, Salem, MA


July 10, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

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PADDLE FOR PLUMMER. Sunday, July 13, 10 a.m., Plummer Home, 37 Winter Island Road, Salem. Stand-up Paddle Board Races (elite, recreational and youth mini race) to benefit the Plummer Home, which helps at-risk youth and teens. Type II PFDs are required. Race start is 10 a.m. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Additional events include floating yoga at noon, and Pedal for Plummer waterfront spinning from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration includes food/drink, swag and entertainment. Free boards available to use while supplies last. For registration fees, fundraising requirements and more, visit

TREKKING FOR TODD. Sunday, July 13, 1 to 6 p.m., Black Lobster, 2 Bridge St., Salem. “Trekking for Todd” fundraiser to benefit Care Dimensions Hospice in memory of Todd Libman, who died at age 32 from cancer. Rick Dauphinais and Chuck Wilkins will be reaching their final destination at the Black Lobster during the event, after having walked 50 miles from Newcastle, N.H., to raise money for Care Dimensions. $12 cover charge includes a band, food buffet, silent auction, raffles and a 50-50 drawing. Boaters welcome; event takes place during high tide.


MARK KILIANSKI IN CONCERT. Thursday, July 10, 6 p.m., Peabody Institute Library courtyard, 82 Main St., Peabody. First concert in the Courtyard Concert Series features bluegrass singer and songwriter Mark Kilianski. Bring a blanket or folding chair, and a picnic supper. In case of rain, concert will be moved to the Sutton Room and food will be prohibited. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or

CONCERTS ON THE COMMON: QUINTESSENTIAL BRASS. Thursday, July 10, 6 to 8 p.m., Beverly Common gazebo alongside Essex, Dane and Hale streets. Free.

“CONCERTS ROYAUX: INSTRUMENTAL GEMS FROM THE FRENCH BAROQUE.” Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m., Grace Church, 385 Essex St., Salem. Performed by baroque ensemble Très, and Duo Maresienne. Celebrating French Culture for Bastille Day, with French attire and all things French welcome. Hear virtuoso instrumental music from 18h-century France. Duo (Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris. Suggested donation is $20. Information, 978-744-1119.

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