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June 12, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


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.

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  • Dear Abby: Dating scene is frustrating for strong young woman Dear Abby: In short, my son is a klutz -- to the point that it affects his self-confidence. He's different from everyone else in the family. Is being a klutz genetic? Is it permanent? He's not doing well academically, either. How can I help him? Par

    July 29, 2014

  • Monday's Best Bets Best Bets for Monday, July 28

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  • Dear Abby: Son-in-law’s abusive father makes gatherings painful Dear Abby: I adore my son-in-law, "Tom." He's a wonderful husband to our daughter. He's always inviting us to dinner along with his parents and family. We get along with them but can't stand how they treat Tom. We have never seen parents treat their

    July 28, 2014

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  • North Shore religion news in brief Congregation Shirat Hayam is offering a free, five-week Hebrew Reading Crash Course on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 2 through Oct. 7, at the synagogue, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. Led by Nancy Miller, the course is open to the community and is

    July 26, 2014

  • North Shore religion calendar Wednesday, July 30 Book Club, 7 p.m., Aviv Centers for Living, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Women of all ages are invited to a free book group with conversations about Jewish identity. Group will discuss "The Harem Midwife" by Roberta Rich. RSVP to Sh

    July 26, 2014

  • Dear Abby: Teen is looking for direction after high school graduation Dear Abby: I am an 18-year-old high school senior who is scared about what's going to happen after graduation. For the past three years I have known exactly where I'll be and what I will be doing in the general sense. Now that I have one more year to

    July 26, 2014

  • macaws Vet Connection: Pet birds need training, social interaction and time out of the cage People are fascinated with the big colorful birds on display at Animal Kingdom and wild bird sanctuaries. It's always fascinating to see someone walking down the street with a big-beaked bird on his or her shoulder as a companion. We are all drawn to

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

    July 25, 2014

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