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August 3, 2013

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Satuday, Aug. 3

Walk around, meet up with friends, enjoy street food and listen to live music at THE BLOCK, Beverly Main Streets’ second free street party from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Cabot Street in Beverly. The musical lineup features Barrence Whitfield, an award-winning full-throttle soul screamer, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., followed by Froggy and the Friendship at 7:15 p.m., and Sound Association at 8:45 p.m. Beer and wine will be sold to party-goers ages 21 and up at DRINK, a pop-up street bar located in the middle of the festivities. For more information, visit, or follow @BevMainStreets on Twitter, #beverlyblock.

Share the Music, a choral group from Rockport, will perform a Favorite Songs Review at 7:30 p.m. at Asbury Grove Tabernacle in Lee Park, located off Asbury Street in Hamilton. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. For more information, call Brad Tilley at 978-468-2319.

Fans of Dr. Seuss won't want to miss the Community House Theater's 7:30 p.m. production of “Seussical, Jr.,” a musical featuring Dr. Seuss’ characters who travel from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos. Tickets purchased in advance cost $13 for children ages 18 and under, and $15 for adults. Purchase tickets at, or before the concert, which will be held at the Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, South Hamilton. Details are available at

Sunday, Aug. 4

Driving a dirt-mobile? Take it to HMA Car Care Systems, Inc. at 72 North St. in Salem, where Salem High School's girls soccer team will be washing cars from 8 a.m. to noon. Car wash proceeds will benefit the team.

The Community Band of Wenham will serenade picnickers from 5 to 7 p.m. as part of the Sundays in Patton Park Concert Series. The local band of 50 members will perform songs from the American Songbook. Admission is free and open to the public. The concert will be held at Patton Park, located on Route 1A in South Hamilton. If it rains, however, the concert will be cancelled. For more information, visit

The city of Peabody's 21st annual Summer Concert Series on Leather City Common continues tonight from 6 to 8 with a concert by Britannica, a classic rock band that recreates the sounds and vocal harmonies of many British bands. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The Leather City Common is located on Lowell Street in Peabody. For more information, call 978-538-5704.

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