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March 29, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


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 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.

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 luz@nrothshorecdc.org.

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 diane@cohenhillel.org. Hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to the program, and dessert will be served after the program.

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 beckford3@msn.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.

Building Bridges Through Music Inc. celebrates 14 years of unity through music at the 11th annual Gospel/Jazz Brunch on Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Angelica’s Restaurant, 49 South Main St., Middleton. The event includes food and music, featuring John DiTomaso & Friends with vocalist Tony Gallo of the Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir; Voices for Change, a youth vocal ensemble; and Nzuri Kusonga Roho, an African dance ensemble. The scholarship and community service recognition awards will be presented. Tickets cost $50 per adult, and proceeds benefit Building Bridges Through Music’s “Educate, Engage, Empower” Integrative Arts programs. To purchase tickets, visit www.bbtmusic.org or contact Virginia Makkers at 781-479-8327.

The Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Beverly Harbormaster are sponsoring a Massachusetts Boating Basics Course at no charge to the public. The course will foster safe boat operation through increased awareness of required safety equipment, safe boating practices and legal responsibilities. Youth, ages 12 to 15, who successfully complete the course will be issued a Safety Certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. The course also satisfies the state requirements for personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17. All graduates will be issued a Safety Certificate. Taking the class as a family is encouraged and has proven to be highly rewarding. All students must be at least 12 years of age to participate and must attend all classes, which take place March 31, April 1, 2, 7, and 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Jubilee Yacht Club, 127 Water St., Beverly. Registration is required and can be done at www.mass.gov/ole by clicking on the Boat and Recreation Vehicle Safety Bureau link.

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.

The city of Salem celebrates the 377th anniversary of the first muster on Saturday, April 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a service at St. Peter’s Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. The annual event celebrates Salem’s federal designation as the birthplace of the National Guard, because the first regiment of the Massachusetts Militia to muster was the East Regiment in Salem. This year’s event features National Guard dignitaries, veterans groups, the Second Corps Cadets, National Lancers (horses), re-enactors, a howitzer salute and a flyover. Following the service at St. Peter’s, troops will process to Armory Park at Peabody Essex Museum for a ceremony at 10 a.m.; then to Salem Common for a second ceremony at 11; a pass in review of troops by a National Guard official and F-16 flyover (weather permitting) at 11:30; and a collation at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 94 Washington Square, at 12:30 p.m. For details, contact retired Lt. Col. Larry Conway, irish6941@comcast.net.

The Middleton Public Works Water Division will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, March 31, through Thursday, April 10, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. The first week of flushing will take place on the roads south of Middleton Square to the Danvers line. Roads north of Middleton Square to the North Andover town line will be flushed the second week. Residents who notice some discoloration of their water should run the cold water for a few minutes to clear it before use. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at 978-777-0407.