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March 1, 2014

Best Bets for Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Saturday, March 1

Wish G.I. Joe a happy birthday at 10:30 a.m. at Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. A G.I. Joe collector will discuss the story of America’s favorite action hero and how the toy changed play and toy design. The guest lecturer will also share a rare display of G.I. Joe figures, vehicles, play sets and equipment from his private collection. This program compliments the museum’s Happy Birthday G.I. Joe exhibit. The event is free with museum admission: $8/adult, $6/child. For more information, call 978-468-2377 or visit

The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras’ Flute Choir will perform at 3 p.m. at Congregational Church of Topsfield, 9 E. Common St., Topsfield. The free, family-friendly concert features performances by all three of NMYO’s flute choirs and is open to all. For more information, call 978-309-9833 or visit

Beverly Youth Hockey presents a Hypnotizing Hockey Night featuring Pete Mamos, a stage hypnotist and magician who combines audience participation, comedy, music and mystery into his presentations, at 6:30 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 300 Rantoul St., Beverly. The event includes a silent auction, raffle, Italian fare and cash bar. Music and dancing will follow the hypnotist show. Tickets are $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit Beverly Youth Hockey Programs.

Sunday, March 2

The North Shore Housing Action Group, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, the Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness, Promise the Children and North Shore Community Action Programs will host a short and informative advocacy training forum on the family homelessness crisis today at 2 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. The forum is designed to prepare advocates for a legislative breakfast on April 3 at Salem State University, where attendees can talk with local senators and representatives about the issue. All are welcome.

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  • North Shore religion calendar Saturday, Aug. 16 Church Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody. Church-sponsored yard sale features home furnishings, clothing, children's items, furniture and more. Portuguese food will also be available. All

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  • This weekend's Best Bets Best Bets for Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17

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