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Place: Witch House, 310 Essex St. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Dates: Sept. 21-23, 28-30; Quakers in Early Salem will be explored during Essex National Heritage Commission’s ‘Trails and Sails’ festival. Learn about their origins, beliefs and treatment at the hands of their Puritan neighbors. Dates: Oct. 1-31; History of Spiritualism and Ghost Hunting is an interesting look at how prominently this subject has been woven into Salem’s history. Free with admission. Call 978-744-8815, or visit

Date: Saturday, March 30 Time: 1 p.m. Fee: $5 Place: Winter Island Function Hall Volunteer Tournament Director Steve Dibble will run and participate in this fun double-elimination tournament. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Exclusively for Salem residents or City of Salem employees. This annual event will determine the 2012 City of Salem Cribbage Champion. Pre-registration is encouraged.


Date: Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fee: $40 Place: ClayWorks Pottery Studio, 53 Mason St. Make and decorate six clay ornaments for the holidays. Week one, create the project; week two, glaze (paint) the project. Pieces will be fired and a pickup time will be arranged. Instructor: Kathy Wells, pottery teacher.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 27 Time: 4-7 p.m. Where: Salem Senior Center, 5 Broad St. The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department (PRCS) invites residents of Salem to attend its annual fall open house. The event will showcase the activities, classes and programs planned for residents of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens. There will also be demonstrations, handouts and light refreshments. Staff members from the PRCS and program instructors will be on hand to greet participants, answer questions, and assist with program enrollment. Contact Tim Short at 978-744-0924, ext. 21, or


2012-13 Fall & Winter Salem Rec Booklet  
2012-13 Fall & Winter Salem Rec Booklet  

The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Booklet offers readers a look at all the events and programs that the department offers.