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April 23, 2014

North Shore News in Brief

Ipswich residents are reminded that the last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the annual town election and town meeting is today. The Ipswich Town Clerk’s Office, 25 Green St., Ipswich, will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for anyone wishing to register to vote or change party affiliation in person that day. Residents may also register to vote prior to April 23, during regular business hours or by mail. Mail-in registration forms may be downloaded from the town clerk’s site at; for the application, click on the “Applications” related link, then on the “Voter Registration” category. For more information, contact the town clerk’s office at 978-356-6600, ext. 1016.

The 18th annual North Shore Wellness Fair 5K Road Race and Fun Walk will take place Sunday between 9 and 10 a.m. in Salem, with an expected participation of 300 to 400 runners and walkers. Streets along the race route near Canal Street and Lafayette Street will be affected during the race time.

The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem, has expanded its hours of operation and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October. For details, email, call 978-210-4245 or visit

The Salem School of Music is hosting and sponsoring an art workshop fundraiser for the Danvers Dog Park tomorrow at the school, 3 Pleasant St., Salem. Participants ages 8 to 12 are to attend from 3 to 5 p.m., and teens and adult, from 6 to 8 p.m. Instructor Margaurita Spear will teach attendees to recognize basic shapes and how they relate to each other while creating a one-of-a-kind charcoal portrait of a favorite dog. Bring a pad of 14-by-17 or 16-by-20 drawing paper, and an 8-by-10 black and white headshot of a favorite dog. All other drawing materials will be provided. Class size is limited. To register, call 617-922-2246. Make checks payable to “Friends of Danvers Rec.” One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the Danvers Dog Park.

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