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June 13, 2013

North Shore entertainment calendar


NATURE TALES: WONDERFUL WINGS. Saturday, June 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 3 to 6. Read “Wonderful Animals in Flight” by Steven Jenkins and Robin Page, and learn about the different ways creatures can use their wings. Take a walk to observe dragonflies, butterflies and other things with wings that make their homes at the sanctuary. Cost $9 adults, $7 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.

PICNIC ON PERKINS ISLAND. Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Enjoy a leisurely paddle up the Ipswich River, followed by lunch on Perkins Island. Meets in front of the canoe kiosk. Pack a lunch in a cooler or waterproof container. All equipment and basic canoeing instruction will be provided. Instructors: Andrew Prazar and Angela Walsh. Suitable for children ages 5 to 14. $18/adult, $14/child (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.

BOXFORD EXPLORED. Saturday, June 15, 11:30 a.m., Boxford Community Center, corner of Middleton Road and Elm Street, Boxford. Kick-off event for BTA/BOLT’s new program Boxford Explored includes hotdogs, veggie burgers and a “get you started” guided walk on Chapman Way. Sign up for Boxford Explored and gain certificates for walking the trails according to the trail descriptions in The Boxford Trail Guide. Trails are grouped into three levels, in ascending order of difficulty. On the honor system, participants can gain a certificate for walking all the trails within a level and an award at the BTA/BOLT spring annual meeting for traversing all trails on the lists. A string backpack will be given to each participant just for signing up. Free. 978-887-7031.

FATHERS’ DAY AT THE PHILLIPS HOUSE. Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Phillips House Museum, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. All fathers are invited to join Historic New England for a free tour of the Phillips House Museum. Forty-five-minute guided tours depart on the half hour. Explore the library of Stephen Willard Phillips and visit the carriage house, which showcases decades of locomotion history. Regular admission is $5/adults, $2.50/children and students.

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