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October 18, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


Fall festivities

28TH ANNUAL MIDDLETON PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Kickoff on Friday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Fuller Meadow School, 143 S. Main St. Pumpkins and tools available for carving pumpkins for the Jack-O-Lantern Row display on Saturday. Festival continues Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m., Middleton Congregational Church, 68 Maple St., with church’s annual pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m.; entertainment and activities at Howe-Manning School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Flint Public Library annual book sale and Middleton Fire Department’s SAFE trailer, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; costume parade, 5:30 p.m.; hayrides on Haunted Road, Jack-O-Lantern Row, music, apple pie, ice cream and complimentary refreshments from local merchants on Richardson Green, 6 to 9 p.m. Rain date for Saturday evening activities is Sunday, Oct. 21; all other events take place rain or shine.

LADY GAGA’S LITTLE MONSTERS. Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Salem, 13 Hawthorne Blvd. Join members of the Salem State dance program and learn choreography to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Meet at the club, then get all “gag’d” up for a flash mob-style performance on the Salem Common, 18 Washington Square. Event draws participants from age 6 to 60. $12/general, $8/students and seniors. Purchase tickets at 978-542-7890 or

SIXTH ANNUAL HARVEST FEST. Saturday, Oct. 20, session one: 2 to 4:30 p.m.; session two: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square, Salem. North Shore’s largest craft beer, wine and mead festival, presented by Pamplemousse, features wine, mead, craft beer and live music. $25/advance, $30/day of. Tickets available at

CHEF’S OCTOBERFEST ON THE GRAND ALLEE. Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m., Castle Hill on Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Outdoor feast in celebration of the season’s bounty. Executive chef Robert Grant will create a multi-course meal using the finest and freshest local produce served family-style. Food, drink and music. Rain or shine. $75/person. Reserve a spot in advance. 978-356-4351 or

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