The Salem News
---- — The United Polish Organizations of Peabody are holding a pre-holiday babka sale by telephone. Babkas available are plain, raisin, raisin-cinnamon, plain cinnamon, cheese and prune. Orders must be made no later than Monday, April 7, by calling Lola Busta, 978-531-5592; Anne Kostos, 978-774-0985; Ann Blazewicz, 978-531-7999; or Janis Marren, 978-531-8837. Ordered babkas may be picked up on Monday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall, 15 Endicott St., Peabody.
The Salem Arts Festival invites local artists to submit their work to be considered for participation in this year’s festival. The festival takes place June 6 to 8 along Salem’s downtown corridor and features an art show, street fair, live performances and more. This year’s theme is “spice.” The submission deadline is Friday, April 4. Applications can be found and submitted through the Salem Arts Festival website, www.salemartsfestival.com. While the festival prefers electronic applications, applicants are welcome to pick up and drop off hard copies of the form at Salem Arts Festival/Salem Main Streets, 265 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970.
The 27th annual Friends of the Hillel Library Educational Forum is set for Sunday, April 6, at 6:45 p.m., at Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. The event features a presentation called “The Power of Mentoring” by Josh Kraft, the Nicholas president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and president of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Dr. Claire Crane and the late Becky Shepard will receive the Edith Bloch Award. The event is free and open to the community. Space is limited, and reservations are requested by Monday, March 31, at 781-639-2880 or email@example.com. Hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to the program, and dessert will be served after the program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young women who are residents of Salem, graduating from high school and continuing on to college, are welcome to apply for the Anonymous Scholarship, which is awarded based upon a combination of financial need and academic performance. The award can be renewed annually if the student maintains a primary residence in Salem during her four-year pursuit of an undergraduate degree. The application deadline is Thursday, May 1. To request an application form, send the name and mailing address of the interested applicant to email@example.com, with “Anonymous Scholarship Application Form” in the subject line of the email. Those interested may also write to the Anonymous Scholarship Fund, Scholarship Committee, 3 Beckford St., Salem, MA 01970.
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.
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.
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.
The Friendly Garden Club of Beverly will award a scholarship to high school seniors from Beverly who are pursuing a college career in environmental science, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, conservation or related fields for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications must be submitted by May 1. For scholarship forms, call 978-381-3597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP volunteers will be available by appointment to meet with Peabody senior citizens and medium- to low-income residents on the following days through April 15 in Peabody: Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., at Peabody Institute Library’s West Branch, 603 Lowell St.; Thursdays, 4:45 to 8:30 p.m., at the South Branch, 78 Lynn St.; and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, 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.
Salem residents who know of a pothole on a public roadway should help the city by reporting it directly to Department of Public Services by emailing email@example.com or calling 978-744-3302. Include the exact address or a location description, along with a contact name and telephone number if possible. Feel free to send photos, as well. Reporting a pothole does not guarantee it will be immediately repaired that day; it will be added to the list for DPS crews to fix. DPS prioritizes potholes based on their severity and attempts to work in geographic clusters to maximize efficiency of resources.
A ham and bean supper will be held Saturday, March 22, at Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St., Beverly, from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu features two kinds of home-baked beans, ham, coleslaw, rolls and beverage. Home-baked pies are $1.50 per slice. Prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3.50 for children. The building is handicapped accessible.
Applications for the $2500 Andrew Metropolis Scholarship, offered by the Peabody Historical Society and Museum, are available at Historical Society Headquarters, 35 Washington St., Peabody, by mail or at the society’s website, www.peabodyhistorical.org. To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Peabody, be a graduating member of the 2014 senior class of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, and committed to pursuing a degree in history, museum studies, historic preservation or political science. Submission deadline is April 12, 2014. For information, call 978-531-0805.
Lifebridge Thrift will celebrate its two-year anniversary with a sale on clothes and furniture on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 47 Canal St., Salem. Admission is free. For information, call 978-745-2459.
“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, will be performed by the North Shore Players in five performances, on Saturday, March 22, Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, and Sunday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Hogan Regional Center Auditorium, 6 Hathorne Circle in Danvers. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors at www.NorthShorePlayers.org or by calling 978-750-4842 or 978-335-5605.
Troops 6 and 2 of the Beverly Boy Scouts are holding an electronics recycling event, Operation No Landfill, which raises money for the Beverly Boy Scouts. It will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Immanuel Church, 140 Bridge St. in Beverly. A nominal fee for the recycling service applies. Materials up for collection are TV sets, computers, monitors, radios, microwaves, cellphones, batteries, exercise equipment and air conditioners, among other things. Products that will not be accepted include refrigerators, large kitchen and laundry appliances, gas-powered equipment, car batteries, mercury products or fluorescent bulbs. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-993-0105 to schedule a home pickup. More details are available at www.troop2beverly.com.
Salem Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Salem Spring Restaurant Week, a 10-day event, takes place Sunday, March 23, through Thursday, March 27, at 20 restaurants in Salem. Participating restaurants will offer either a prix-fix, two-course dinner menu for $18 or a prix-fix, three-course dinner menu for $28. For details and a list of participating restaurants, visit www.salem-chamber.org. Reservations are encouraged.
Hamilton Hall will host an appraisal day on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with appraisals by Stephen Fletcher and his team from Skinner Auctioneers. Each person may bring up to three items to be evaluated. For items that are too large to move, bring a photograph of the item in its entirety, including measurements, and photos of any carvings, marks, stamps or special features. Appraisal slots must be reserved in advance as space is limited. The cost is $20 for one item or $50 for three items. All proceeds benefit Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St., Salem. For reservations and details, email email@example.com, or call 978-744-0805 and leave a message. Visit hamiltonhall.org for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “ARTSFEST Submission” in the subject line. Jpegs can be sent to email@example.com with the artist’s name and contact information. Jurying will be completed and artists will be contacted by May 12.
The North Shore Horticultural Society will hold its seventh meeting of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at the American Legion Hall, 14 Church St., Manchester. The evening features a presentation by Susan Stowe, titled “Daylilies for the Summer Garden.” Stowe’s presentation provides a complete overview of the perennial flower, include the definition of the genus, the plant’s characteristics, history and facts. Stowe will recommend growing, hybridizing, reference materials and other tips. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 978-232-0102.
Parents who are concerned about the development of their child, who is between ages 3 and 5 and will not be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2014, may arrange an appointment for an early-childhood screening on Monday, March 24, by calling Katie Provost, special education services coordinator, at 978-750-4756, ext. 1355. If the date is not convenient, contact Katie to arrange another mutually acceptable date and time. Screenings will be held at the Howe-Manning School, 26 Central St., Middleton.
The next stop on Montserrat College of Art’s Improbable Places Poetry Tour is Eurostoves, The Culinary Centre, 45 Enon St., Beverly, on Thursday, March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Poets are invited to share poems on a culinary theme. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the reading, the event includes a cooking demonstration and a cash bar. To participate, send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 20, or contact Colleen Michaels at 978-921-4242, ext. 1277, with any questions.
The application deadline for the Danvers Garden Club Scholarship is Friday, March 28. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who lives in Danvers and whose post-secondary plans include floral design, landscape design, floriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental science, forestry, earth science (geography, geology or meteorology) or a closely related field. For scholarship information or materials, call 978-777-4157, or mail to DGC Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 167, Danvers, MA 01923.
North Shore Community Development Coalition and Salem State University have partnered to present a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to provide income tax preparation to low-income taxpayers throughout the region. This year, SSU’s business school students will volunteer at North Shore CDC, 102 Lafayette St., Salem, to prepare income taxes for low-income taxpayers. Appointments are available through April 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. North Shore CDC is an IRS-sponsored site. To schedule an appointment, call 978-825-4014 or email email@example.com.
The Salem Athenaeum and GrubStreet, a nonprofit literary arts center, will offer fiction and memoir classes at Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem, taught by writing instructors from GrubStreet. Memoir in Progress, designed for writers who are working on the first draft of their memoirs, will focus on generating work and getting quick feedback from the group. Class begins Tuesday, March 25, and runs for 10 Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fiction I is an introductory course in the craft of writing fiction, and participants will learn and practice the elements of fiction with an emphasis on the short-story form. Class begins Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., and runs for 10 Thursdays. Both classes cost $455 for GrubStreet members, $480 for nonmembers. Scholarships are available. For details and registration, visit www.grubstreet.org.
Peabody Institute Library presents an Intro to Sound Recording class in the Creativity Lab on Saturday, March 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the lower level of the Main Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. The Creativity Lab’s Sound Kitchen is equipped with everything needed to create original music. Participants will learn how to get started composing and making music. The class will be repeated on Saturdays, April 5, 19, and May 3 and 17. Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance at www.peabodylibrary.org.
Salem Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy “Heroes,” on stage through April 12, with performances playing Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., at 90 Lafayette St., Salem. The play is about war heroes Gustave, Henri and Philippe who plot an escape from their retirement home. General admission is $25, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets and details are available at www.salemtheatre.com or 866-811-4111.
The 12th annual Olde Salem Greens 5K Cross Country Race is set for Sunday, March 23, beginning at 9 a.m. at Olde Salem Greens, 75 Wilson St., Salem. Online registration remains open until Friday, March 21, at noon and costs $18 per entry. Registration is also available the day of the race until 8:45 a.m. at the race site, and costs $20 per entry. Preregistered runners may pick up their bib number and shirt on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Salem Senior Center, 5 Broad St. The race is hosted by Salem Department of Park, Recreation & Community Services, and race proceeds go directly to the Salem, Park and Recreation Department and the Salem High School Cross Country Team. For details or to register online, visit www.NorthShoreTimingOnline.com/reglivecb.aspx?eventyear_id=153.
The JCC of the North Shore has launched a new Special Needs Inclusion program at its Summer on the Hill camps in Marblehead. Children ages 3 and older who participate in the Special Needs Inclusion receive special support and guidance to help them practice their motor, communication and social skills in a natural setting with their group peers. To learn more, contact Melissa Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Camp Open House on Sunday, March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the JCCNS, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. Visit jccns.org for details.
Children’s Friend and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older from a variety of backgrounds. Each mentor will be matched with one youth, between the ages of 5 and 18, from the North Shore. Mentors and youths meet every week for at least two hours. For more information or to volunteer, visit childrensfriend.net/services/youth-mentoring/ or contact Samantha Alves, director of youth mentoring, at email@example.com or 978-219-1528.
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library’s annual book sale opens to the public on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and continues Monday, March 24, through Thursday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Books for children, teens and adults range from fiction to nonfiction, biography to self-help, science fiction, beach reads and more. Formats include hardcover, paperback, board books, DVD, CDs and some maps. For more information, visit www.hwlibrary.org.
Wenham Museum’s annual Draw Me a Story exhibit, which this year features “Alphabets and Animals,” will be on display through March 30 at 132 St., Wenham. The exhibit features displays of original illustrations by creators of children’s books, many of whom will be on hand and happy to sign books at the reception and at an event for the whole family, “A Sunday of Sweetness,” on Sunday, March 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 978-468-2377 or visit www.wenhammuseum.org. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 1 and up.
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 South 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.
“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.