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June 22, 2013

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Flip-flop into summer at St. Michael's Society's dance from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., at 15 Endicott St. in Peabody. All are welcome to dance along to rock 'n' roll music by the Lee Hawkins Band. Admission is $5 per person. For details, call St. Michael’s at 978-532-3208.


Don't miss Danvers Polish Club's annual picnic from 1 to 6 p.m. at 12 Cheever St. in Danvers. The club's picnic is part of the Danvers Family Festival and includes a DJ, Polka music, Polish food and traditional picnic fare, a moon bounce, balloons, ice cream and more. The free picnic will take place rain or shine and the community is welcome to attend. For more information, visit

The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice is sponsoring a free community screening of “The House I Live In,” at 3 p.m. in the National Park Service Visitor Center at 2 New Liberty St. in Salem. The film is a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award winner and focuses on the tragedy of addicts being treated as criminals. According to the Salem Award Foundation's website, more than 45 million arrests have been made since the war on drugs began four decades ago. Directed by Eugene Jarecki, the 52-minute educational documentary examines the seriousness of drug abuse, what has gone wrong with the fight against drugs, and possible solutions. A question-and-answer session will follow with Whitney Taylor of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts; Barbara Dougan of Families Against Mandatory Minimums; and Attorney Matt Gilbertson of Massachusetts Public Counsel Services. For more information, visit, or click here to watch the official trailer on YouTube.

Pack a blanket and a picnic and celebrate summer with the first concert in the 11th season of Hamilton's Sundays in Patton Park Concert Series. Broadway in the Park, featuring popular show tunes performed by local talent, will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gazebo at Patton Park, which is located near the Police and Fire Stations in Hamilton. The free concert is suitable for all ages. In case of rain, call 978-468-4818 for the concert location, or visit for more information.


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