Learn how to “deck the halls” with award-winning FTD designer Bert Ford of the Ford Flower Company on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. The Friendly Garden Club of Beverly will host the community event at Cove Community Center, 19 Corning St., Beverly, where Ford will demonstrate how to use unique and fun items to decorate for the holidays. The event includes a holiday boutique, greens baskets, refreshments and raffles. Tickets purchased in advance cost $10 each, or $15 at the door. This program is the Garden Club’s largest fundraiser of the year and supports the club’s scholarship fund, civic funds and the sponsorship of the Children’s Garden at The Trustees of Reservations’ Long Hill property in Beverly. For tickets and details, call 978-578-1822.
- North Shore religion news in brief Temple Beth Shalom and Temple Ner Tamid will celebrate the holiday of Purim on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and concluding with a martini bar and karaoke for adults at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. Festivities i
- Dear Abby: Girl is cruising for a bruising with daredevil antics in car Dear Abby: What can I do about a child I see in an automobile who is hanging out the window when she passes my house? The child is around 4 years old. Today when I saw the little girl, the only parts of her in the car were her lower legs and feet. He
- North Shore religion calendar Saturday, March 8 North American Chorus Association Philharmonic Chorus, 7 p.m., Family Life Center, First Church Congregational, 4 Georgetown Road, Boxford. Sixty Chinese American singers perform traditional music, American folk songs and classical
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- Vet Connection: Flea, tick myths you need to know Anyone who has suffered through an infestation of fleas knows these parasites are programmed for survival. In ideal conditions, fleas can complete their life cycle in just 12 days, adding thousands of new offspring. Understanding how to control this
- Ask Dog Lady: Husband or beloved pet? Who knows the difference? Dear Dog Lady, I have an acquaintance I see from time to time. Whenever we bump into one another, she launches right into the latest medical trials of Louie. For the longest time, I had no clue who Louie was. I thought he was her husband because she
- Book Notes: Author reads ‘Anatomy Lesson’ at Peabody Essex Art will come to life Tuesday night when Nina Siegal reads from her new novel, "The Anatomy Lesson," at Peabody Essex Museum. The book, which is being released that day by her publisher, is based on a painting that made Rembrandt famous. "It's fun, i
- Quick pick Following a 10-year struggle to leave their home in Russia, Anna Shapiro and her family emigrated to the United States in 1988 and have been living in the Boston area ever since. Shapiro, who was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1941, will visit the Beverl
From Bourbon Street to Wallis Street
While waiting for spring, you can warm up to the music of Mardi Gras this weekend. That's because singer Henri Smith, leading a band with fellow New Orleans natives Charles Neville and Amadee Castenell, is bringing the music of Fat Tuesday to the Nor
Body, mind and art
"Live-work," at 17 Cox gallery in Beverly, is a work of art that is also a workout, for both the body and mind. Created by Amy Archambault, who teaches art at Holy Cross, the installation looks like a cross between a jungle gym and an architectural
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