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April 10, 2014

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In honor of National Alcohol Awareness Month, DanversCARES will host Marilyn Belmonte, founder and executive director of Healthy Outcomes, for a discussion on understanding the teenage brain. The free, informal and informative evening for parents and community members takes place on Tuesday, April 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Gordon Room at Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Learn how the adolescent brain is wired differently and why this puts kids at risk for behaviors like underage drinking and other substance use. Attendees have a chance to ask an expert informal questions and learn why parents play such an important role in supporting teens. Free coffee will be served. For more information, email pegsallade@danvers.org.

The Town & Country Garden Club of Ipswich is again offering scholarships to one or more graduating high school seniors. Applicants must reside in Ipswich and should be pursuing further education in one of the following fields of horticulture: landscape design, environmental studies, conservation, forestry, botany or city planning. For further information or to request an application, students should contact their high school guidance counselor or Marilyn Seidler, TCGC scholarship chairwoman, at 978-356-0224 or seidlers@comcast.net; or Elvira Borsari, TCGC president, at 978-356-0042. The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 10.

Applications for the $1,000 Lt. Col. Michael E. Ambrazavitch Scholarship are available at the Peabody Historical Society’s headquarters, 35 Washington St., Peabody, and at www.peabodyhistorical.org. To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Peabody; a graduating member of the 2014 senior class of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School; a participant in the ROTC program at PVMHS for four years; and accepted to a Massachusetts state college or university. The deadline for submissions is Saturday. For information, call 978-531-0805.

Applications for the George & Rachel Shaw Scholarships, administered annually by the Peabody Historical Society & Museum and funded by Sylvia and Ralph Marble, are available at society headquarters, 35 Washington St., Peabody, or at www.peabodyhistorical.org. Two $1,250 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Peabody; completing his or her sophomore year in college or beyond; and a full-time college student carrying at least 12 credits per semester. Applications are due by Saturday. For information, call 978-531-0805.

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