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May 15, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


ZUMBATHON. Sunday, May 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. Second annual Zumbathon to help Temple Ner Tamid’s team, The Band, with its efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society. $20 suggested donation. Hosted by NSJCC staff and Zumba instructor Jenn Pomerantz. RSVP to Elyse Novak, 781-534-0884.

DANCING WITH THE STARS. Tuesday, May 20, 9:15 to 10 a.m., Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon St., Beverly. Watch and judge favorite senior dancers with a celebrity from the Beverly community. Mirror Ball trophy awarded. Dancing to the R&R Big Band will follow the contest. Sign up at the Senior Center. 978-921-6017.

DANCE LESSONS. Wednesday, May 21, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon St., Beverly. Over the course of four weeks, students will learn dance steps of the salsa, merengue, Cuban mambo, Argentine tango, milonga, waltz, swing, Charleston, Peabody and foxtrot. The final of four classes will take place May 28. $4/class, $14/four classes. Sign up in advance at the Senior Center. 978-921-6017.


PLANT SALE FUNDRAISER. Saturday, May 17, 8 a.m. to noon, Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey St., Marblehead. The Marblehead High School Class of 2017 will offer a variety of outdoor plants, including hanging plants, annuals, patio pots and tomato plants. Stop by early for the best selection. Takes place rain or shine. Kendra Song, 781-639-3100, ext. 7180. Annual fundraiser for the Marblehead High School freshman class.

HUGE YARD SALE. Saturday, May 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Church in the Cove, 167 Hale St., Beverly. The Church in the Cove will hold, with items for all ages. 978-922-5135.

ANNUAL PLANT SALE. Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to noon, Hamilton Council on Aging, 299 Bay Road, Hamilton. Hamilton-Wenham Garden Club’s annual sale will be held on the front lawn. Details available at

FRIENDLY GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE. Saturday, May 17, 9 to 11 a.m., Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon St., Beverly. Friendly Garden Club of Beverly holds, featuring perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs grown by club members; garden boutique; raffle; specialty container gardens; and more. Plants may be purchased by cash, or checks made payable to the Friendly Garden Club.

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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

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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

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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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