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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 Wenham Museum's Family Festival and Craft Fair turns 42 this Saturday, and it's still growing. The event, which hosted 45 craftspeople in 2007 and 50 in 2009 will feature more than 70 artisans this year. "We have jewelry," said Cynthia Novotny, s

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  • ipswichriver_2 See summer’s end from the water with dusk paddles on Ipswich River Summer is winding down, and the final family dusk paddle will be held tomorrow night at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. All season, these canoe trips have headed out at evening to explore the Ipswich River and, hopefully, catch a glimpse of wildli

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  • muchado North Shore Entertainment Calendar Good causes BENEFIT FOR HOSPICE WALK. Thursday, Aug. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Cafe 75, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers. Care Dimensions will host a Margaritaville-themed party to benefit the 27th annual Walk for Hospice. Event includes live and silent auctions, he

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  • raceforkevin Good cause 5K and fun run for Kevin Kevin O'Boyle was a firefighter and an Army veteran when he died a year ago. In his memory, the U.S. Army and the Salem Fire Department, where O'Boyle was employed for five years, will sponsor the inaugural SSG Kevin O'Boyle 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun

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  • Dear Abby: Cousin’s tag-along kids push the limit of bride’s guest list Dear Abby: I am being married later this year, and I'm planning my guest list. My cousin "Emily" has five young children who I'm making an exception to invite. She lives across the country, so she's starting to book her plane reservations. Emily jus

    August 21, 2014

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  • Dear Abby: Husband who relives past should focus on present Dear Abby: I'm married to the love of my life. I can't imagine loving a man more than I love "Wayne," and I know he feels the same about me. The problem is, he's always telling stories about things he has done, including past relationships, in graphi

    August 20, 2014

  • Dear Abby: Young man with heart scar has options for covering it up Dear Abby: You printed a letter from "Self-Conscious in Georgia" (May 15), a young man who is insecure about the scar from his heart surgery. I have had three surgeries for congenital defects, my first at 2 years old. Because many women's fashions ex

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  • Dear Abby: Angry wife resents husband for hiding news of his health Dear Abby: When my husband is sick or needs to have surgery, he refuses to tell his family and doesn't want me to. This puts me in a very awkward position. I'm damned if I do tell them because he will be upset with me, and damned if I don't because h

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  • Dear Abby: Romantics should come back to earth Dear Abby: I have been single for a couple of years. I have always been levelheaded when it comes to romance, but I'm finding myself unable to control my feelings about the new man I'm seeing. "Brent" is smart, intelligent, sweet and loving. We have

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