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June 22, 2013

Best Bets for Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23

Here are The Salem News' Best Bets for celebrating summer this weekend:


Sift through the treasures at South Congregational Church's annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 60 Prospect St., across from Macy's in Peabody. Men's, ladies and children's clothing, bed and bath linens, curtains, shoes, pocketbooks and other items will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to check out the bargains. For more information, call 978-531-1964.

Kick-off summer with themed games, tie-dye, face paint, contests, a jump in the bounce house, prizes and more at Ipswich High School Interact Club's Summer Kick-off Carnival from 8 to 11:30 a.m., at the polo field on Waldingfield Road in Ipswich. Bring a T-shirt to tie dye, or buy one at the tie-dying booth. Admission is $10 for children and $25 per family. All proceeds support the club's future projects. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Find out if a “rose is a rose is a rose” at Ipswich Museum's Old Rose Sale from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Historic old rose bushes from the gardens at the Whipple House will be available for purchase for $25 each. All proceeds benefit Ipswich Museum's gardens. The sale will be held at the Whipple House at 1 South Village Green in Ipswich. For more information, call 978-356-8696.

Sail over to Fisherman's Beach at 10:30 a.m. for the Annual Harbor Festival in Swampscott. The festival kicks off with Swampscott Yacht Club’s Blessing of the Fleet at 10:30 a.m. The yacht club will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs. Then, at 1 p.m., Swampscott Rotary Club’s Duct Tape Regatta casts off and all proceeds raised will be used to fund clean-water projects. The Swampscott Public Library will host the local teen band concert from 4 to 9 p.m., featuring 10 of the hottest bands on the North Shore. Afterwards, if the weather cooperates, the yacht club will have a bonfire on Fisherman's Beach, which is located near the yacht club at 425 Humphrey St. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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