, Salem, MA

October 2, 2013

North Shore community calendar

The Salem News

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Peabody: Bone Marrow Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sports Medicine North, 1 Orthopedics Drive. Anyone between the age of 18 and 44 is encouraged to stop by and get swabbed in an effort to find a bone marrow match for Mandy Manochhio-Putney, a mother of two, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. She has been unable to find a matching donor because of her genetic diversity and, having been adopted as a young child, the lack of information on her biological family where a match could potentially exist.

Peabody: Golden Age Club, 12:30 p.m., Community Life Center, 79 Central St. Peabody Golden Age Club will meet. Fall and winter programs and activities will be outlined. Anyone age 60 or older is invited to attend the meeting and join the club. 978-531-6699.

Beverly: Family Fiesta, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart St. Children from the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos orphanage in Mexico will share their culture and music at the second annual Family Fiesta, featuring a Mexican dinner, followed by music and dance performances. $10 admission, $25 per family, includes dinner of quesadillas, rice, beans, chips, salsa, drink.

Beverly: Murphy Campaign Fundraiser, 6 to 9 p.m., Wild Horse Cafe, 392 Cabot St. Todd C. Murphy’s campaign for Beverly City Council at-large will hold a cocktail party fundraiser. Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres served. $50 suggested donation per person, $75 per couple.,

Salem: Agganis Forum, 6 p.m., Recital Hall, Central Campus, Salem State University, 71 Loring Ave. SSU’s Bertolon School of Business’ fall 2013 Agganis Forum, an annual forum for entrepreneurial business leaders, features Eliot Tatelman, president and chief executive officer of Jordan’s Furniture. Tatelman will share the store’s philosophy of giving back to the community. Free. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required at,, or 978-542-2293.

Peabody: McGinn Committee Fundraiser, 6 to 8 p.m., Petrillo’s Restaurant, 6 Foster St. Fundraiser in support of Pete McGinn’s campaign for Peabody Ward 2 councillor. Light fare served; cash bar available. Ample parking available in municipal lot on Foster Street. $25 suggested donation per person. Checks made payable to “The McGinn Committee” may be mailed to The McGinn Committee, 8 Park St., Peabody, MA 01960.

Swampscott: Navigating the college entrance experience, 6:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. Overview of the college application process; the role of the high school guidance department; tips on writing essays and getting teacher recommendations; financial aid options; and standardized testing. Program for high school students and their parents. Raffle drawing to win new college guides. 781-596-8867.

Peabody: America’s Music: Swing Jazz, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Third event in the America’s Music film and discussion series focuses on swing jazz music. Details and registration at or 978-531-0100, ext. 10.

Hamilton: Author presentation, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Author Connie Hambley will discuss her book “The Charity,” a fast-paced suspense novel set in Hamilton.

Danvers: Author Visit, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. Author Stephanie Lehmann will discuss her newest novel, “Astor Place Vintage.” Copies will be available for purchase. Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. Register at or 978-774-0554.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Beverly: Daytime Book Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Group will discuss “American Jennie” by Anne Sebba. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk; alternate formats may also be available. 978-921-6062,

Peabody: “Invent It, Build It,” 4 to 5 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. Four-week program for teens, ages 11 to 18, begins. At the inventors workshop, teens work together to create solutions to design challenges, and build, test and share their own confetti launchers and more. Space is limited. Sign up at 978-531-0100, ext. 14.

Salem: Haunted Happenings Grand Parade, 6:30 to 8 p.m., downtown Salem. A Salem tradition to kick off Haunted Happenings filled with pageantry, music, and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college. This year’s theme is Books Come Alive! Parade beings at Shetland Park and ends at Salem Common. 978-744-0004,

Peabody: Garden Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Aviv Centers for Living, Tanzer Room, 240 Lynnfield St. The Peabody Garden Club will meet and create crafts for the club’s annual craft fair at Brooksby Farm in November. Guests are welcome, but sign-up is required and can be done by contacting Diane Currieri, 978-531-4417. $5 guest fee.

Wenham: The Evangelical Left: Oxymoron or Opportunity, 4:30 p.m., Ken Olsen Science Center, MacDonald Auditorium, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road. David Swartz will address how evangelicals of nearly all political and denominational persuasions view social engagement as a fundamental responsibility, and, in light of recent history, what an evangelical progressive vision of politics can contribute to the common good. A reception will be held at 4 p.m. Lecture is free and open to the public. Debbie Drost,

Marblehead: Exhibit and lecture series, 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St. As part of Marblehead Museum’s lecture series and new exhibit, “Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead,” Standley Goodwin will present “John Orne, Marblehead’s First Shoe Manufacturer.” $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers. Reservations recommended at 781-631-1768.

Friday, Oct. 4

Beverly: Fall Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., First Baptist Church gymnasium, 221 Cabot St. Sale includes clothes for all ages and sizes, housewares, books, kitchen items and sports equipment. Handicapped-accessible. Rain or shine. All proceeds support the mission work of the church. 978-922-3295,

Salem: Successful Aquaculture Operations in Massachusetts, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St. Dr. Joseph Buttner, program coordinator at Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center, will discuss the operations at the Cat Cove Marine Laboratory in Salem. The research facility raises freshwater and marine organisms, both finfish and shellfish. Since opening in 1999, the hatchery has produced more than 20 million soft-shelled seed clams, which have been planted on sand flats throughout the state. Open to all; donations appreciated from nonmembers in attendance. 978-744-0804,

Hamilton: North Shore Women of the Civil War, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Women’s studies historian Bonnie Hurd Smith will discuss notable local women of the Civil War, including abolitionists, sanitary commissioners, and writers.

Salem: Mayor’s Night Out, 3 to 10 p.m., downtown Salem. Mayor Kim Driscoll, in partnership with Salem’s attractions and museums, welcomes Salem residents to “Mayor’s Night Out in Salem.” Salem residents, with ID, are admitted for free to attractions, museums, and can park free in the East India Mall garage after 4 p.m. Look for “Mayor’s Night Out” signs at participating businesses. 978-745-9595.

Salem: Trick or Treat with the Mayor, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., East India Fountain on the Pedestrian Mall. Join Mayor Driscoll for trick-or-treating at the East India Fountain. Attendees will trick-or-treat along the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, the Museum Place Mall shops and beyond. Trick-or-treat bags provided; costumes encouraged. 978-745-9595,

Salem: The Big Draw Festival, 5 to 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. This year, PEM joins the internationally acclaimed campaign that is celebrated for its ambitious reach and simple goal: to get everyone drawing. Come create a sketchbook, discover the meditative benefits of zentangle or leave a mark on the world in sidewalk paint. Grab a crayon and bring an imagination; remember, everyone can draw if given the chance. 978-745-9500,

Ipswich: Sisters in Song, 7:30 p.m., Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road. Sisters in Song, an evening of duets by Mary Rudolph, Paula Foukas and several other singers to benefit the Ellie Fund Fighting Breast Cancer. Refreshments served. $20 ticket, available at the door.

Peabody: Roomful of Blues, 7:30 p.m., Peabody City Hall, Wiggin Auditorium, 24 Lowell St. Peabody Cultural Collaborative presents a concert by Roomful of Blues, a five-time Grammy-nominated blues band. Members of the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Jazz Band will open. Doors open at 7 p.m. $25 general admission ticket, available at; Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, 24 Main St.; Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St.; or ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St.

Wenham: Thompson Chamber Music Series: Polyakov, Raykhtsaum and Eskin, 8 p.m., Phillips Recital Hall, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road. Gordon piano faculty member Alina Polyakov joins Boston Symphony violinist Aza Raykhtsaum and principal cellist Jules Eskin in a concert featuring music for violin, cello and piano. $20 general, $10 senior citizens.