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March 18, 2013

Best Bets for Monday, March 18

BY MURIEL C. HOFFACKER
The Salem News

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Fans of “Downton Abbey” and local history are invited to the Beverly Public Library from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. to learn what life was like for real-life domestic servants in the grand homes of New England. Dr. Jennifer Pustz of Historic New England will present an illustrated talk on the various types of domestic servitude in three Historic New England properties. The presentation is part of the library's Monday Mornings lecture series, and will be held in the Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Light refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. For more information, call 978-921-6062 or email flynn@noblenet.org.

Don't miss the Peabody Recreation Elementary School Basketball League's final championship games at Higgins Middle School, located at 1 King St. Ext., in Peabody. The girls’ game will be held at 3:30 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 4:30 p.m. For details, contact Ann Gray, recreation program supervisor, 978-536-7131 or ann.gray@peabody-ma.gov.