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Kids of all ages can appreciate "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Check out the Open Road Theater's version of the classic tale on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. They are bringing the production to Salem State University Theater complete with an evil queen, a prince charming, and a sweet princess. But be prepared, this is the Grimm's Brothers story, not the classic Disney tale you may be used to.
Knit Up a Storm
I'm still on a New Year's Resolution kick. My resolution is to finish decorating my home, but my friend Meredith's resolution is to learn a new skill. I suggested knitting. Seed Stitch Fine Yarns offers a ton of different classes for beginners and experts. I can picture Meredith sitting next to a roaring fire churning out long colorful scarfs. How fun!
Did your New Year's Resolution have to do with getting on track financially? Perhaps you should join the North Shore Technology Council on Jan. 26 for "Economies at the Crossroads: A Shaking of the Foundations." This networking event and lecture will help you gain a better understanding of what to expect in the financial and world markets in 2011. Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D will help you take a look at where you are, and how to navigate your next few financial steps.
62 Restaurant & Wine Bar just gave away a mega prize. To celebrate the conclusion of their wildly successful Passport Series, which featured a 3-course, prefix menu for $28 that highlighted a different country each month, the restaurant gave away a trip to Italy! Dinner guests that tried at least three of the prefix menus over three months were entered to win. The winners were Christen and Paul Gentile of Beverly. Ciao.
Get In on the Action
Are you into antiques and cool old stuff? Have you ever been to an auction? Trust me, it may be the most fun you ever have. Witch City Consignment and Thrift Store is hosting an antique and collectible auction on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. Get ready for some bidding, I'm sure you will be carting home some treasures!
Speaking of antiques and collectibles, I'm an Ebay addict. I happened to search for Salem, MA items, and could not believe the amount of historic postcards that popped up. Great scenes of Salem from days gone by are featured on black and white and full color postcards. The selection that I saw included images of Chestnut Street, scenes from after the fire, the Washington Street Railroad Station, Salem Willows, and so much more. They are fairly inexpensive and would make great framed pieces.