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May 8, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

Good causes

RELAY FOR LIFE OF DANVERS. Friday, May 9, 6 p.m. to Saturday, May 10, 6 a.m., Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road, Danvers. American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Danvers is an overnight event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those who have died from cancer, and provides the opportunity to fight back against the disease. Funds raised support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to find a cure for cancer. For details or to register, visit

WALK FOR VICTORY. Saturday, May 10, noon, Salem Willows Park, 167 Fort Ave., Salem. Individuals and families living with Marfan syndrome, a life-threatening genetic disorder affecting the body’s connective tissue, will celebrate The Marfan Foundation’s first one-mile Walk for Victory in the Boston area. Walk starts at noon. Event includes food and activities for the family. Register at or on-site.

RILEY ROCKS COMEDY NIGHT. Saturday, May 10, 6 p.m., Union Club, 141 Cabot St., Beverly. Night of comedy, food and fun in support of the Riley Rocks Fund. Stand-up comics include Paul D’Angelo, Jeff Koen, Joe Espi and Chris Pennie. $40 ticket, available at Super Sub, 324 Cabot St., Beverly, or by contacting Emily Dawson, 978-852-1981, or Gino Cirone, 508-654-4400. Event includes raffle and silent auction items.

LIONS COMEDY NIGHT. Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m., John T. Heard 10th Masonic District Lodge, 70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich. Comedy night features Ipswich’s Paul Gilligan, Stephen Bjork, Dave Rattigan, Abhishek Shah and Gordon Ulen. Event includes cash bar, limited food menu, drawings and more. Proceeds benefit Ipswich Lions Club charities and scholarships. Tickets, $25 each, available at Zumi’s Espresso & Ice Cream, 40 Market St., Ipswich; Lions Club members; or Scott Johnson, 978-356-4611. Doors open at 7 for 8 p.m. show.

RESIDENCE TEA & HANDBAG EXTRAVAGANZA. Wednesday, May 14, 2 to 4 p.m., Emmerton House, 12 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem. Residence Committee of the Woman’s Friend Society will hold the annual Residence Tea and Handbag Extravaganza to support the upkeep and maintenance of the Emmerton House, which provides low-rent housing to women who work and/or study in the Salem area. Attendees encouraged to accessorize a favorite handbag; prize awarded for most unique bag. Event includes a raffle, tea, coffee and refreshments. $5 donation at the door. Woman’s Friend Society, 978-744-2137.

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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

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  • 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

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

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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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