The Salem News
---- — “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 third of six meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library at 82 Main St. in Peabody. The poets discussed will be Carol Ann Duffy, April 8; Li-Young Li, April 15; Susan Rich, April 22; and Cornelius Eady, April 29. For more information and to register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or visit www.peabodylibrary.org.
For a nominal fee, electronics and appliances may be dropped off for environmentally safe recycling at Winthrop Elementary School, 325 Bay Road, Hamilton, on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds go to the 2014 Hamilton-Wenham senior class graduation all-night event. Questions may be directed to Heather and Bill MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
In partnership with B&S Event Management, the North Shore Community Development Coalition will host the third annual Energize the Earth 5K/10K run/walk on Sunday, April 27, at 10 a.m., at Lynch Park, 55 Ober St., Beverly. The event attracts participants from all over New England with a focus on clean, green living. All proceeds will benefit the North Shore CDC’s sustainable affordable housing and community development work. Both the 5K/10K will start at 10 a.m. and finish at Lynch Park. Walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate in the 5K. The first 500 runners to register will receive a custom branded race shirt and bag of goodies. Online registration will remain open until noon on Saturday, April 26, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on race day at Lynch Park. For details and registration, visit www.northshorecdc.org or www.bnseventmanagement.com.
Gordon’s Theatre Arts Department presents “Metamorphoses” by award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman, on stage April 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in the Margaret Jensen Theatre of the Barrington Center for the Arts, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Under the direction of professor of theater arts Jeffrey S. Miller, the play explores the tension between the real and the transformational, the human and the mysterious, told through vignettes of classical Greek myth and drawn together by the universal need for water. Details and tickets are available at www.gordon.edu/tickets.
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.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary presents a “Paddlesports America” class, an introductory course for kayakers and canoeists that covers general information about paddle craft and maintenance; operating a paddle craft safely; selecting proper clothing and equipment; laws and regulations related to paddling; and boating emergencies. Kayaks, equipment and clothing will be available for participants to view. Five separate series of classes run on Wednesday evenings, April 9, 16 and 23; May 7, 14 and 21; June 11, 18 and 25; July 9, 16 and 23; and Aug. 6, 13 and 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jubilee Yacht Club, 126-127 Water St., Beverly. The cost is $20 per student and includes completion certificates. Advance registration is required and can be done by contacting Bob Amiro at 781-246-6714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem State University hosts a five-day observance of Earth Day from Monday, April 14, to Friday, April 18. Attendees will learn how to contemplate, discuss and share strategies and actions that will lead to a “greener” campus, communities, nation and globe. Events are open to the public and will feature panel discussions, poster competition, networking, films and guest speakers. For more information and a schedule of events, visit salemstate.edu/earthday.