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June 19, 2013

Family Festival offers something for everyone nearly every day

DANVERS — The Danvers Family Festival kicks off its salute to all things summer this Friday evening with a new “Swing into Summer — A Speakeasy” event at the Danversport Yacht Club.

While this salute to the Roaring ’20s is all sold out, there is more than enough for a family to do in the days leading up to the July 3 Danvers Fireworks Festival in Plains Park, which is behind Holten Richmond Middle School on Conant Street.

New security measures in place for the fireworks ban coolers and bags and limit access to the park, which opens to the public at 4 p.m. A stage show will start at 6 p.m., the winner of the 50/50 raffle will be announced at 9:15 p.m., and the fireworks light up the sky at 9:30 p.m.

First up, today from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Danvers Library on Sylvan Street will sponsor its Danvers Memories Roadshow that uses family photos to document Danvers history.

This weekend, you can catch the North Shore Radio Association field day at Endicott Park, while book lovers can head to the Danvers Library from Saturday to July 6 for the annual book sale.

Also on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., truck lovers of all ages can head to Liberty Tree Mall’s back parking lot for a Touch a Truck event. The Danvers Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo takes place Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Great Oak Elementary School parking lot. New to Family Festival this year, Connors Farm on Valley Road is holding a Strawberry Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead living history museum on Pine Street, which opens for the season Saturday, will turn back the clock with a 1912-themed garden bazaar. Admission on Saturday is only 25 cents.

For art lovers, this Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., catch the “People and Places” art show by the Danvers Art Association at the Williams School on Elliott Street.

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