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April 14, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


The Salem News

---- — 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.

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.

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.

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.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Margaret Voss Howard Teacher Recognition Award, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation that honors the contributions of one Salem teacher and one Marblehead teacher each year with a $500 unrestricted award. Nomination letters may be sent to Teacher Award, 80 Leach St., Salem, MA 01970. Teachers, administrators, other school employees, parents, students and citizens may make nominations. For more information and a nomination form, visit teacherrecognition.wordpress.com or send an email to howardteacheraward@yahoo.com. Nomination materials are also available in school and administrative offices. The nomination deadline is tomorrow.

Artists who live in Beverly, work in Beverly, are enrolled in a Beverly college or are a senior in high school, or are affiliated with an arts guild or arts organization in Beverly are eligible to apply to Arts Fest Beverly: Community Art Exhibition, a juried exhibition on display at Endicott College in Beverly from June 4 to Aug. 15, with a reception on June 13. Beverly artist Leighton O’Connor is this year’s featured artist. The exhibit is held in conjunction with Arts Fest Beverly, a free outdoor festival in downtown Beverly on June 14. For submission guidelines, deadlines and other information, contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655, or email kmoore@endicott.edu with “ARTSFEST Submission” in the subject line. Jpegs can be sent to kmoore@endicott.edu with the artist’s name and contact information. Jurying will be completed and artists will be contacted by May 12.