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September 30, 2013

Best Bets for Monday, Sept. 30

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Join Swiss Master Chef Brendan Cronin as he discusses his global journey of gastronomic delight as described in his book, “Cheffin’: From Potatoes to Caviar.” Cronin is the operations manager and assistant professor at Endicott's School of Hospitality Management, and he is the only Irish chef to attain the prestigious Swiss culinary title of Chef de Cuisine Diplomé. He will be speaking as part of Beverly Public Library's Monday Mornings lecture series from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Following his talk, Cronin will sign and sell copies of his book. Light refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. The library, located at 32 Essex St. in Beverly, is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 978-921-6062, or email

Have two left feet? Find your bearings at a Hip-Hop Master Class with Sean Bjerke at 11 a.m. The class meets in the Dance Studio at Salem State University's O'Keefe Sports Complex, located at 225 Canal St. in Salem. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 978-542-7890 or visit

Anthony M. Amore, the author of “Stealing Rembrandts” and “The Gardner Heist,” and head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, will present a lecture on art crime from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Flint Public Library, 1 South Main St. in Middleton. Amore is heading the museum’s own investigation into the infamous theft of 13 priceless works of art from Gardner — the largest property theft in world history. For more information about the presentation, visit or call 978-774-8132.

Jazz up your Monday with classic and original jazz standards performed by members of Salem State University's music faculty. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in SSU's Recital Hall at 71 Loring Ave. in Salem. Admission is a suggested $10 donation, which benefits the John Finnegan Scholarship for music majors. For more information, call 978-542-7890, or visit

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