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April 30, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


The Salem News

---- — The Peabody Institute Library is hosting a three-week Introduction to Quilting Class for adults, ages 16 and up, on Wednesdays, May 7, 14 and 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Creativity Lab at the Main Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. In this class for novice quilters, participants will learn to make a rail fence quilt. Finished quilts will be 42 inches by 54 inches. Sign-ups are required as space is limited. Registrants will be sent a list of supplies and a copy of the quilt pattern in advance. Sewing machines are available at the library. Sign-ups are available on the Creativity Lab calendar on the library’s website, www.peabodylibrary.org.

The Women’s Fund of Essex County hosts its sixth annual “Power of the Purse” fundraising event on Thursday, May 1, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Willowdale Estate, Bradley Palmer State Park, 24 Asbury St., Topsfield. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a raffle with chances to win purses and bags donated by renowned designers and retailers. All proceeds help fund special projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For more information, visit www.thewomensfund ec.org.

Salem News Sports Editor Phil Stacey will discuss school sports on Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m., at the Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon St., Beverly. The program is designed for all Beverly sports fans. Refreshments will be served and ideas for future “sports talks” will be accepted. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to sign up in advance at the Senior Center, or by calling 978-921-6017.

The Peabody Democratic City Committee will present Mr. Edward J. Dullea Jr. with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a luncheon in his honor on Saturday, May 3, at noon, at the Peabody Elks Lodge, 38 Oak St., Peabody. Family, friends, Democratic elected officials and candidates have been invited. The public is also welcome to attend, but must reserve spots in advance by contacting Debbie Ryan at 978-531-7961. The suggested donation is $20 per person.

Young women who are residents of Salem, graduating from high school and continuing on to college, are welcome to apply for the Anonymous Scholarship, which is awarded based upon a combination of financial need and academic performance. The award can be renewed annually if the student maintains a primary residence in Salem during her four-year pursuit of an undergraduate degree. The application deadline is Thursday, May 1. To request an application form, send the name and mailing address of the interested applicant to beckford3@msn.com, with “Anonymous Scholarship Application Form” in the subject line of the email. Those interested may also write to the Anonymous Scholarship Fund, Scholarship Committee, 3 Beckford St., Salem, MA 01970.

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.

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.