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March 14, 2013

North Shore entertainment calendar


“MUSICKIDZ.” Saturday, March 16, 2 to 3 p.m., Salem Public Library, Children’s Room, 370 Essex St. Salem Jazz and Soul Festival’s March program in its music education series will explore percussion music and include musical storytelling. Free. Program suitable for children in kindergarten through grade five.

“FELTS & FIBERS”: A WOOL FESTIVAL. Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Explore where wool comes from as part of PEM’s ongoing Art Materials and Creative Experiences program. Yarn bombing drop-in art activity, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Atrium; rabbit fur-spinning demonstration, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Atrium; wet felting studio discovery, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bartlett Gallery; “Sheep on a Ship” (Saturday) and “Knit One, Purl One” (Sunday) story time, 11 a.m., East India Marine Hall; “Wallace and Gromit in a Close Shave” screening, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Morse Auditorium; sheep-shearing demonstration, 1 to 3 p.m., Armory Park; Spinning Flax Into Rope gallery spot, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Events included with museum admission.

MAPLE SUGARING TOURS. Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Tour the sanctuary’s sugar bush and learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, observe tapping and sap collection methods, discover how sap becomes syrup in the sugar house, and get a sweet taste of the final product. Rain or shine. Warm up after the tour by the wood stove in the barn, where food, sweets, books, gift items and more are available for purchase. $9/adults, $8/children, free/children under 3. Discounts available for Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.


SALEMRECYCLES BOOK SWAP. Free book swap on Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Senior Center, 5 Broad St., Salem. Recycle unwanted books, greeting cards, CDs, DVDs and videos, and take home a whole new selection of commercial media items, cards and bestselling books. No swap is needed; participants can choose to donate materials, take materials or do both. All books, including textbooks, will be accepted. Items may be dropped off on Friday, March 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. or Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Volunteers will be available to help. For more information, visit

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