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July 13, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Saturday, July 13

Celebrate the service of American veterans during an exploration of historic Army life at Military History Day, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Hear patriotic songs sung by strolling singers, read letters penned home by Civil War and World War II soldiers, and explore artifacts and antique military vehicles with veterans and re-enactors. Also, author and WWII veteran John Katsaros will share stories in a morning lecture and sign copies of his book. Admission is free for active-duty and veterans with ID, $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 16 and under. For more information, call 978-468-2377 or visit

Members of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich present the annual Greek Festival and clambake, featuring authentic Greek food, homemade pastries, live music by Enosis beginning at 4 p.m., Greek and American dancing, activities for children, and fun for the entire family. The festival takes place from 1 to 11 p.m. at the Hellenic Center, 117 County Road, Ipswich. Admission is $5,  free for children under 12, and is valid for Sunday's festival events as well. Ample free parking is available on site.

Beverly Main Streets' new free street party, THE BLOCK, kicks off tonight from 5:30 to 9:30 on Cabot Street. A block will be closed for guests to walk around, meet up with friends, listen to live music and enjoy street food. Beer and wine will be sold at DRINK, a pop-up street bar located in the middle of the festivities. Live performances feature Caspian and special guests Marika Whitaker, World’s Quietest Band and That’s Magic!. For more information, call 978-922-8558 or visit

Sunday, July 14

If you missed it yesterday, be sure to take part in Salem Garden Club's 2013 Garden Stroll, today from noon to 4 p.m. The stroll tours the gardens in the Salem Common neighborhood, some of which will feature musicians and en plein air artists. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the common on the day of the stroll. Proceeds benefit the garden club. For more information, visit

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