Good causes and honors
“DARE TO DREAM — AUCTION 2013.” Friday, March 22, 5:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. St. John the Evangelist School’s annual auction includes dinner, raffles, mystery envelopes, and a silent and live auction with auctioneer Chris Culkeen. Tickets at the door. 978-922-0048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USING STEAK TO STOP DIABETES. Saturday, March 23, 1 to 3 p.m., North Shore Meat House, 15 Enon St., Beverly. The North Shore Meat House will begin a 30-day fundraiser on Saturday in support of the North Shore Tour de Cure, the American Diabetes Association’s cycling event. Raffle tickets will be available through April 23 for a chance to win products and gift certificates from local businesses and vendors. www.diabetes.org/nsmedia.
FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY. Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m., on the beach closest to Lynch Park entrance, 55 Ober St., Beverly. Beverly Cub Scout Pack 4 will host. Business owners, community citizens and others are encouraged to bring their old, worn, torn, dirty and faded American flags for honorable retirement. The ceremony will last about an hour. Scouts will attend in Class A uniforms and conduct the ceremony under Pack 4 Den leader and former Marine David Briley. 978-810-1924.
TEXAS HOLD ’EM POKER TOURNAMENT. Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. games, Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. The Progeria Research Foundation will hold its eighth annual tournament, which includes 4,000 poker chips per person, food, cash bar, auction, blackjack, cash prizes and 50-50 raffle. $100/person to play poker. Proceeds support research for treatments and a cure for progeria and its aging-related disorders. www.pokerforprogeria.org, 978-535-2594 or email@example.com.
13TH ANNUAL TASTE OF NEW ENGLAND AUCTION. Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m., St. John the Baptist School gym, 19 Chestnut St., Peabody. Event features a sampling of food from area restaurants, a wine tasting, and a silent and live auction. Proceeds benefit curriculum enhancements and programs for all students at St. John the Baptist School. $15/ticket, available at the door or 978-531-0444, ext. 340.