Beverly Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit will participate in the 5-mile Run/Walk for HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) on Sunday, May 4, starting and ending at Salem Common. The Beverly Police Department’s goal is to raise $1,000 to support its ongoing efforts to end domestic abuse. Last year there were 22 domestic violence-related deaths in Massachusetts. BPD and others are participating to raise awareness and honor those victims and survivors of domestic violence. For more information or to join the BPD’s HAWC Walk team, visit http://hawcdv.donorpages.com/Walk2014/BeverlyPoliceDepartment.
Marian Court College is holding its 50th anniversary gala to raise money for scholarships today, May 2, at 6:30 p.m., at 35 Little’s Point Road, Swampscott. The gala features the presentation of the Beacon Award to Jack Burke of Swampscott, and silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $50 for general admission and $37.50 for alumni. For more information and tickets, contact Lauren Baker at email@example.com or 781-309-5279.
Seven finalists will compete to win scholarships at Marblehead Rotary Club’s Marblehead’s Got Talent benefit finale today, May 2, at Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front St., Marblehead. Proceeds from the event benefit Marblehead Rotary Club’s local scholarships. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening, and a live auction will take place during cocktail party. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Marblehead Bank, Arnould Gallery and from club members. For more information, email Jlivingston@marblebank.com or visit www.marbleheadrotary.com.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free, 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at The White Whale, 9 Hale St., Beverly, and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Adult Education Room, 124 River Road, Topsfield. For more information or a list of additional meetings at other locations, call 781-932-6300, or visit www.foodaddicts.org. Locally, attendees can call Susan at 978-969-3499.