, Salem, MA

July 26, 2013

Best Bets for Friday, July 26

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

What better way for families to spend the morning than exploring big trucks and eating hot dogs? That's exactly what you'll find at the Ipswich Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library's Vehicle Day and Hot Dog Picnic, from 10 a.m. to noon at Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. For details and to register, call 978-356-6648. Afterward, check out the first day of the annual Olde Ipswich Days Arts and Crafts Fair on South Village Green, Route 1A, Ipswich, where more than 60 juried art and craft exhibitors will show their handmade work from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free at the fair, which also features food and entertainment.

Salem resident and short story writer Trent England continues the Salem Athenaeum's Summer Salon Series, as he presents readings from his play “Our Home in the Country" at 5:30 p.m. Tickets and reservations are not necessary for the event, which takes place at the Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. For more information, visit, call 978-744-2540 or email

Sit back and enjoy the stars tonight from 8 to 10 at Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot St., Beverly. The evening of stargazing, for adults and grade school students, is sponsored by Cape Ann Waldorf School and is free to attend. For more information, visit or call 978-927-1936.