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July 27, 2013

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Love books? Stop by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library's biggest book sale of the year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. on the Heard House lawn at the Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main St., Ipswich. The sale features a wide selection of hardcover and paperback books for children and adults, DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes. Proceeds benefit library programs, materials, museum passes and scholarships. For more information, call 978-356-6648, or visit

Sing it loud and clear at the Ladies' Night Karaoke Fundraiser from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Salem VFW, 95 Derby St. The event benefits Building Bridges Through Music's Youth Outreach Education Through Music Program. Tickets cost $15 at the door and include music and raffles. For more information, call 781-479-8327 or visit

Get jazzed for the Guitar Summit in concert at 8 p.m. as part of the Marblehead Summer Jazz concert series at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. The Guitar Summit is comprised of Jay Geils, Howard Alden and Gerry Beaudoin. Tickets cost $27 in advance and $31 at the door. Tickets are available at Arnould Gallery, 111 Washington St., and the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant St., or by calling 781-631-1528, or visiting


People of all ages and athletic abilities are invited for a free morning of yoga with instructor Cindy Hellman on the field at Swampscott High School, 200 Essex St. Attendees should bring a mat and water. The event is sponsored by the Swampscott Farmers Market. For more information, visit

A silent auction will be held at the Ipswich VFW from 6 to 8 p.m. to raise funds for Nicole Downer’s mission trip to Thailand to serve as a mentor for 16 months to the slum and brothel women who have been sold into Thailand’s sex industry. The mission is overseen by Bethany International Ministries as part of Nicole's college degree completion at Bethany College. The trip is primarily being funded by group and personal donations and her work as a lifeguard at the Ipswich YMCA. Donations may be made payable to Bethany International and mailed to Nicole Downer, 6 Fourth St., Ipswich MA 01938. Light refreshments and soft drinks will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Admission is free. The VFW is at 110 County Road in Ipswich. For more information, contact Nicole at 978-810-5874.

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