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February 13, 2014

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Peabody Institute Library will offer its Food for Fines program through tomorrow. Donations of canned goods and other nonperishable items will be accepted to clear overdue fines on Peabody-owned library materials. The program will run at Peabody’s Main Library at 82 Main St., its South Branch Library at 78 Lynn St. and the West Branch Library at 603 Lowell St. All donations benefit Peabody’s Haven From Hunger. For more information, call 978-531-0100.

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step organization similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet weekly for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. Members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic statuses, and social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally. Meetings are held at Beverly Hospital on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Murray at 978-535-7676.

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 flt37pe@yahoo.com or 508-517-4600.

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