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April 25, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


EARTH DAY ZERO WASTE WEEKEND. Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Danvers High School parking lot, 60 Cabot Road. The Danvers Department of Public Works presents a two-day event for Danvers residents to recycle a variety of items not collected by curbside pickup. Residents may bring bagged clothing, shoes, purses, linens, stuffed animals and small toys for Big Brother Big Sister; electronics for XTechnology Global; books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, audiobooks and records for Got Books?; confidential papers for shredding by JRM; and redeemable bottles and cans, collected by Cub Scout Pack 16. Rain barrels and compost bins will be available for purchase. The Danvers Bi-Peds will also be volunteering. or 978-777-0001, ext. 3011.

EARTH DAY WALK SERIES: “QUARRIES & SHANTY TOWNS OF BEVERLY COMMONS.” Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m., Beverly Commons. Learn about the geological and human history of the “Woods Egypt” section of Beverly Commons. Discover a shantytown and hillside quarries from the early 20th century. Walk led by Ed Myskowski, consulting geologist for the Peabody Essex Museum, and Nancy Coffey, Open Space and Recreation Committee member and leader of the Beverly Farms History Project. Wear long pants and comfortable shoes. Park and gather at end of Greenwood Avenue at Stone Ridge Road; do not block gate. Sponsored by the Beverly Open Space and Recreation Committee.

“BRANCHING OUT FOR WILDLIFE” EARTH DAY EVENT. Saturday, April 27, 1 to 3 p.m., Camp Fire North Shore, 2 Cain Road, Salem. Camp Fire will host an Earth Day Celebration and Garden Party; families, students, campers and friends of Camp Fire North Shore and Camp Fire North Shore Board of Directors will plant trees and build a camp garden in celebration of Earth Day and as part of the “Branching Out for Wildlife” initiative, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. Participating children receive an owl patch. Festivities include self-guided hikes, arts and crafts, face-painting and prizes. Volunteers will plant and set up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; families welcome from 1 to 3 p.m.

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