1. Clouds: Clouds return on Wednesday as temperatures will get into the low 60s. There will be a foggy start with a chance of a midday shower
2. Civil War: Former Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School teacher Kevin O’Reilly will moderate a “lively panel discussion” on Wednesday night at Hamilton-Wenham Library that will explore the themes of the Civil War 150th panel exhibits. The panel will include Dr. David Goss from Gordon College and Salem State University’s Dr. Bethany Jay. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the library.
3. Smart Growth: Hal Shurtleff of the John Birch Society will be the speak on Wednesday night at a program in Salem focused on how some government grant programs affect private property rights. The program, in part, is focused on what the principle of “smart growth” means for cities and town in Essex County with a train station and the feeling by at least one Salem City Councilor that there is “enough affordable housing in Salem. It’s time some of the other communities like Hamilton and Wenham step up and do their share.” The event will be at the Ward II Social Club at 1 East Collins St. in Salem starting at 7 p.m.
4. Patrick: Gov. Deval Patrick will be the guest of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning at a “leadership breakfast” at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem starting at 8 a.m.
5. Garden Club: The Hamilton-Wenham Garden Club will focus on fall advice during its “Putting the Garden to Bed” presentation at its Wednesday evening meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public. Suzanne Mahler, a past president of the New England Daylily Society and overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society will discuss transplanting, lawn care, bulbs, preparing new gardens, winter protection and tips for preparing gardens for winter at the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at Buker Elementary School.
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