Friday's Best Bets

Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Danvers Historical Society, Danvers Alarm List and the Daughters of the American Revolution General Israel Putnam Chapter present Discover Salem Village, Danvers Hysteria to Heroism: 1692-1787 Tour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. Relive the witchcraft hysteria and the American Revolution through the eyes of Salem Village/Danvers residents by touring witchcraft hysteria victim Rebecca Nurse’s homestead, Revolutionary War Statesman Samuel Holten’s Home, and Revolutionary War hero Jeremiah Page’s home. All proceeds from admission, $15 for adults, $9 for ages 15 and under, support maintenance of properties. For more information, call 978-777-1666 or visit danvershistoricalproperties.blogspot.com.

The sixth annual Community Block Party is set for 5 to 9 p.m. at Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. The event, which supports the community center, features food, children's rides and activities, live music, a cash bar and more. Visit the Community House's website for tickets and details.

Support local musicians, storytellers, comedians and more at the Oniontown Family Variety Show, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. The $5 admission at the door benefits the Danvers Historical Society. All ages are welcome, and walk-ins will have a chance to participate if they choose. To RSVP as a performer in advance, call 978-777-1666 or email dhs@danvershistory.org.

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