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Saturday, June 14
Plant a little bit of old Ipswich in your garden, as the Ipswich Museum holds its annual Old Rose Sale. The sale, which takes place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the Whipple House lawn, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich, features plants from the house's Old Rose Gardens. The varieties date back to 1864 and older, and many are originally from Ipswich residents' gardents. Plants cost $25 each. For more information, visit the museum's website.
Arts Fest Beverly is back, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Cabot Street in downtown Beverly. The outdoor festival features more than 100 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids activities, art-on-the-spot creations, an outdoor food court and more. All are welcome to this free event, which takes place rain or shine. For more information, call Beverly Main Streets, 978-922-8558 or visit the organization's website.
Have a berry nice day at the annual Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Topsfield Common. Enjoy live music, games, crafts, artisans and fresh strawberries with whipped cream and piles of shortcakes. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit the Topsfield Historical Society's website or call 978-887-9789.
Sunday, June 15
St. John’s Episcopal Church's Concert Series features Bob Milne, a ragtime pianist whose musical entertainment includes humorous lecture, narrative and stories, at 4 p.m. at the church, 705 Hale St., Beverly. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. A reception with Milne follows the concert. For more information, call 978-927-0229.
The 2014 Sundays in Patton Park summer concert series kicks off with a Father’s Day family concert featuring The Music Man (Brian Doser) and friends. This free outdoor musical concert takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Patton Park, on Route 1A in Hamilton. For more information, visit the concert series' website.