“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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.