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April 20, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21

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

Get into spring cleaning today by helping prepare the Salem Athenaeum for a new season of gatherings, activities and quiet afternoons. Bring gloves, snippers and other garden tools if you have them — there's plenty to do, even if your thumb isn't green. Clean-up takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. For more information, contact Jean Marie at 978-744-2540 or

When there's a coin shortage, what do you do? You find other ways to exchange money. Learn how they did it during the Civil War from historian Dana Zaiser today at 11 a.m. at the Peabody Institute Library's Danvers Branch, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Register at or by calling 978-774-0554.

Have a laugh — or three — tonight at 7 during the 1728 Club's Comedy Night at Angelica's, 49 S. Main St., Middleton. The club, formerly Kiwanis Club, presents three comedians, a silent auction and light refreshments. Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting Middleton groups. For more information, call 978-774-0646 or email

Tomorrow, visit with more than 50 local vendors at the Trustees of Reservations' fourth annual Sustainable Seaside Wedding Show, from noon to 3 p.m. at Castle Hill on Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. The event features food samples from caterers who use local farm produce, farm-to-fork menus, bakers, florists, invitations, lighting, photography, custom guest registry, specialty furniture, exclusive tent and rental selections, spa luxuries, and luxury transportation. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Purchase tickets at to be eligible for the grand-prize drawing.

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    The original Concours d'Elegance was a fashion show on wheels. "It did start in 17th century France, where some of the aristocracy wanted to show off the fashions they were wearing," said Patrick Cornellison, chairman of the event. "Mainly women woul

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  • twenties_3 Ipswich's Castle Hill braces for 1,000 at Roaring '20s Lawn Party

    The latest dance craze started in the 1930s. The Lindy Hop, which first flourished in the ballrooms of Harlem, is expected to draw hundreds of people to a dance floor at the Crane Estate this Sunday. Organized by Boston Swing Central, a dance club in

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  • kallyson North Shore entertainment calendar Good cause YARD SALE TO BENEFIT JIMMY FUND. Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 Anna Drive, Danvers. Family yard sale with all proceeds benefiting the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. WOOSHIE'S WARRIORS FUNDRAISER FOR MS. Sunday, July 27, 10 a.

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  • The reader's eye Name: Erika Torkildsen Hometown: Beverly Description: "I took this at the Salem Common around a park where I noticed a ripped basketball net amid the blue sky. Instead of taking the picture from my original view, I tipped the camera up from under the

    July 24, 2014

  • shakespeare Good cause The Bard comes alive on Misery Island Join Sea Station for its inaugural performance of "The Tempest Trials," a Shakespearean festival on Salem's Misery Island, on Saturday from noon to 4:15 p.m. The festival features actors of all ages participating

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  • Horoscope Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your goals and current lifestyle need a little adjustment. Be receptive to new ideas, and make a change if you want to feel better about the direction you are heading in. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your leadership qualities

    July 24, 2014

  • Dear Abby: Girl and cousin both need counseling after assault Dear Abby: My granddaughter "Cindy," age 2, was being watched by her mommy's ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, "Bubby hurt me." Bubby is what she calls her 10-year-old cousin. Her mother called the police. A policeman s

    July 23, 2014

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  • Dear Abby: Younger couples weigh in on how they handle money Dear Readers: On April 11, I printed a letter from "Wondering in Washington," a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that "any money I earn is mine" in a marriage or live-in situation. He said when he married, he and his wife c

    July 22, 2014

  • Dear Abby: Dating scene is frustrating for strong young woman Dear Abby: I am a young woman hoping to find "The One." But I have come to realize that I'm not the normal female. I don't get manicures or go shopping. (I hate shopping!) When I meet a guy, he likes that I'm "me," but if we get serious, then I'm eit

    July 21, 2014

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