Oct 222012

Mark your calendar for a series of Welcome Back Salem Events Starting November 1…

Welcome Back Residents begins with the opening of the Salem Winter Farmers’ Market in Old Town Hall on November 1. The market will be open from 3 – 6 p.m. and offer over 20 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, and specialty food items. For more information visit www.salemfarmersmarket.org.

Salem First Friday November 2 –  begins with glass blowing, book signings, music and much more. Salem First Friday is a year round program with businesses staying open until at least 8 p.m. in the downtown (including Pickering Wharf) and offer special events, discounts and promotions.   

On Friday, November 2 the Salem YMCA will be offering babysitting services for children 5 – 12 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Adults can enjoy First Friday events while their children will enjoy well supervised gym activities including gymnastics, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and dancing!  Pizza and drinks are included.  Mention Salem First Friday and you save $5.00 off the $15.00 fee.  Space is limited so call ahead (978-740-9622) to save a spot.

Some of the free special events scheduled for November 2 include: Boston Bead Company holding a Pearl and Gem Trunk Show with a chance to win a $50 Door Prize, Seed Stitch has fabulous fashion inspired hats from Fiber Fashion Show, the Witch DR is holding an art show with Benjamin Stebbings glass blowing and refreshments, R & J Coin is holding a book signing with Timothy Kendall, author of The Salem Witch Trials Calendar, re-find women has a guest appearance by Rosalyn Englehardt from Beautiful Me with goodie bags and refreshments  and Front Street Coffeehouse will host DJ Radio Scotvoid.  Contact participating businesses to learn more about the details of the events and promotions which are subject to changes.

If you would like more information on “First Friday” or are a business or entertainer interested in participating, please contact John Andrews at john@socialpalates.com or organizer Jennifer Bell at Jennifer@salemmainstreets.org (978)744-0004 x15 or visit the Facebook site /SalemFirstFriday or the website www.salemFirstFriday.com.

Also, not to be missed is the Salem Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Weeks: November 4 – 8, and November 11 – 15. Over 24 Salem restaurants are participating offering three course fix price menu for $25 several are offering fix price menu for $15. For more information visit www.salem-chamber.org.


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