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March 26, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


The Salem News

---- — “Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, will be performed by the North Shore Players on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday 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.

Salem Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy “Heroes,” on stage through April 12, with performances playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 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.

“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 second of six meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library at 82 Main St. in Peabody. The poets discussed will be: 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.

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. 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.

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 01915gardenclub@gmail.com.

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 potholes@salem.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.

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.

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 recycling@troop2beverly.com or call 978-993-0105 to schedule a home pickup. More details are available at www.troop2beverly.com.

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 info@hamiltonhall.org, 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 kmoore@endicott.edu with “ARTSFEST Submission” in the subject line. Jpegs can be sent to kmoore@endicott.edu with the artist’s name and contact information. Jurying will be completed and artists will be contacted by May 12.

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 colleen.michaels@montserrat.edu 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. 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.