, Salem, MA

September 13, 2013

Best Bets for Friday, Sept. 13

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Spend your lunch break basking in the Rose, as Endicott College presents the first event in its occasional concert series, Fridays in the Rose. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Scarcella will kick the series off from noon to 1 p.m. in Endicott's Rose Performance Hall, 376 Hale St., Beverly. A light appetizer lunch will follow the performance. Free. Reserve tickets at or by calling 978-998-7700.

They're little birds with a big following — and tonight you can learn more about hummingbirds and how they survive in such diverse habitats. Expert birder Gina Nichol will share vivid photos of hummingbirds from the United States, Costa Rica and Ecuador from 7:45 to 9 p.m. at the Morse Auditorium in Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Tonight's presentation is free with museum admission and co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club. For those interested, an ECOC business meeting will take place from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, visit or call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.