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May 1, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

Good causes

POWER OF THE PURSE. Thursday, May 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Willowdale Estate, Bradley Palmer State Park, 24 Asbury St., Topsfield. Women’s Fund of Essex County’s sixth annual fundraiser features hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a raffle with chances to win purses and bags donated by renowned designers and retailers. All proceeds help fund special projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund. Tickets $40 in advance, $45 at the door. www.thewomensfund

50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA. Friday, May 2, 6:30 p.m., 35 Little’s Point Road, Swampscott. Marian Court College will hold its 50th anniversary gala to raise money for scholarships. Event features the presentation of the Beacon Award to Jack Burke of Swampscott, and silent and live auctions. $50 general, $37.50 alumni. Tickets and details at or 781-309-5279.

TIARA FOUNDATION BENEFIT GALA. Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., Vittori Rocci Post, 143 Brimbal Ave., Beverly. Tiara Foundation Society hosts a benefit gala to raise funds to help a single parent pursue his or her higher education goals. Event features silent auction, raffles, and dancing and entertainment by A Train Orchestra. Tickets, $10 person, available at Casa de Moda, 272 Cabot St., Beverly, or at the door.

RUNNING & WALKING WELL 5K. Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m., Lynch Park, 55 Ober St., Beverly. Calvary Christian Church’s Running Well Ministry presents the Running and Walking Well 5K to raise money to build at least one well in East Africa in partnership with the Africa Oasis Project. One well provides clean water for an entire community. Event includes cash prizes, trophies and medals for winners; silent auction, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; children’s fair, 9 a.m. to noon; and more. Packet pickup and registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Details and registration at

ARTSFUSION. Saturday, May 3, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., Marblehead. Marblehead Festival of Arts and the Marblehead Arts Association present ArtsFusion, a gala in support of the local arts. Event features hearty hors d’oeuvres; silent auction; interactive art experiences; dancing to live music by Shuffle Mode; live auction hosted by WBZ’s Anthony Silva; and more. $55 ticket. Details and tickets available at

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  • macaws Vet Connection: Pet birds need training, social interaction and time out of the cage People are fascinated with the big colorful birds on display at Animal Kingdom and wild bird sanctuaries. It's always fascinating to see someone walking down the street with a big-beaked bird on his or her shoulder as a companion. We are all drawn to

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  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

    July 25, 2014

  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Friday's Best Bets Best Bets for Friday, July 25

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

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  • Dear Abby: Tyke becomes a terror when mom takes back her cellphone Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushe

    July 25, 2014

  • misselwood_2 Rare, classic cars make an appearance at annual Endicott College show

    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

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