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July 5, 2014

North Shore Community Calendar

Saturday, July 5

Danvers: Highlands Horribles Parade rain date, 8 a.m. registration followed by parade from 9 to 11 a.m. Parade starts at Seaboard Products, corner of Beachwood and Collins streets. Part of Danvers Family Festival. All are welcome to dress up and decorate wagons, bikes, and floats, or just march in festive Fourth of July attire. Prizes awarded for different categories. Refreshments for participants.

Marblehead: Marblehead Festival of Arts, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., venues throughout downtown Marblehead, with arts exhibits, writers world, performing arts. Satellite parking at Marblehead High School.

Marblehead: Film Festival Redux, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Repeat showing of films from this year’s Marblehead Arts Festival. Some filmmakers present to answer questions. 781-631-1481 or

Marblehead: Horribles Parade rain date, parade starts at 10 a.m., at the Village School athletic field track, 93 Village St. Sponsored by the Gerry 5 Veteran Fireman’s Association. Categories will be original, current events, and historical. This is a children’s parade. No animals or cars are allowed. Updates at

Ipswich: Life on a Saltwater Farm: Paine House Tours for 17th-Century Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Greenwood Farm, Jeffrey’s Neck Road. Tour the 1694 Paine House at Greenwood Farm, the site of 250 years of family farming. Explore trails through the pastureland and salt marsh; open daily, sunrise to sunset. Free/TTOR members, $8 nonmembers, free for children 12 and under 978-356-4351, ext. 4049.

Ipswich: Whipple House Tours for 17th-Century Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Free tours of the 1677 Whipple House and authentic reproduction 1657 Knight House. Tours of the 1800 Heard House are $7 for nonmembers, free for members.

Salem: Gedney House Tours for 17th-Century Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gedney House Museum, 21 High St. Tours leave on the hour for an architectural masterpiece that spans four centuries of construction and social history. Free for Historic New England members and Salem residents, $5/adults. Space is limited. 978-744-0440 or

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