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September 26, 2013

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Celebrated poet Charles Coe will read from his new collection, “All Sins Forgiven,” today at 4 p.m. as part of the Ibbetson Street Press/Endicott College Visiting Author Series. The series is directed by Endicott College Professor Doug Holder. Today's free reading will take place at the Endicott College Life Sciences Auditorium, 376 Hale St., Beverly. For more information, call 617-710-0163 or visit www.endicott.edu.

Come flirt with disaster. The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts is holding a free Flirting with Disaster event for prospective volunteers from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rockafellas, 231 Essex St., Salem. Red Cross disaster volunteers and staffers will chat, mingle and explain why you should join the organization. No commitments are required; just flirt with the idea. Sign up at http://flirtinginnortheast.eventbrite.com or call 617-274-5232 for more information.

Marblehead Museum will host an opening reception for its newest exhibit, “Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead,” tonight from 6 to 7 at the museum, at 170 Washington St., Marblehead. "Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead" features photographs, illustrations and artifacts portraying the history of Marblehead’s two most important occupations, fishing and shoe-making. The reception is free and open to all. For more information, call 781-631-1768.

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