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May 9, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

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FUNDRAISING DANCE. Friday, May 10, 7 p.m. to midnight, Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly. For The One Fund Boston. Tickets cost $20 at the door or $15 in advance. Advance tickets can be purchased by emailing

COAST OF HOPE “WALK ‘CAUSE YOU BELIEVE!” Saturday, May 11, 7:15 a.m., Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. The family-friendly 5K and 2K walk, hosted by Bright Happy Power and The Trustees of Reservations, kicks off with Bright Happy Power’s annual origami paper crane drop. Individuals, families and teams are invited to participate and raise funds for a charitable cause of their choice. Same-day registration opens at 7:15 a.m. at the casino on the Crane Estate, followed by the walk at 8 a.m. Routes include 5K and 2K paved/unpaved paths out to Steep Hill Beach, and a 2K paved route for those with strollers or wheelchairs. Walk starts and ends at the casino. Food, beverages and activities available after the walk. $15/person, $40/family.

CLASSES FOR THE ONE FUND BOSTON. Saturday, May 11, at 7:30, 7:45, 8:30, 8:45, 9:30 and 9:45 a.m., barre n9ne, 9 Page St., Danvers. barre n9ne will hold fitness classes. All classes are free, however, a $15 donation per class is suggested. All proceeds go to The One Fund and barre n9ne will match all donations up to $3,000. Each person who makes a donation will be entered into the raffle drawing. Attendees are encouraged to wear yellow and blue to show support.

ZUMBAFEST. Saturday, May 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department, 16 Union St., South Hamilton. African Development through Drum and Dance’s Salem CultureFest kick-off fundraiser presents a Zumba dance session from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Vendors, refreshments, activities and raffles for participants and guests before and after the session until 4 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. $20 to participate. Proceeds go toward Salem CultureFest, which raises money to support an ongoing project of educational development in Senegal, the distribution of medical supplies to areas in West Africa, and to support a local charitable organization.

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