, Salem, MA

September 5, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

The Salem News

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12TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RACE FOR RESEARCH. Saturday, Sept. 7, 5K Road Race and a 2-mile Fun Walk. Registration starts at 8 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m. at Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St., Peabody. The entry fee is $20 for the road race, $15 for the fun walk and $50 for a family of up to four people. The race benefits the Progeria Research Foundation, whose mission is to discover a cure and treatment for progeria and its aging-related disorders. or 978-535-2594.

CAR WASH AND CAN/BOTTLE DRIVE. Saturday, Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 502 Cabot St., Beverly. Hosted by the Beverly High Girls Soccer Team. Rain date Sept. 8.

“TAKE TO THE SEAS FOR THE SOUTH SUDANESE.” Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m., Lynch Park, 55 Ober St., Beverly. At 10 a.m., kayakers will pay a $25 registration fee and paddle for about an hour. At 11 a.m., the public, including families with children, is invited to see a water-filtration system demonstration, followed by a simple lunch. Sponsored by Christ the Redeemer Church, the event raises awareness and funds for the Anglican Relief and Development Fund and their work to provide clean drinking water in South Sudan. For details, visit, or email the Rev. Malcolm Reid at Anyone planning to kayak or have lunch should reserve a spot by emailing Malcolm, or calling the church office at 978-774-3163.

“UNFINISHED: A CELEBRATION OF SINGERS & SONGWRITERS GONE TOO SOON.” Saturday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Voices of Hope, a local organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research through music and dance, presents its fifth annual gala concert paying tribute to singers and songwriters who have died from cancer. Proceeds benefit the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at Mass General Hospital. Tickets, $35 to $75. Reception and auction at 7 p.m., followed by 8 p.m. performance. Missy Padoll, 617-750-0729.

Music, performance

ONIONTOWN COMMUNITY VARIETY SHOW. Friday, Sept. 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Cabaret style program features community talent in music, comedy and show pieces. Open mike for walk-in performers as time allows. Refreshments available. $5 admission for non-performers. Sponsored by the Danvers Historical Society. To perform, contact Dan Tremblay at 978-777-2711.

ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Texas singer and songwriter Slaid Cleaves will kick off the 2013 concert season; Putnam Smith opens the show. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Tickets and details at or 781-631-8987.

“THE SUNNY SKIES OF ITALY.” Tuesday, Sept. 10, 12:30 p.m., Peabody Senior Center, 79 Central St., Peabody. “The Sunny Skies of Italy” with soprano Ruth Harcovitz. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by the free concert at 12:30 p.m. $2.25 suggested donation. For details and reservations, call the senior center at 978-531-2254.


IPSWICH DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURE. Saturday, Sept. 7, gates open at 7 p.m., Crane Beach, 310 Argilla Road, Ipswich town lot. Ipswich Recreation & Culture presents “Field of Dreams” at 7:30 p.m. and “The Perfect Storm” at 9:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $20 per carload, $5 walk-in. Bring lawn chair to sit up front. IHS Interact will be selling concession. Weather cancelation will be posted on Ipswich Recreation & Culture Facebook Page. Rain date Sept. 14. For information, call Kerri Bates at 978-375-0324.


HARVEST FESTIVAL. Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. Features kid-friendly events, obstacle course, hay rides, games, food, face painting, live music by The Dixie Cookbooks, and more. Free; open to the public. or 978-468-2277.

LATE SUMMER ICE CREAM PADDLE. Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 6 and older. Paddle the Ipswich River with family in a canoe. Stop along the way for ice cream. Basic canoeing instruction and all equipment provided. $16/adults, $14/children, discounts available for Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.

PEABODY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. Sunday, Sept. 8, festivities begin at 10:45 a.m. in Peabody Square. The city of Peabody celebrates its ethnic heritage with more than 60 booths featuring ethnic foods and entertainment on three stages: Peabody Square, Upper Lowell and Leather City Common. Art by local artists on display in the International Festival Galleria. Games and entertainment for children on Leather City Common. Rain date, Sept. 22.

WELCOME BACK TEA. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m., Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. The General Israel Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will greet members, guests, and the general public at a “Welcome Back Tea.” High school student Andrew Mulholland, president of the Judge Samuel Holten Society of the Children of the American Revolution, will present a short program on “Bees” as part of the opening celebration.

SQUARE DANCING. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 to 9:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, corner of Holten and Cherry streets, Danvers. Free night of dancing and homemade soups. Classes continue each Wednesday from 7 to 8:15 p.m. for 15 weeks at $65 per person for the 15-week session. Sponsored by the Riverside Squares. 978-468-2004, or

History, tours

LIFE ON A SALTWATER FARM. Paine House Tours for 17th-Century Saturdays, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Greenwood Farm, Jeffrey’s Neck Road, Ipswich. Tour the 1694 Paine House at Greenwood Farm, the site of 250 years of family farming. Explore trails through the pastureland and salt marsh; open daily, sunrise to sunset. $8 adults, free for children 12 and under and Trustees members. 978-356-4351, ext. 4049, or

WHIPPLE HOUSE TOURS. For 17th-Century Saturdays, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Tour the 1677 Whipple House and see the authentic reproduction of the 1657 Knight House. $7/nonmembers, free/members.

GEDNEY HOUSE TOURS. For 17th-Century Saturdays, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gedney House Museum, 21 High St., Salem. Tours leave on the hour for an architectural masterpiece that spans four centuries of construction and social history. Free for Historic New England members and Salem residents, $5/adults. Space is limited. 978-744-0440 or

CLAFLIN-GERRISH-RICHARDS HOUSE TOURS. For 17th-Century Saturdays, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Tour Wenham Museum’s 17th-century Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House and discover how New England families lived from the first period to the Victorian era. Nonmember admission, $8/adults, $6/children. 978-468-2377;

SUNSET SIDEWALK HISTORY WALK. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m., departs from the corner of Cabot Street and Broadway, Beverly. A sunset sidewalk history walk along Broadway, Beverly’s “showplace” 19th century downtown street. Although their uses have changed, 18 former mansions of prominent men and women still stand on Broadway. Sponsored by the Beverly Historical Society and narrated by local historian and author Ed Brown. $5 suggested donation per person to benefit the society; free/children and society members. B.H.S., 978-922-1186.


DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, Sept. 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “The Marriage Plot” by Jeffrey Eugenides. New members welcome; no registration needed. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; ask reference staff for availability of alternate formats. 978-921-6062 or

TEEN THINK TANK MEETING. Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The library’s teen advisory board for patrons ages 11 to 17 improves the programs and services designed specifically for teens. Collaboration includes selecting books, music and movies for the young adult section; brainstorming and creating programs and special events for young adults; and helping with the library’s teen space and web page. Kim Claire, young adult librarian, at 978-468-5577, ext. 14, or

NEW BOOK DISCUSSION. Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. Dickens North of Boston will kick off this year’s featured discussion book, “A Tale of Two Cities.” New members welcome; annual fee is $15. Plans for third Christmas with Dickens will also be discussed, and apricot tart will be served. 978-979-0574,

SALEM ATHENEUM BOOK SALE. Members’ Preview on Friday, Sept. 6, 6 to 8 p.m., followed by the regular book sale on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 8, noon to 2 p.m., at 337 Essex St., Salem. For information call 978-744-2540.

MYSTERY MAYHEM BOOK GROUP. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Attendees can discuss what mystery and suspense books they’re reading. This month’s topic is “Death in Venice, and other travel hot spots.” Pick up a flier at the library with suggested book titles and authors. There will also be a chance to solve a mystery. Light refreshments served.

LITERARY CAFE. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Coffee, tea and philosophy for adults. 978-774-8132.

AUTHORS PRESENT BOOK. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. Authors Dr. Amanda V. French and Dana Rousmaniere will discuss their book “The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion,” a photo-filled guide that presents balanced and comprehensive perspectives on all aspects of delivery in present day. A question-and-answer time and book signing will follow the presentation. Call the library, 781-596-8867, to reserve a seat.

AUTHOR VISIT. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Author Barbara Kent Lawrence will talk about her first novel, “Islands of Time,” the themes in the book, and the process of writing. Free.

Lectures & workshops

SUSTAINABLE LAWN CARE BASICS AND COMPOST TEA WORKSHOP. Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 572 Essex St., Beverly. Featuring Javier Gil, an accredited organic land care professional. Change a few traditional lawn care habits to transform a lawn into a thriving green landscape, chemical free. Learn about the benefits of compost tea. Meet indoors in the yellow farmhouse. Leave with practical tips and techniques to start right away. Pre-register at or email Members $10, nonmembers $15, space is limited. 978-921-1944 ext. 1825.

BROWN BAG LUNCH. Monday, Sept. 9, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Museum weekend manager Bob Purzycki discusses his recent trip to China and Vietnam. Free to Ipswich seniors.

“UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF FLOWER ARRANGING.” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. A talk by garden club mystery writer Neal Sanders and, in celebration of their 80th anniversary, a demonstration of flower arranging by members of the Arrangers of Marblehead garden club. “Gardens: Cultivated and Wild,” an exhibit of hand-painted, and black and white photographs by artist Gail Giarrusso, will also be on display in the library’s Virginia A. Carten Gallery. Free. Light refreshments served. Call 781-631-1481 for more information.

BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. A one-hour presentation that covers how to get started, watch live auctions and place bids, create listings, price items, ship products and ensure smooth transactions. Register at or 978-774-0554.

“THE MANY USES OF HYPNOSIS.” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Room, 25 North Main St., Ipswich. The Friends of the Library will sponsor a presentation by Georgeanne Richards and Karen Ferris, certified clinical hypnotherapists and co-founders of True North Hypnosis. Richards and Ferris will explain how and why hypnosis works and its benefits in modern use. A short hypnosis session for general well-being will follow the power point presentation. 978-356-6648.

Arts and crafts

TRIMPIN: “I’VE JUST BEGUN TO TELL YOU.” Opening reception for Trimpin’s work on Thursday, Sept. 5, 6 to 9 p.m., at 17 Cox, 17 Cox Court, Beverly. The artist solely known as Trimpin was born in Germany in 1921 and one of his many artistic achievements includes being a Guggenheim Fellow and a MacArthur “Genius.” Trimpin’s work is featured in “I’ve Just Begun to Tell You,” an exhibit that explores how people relate to sound both internally and externally. On view through Thursday, Oct. 3.

STUDIO DISCOVERY: PAPER PULP SCULPTURES. Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum Atrium, East India Square, Salem. Join an artist from the Boston Paper Collective as she shows how to transform a piece of paper into a new 3-D work of art. Free with museum admission. or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

“MY HEART” EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Sunday, Sept. 8, noon to 2 p.m., Stetson Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. The gallery reopens for the season with “My HeART,” an exhibit of new works by Marblehead artist Holly Aloha Jaynes. Exhibit consists primarily of collages depicting subjects of value and interest to the artist. or

STORY TRAILS: MOOSE ON THE LOOSE. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Read “This Moose Belongs to Me,” then create a painting inspired by Oliver Jeffers’ illustrations. For children ages 5 to 8 with adult. Purchase tickets on day of program. Meet at information desk. or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

FLYING HORSE OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Sunday, Sept. 8, 3 p.m., Pingree School, 537 Highland St., South Hamilton. Reception with artists of the Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, which features 30 sculptures displayed on the grounds of Pingree School. Free; open to the public seven days a week during daylight hours., 978-468-4415.

“BEHIND THE NAME” RECEPTION. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4 to 6 p.m., Hall Library Archive & Museum Gallery, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Endicott College’s Archives & Museum presents “Behind The Name,” an exhibit that introduces the individuals behind the names of the buildings on campus. Exhibit includes objects, photographs, and paper ephemera. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. On view through Dec. 18. Barbara Broudo, 978-232-2257.

PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: BAHAR YURUKOGLU. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Artist talk by Bahar Yurukoglu whose work features a combination of photography, sculpture and moving image in indoor and outdoor installations. Yurukoglu’s exhibit, “Melting North,” is on view in Montserrat’s 301 Gallery through Sept. 21. Public welcome., 978-867-9624,

CUBAN POLITICAL POSTERS EXHIBIT. On view through Sept. 29 at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. An international labor poster exhibit from the collection of Stephen Lewis. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK. On view through Sept. 18 at Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly. Exhibit features original artwork by Alan Bull, an artist, teacher and illustrator based in Newburyport. Public viewing during regular banking hours.

PAINTING EXHIBIT. On view throughout September at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Oil, pastel and acrylic paintings by local artist Laura Elkins Stover will be on view. Stover is best known for her still-life paintings, portraits and paintings of animals. The exhibit will be open for viewing before and after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, or by appointment at 978-774-7582.