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May 15, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


Connect with nature

TURTLE TIME. Saturday, May 17, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 5 and up. Explore the wetlands on the sanctuary in search of turtles. $9 adults, $7 children, discount for Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264 or

SNAKES ALIVE: SNAKE HUNT AND LIVE SNAKE SHOW. Sunday, May 18, 12:30 to 3 p.m., Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Hunt for local snake species around the Crane Estate, then head to the barn where Rick Roth, founder and executive director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and local snake expert, will present “Snakes of New England and the World.” Plenty of snakes to see and learn about during the show. TTOR members: $10 adult, $8 child; nonmembers: $12 adult, $10 child. To register, email or call 978-356-4351, ext. 4052.

SENSE OF WONDER WALKS: HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. Sunday, May 18, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 3 and older. Learn about camouflage and the many ways animals disguise themselves, then venture outside to see how many hidden creatures can be found. Meets in the Nature Center. Dress for weather. Mass Audubon members: $7 adult, $6 child; nonmembers: $9 adults, $7 child. Registration required at 978-887-9264 or

Learn something new

“DIY AROUND THE HOME.” Thursdays, May 15, 22 and 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Creativity Lab, Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Library hosts a free, three-week program for adults ages 16 and up, intended to assist participants with all their “fix it” projects. The instructor will help guide participants through their home repairs, answer lingering home improvement questions, and teach participants to be proactive in avoiding the need for future repairs. Interested community members may attend one class, or attend every week to learn a new skill. Sign-ups are encouraged but not required. For details or to sign up, visit the Creativity Lab calendar at

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  • North Shore religion news in brief The Rev. Wesley Williams will be the featured guest for the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, July 27, at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Williams will use the sermon time to lead in the singing of spirituals and give

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  • North Shore Gardener: Can 10-year-old plant food be used? Q: As I am getting older, my gardening is less and less, but I do have three potted cherry tomato plants on my deck. I wonder if some Vigoro Water Soluble Tomato and Vegetable Plant Food that I have had in my garage for about 10 years would be safe a

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  • Dr. Kate's Parent Rap: 6 strategies to help your child build self-advocacy skills As tweens enter middle school, they are expected to manage increased responsibility and independence. Included in this set of expectations is their ability to self-advocate for their needs. Self-advocacy refers to an individual's ability to effective

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  • womaninyard Quick pick 'East End Open Studio' An art show featuring the work of 15 artists who all live and work in the East End District of Ipswich is on view this weekend at the Ipswich Moving Company Studio at 2 Cogswell St. in Ipswich. The show is called "East End Open

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