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February 5, 2014

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Cantemus invites experienced tenors, baritones and basses to audition to join the chamber chorus. Music Director Jane Ring Frank will audition prospective new members on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Miles River Middle School, 787 Bay Road, Route 1A, Hamilton, where the chorus rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Cantemus’ spring concerts are set for April 26 and 27. For more information about the chorus and auditions, visit To make an audition appointment, singers should email

The 15th annual Scrabble Tournament to raise money for the St. Vincent de Paul Society begins Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m., at St. John’s lower church hall, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. Contestants will play two rounds of Scrabble with the championship round to follow. Community members may sponsor individuals with per-point pledges to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society, or simply make a donation. The Society assists those in need of food or other assistance. Winners will receive Scrabble-related prizes. To play, registration is $10 per person and includes lunch. Non-registered players may purchase a lunch for a fee. To participate or to make a donation, contact Marie O’Brien at 978-531-2896, or Betty Armstrong at 978-532-1748.

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Concert Choir presents its Hearts & Flowers Cabaret from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School cafeteria, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton. The event is a fundraiser for the school’s music program and chorus trip to Washington, D.C. in April. The event features a three-course hors d’oeuvres meal combined with cabaret-style vocal and instrumental music performed by the high school’s Concert Choir, Harmony, Dell Belles, Kings of the Beach and individual performers. All are welcome to attend. Tickets, which are available at the door, cost $25 per adult and $15 per child under 10. For more information, email or call 978-998-5279.

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