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May 18, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19

Looking for something to do this weekend? There are several events scheduled on the North Shore. Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

If you're looking for sustainability then head to GreenFest 2013, today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Brown Elementary School. Peabody's third annual event features dozens of educational exhibits by environmentally-focused organizations and institutions, “green” storytelling, recycling arts and crafts, and student-led recycling and garden club tours. Also, for a minimal fee, old electronics and paperwork may be dropped off for recycling; paperwork will be confidentially shred. For a complete list of exhibitors and information, visit www.greenpeabody.org/greenfest or join the GreenPeabody group on Facebook. Brown Elementary School is located at 150 Lynn St. in Peabody.

Historic New England and Historic Salem Inc. present “Colorful Federal Street: Exterior Paint Treatments and the History Behind the Colors,” a colorfully historic walking tour of Salem's Federal Street neighborhood with architectural historian and color specialist Sally Zimmerman, the senior manager of historic preservation services at Historic New England. During the tour, Zimmerman will focus on how paint color and architectural style come together to add value and character to a neighborhood that has some of the oldest houses in Salem. She'll offer simple tips on how to use period color to add curb appeal to an old home. Local historian Hannah Diozzi of Salem Strolls will also accompany the tour and bring the “colorful” history of the neighborhood to life. Visitors are welcome to bring along photos of their homes for a basic color consultation following the tour. Those attending should meet at 9:30 a.m. today, at the corner of North and Federal streets in Salem. The cost is $20 for nonmembers and $5 for Historic New England and Historic Salem Inc. members. Registration is requested at 978-744-0440 or www.historicnewengland.org.

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