, Salem, MA


April 25, 2014

Best Bets for Friday, April 25

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

Join Ipswich River Sanctuary Director Carol Decker for a walk through the forests and wetlands of the 165-acre Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Wenham as part of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary’s series of free bird walks. The walk runs from 9 to 10:30 p.m. While there, participants will look for the return of pine and palm warblers and listen for ruby-crowned kinglets and eastern phoebes. At the pond, search for lingering ducks and maybe even see an early vireo. For more information, contact Susan Baeslack at 978-887-9264, ext. 7707, or

Get “first dibs” on items for sale in Wenham Museum’s annual Attic Treasures Sale, a vintage, boutique and resale event that raises funds to support the museum’s mission. Today's preview event, from 6 to 8 p.m., includes a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and a relaxed shopping experience at the museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. There is a $10 donation requested at the door. The sale continues April 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the museum's website or call 978-468-2377.

Jim McAllister of Derby Square Tours will present "Life & Death at Sea: Salem Ships Out," a look at the harsher side of Salem’s glamorous and lucrative maritime trade industry, at 7:30 p.m. at Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. This program, sponsored by Topsfield Historical Society, includes tales of cannibals, pirates, disease and mutineers. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the talk. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, visit the Historical Society's website.

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