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August 17, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18

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Saturday, Aug. 17

Need a car wash? Choose from two different car wash sites, one of which is hosted by the Danvers High School Falcon Band and Parents for Music Excellence, Inc., and the other by the Salem High School Marching Band. Danvers Falcon Band's event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Firestone Tire & Service parking lot (159 Endicott St., Danvers) and all of the monies raised will benefit the band's programs. The cost is $5 per car. Details are available at Salem Marching Band's car wash takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school's parking lot (77 Willson St., Salem), and proceeds from the event will benefit the band's annual band camp, instrument repairs, and the upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The work of one of literature's most beloved poets and playwrights will come alive at 5:30 p.m. on the First Church of Ipswich's lawn at 1 Meetinghouse Green in Ipswich. The Actors Company will perform a streamlined version of one of Shakespeare’s plays with original language narrated by the nine-player cast, and minimal props, costumes and scenery. Everyone is welcome to attend the free performance. For more information, call 978-273-2586.

Steez Magazine, an international snow, skate and culture quarterly, is celebrating the release of its 28th issue by hosting a party at 17 Cox Gallery. The event starts at 4 p.m. and includes an outdoor art show, a live graffiti/street art wall, food, beverages, music, giveaways and a mini ramp for skating. Everyone is welcome to attend. The gallery is located at 17 Cox St. in Beverly. For more information, visit

Sunday, Aug. 18

St. Michael’s Society of Peabody is hosting its annual Polish Picnic today starting at noon with a Polka Mass featuring music by the Eastern Sounds Orchestra, followed by a picnic of Polish food and dessert, along with traditional picnic fare, dancing and children’s activities, including the “Moonwalk,” games and a visit from JUJU the Clown. Popcorn will be available for children. The main raffle will be drawn at 5 p.m. All activities will be held rain or shine at 15 Endicott St. in Peabody. Parking is available at St. Joseph’s Church, Farnham Park and at the corner Citgo Gas Station.

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