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February 11, 2014

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The city of Peabody and the Peabody Institute Library have partnered with Clark Farm to bring a community supported agriculture program to Peabody this summer, and registration is now open. In a CSA program, members agree to purchase products from a local farm throughout a season. This agreement makes members shareholders of the farm, and each week, the farm delivers the products to the library for shareholder pickup. Peabody will offer two pickup times and locations: Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Main Branch, 82 Main St.; and Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the West Branch Library, 603 Lowell St. The 20-week program begins Tuesday, June 10, and costs $300 for a small share and $500 for a large share. For more information and to sign up for a share, contact Bill Clark at 978-790-3303, or whclarkjr@verizon.net.

Beverly Youth Hockey presents Hypnotizing Hockey Night on Saturday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 300 Rantoul St., Beverly. The evening features a show by Pete Mamos, a stage hypnotist and magician who combines audience participation, comedy, music and mystery into his presentations. Music and dancing will follow the show. The event also includes a silent auction, raffle, Italian fare and a cash bar. Tickets purchased in advance by Friday, Feb. 28, cost $25 each or $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Todd’s Sporting Goods, 393 Cabot St., Beverly. Proceeds from the event benefit Beverly Youth Hockey programs.

Bay State Textiles presented at $1,000 check to the Beverly PTO at the Beverly School Committee meeting in January. The check was awarded to Beverly Public Schools for having met Bay State Textiles’ 20,000-pound goal of textiles deposited into the collection bins on each public school property. The collection program started in May 2013, and since then, Beverly Public Schools have collectively earned more than $4,200 by collecting more than 84,000 pounds of textiles, which has saved the city more than $3,200 in fees.

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