, Salem, MA

June 29, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out The Salem News' Best Bets:

Saturday, June 29

Indulge in an all-you-can-eat community pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., at the Masonic Hall on 20 Washington St. in Beverly. The menu includes blueberry and plain pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and all the fixings. Admission is a $5 suggested donation for adults and $3 for children, with all proceeds benefiting the Mason's charitable initiatives. For more information, contact George Haile at 978-807-4150.

Peruse the bargains on Christmas items, clothing, home furnishings and more at Our Lady of Fatima Church's yard sale, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church's air-conditioned hall at 50 Walsh Ave. in Peabody. Bargain-hunters can also satisfy their taste buds with Portuguese food, which will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will help defray the costs of church repairs. For more information, call 978-532-0272.

Fly on gossamer wings and wave faery wands at the Wenham Museum's second annual Faery Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy tea, listen to enchanting tales, build tiny houses, and have a professional photograph taken by Underwood Photography. Children may wear their own costume or choose to borrow one of the museum’s. The festival is included in the regular museum admission fee of $8 for adults and $6 for children up to 18; museum members are admitted for free. Pay for admission in advance at, or by calling 978-468-2377. The museum is located at 132 Main St. in Wenham. In case of rain, the festival will be moved to Sunday, June 30.

Celebrate the recent current events with North Shore Pride at the second annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival. The parade starts at noon at the Post Office on Margin Street and travels to Norman Street, down New Derby Street to Derby Street, then to Hawthorne Boulevard and ending at the Salem Common for the Pride Festival. The festival runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and features entertainment and several vendors. At 5 p.m., everyone is invited to the official North Shore Pride After Party at Murphy's Pub, 300 Derby St., Salem, for dancing and more celebration. Admission is free and festivities will take place rain or shine. For more information, visit

Sunday, June 30

Help stray dogs in need at the annual Strays in Need Dog Show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Peabody Institute Library’s lawn at 15 Sylvan St. in Danvers. The event includes games, raffles, a look-alike contest and a fashion parade; prizes will be awarded for several categories. All two-, three- and four-legged animals are invited to attend with their families. All proceeds will benefit the animals helped by Strays in Need, a nonprofit organization that works to rescue stray cats and dogs in the community, provide them with proper medical care, and place them into caring homes. The event is part of the Danvers Family Festival. For more information, visit the festival website at

Everyone is invited to the annual Greek Picnic, hosted by Saint Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church of Peabody, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Winter Island in Salem. The picnic includes delicious homemade Greek cuisine and pastries; live Greek music; a performance of traditional Greek folk dancing by the Children's Dance group; children's games; and other beach-front activities. The event will be held rain or shine and admission is $2 per person. For more information, visit

Machine 475 will fill Peabody Street Park with electronic beats, guitar, vocals, turntables, sitar, violin, theremin, didgeridoo, vocoder, accordion and percussion sounds as part of the Peabody Street Park Concert Series in Salem. The family-friendly concert is free to the public and runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at 15 Peabody St., near Lafayette and Derby streets on the South River Walkway. The concert series is hosted by the city of Salem and Mamadou Diop, leader of the world fusion band Mamadou. Visit for concert details.