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April 18, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


The Salem News

---- — Ipswich residents are reminded that the last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the annual town election and town meeting is Wednesday, April 23. The Ipswich Town Clerk’s Office, 25 Green St., Ipswich, will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for anyone wishing to register to vote or change party affiliation in person that day. Residents may also register to vote prior to April 23, during regular business hours or by mail. Mail-in registration forms may be downloaded from the town clerk’s site at www.ipswichma.gov; for the application, click on the “Applications” related link, then on the “Voter Registration” category. For more information, contact the town clerk’s office at 978-356-6600, ext. 1016.

Wellspring’s 16th annual Women Honoring Women Luncheon: We Are Called To Greatness takes place Monday, May 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. The luncheon is expected to bring together nearly 700 women of the North Shore and beyond to honor Sara Hall, a philanthropy adviser and author of “Drawn to the Rhythm,” who will also be the event’s keynote speaker. Wellspring will also honor Jan Bell for her extensive volunteer work with the Gloucester community and also Libby Hayes, the executive director of Homes for Families. For details, visit www.wellspringhouse.org.

The community is invited to a special book group led by author Randy Susan Meyers to discuss her book “The Murderer’s Daughters” on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Woodbridge, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Coffee and dessert will be served. The group is free and open to all. The program is sponsored by the Lappin Foundation, the Jewish Journal and Cohen Hillel Academy. RSVPs are requested to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or swyner@lappinfoundation.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The Holocaust Center, Boston North Inc., will observe Yom Hashoah with a community commemoration of the Holocaust on Monday, April 28, beginning at 7 p.m. at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, 485 Lowell St., Peabody. Rena Finder, a Schindler’s List survivor, will provide the keynote presentation. The program includes a performance by Gordon College Women’s Choir, the Generations Candle-lighting Ceremony, and the presentation of the Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award. To support the work of The Holocaust Center by placing a greeting in the 2014 Yom HaShoah Commemorative Book, email holocaustctrbn@yahoo.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.

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.

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 pegsallade@danvers.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 potholes@salem.com 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.

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 salves@childrensfriend.net or 978-219-1528.

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.