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September 19, 2013

Best Bets for Thursday, Sept. 19

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

All are invited to attend the Wenham Museum’s Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Community support contributes to the museum’s mission to protect, preserve and interpret the artifacts of childhood, domestic life and the history and culture of Boston’s North Shore. There will also be music, refreshments and a special announcement by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information, call 978-468-2377.

Katina Makris, author of “Out of The Woods: Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit,” will speak about Lyme disease prevention, diagnostics, treatment options and more in a special talk at Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow, and Makris will also discuss her book. There is a $5 optional donation at the door. For more information, call 978-314-0174 or email

Learn more about the needs and aspirations of homeless young adults in a free screening and panel discussion of "Inocente" at CinemaSalem, 1 East India Square, Salem, tonight at 7:30. The documentary, which won an Academy Award in 2012, tells the story of a 15-year-old homeless girl and her aspirations to become an artist. The Haven Project, a Lynn-based nonprofit that helps equip and empower homeless young adults between the ages of 17 to 24, will host. Seating is limited to those on guest list. To reserve a spot, contact Gini Mazman at or 781-913-5738.

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  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

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  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

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  • Dear Abby: Tyke becomes a terror when mom takes back her cellphone Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushe

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  • misselwood_2 Rare, classic cars make an appearance at annual Endicott College show

    The original Concours d'Elegance was a fashion show on wheels. "It did start in 17th century France, where some of the aristocracy wanted to show off the fashions they were wearing," said Patrick Cornellison, chairman of the event. "Mainly women woul

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  • twenties_3 Ipswich's Castle Hill braces for 1,000 at Roaring '20s Lawn Party

    The latest dance craze started in the 1930s. The Lindy Hop, which first flourished in the ballrooms of Harlem, is expected to draw hundreds of people to a dance floor at the Crane Estate this Sunday. Organized by Boston Swing Central, a dance club in

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  • kallyson North Shore entertainment calendar Good cause YARD SALE TO BENEFIT JIMMY FUND. Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 Anna Drive, Danvers. Family yard sale with all proceeds benefiting the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. WOOSHIE'S WARRIORS FUNDRAISER FOR MS. Sunday, July 27, 10 a.

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  • The reader's eye Name: Erika Torkildsen Hometown: Beverly Description: "I took this at the Salem Common around a park where I noticed a ripped basketball net amid the blue sky. Instead of taking the picture from my original view, I tipped the camera up from under the

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