The 7th Taste of The Gables fundraiser is Sunday, Sept. 15, starting at 4 p.m. For the seventh year, its community of supporters have come together for an evening of merriment and mingling to help The Gables preserve, share and continue the American story. Twenty-one vendors will be on hand,…

Castle Hill Picnic Concerts continue on Thursdays, through Aug. 29, with family-friendly bands performing on the Grand Allee overlooking Crane Beach. Enjoy the sounds and sea and stroll the gardens’s 32-piece outdoor sculpture exhibition created in partnership with New England Sculptors Asso…

Saturday, Sept. 7, is Choate Island Day at the Crane Wildlife Refuge, where foxes roam fields and osprey fly over breathtaking views of Essex Bay. Once home to generations of the Choate family, the island was later a retreat for Cornelius and Mine Crane, who are buried at the summit. Park yo…

The Salem Athenaum will host a special presentation, ‘Voices of Dogtown,’ on Friday, Aug. 16, at 5:30 p.m. The abandoned settlement on Cape Ann fascinates historians and artists, and Carl Carlson, professor emeritus of English at North Shore Community College, and creator of the website Poet…

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The Salem High School Class of 1964 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Waterfront Room at Danversport Waterfront, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The event will be an informal luncheon buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. Door prize donations are welcome. …

The Salem High School Class of 1964 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Waterfront Room at Danversport Waterfront, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The event will be an informal luncheon buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. Door prize donations are welcome. …

The “kindie” band Rolie Polie Guacamole — winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice and NAPPA Awards — will play a free outdoor concert on Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m., on Central Green (Ipswich Town Hall in case of rain). Their parent-friendly musical style dresses up original tunes and class…

Beverly Women’s Softball League is holding a fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 8, for the Anderson Family to help offset medical costs and donate to CPR training and automated external defibrillator awareness following the life-saving rescue and surgery of their 17-year-old son David, who went in…

Wednesday, Aug. 7, is Family Seashore Adventure day at Grace Oliver Beach, Marblehead. From 9:30 to 11 a.m., families with children ages 4 and up can walk across the mudflats at low tide to search for tiny fish, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and other sea creatures, and make beach collages as m…

Beverly Conversations on Race & White Privilege will discuss “Color Blind or Color Brave?” on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It’s a “conversational third rail” and a risky one to talk about. Is “color blindness”, where one pretends not to notice race, honest, let alone real? Instea…

The 31st Salem Maritime Festival is this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Hosted by Salem Maritime National Historic Site in cooperation with Essex Heritage and Eastern National, the festival is free and features live music and dance, harbor …

The Peabody Chamber of Commerce invites you to power up your business poolside at Peabody’s Torigian YMCA, Chamber for Good Non-Profit of the Month. Hear great guest speakers, practice your pitching, mix, mingle and meet with like minded people who want to grow their businesses. Save the dat…

Despite urgent calls for emergency donations, the Red Cross blood supply is still below safe levels (less than 3 days) and donors are urgently needed. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross will thank those who donate from July 29 through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.c…

Despite urgent calls for emergency donations, the Red Cross blood supply is still below safe levels (less than 3 days) and donors are urgently needed. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross will thank those who donate from July 29 through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.c…

State Sen. Joan Lovely, state Rep. Paul Tucker and members of their staff will assist seniors ages 65 and older with applying for senior-discount rate Charlie Cards on Friday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St., Salem. The Department of Transportation r…

Nineteen youths from across the North Shore will bring Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored classic of the jungle upbringing of Mowgli to life in Stage 284 Youth Company’s summer workshop production, with four performances from July 26-28. Directed by Katie Clarke, and co-directed by Boston’s Jame…

The Red Cross is again issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors. Blood supply has now dropped below safe levels and donors are urgently needed. All blood types, especially type O, are requested. You may make an appointment using the Blood Donor App at RedCrossBlood.org or by c…

“17th Century Saturdays” at The Gables are free with the price of admission, inviting you to explore through a series of intriguing events Salem in the 1600s, when navigating the high seas was as dangerous and challenging as going to the moon. In “Arts and Mysteries Revealed: Navigation Skil…

The North Shore Concert Band, David Benjamin, director, presents: “Teddy Bears Picnic” Youth Concert on Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p,m., at the Robert Hayes Bandshell, Salem Willows, Salem. A free family concert featuring interactive tunes and activities for the youngsters; an instrument parade,…

Beverly Public Library is celebrating Saturday, July 20, as Moon Day in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of man’s making that one giant step on the moon. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the moon will be the center of the universe — from an all-day, moon-themed scavenger hunt to moon-inspired st…

The Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors. New and existing donors are urged to make an appointment to give today. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, may make an appointment using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-733-2767. C…

The Peabody Institute Library’s South Branch’s popular group, “Real Talk Real Moms” meets Thursdays, July 18, and Aug. 8, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Branch, located at 78 Lynn St., in Peabody. Sit back, relax, and share the joys and hardships of being a mom. This hour is for you, so…

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Newtown Square, PA - Gerard R. Jr., "Gary", age 73, on Aug. 15, 2019, of Newtown Square, Pa., formerly of Beverly Farms, Mass. Survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Elizabeth; his daughters Allison DeNapoli Schill (Vaughn) and Alanna DeNapoli Morris (Judson); his grandchildren Connor, Ro…