, Salem, MA

April 16, 2014

North Shore News in Brief

The Salem News

---- — The United Polish Organizations of Peabody will host their 54th Traditional Easter Dinner, “Swieconka,” on Sunday, May 4, at 1 p.m., at St. Michael’s Hall, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. Tables of eight may be reserved. Tickets cost $20 (free for children under 12) and may be purchased from the following member organizations: Daughters of St. Joseph; Plav Walter Dombrowski Post 63; Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 63; St. Michael’s Society; St. Joseph’s Faith Community; or by calling Lola Busta, 978-531-5592; Janis Marren, 978-531-8837; Anne Kostos, 978-774-0985; or Ann Blazewicz, 978-531-7999.

The 35th annual Good Friday Walk takes place Friday. The 10.5-mile walk begins and ends at St. John the Evangelist School, 552 Cabot St., North Beverly. Along the way, all sponsored walkers will make stops at the Church in the Cove and at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where walkers will receive lunch. Senior walkers may arrange to have transportation to the school from the Church in the Cove by calling Alan at 978-927-5847 before Good Friday. T-shirts will be given to all registered walkers. The Good Friday Walk is a charitable organization that provides financial assistance to individuals and families living on the North Shore. For more information or to make a donation, visit Donations may also be sent to The Good Friday Walk, P.O. Box 646, Beverly, MA 01915.

Faith and Concern Inc. celebrates 39 years of coming together on Good Friday to walk, raise awareness and provide concrete assistance to the people of Haiti. All are welcome to this year’s Walk for Haiti on Friday at 9 a.m., at Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St., Peabody. The goal for this year’s walk is to raise funds to help pay teachers’ salaries so that classrooms remain open to educate the children. One-hundred percent of the money raised will be hand delivered to Haiti for humanitarian work. For details or to sponsor a walker, contact Gail Bowlds at 978-535-1431, Edith Burns at 781-598-1838 or Karen Smith at 781-618-4992.

The city of Salem’s 2014 Street Sweeping Program begins Tuesday on Salem’s entrance corridors and will be completed by Friday, May 2. Entrance corridor sweeping schedules alternate between odd and even sides of the street to allow for residents to alternate parking their cars on the opposite side of the street on sweep days. Parking is prohibited from 5 to 8 a.m. on scheduled entrance corridor sweep days. Residential street sweeping begins Monday, May 12, and continues through Friday, May 23, in Salem neighborhoods. Sweeping will take place on both sides of the street on the same day, and parking will be prohibited between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Temporary “No Parking/Tow Zone” signs will be posted. For a detailed schedule, visit the News & Announcement page or the Department of Public Works page at

Salem State University Theatre Department presents Carlo Goldoni’s comedic masterpiece “The Servant of Two Masters” on stage Thursdays through Saturdays, April 17 to 19 and April 24 to 26, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in Salem State’s Mainstage Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at, 978-542-6365, and at the door.

Al-Anon, a nonprofit, public service organization that helps people who are affected by someone else’s drinking or drug abuse, will hold meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 96 Main St., second floor, Peabody. For more information or other locations in Massachusetts, call 508-366-0556 or visit

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, or contact Katie Duffey, recreation supervisor, at

Registration for Peabody Recreation Department’s summer programs is open and can be done online at 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

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

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 with “ARTSFEST Submission” in the subject line. Jpegs can be sent to with the artist’s name and contact information. Jurying will be completed and artists will be contacted by May 12.

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

“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 fifth of six meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library at 82 Main St. in Peabody. The poets discussed will be Susan Rich, April 22; and Cornelius Eady, April 29. For more information and to register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or visit

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 or