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April 3, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

Good causes

MANN EVENT. Friday, April 4, 7 to 11 p.m., Victoria Station, 86 Wharf St., Salem. The 19th annual Mann Event Horace Mann Laboratory School Fundraiser features a buffet dinner, raffles, silent auction and wine pull. Proceeds help fund field trips and additional school enrichment programs. Adult-only event. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information, visit and click on the Mann Event in the school calendar.

GOSPEL/JAZZ BRUNCH. Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Angelica’s Restaurant, 49 S. Main St., Middleton. Building Bridges Through Music Inc. celebrates 14 years of unity through music at the 11th annual Gospel/Jazz Brunch. The event includes food and music, featuring John DiTomaso & Friends with vocalist Tony Gallo of the Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir; Voices for Change, a youth vocal ensemble; and Nzuri Kusonga Roho, an African dance ensemble. The scholarship and community service recognition awards will be presented. Tickets cost $50 per adult, and proceeds benefit Building Bridges Through Music’s “Educate, Engage, Empower” Integrative Arts programs. To purchase tickets, visit or contact Virginia Makkers at 781-479-8327.

SENIOR CLASS SPAGHETTI SUPPER. Saturday, April 5, 6 p.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St., Peabody. Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Senior Class Spaghetti Supper features homemade desserts, live and silent auctions. Doors open at 6 p.m. Event proceeds help defray the costs of senior week activities. To reserve a table or purchase tickets, call 978-536-4500.

MCC BEACH PARTY FUNDRAISER. Saturday, April 5, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Summer Season Kickoff Beach Party to benefit the Marblehead Counseling Center. Music and dancing to ’60s rock music, limbo, hula hoop, dance contests, barbecue, cash Tiki bar and silent auction. $40/person.

“FUN-RAISER DANCE.” Saturday, April 5, 7 to 11 p.m., Moose Family Center Lodge No. 218, 50 Grove St., Salem. The Lightning Boltas will spin danceable tunes from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and beyond. Cash bar and pub menu available. Try winning the 50-50 raffle. $10/ticket, available for purchase from Moose Family Center Lodge officers and bartenders; the Mack Park Neighborhood Association,; or RoseMary, 978-745-3281. Proceeds support the Moose Family Center Lodge No. 218 and the Mack Park Neighborhood Association.

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