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July 15, 2013

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Take part in an exploration of the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park with instructors Joan McDuff, Susan McMullen and Laurie Hark from 9:30 to 11 a.m. as part of the Marblehead Meanderings program. Today's program, geared toward families and children ages 4 to 12, invites participants to look at at crabs, sea stars, and other seashore creatures that have adapted to survive a changing environment at Chandler Hovey Park, at the end of Follett Street, off Ocean Avenue on Marblehead Neck. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for children (member discounts available. Register at 978-887-9264.

Kevin Beckwith, Salem State University economics professor, kicks off the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute's summer inter-session lecture series with a discussion on the causes and consequences of growing inequality between rich and poor in America, and what it means for the country. Join the converation at 10 a.m. at the institute, 10 Federal St., Salem. For more information, call 978-744-0804 or visit www.explorerslli.org.

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