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April 11, 2014

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The Salem Parks and Recreation Department is offering programs for children during April vacation, including a yarn event, Skyzone trip, day trip to Boston, pottery class and an adventure in Salem. Also, a Guitar for Beginners class for children and adults begins Monday, April 21. For more information and to register for classes and events, visit www.salemrec.com, or contact Katie Duffey, recreation supervisor, at kduffey@salem.com.

Registration for Peabody Recreation Department’s summer programs is open and can be done online at www.peabodyrecreation.com or in person at 50 Farm Ave., Peabody. Summer programs include youth theater; golf leagues and lessons for youth and adults; art workshops; Peabody Youth Television (PYTV); Brooksby outdoor adventure and teen adventures; preschool, special needs playground programs; junior explorers; summer basketball leagues; sports clinics; and tennis playground program. For a full brochure, visit www.peabodyrecreation.com.

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step organization similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet weekly for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. Members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic statuses, and social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally. Meetings are held at Beverly Hospital on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Murray at 978-535-7676.

The Friendly Garden Club of Beverly will award a scholarship to high school seniors from Beverly who are pursuing a college career in environmental science, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, conservation or related fields for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications must be submitted by May 1. For scholarship forms, call 978-381-3597 or email 01915gardenclub@gmail.com.

The Josh Thibodeau Helping Hearts Foundation presents a free heart screening for youths ages 12 to 19 tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Nathaniel Bowditch School, 79 Willson St., Salem. The screening consists of a review of health history; height and weight; blood pressure check; heart sounds check; electrocardiogram; possible echocardiogram; and physician consult. The JTHHF was created in memory of Josh Thibodeau who, in 2011, was 12 years old when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and died at a soccer camp. To learn more or to register for a free screening, visit joshthibodeauhelpinghearts.com.

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