, Salem, MA

August 5, 2013

Best Bets for Monday, Aug. 5

The Salem News

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The Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute will host Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett who will discuss the status of his initiatives and and the special focus on limiting the spread of substance abuse among young people. The presentation starts at 10 a.m. at the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. All are welcome to attend; donations will be accepted from nonmembers in attendance. For more information, call 978-744-0804 or visit

Bring a lunch to the Ipswich Museum to hear curator Katherine Chaison discuss and display seldom-seen objects in collections for the perennial favorite “Collection Gems.” The Brown Bag Lunch event starts at noon at the museum, 54 South Main St., Ipswich. Admission is free to Ipswich seniors. For more information, call 978-356-2811 or visit

Join a group of 30 to 40 guests with Representative John Keenan and historian Jim McAllister for a Mayor's Night Out from 5 to 7 p.m., at three different establishments on Bridge Street Neck in Salem. Enjoy food and drinks followed by an awards ceremony for the Bridge Street Neck Pride Contests at The Black Lobster, the last stop of the evening. Tickets for Mayor’s Night Out are available for $20 per person at the Salem Chamber of Commerce, located at 265 Essex St., Suite 101 in Salem. For more information, call 978-744-0004.