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November 15, 2013

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The Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell of First Church Unitarian in Salem presents a historical and environmental perspective on wind power in the U.S. and local efforts to use this resource. Barz-Snell is a member of the Renewable Energy Task Force and is on the board of directors of the Salem Alliance for the Environment. His talk begins at 10 a.m. at the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. All are welcome. Donations are appreciated from nonmembers who attend. For more information, call 978-744-0804 or visit www.explorerslli.org.

Endicott College’s Fridays in the Rose will feature Quartet For-Te today at noon in the college's Rose Performance Hall of the Manninen Center for the Arts. Quartet For-Te is an ensemble that explores a diverse range of repertoire spanning from classical to contemporary and beyond. Admission is free and open to the public and includes a light appetizer following the performance. Endicott College is at 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reserve your space at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or by calling 978-998-7700.

"The Prodigal Son," a cantana based on Luke 15, will be performed tonight as a benefit for student scholarships at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Written by Karen Green and conducted by Steven James Weibley, the musical is based on the biblical story of loss and redemption and features selected choirs, the Jubilate Singers and an instrumental ensemble. The performance is hosted by the Women’s Council of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Admission is free, but donations will be collected. "The Prodigal Son" will be performed at 8 p.m. at Kaiser Chapel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St., Hamilton. For more information, contact Karen Green at karengreen1@gmail.com.

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  • North Shore religion news in brief Congregation Shirat Hayam is offering a free, five-week Hebrew Reading Crash Course on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 2 through Oct. 7, at the synagogue, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. Led by Nancy Miller, the course is open to the community and is

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  • North Shore religion calendar Wednesday, July 30 Book Club, 7 p.m., Aviv Centers for Living, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Women of all ages are invited to a free book group with conversations about Jewish identity. Group will discuss "The Harem Midwife" by Roberta Rich. RSVP to Sh

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  • Dear Abby: Teen is looking for direction after high school graduation Dear Abby: I am an 18-year-old high school senior who is scared about what's going to happen after graduation. For the past three years I have known exactly where I'll be and what I will be doing in the general sense. Now that I have one more year to

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  • macaws Vet Connection: Pet birds need training, social interaction and time out of the cage People are fascinated with the big colorful birds on display at Animal Kingdom and wild bird sanctuaries. It's always fascinating to see someone walking down the street with a big-beaked bird on his or her shoulder as a companion. We are all drawn to

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  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

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  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

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  • Friday's Best Bets Best Bets for Friday, July 25

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  • Dear Abby: Tyke becomes a terror when mom takes back her cellphone Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushe

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  • misselwood_2 Rare, classic cars make an appearance at annual Endicott College show

    The original Concours d'Elegance was a fashion show on wheels. "It did start in 17th century France, where some of the aristocracy wanted to show off the fashions they were wearing," said Patrick Cornellison, chairman of the event. "Mainly women woul

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