The Salem News
---- — Artists who live in Beverly, work in Beverly, are enrolled in a Beverly college or a senior in high school, or are affiliated with an arts guild or arts organization in Beverly are eligible to apply to Arts Fest Beverly: Community Exhibition, a juried exhibition on display at the Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly, from June 4 to Aug. 15, with a reception on June 13. For submission guidelines, deadlines and other information, contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655, or email email@example.com with “ARTSFEST Submission” in the subject line. Jpegs can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the artist’s name and contact information. Jurying will be completed and artists will be contacted by May 12.
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will hold Maple Sugaring Tours at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, at 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, observe tapping and sap collection methods, discover how sap becomes syrup in the sugar house, and get a sweet taste of the final product. After the tour, warm up by the wood stove in the barn. One-hour, naturalist-guided tours run rain or shine; dress warmly. The cost for Mass Audubon members is $8 per adult and $7 per child, or $9 per adult and $8 per child for nonmembers. Children under 3 are admitted for free and should be in a backpack. Advance registration is required at 978-887-9264. Visit www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver for details.
The Sea Change Theatre Company presents Sophocles’ “Antigone,” a contemporary horror story of the ancient Greek tragedy that explores the questions of civil disobedience, unwritten laws and human rights. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 14, and 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, in the performance space inside Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. The two-act tragedy about truth and death runs 100 minutes and is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For details and tickets, call 978-500-3885 or email email@example.com.
Peabody Rotary presents its 10th annual Taste of the North Shore today, March 11, at Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The event features more than 20 local restaurants serving a sample of their food specialities, entertainment, a drawing for a $10,000 grand prize, silent auction and more. Raffle tickets cost $100 each and include admission for two; only 300 tickets will be sold. The event is Peabody Rotary’s primary annual fundraiser and benefits the club’s community projects and initiatives. Businesses looking to donate items for the auction may contact event chairs Vanessa Silveira at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian McHugh at email@example.com. Raffle tickets are available for purchase from any member of Peabody Rotary. For more information, visit www.peabodyrotary.org.
SalemRecycles, the city of Salem’s recycling committee, is holding a free book and media swap on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is asking readers to drop off donations of commercial CDs, DVDs, videos and all books, including textbooks, on Friday, March 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., or before noon on Saturday, March 15, at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St., Salem. Volunteers will be available to help unload. No swap is needed in order to attend; participants can choose to donate materials, take materials or do both. Everything that doesn’t find a new home will be donated or recycled. For more information, contact Julie Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-619-5679.
Ipswich Museum’s Special Sundays winter exhibit, “Focusing on the Child,” is open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday (except April 20) through April 27 at Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. The exhibit explores the lives of children in Ipswich through a variety of paintings, photographs and objects. Family-friendly activities each Sunday will complement the exhibit. The regular first-floor museum rooms will also be open for viewing. Admission is free for museum members and children, $7 nonmembers and $5 senior citizens. For more information, call 978-356-2811 or visit www.ipswichmuseum.org.
Nancy Granert will play a program of organ music by J.S. Bach and others on Sunday, March 16, at 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant St. in Marblehead, as part of the church’s 300th anniversary celebration. The concert is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 benefiting the Recital Series Fund. Granert was formerly associate organist and choirmaster at Harvard University. A light reception follows the concert. Visit www.stmichaels2014.org.
At “Neptune’s Harvest & Gathering Mushrooms,” a presentation on Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Buker Elementary School, 1 School St. in Wenham, Ann Molly of Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizer will discuss her family’s wholesale seafood company in Gloucester. Later, Norman “Dugie” Russell will share the do’s and don’ts of gathering mushrooms. This event, sponsored by the Hamilton Wenham Garden Club, is free and open to the public. For more information, call Pat Lucy at 978-468-5829.
“Get to Know the Festival Poets,” a program at the Peabody Institute Library, will discuss the work of poets who will be featured at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, which will be held in Salem from May 2 to 4. Led by poet and Salem State University Professor Jennifer Jean, the first of six meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library at 82 Main St. in Peabody. The poets discussed will be: March 25, Phil Levine; April 1, Rhina Espaillat; April 8, Carol Ann Duffy; April 15, Li-Young Li; April 22, Susan Rich; and April 29, Cornelius Eady. For more information and to register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or visit www.peabodylibrary.org.
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.
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.
Al-Anon, a nonprofit, public service organization that helps people who are affected by someone else’s drinking or drug abuse, will hold meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 96 Main St., second floor, Peabody. For more information or other locations in Massachusetts, call 508-366-0556 or visit www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org.