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June 17, 2014

North Shore community calendar

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Beverly: Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling YMCA, 254 Essex St. American Red Cross holds a community blood drive. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors receive a chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored at the game. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

Danvers: Ice Cream Scoop-Ah-Bowl, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Great Oak Elementary School playground, 76 Pickering St. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Twelfth annual Scoop-Ahhh-bowl presents flavors from local ice cream parlors for sampling. $5 ticket buys a sample from each ice cream sponsor. Event includes rides, face painting, balloon artist and more. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.

Hamilton: “Little Women,” The Musical, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road. The Community House presents a musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, which tells the story of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. All are welcome. Tickets and details at www.communityhouse.org.

Topsfield: Summer Solstice Celebration, 4 to 6 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. For families with children of all ages. Hear a story about the summer solstice, take a hike on the sanctuary, create sun art and light the traditional bonfire. Bring an optional picnic to enjoy after the celebration. Meet in front of the barn. Mass Audubon members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $10 adult, $8 child. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264 or massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

Danvers: Music at Eden’s Edge: String SummerSaults, 8 p.m., John Archer’s home, 10 North St. String SummerSaults, part of Music at Eden’s Edge summer concert series, features string trios of Beethoven, Cras and Taneiev, performed by violinist Maria Benotti, violist Mark Berger and cellist Jacques Lee Wood. www.edensedge.org.

Ipswich: Dinner in the Field, 6 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. Kick-off event for Appleton Cooks! Dinners in the Field. Arrive to a chilled signature cocktail and enjoy the view over the fields. Follow the farmers on a short, optional stroll around the farm tailored to the dinner’s theme. Gather back around the set tables and sit down to a seasonally inspired, four-course dinner highlighting ingredients made or grown by Appleton and other local producers. Fine dining, farm style. Farmers will share the table and some stories from the fields. Dinners held rain or shine. Ticket price includes the meal, signature cocktail and tour. Carefully paired wine and local craft beer available for purchase. $75 TTOR member, $85 nonmember. Details and registration at www.thetrustees.org/appletoncooks.

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