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July 4, 2014

North Shore Community Calendar


Beverly: Shoreline Illumination and Fireworks rain date, 9 p.m., West Beach. Tickets for the Farms-Prides Fireworks are available for $15 at the gate on the Fourth. General admission begins at 5 p.m. for those who are not members of West Beach. There is no parking at the beach and parking is very limited along local streets. No alcohol, fireworks, glass containers or coolers allowed and all bags are subject to search on entry.

Sunday, July 6

Marblehead: Marblehead Festival of Arts, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., venues throughout downtown Marblehead, with childrens festival, arts exhibits, writers world. Satellite parking at Marblehead High School.

Hamilton: Annual Boat Parade rain date, 1 p.m., Chebacco Lake. Meet in front of Centennial Grove Beach, then proceed slowly counterclockwise around the entire lake. Categories are most patriotic, most original and best costume(s). Prizes for all decorated boats. For more information, call 978-468-7715.

Marblehead: “Les Miserables,” 2 p.m., Marblehead Little Theatre, at the Marblehead High School, 2 Humphrey St. Tickets are $20 to $30 at the door or by visiting For information call 781-631-9697.

Ipswich: Kayak to Choate Tour, 2 to 5 p.m., Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Argilla Road. Paddle across Essex Bay from the Trustees of Reservations boat dock to Choate Island, then beach the boats and take a tour of the island, stopping in at the Proctor Barn, the White Cottage and the Choate House, then continuing to the highest point on the island where Cornelius and Miné Crane are buried. After the hike, kayak around the island to get views from the water (tides permitting). Life jackets and kayaks provided; attendees may bring their own Coast Guard-approved life jacket, but personal kayaks are not allowed. Attendees must be competent swimmers and have some previous kayaking experience. $25 TTOR members, $35 nonmembers. Limited to ages 15 and older. Preregistration required at

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