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December 17, 2012

North Shore news in brief


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Peabody Essex Museum will present a Human Rights Film Festival, which will feature six films dealing with human rights issues. The festival will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21, in the museum’s Morse Auditorium in Salem and features the following lineup: Jan. 19, 1 p.m., “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” and 3:15 p.m., “Bidder 70”; Jan. 20, 1 p.m., “They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain,” and 3:15 p.m., “Words of Witness”; Jan. 21, 1 p.m., “Pink Ribbons, Inc.,” and 3:15 p.m., “Salaam Dunk.” Visit for film descriptions.

The application deadline for the Danvers Garden Club Scholarship is Friday, March 29. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who lives in Danvers and whose postsecondary plans include floral design, landscape design, floriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental science, forestry, earth science (geography, geology or meteorology) or a closely related field. For scholarship information or materials, call 978-777-4157, or mail to DGC Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 167, Danvers, MA 01923.

Montserrat College of Art is offering area residents and college students home for break an opportunity to earn college credits in January. Winter session will be held Jan. 2 to 4 and Jan. 7 to 11 at 23 Essex St., Beverly. The program is designed to allow participants time and instruction to delve into a new skill or subject through short-term, three-credit, intensive classes. The courses are ideal for undergraduate students, visiting students from other institutions, and adult art enthusiasts of all backgrounds and professions. For more information, email, call 978-921-4242, ext. 1202, or visit

North Shore Community Action Programs is accepting applications for fuel assistance. Low-income families and individuals can get help with the cost of heating their homes, even if heat is included in their rent. Eligibility is based on the gross annual income of all household members over the age of 18 and the number of household members. To qualify, applicants must be residents of Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem, Topsfield, Middleton or Marblehead. For more information on fuel assistance or to make an appointment, call 978-531-0767, ext. 136. NSCAP also offers energy conservation services to both homeowners and renters who qualify for fuel assistance. Learn more at 978-531-0767, ext. 118.

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