BY MURIEL C. HOFFACKER
— Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:
Have some spare time? Learn how to put it to good use at North Shore Elder Services. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the community is invited to learn about volunteer opportunities, meet program managers and volunteers, and find out what North Shore Elder Services is about. The open house will be held at 152 Sylvan St., Danvers. For more information, call 978-624-2288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beverly resident James Phoenix, author of the new novel “Frame Up,” will read from and sign copies of his book tonight at 7 at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. The novel features a streetwise Boston detective named Fenway Burke. Copies of Phoenix's book will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the library. For more information, call 978-921-6062 or email Flynn@noblenet.org.
Tune in to WitchPitch?'s concert at 7:30 p.m. for a preview of the Salem High School a cappella group's 12-minute competition, which they'll perform on Saturday at the International Championship for High School A Cappella New England semifinals. The group is also celebrating its recent selection into the Varsity Vocals “Best of High School A Cappella” compilation album, which will be on sale for $10 at the event. The concert takes place in Salem High's auditorium, located at 77 Willson St. A $5 donation is suggested for admission. For more information, email email@example.com.