sheila Farren Billings of Salem, who is also the author and illustrator of four children’s books. 978-774-7582,

“ART OF ONE SHORE TO ANOTHER.” Collection of oil and watercolor paintings by Elaine Carter Stonkus on view through June 26 at The Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. 978-741-5700.

ART BY THE “FAB 4.” On view through June 29, Brush Strokes Gallery, 14 Prospect St., Marblehead. Exhibit features works in tile art, acrylic, watercolor, pastels and photography created by a group of local artists, referred to as the “Fab 4.” For more details, call 617-233-2347 or contact Mary Taddie at

ART BY BRETT MASON. On view through June 27 at Beverly Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly. Exhibit of original artwork by award-winning Beverly artist Brett Mason. The public is welcome to view the exhibit during regular banking hours: Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“A CENTURY IN ART.” On view through July 11, Endicott College, Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Exhibit titled “Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art” features the work of artist Theresa Ferber Bernstein, who has exhibited her artwork in every decade of the 20th century. Kathleen Moore, 978-232-2655 or

OIL PAINTINGS. Artwork by Ipswich painter Susana Bamford is on view throughout June at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Bamford is primarily an oil painter who enjoys the challenge of working plein air. Her impressions of various landscapes often include man-made structures within a natural environment of varied shapes, colors and light effects. Exhibit on view during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.