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November 4, 2013

Best Bets for Monday, Nov. 4

The Salem News

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Highland Dental Group in Salem is holding its fifth annual CA$H for Candy event today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 100 Highland Ave., Suite 103, Salem. Children can bring their candy to the office where they will receive $1 for each pound of candy donated. The candy, along with toothbrushes, will be sent to troops serving overseas. For every child who attends, Highland Dental Group will donate $5 to The Boys and Girls Club of Salem. For more information, contact Katie Gonzalez at 978-740-5135.

The next speaker in Beverly Public Library's Monday Mornings lecture series is North Shore Medical Center cardiologist Michael S. Katcher, presenting “When Your Heart Skips a Beat” at 9:30 this morning. Dr. Katcher will address issues related to an irregular heartbeat and other questions related to heart rhythm disturbances. Board-certified in electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, Dr. Katcher's clinical interests include pacemakers, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease. The event begins at 9 a.m., followed by the program from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the Sohier Room at 32 Essex St., Beverly. All are welcome to attend the free lecture. For more information, call 978-921-6062, or email

Navarasa Dance Theater will perform a wide repertoire of solo and group works in classical and contemporary dance and theater, at 11 a.m. in the Recital Hall at Salem State University, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Inspired by Indian classical and folk dance forms, theater, world music, Indian martial arts, aerial dance, yoga, live singing and storytelling, Navarasa’s work is a dynamic and original style of dance theater. As part of its two-day residency at the university, Navarasa Dance Theater will present a lecture demonstration on Indian classical dance from 8 to 9:15 a.m.; a Bharatanatyam class from 1:10 to 2:50 p.m.; and a Bollywood class from 3 to 4:40 p.m. today, in the dance studio at the O'Keefe Sports Complex. The performance and classes are free and open to the public. Visit for additional information.