, Salem, MA

November 2, 2013

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The Salem News

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The North Shore Alzheimer’s Partnership is hosting the 15th annual Caregiver Connections Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, at 50 Ferncroft Road in Danvers. This year’s conference features WCVB-TV NewsCenter5’s Susan Wornick as keynote speaker and workshops presented by Dr. Buck Woo, director of the Center for Neuropsychology and Memory Disorders; Dr. Mona Sigal, medical director of Nourish Health with Food for Life; and Phyllis DeLaricheliere, regional director of sales at Benchmark Senior Living. The conference includes free care for those with Alzheimer’s, provided by Spectrum Adult Day Health to allow caregivers to attend the workshops; an Alzheimer’s virtual tour, presented by Right At Home; a continental breakfast; several vendor booths offering Alzheimer’s related products and information; and more than 30 raffle prizes. Tickets are available at the door for $10. For more information, visit, or call 978-539-8254.

It's fair season on the North Shore! Visit one or all of these fairs for one-of-a-kind items and more:

Finish off the day with a fall concert by the Gordon Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m., in the A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens. For more information, visit


Attend the free screening of “Bag It,” an award-winning documentary that explores the dependency on plastic and its negative affect on the environment and one’s health. The screening takes place at 10 a.m. at CinemaSalem, 1 East India Square, Salem, followed by a question-and-answer session. The program is presented by Salem Recycles, Salem Sound Coastwatch, SAFE (Salem Alliance for the Environment) and the Beverly Solid Waste Management Committee. The first 50 attendees will receive free coffee. For more information, visit, or email

Watch the Yo-Yo People perform yo-yo tricks at the Wenham Museum, and discover the history behind the yo-yo craze and 50 years of fads in the museum’s Fab Fads exhibit. Performances start at 1 and 2:30 p.m., at 132 Main St. in Wenham. The event is sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets purchased in advance cost $6 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers, or $8 for members and $12 for nonmembers if purchased at the door. For more information, visit, or call 978-468-2377.

Fans of photography and other art won't want to miss the opening of “Vivid Oblivion,” an exhibition of photographic images by Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza, created through a variety of methods ranging from graflex and photogravure to digital SLR and lof-fi consumer cameras. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mingo Gallery, located at 284 Cabot St. in Beverly. Light refreshments will also be served. The exhibit is on view through Nov. 30. For more information, email or call 978-927-5964.