BY MURIEL C. HOFFACKER
---- — Check out The Salem News' Best Bets for turning your mundane Monday into a fresh start to the week:
The Beverly Farmers Market opens today, rain or shine, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, located on Rantoul Street near Beverly Depot. This year's market features local vegetables, meat, cheese and seafood, and live music in the park. The market is family and pet friendly and handicapped-accessible. WIC, senior coupons, EBT/SNAP, and credit cards are acceptable forms of payment. For more information, contact market director Estelle Rand at 978-473-9891.
Explore the archaeology of folklore with Salem State University history professor Emerson “Tad” Baker at 7 p.m. in Old Town Hall, located at 32 Derby Square in Salem. Baker's presentation examines folk magic and its presence in the colonial landscape, and the evidence of counter-magic found in Baker’s archaeological excavations and early New England homes that are still standing. Tickets cost $10 and proceeds benefit the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice. The event is hosted by The Witch House as part of its “Lessons of 1692 Education Series.” For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.witchhouse.info.
Care to knit? Join the Knitters' Group at the Boxford Town Library at 6 p.m. to knit, crochet or do other needlework. The group meets every Monday at 6 p.m., and knitters of all levels of expertise are welcome to attend. The library is located at 10 Elm St. in Boxford. For more information, call 978-887-7323.