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April 3, 2014

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Ipswich Museum’s “Sail Away” gala is set for Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Hellenic Center, 117 County Road, Ipswich. The event features fun, food and auctions. Tickets cost $50 per person and include a buffet, appetizers and two beverage tickets. All proceeds benefit Ipswich Museum’s restoration projects. Advance reservations are required at 978-356-2811 or office@ipswichmuseum.org.

The Friends of Beverly Public Library’s annual Spring Book Sale is set for this Saturday through Sunday, April 13, during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., at 32 Essex St., Beverly. The sale features a large selection of hardcover and paperback books for all ages and tastes. A smaller selection of music and movies will also be available. All proceeds from the sale benefit the library. Also, a Spring Book Sale Preview Party for members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library will be held on Friday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Regular book sale prices will apply with a purchase limit of 15 books. New memberships and renewals will be welcome at the door; memberships start at $15 and are payable by cash or check. For information, contact Anna Langstaff at 978-921-6062 or langstaf@noblenet.org.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary presents a “Paddlesports America” class, an introductory course for kayakers and canoeists that covers general information about paddle craft and maintenance; operating a paddle craft safely; selecting proper clothing and equipment; laws and regulations related to paddling; and boating emergencies. Kayaks, equipment and clothing will be available for participants to view. Five separate series of classes run on Wednesday evenings, April 9, 16 and 23; May 7, 14 and 21; June 11, 18 and 25; July 9, 16 and 23; and Aug. 6, 13 and 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jubilee Yacht Club, 126-127 Water St., Beverly. The cost is $20 per student and includes completion certificates. Advance registration is required and can be done by contacting Bob Amiro at 781-246-6714 or robert.amiro@comcast.net.

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