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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com.
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.