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May 15, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


“ARCHER ADVENTURES: BURMA/MYANMAR.” Monday, May 19, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Join Danvers resident John Archer for an illustrated presentation about his recent trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is bordered in part by Bangladesh, India, China and Thailand. Archer’s program features his vibrant and observant photography along with educational commentary. Part of library’s Monday Mornings lecture series for adults. Free. Handicapped-accessible., 978-921-6062.

CYCLES 128: A HISTORY IN SHEET METAL AND CHROME. Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Poet Peddlar Bridges has gathered together the history of a regional institution. Filled with anecdotes and technical information, as well as grit and heart, Peddlar shares some of the best bits and weaves in stories and poetry from the Road Poet News forums.

SEVEN LECTURES AT SEVEN GABLES: WILLIAM MARTIN. Wednesday, May 21, 6 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. New York Times best-selling author William Martin presents his newest novel, “The Lincoln Letter,” a historical thriller traveling back to the days before Lincoln was shot, then forward to present day with a couple trying to make their long-distance relationship work and hunting for the elusive letter. Free/Gables members. Reservations suggested at

THE IPSWICH RIVER: THE LIFEBLOOD OF OUR COMMUNITIES. Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Wayne Castonguay, executive director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association, will discuss the importance of the Ipswich River to Hamilton, Wenham and surrounding communities, with a focus on history, ecology and drinking water supply. Slideshow presentation followed by an interactive discussion with audience members about the major issues facing the river today, and the impact on the communities that depend on the river. Free., 978-468-5577.

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  • Monday's Best Bets Best Bets for Monday, July 28

    Looking for something to do today? Check out The Salem News' Best Bets.

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  • Dear Abby: Son-in-law’s abusive father makes gatherings painful Dear Abby: I adore my son-in-law, "Tom." He's a wonderful husband to our daughter. He's always inviting us to dinner along with his parents and family. We get along with them but can't stand how they treat Tom. We have never seen parents treat their

    July 28, 2014

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  • North Shore religion news in brief Congregation Shirat Hayam is offering a free, five-week Hebrew Reading Crash Course on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 2 through Oct. 7, at the synagogue, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. Led by Nancy Miller, the course is open to the community and is

    July 26, 2014

  • North Shore religion calendar Wednesday, July 30 Book Club, 7 p.m., Aviv Centers for Living, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Women of all ages are invited to a free book group with conversations about Jewish identity. Group will discuss "The Harem Midwife" by Roberta Rich. RSVP to Sh

    July 26, 2014

  • Dear Abby: Teen is looking for direction after high school graduation Dear Abby: I am an 18-year-old high school senior who is scared about what's going to happen after graduation. For the past three years I have known exactly where I'll be and what I will be doing in the general sense. Now that I have one more year to

    July 26, 2014

  • 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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