SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 10, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


The Salem News

---- — 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.

“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 fourth of six meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library at 82 Main St. in Peabody. The poets discussed will be 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.

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.

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.

Gordon’s Theatre Arts Department presents “Metamorphoses” by award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman, on stage April 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.

The Friends of Beverly Public Library’s annual Spring Book Sale runs through Sunday during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., at 32 Essex St., Beverly. The sale features a large selection of hardcover and paperback books for all ages and tastes. A smaller selection of music and movies will also be available. All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.

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 salves@childrensfriend.net 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 robert.amiro@comcast.net.

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.

The Lynn English High School Class of 1946 will hold its 68th class reunion on Friday, April 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The venue is handicapped-accessible. Members of other classes are also welcome to attend. For reservations or further information, call Yvonne at 978-777-0305 or Shirley at 978-774-3912.

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.

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 11. 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.

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.