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December 13, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

Good causes

SECOND ANNUAL COMEDY NIGHT. Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Swampscott High School auditorium, 200 Essex St. The Swampscott High Class of 2015 hosts to benefit the class. Event includes baked goods and raffles, master of ceremony Will Noonan, special guest Dan Crohn, and headliner Mike Whitman, the semifinalist of the 2008 Boston Comedy Festival. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Suitable for attendees ages 13 and older.

“STUFF A CRUISER” DAY. Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hamilton Police Department, 265 Bay Road. Donations of unwrapped gifts will be collected for Children’s Hospital Boston. Santa Claus will also meet kids and hand out candy canes. 978-468-1212.

“PAWS WITH CLAWS.” Pets can get their photos taken with “Santa Claws” on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Danvers PetSmart, 104 Andover St. Photos with Santa support homeless animals. Pet parents receive one 4-by-6-inch photograph in a holiday collector frame for $9.95 with savings card. For every photo package, PetSmart will donate $5 to PAWS Wakefield. 781-246-6111, or

ETHICAL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING. Saturday, Dec. 15, and Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 to 4 p.m., parking lot across from National Grand Bank, 91 Pleasant St., Marblehead. For used electronics (almost anything with a battery or plug); hazardous materials of any kind will not be accepted. Incoming materials will be weighed, and attendees will be charged $1 per pound, payable by cash or check. Fees will be discounted if participant donates canned food; other special discounts also apply. Rain, snow or shine. 617-233-4120 or

FILL A POLICE CAR. Sunday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stop & Shop, 301 Newbury St., Danvers. Stop & Shop and the Danvers Police Department will work to fill a police vehicle with groceries for the Danvers Food Bank. 978-762-4444.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH CHRISTMAS DINNER. Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean St., Beverly. For anyone in need. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free. To volunteer, donate warm clothing or provide musical entertainment, contact 978-948-3720 or

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