Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free, 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at The White Whale, 9 Hale St., Beverly, and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Adult Education Room, 124 River Road, Topsfield. For more information or a list of additional meetings at other locations, call 781-932-6300, or visit www.foodaddicts.org. Locally, attendees can call Susan at 978-969-3499.
An eight-week Boating Skills & Seamanship Course, offered by the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and Flotilla 37 of Ipswich, begins Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Ipswich VFW Hall, Route 1A, next to the YMCA. The course meets all state boating safety requirements and is designed for adults and youths ages 14 and older. A certificate will be awarded for successful completion. The New Hampshire state exam will also be offered. Text and course material are included. The cost is $77.80/adult; each adult must have his or her own book. For families, the cost is $77.80/adult and $38.90/child; both family members can share the same book. For details or to register, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-517-4600.
A winter parking ban in Marblehead is in effect through April 15. Parking is prohibited on any street for a period of time longer than one hour between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. No warning tickets will be given. For more information, call 781-631-0000.
AARP volunteers will be available by appointment to meet with Peabody senior citizens and medium- to low-income residents on the following days in Peabody: Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Feb. 12 to April 15, at Peabody Institute Library’s West Branch, 603 Lowell St.; Thursdays, 4:45 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 13 to April 15, at the South Branch, 78 Lynn St.; and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, through April 15, at Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. Schedule an appointment by calling the preferred location: West Branch, 978-535-3354; South Branch, 978-531-3380; or the Community Center, 978-531-2254.