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February 13, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


The 15th annual Scrabble Tournament to raise money for the St. Vincent de Paul Society begins Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m., at St. John’s lower church hall, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. Contestants will play two rounds of Scrabble with the championship round to follow. Community members may sponsor individuals with per-point pledges to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society, or simply make a donation. The Society assists those in need of food or other assistance. Winners will receive Scrabble-related prizes. To play, registration is $10 per person and includes lunch. Non-registered players may purchase a lunch for a fee. To participate or to make a donation, contact Marie O’Brien at 978-531-2896, or Betty Armstrong at 978-532-1748.

Putting in the Park, a charity indoor miniature golf tournament, is set for Thursday, Feb. 27, at Essex Park Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 265 Essex St., Beverly. Metro Mini Links will be setting up an 18-hole, miniature golf course inside of Essex Park. Anyone interested in participating should create a four-person team, choose a charity to play for, and register by contacting Stacey Scharf at 978-816-0557. The cost is $100 for a four-person team. All of the money collected for the tournament will be donated to the winning team’s charity. There will also be a hole-in-one competition for a chance to win a resort stay in the Dominican Republic.

Salem State University presents Dakin Matthews’ Tony Award-winning adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” on Feb. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m., and March 2 at 2 p.m., in the Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Directed by Professor Celena Sky April, the staged reading features Professor Tom Luddy as the witty and calculating Sir John Falstaff. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 978-542-7890.

Democrats in Hamilton will hold a caucus at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, to elect delegates and alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention in June. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Hamilton. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as delegate and/or alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled. The library is handicapped-accessible. For more information, contact Tom Lawnsby at 978-468-1257.

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