, Salem, MA


April 10, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


“THE CANING.” Monday, April 14, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Author and historian Stephen Puleo will talk about the beating of renowned anti-slavery Sen. Charles Sumner by ardent pro-slavery Congressman Preston S. Brooks in the U.S. Senate chamber in May 1856. Puleo’s fifth book, “The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War,” discusses the event in detail. Part of the Monday Mornings lecture series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free; open to adults. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062,

EARTH DAYS WEEK PANEL: GREEN BUILDINGS. Monday, April 14, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, Underground Room, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. A panel will discuss “Green Buildings: Sustainability at Salem State University and North Shore Community College” as part of SSU’s Earth Days Week events. Panelists include an SSU administrator; Barbara Ikalainen, green initiatives coordinator, North Shore Community College; and Kevin Bergeron, senior associate, William Rawn Associates, Architects Inc.

GAASP: SALEM AT THE CROSSROADS. Tuesday, April 15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, MLK Room, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Video and panel with speakers Jane Bright of HealthLink and Dorian Williams of Better Future Project. The debate over the future new gas plant in Salem: why environmentalists, local and national, are opposed to its construction. Speakers will present a short film and description of all of the negative impacts of the proposed Footprint power plant. Sponsored by HealthLink. Refreshments provided. Part of SSU’s Earth Days Week events.

SEVEN LECTURES AT SEVEN GABLES: BEN STROHECKER. Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Ben Strohecker, author of “The Day the Ocean Changed to Chocolate,” will speak. Free/Gables members, $15/nonmembers.

“SHOW & TELL” STORYTELLING SERIES. Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Launch of monthly series hosted by local writer and personal historian Meg Pier. People are invited to share with others the meaning of a treasured personal possession. Bring a photo, object, article of clothing, a letter or other memorabilia from one’s life that may touch the lives of others. Presentations on items for sale will be excluded; this is a story-telling event, only. Each participant gets five minutes of sharing time. 781-631-1481,

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