Registered Democrats in Peabody will hold a caucus on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., at the Torigian Community Life Center/Senior Center, 75R Central St., to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 state Democratic Convention. This year’s convention is Sept. 14 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Peabody. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by May 11, will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. This year, Peabody Democrats can elect 25 delegates and 24 alternates to the convention. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org. If interested, contact Chair Beverley Griffin Dunne at 978-531-2427 or PeabodyDemocraticCityCommittee@gmail.com.
All are welcome to participate in honoring veterans resting in peace with flags placed at veteran gravesites at Walnut Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, May 22. From 4 to 7 p.m., the Danvers Veterans Services Officer will be distributing flags at the Sylvan Street entrance to the cemetery (across from the library) to those who would like to assist.
There will be a Ward 2 Civic Association Meeting on Tuesday, May 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Channel Marker Tap Room, Porter Mill, Rantoul Street, Beverly. The guest presentation will be by the Beverly Bike Committee in addition to updates on issues and concerns related to happenings in Ward 2. All residents and business owners are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact us at email@example.com
The Beverly Public Library’s Books & Brews Book Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara. They will meet at the The Indo, 298 Cabot St., Beverly. Registration required, and you must be 21 or older. Discussion titles are available at our checkout desk. To register stop by the reference desk or call 978-921-6062. Questions? Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m., Jim McAllister presents “Phillip Little of Salem: Artist and Civic Leader,” a painter and printmaker of national renown, and one of Salem’s most valuable citizens in the first half of the 20th century. In the Library (unless otherwise noted) at Salem’s historic Hawthorne Hotel. Admission is $15. Reservations by e-mail at: email@example.com or text 978.979.5907.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater North Shore is hosting a Family & Friends Support Group and a new Individual (Peer) Support Group on Wednesday, May 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St., Beverly. The two groups are for family and friends of those dealing with mental health challenges and for individuals (peers) and they meet the last Wednesday of every month . For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-984-0504 and leave a message. Also visit www.namigreaternorthshore.org.
The North Shore Horticultural Society will hold its Annual Plant Sale and Auction on Tuesday, May 28, at the Masonic Lodge, 10 Church St., Manchester at 6 p.m., auction starting at 6:30 p.m., with a wide variety of pre-priced plants and outdoor garden items. On auction by auctioneer Fred Rice will be annuals and perennials from members’gardens and donated by local nurseries. and a nice assortment of garden ornaments as well. All are welcome, free freshment will be available; cash or check accepted, but no credit cards. Plant trays and plastic bags will be provided. Arrive early to pick up a bid number. For more information, call 978-232-0102 or visit www.NSHorticulture.org.
The Patton Homestead Inc., the Wenham Museum, and other community partners invite you to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day the week of June 1 – June 6, at the Patton Homestead. It all starts with a community picnic, food truck festival, and keynote lecture at the Patton Homestead, 650 Asbury St., Hamilton, on June 1. All events are free and open to everyone, except for tours of the Patton Family Archives. For a full schedule of events visit: pattonhomestead.org/75thanniversary.
Passport agents will be at the Beverly Public Library on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to process applications, take photos, and answer questions about applying for a passport. Advance appointments recommended. Walk-ins welcome! Contact BostonPassportDay@state.gov to schedule an appointment. Visit www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/june-passport-day for a list of documents you need to bring and more info. Please note: this is a passport application program; your passport will not be provided same day. Passports are sent to applicants from the US State Department. Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at email@example.com or 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.
The Sunday before Memorial Day is observed as Veterans Memorial Sunday. Each year, vets visit a different church, and this year the Annual Veterans Memorial Sunday Observance will be held Sunday, May 26, at the 10 a.m. services of the Danvers Church of the Nazarene, 181 Dayton St., Danvers. It is a sign of reverence for all veterans and memorializes this country’s freedom of religion guaranteed by the Constitution. All veterans are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Dick Moody at 978-836-2395 or Peter Mirandi at 978-777-0001 x3025.
The Miracle League of the North Shore’s remaing spring dates are June 1 and June 15. Children with cognitive and physical abilities play together on the Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf (CCCBSD) field, the only fully-accessible, rubberized baseball field on the North Shore at 6 Echo Ave., Beverly. Player registration and volunteer arrivals begin at 9:30 a.m., with warm-ups at 10 a.m. The game begins at 10:30 am, followed at 11:30 a.m. with pizza. The league is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that gives children with unique challenges a chance to play baseball as a part of a team in an organized league at no cost to their family. Every player bats and scores a home run each inning, with volunteers serving as buddies. For more, visit: www.cccbsd.org/community/miracle-league or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second annual Senior Senior Teen Town Dance will be held on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Society Hall, 20 Howley St., Peabody, featuring oldies hits spun by Kevin and Connor Leahy and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance by calling: Joan Aucone, 978-618-9338; Joanne Solovicos, 978-532-0031; Dottie Thibodeau, 978-774-4850; Lonnie Thibodeau, 978-836-2422 Billy Wholley, 978-744-2726. For more information, email: email@example.com.
Patrons of the Ipswich Public Library may now enhance their language learning goals with access to the Rosetta Stone Library Solution. Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors at EBSCO Information Services, in partnership with Rosetta Stone Inc., non-native patrons may further their ESL learning as English speakers, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers the proven immersion method that more than 22,000 schools and 12,000 businesses have trusted for more than 20 years, including 30 languages. To start using Rosetta Stone®, visit ipswichlibrary.org, click on “Services,” then “Databases.” Log in with your library card number as Patron ID and follow instructions! Feel free to contact the Reference Desk at 978.356.6648 ext. 15 if you need assistance. For more information, contact Assistant Library Director Genevieve Picard at 978-356-6648 ext. 3017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peabody High School Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Saturday, June 8, at the Marriot Hotel in Centennial Drive Peabody. This is the day on which we graduated in 1969. Tickets are available and may be purchased through Stephen Delaney at: sdelaneyphotography.com 617-791-6067 Also, go on FB, Peabody High Class of 1969 or search Stephen Delaney. So far around 100 classmates are attending; join us
Acord Food Pantry, a provider of food assistance to residents of six towns North of Boston, will dedicate Thursday mornings, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., to assisting seniors with food distribution. If you or someone you know is dealing with food insecurity, call 978-468-7424. Acord is supported solely by donations from local businesses, community groups and individuals. We serve our clients with the help of over 120 volunteers each month. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to PO Box 2203, S. Hamilton, MA 01982 or via the donate link at www.acordfoodpantry.org.
The Salem High School Class of 1960 will hold a reunion picnic, rain or shine, at Salem Willows Park (across from the Arcade) on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at noon. Members and friends of Salem High School alumni are welcome. Coffee, cookies, pizza and water will be provided. You can bring a chair and pack your own lunch or buy it at concession stands. In the event of bad weather we will move to a nearby gazebo. Please remind classmates and friends about this fun, free event. Donations will gladly be accepted! Questions? Call Dennis Korumpas at 978-744-7594, Sisty Klein at 978-594-5776 or e-mail Walt Doblecki at email@example.com.
On Friday, May 31, the United Polish Organization of Peabody is once again sponsoring a Polish food sale featuring stuffed cabbage and Polish donuts at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Hall, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. Phone orders may be placed to Lola Busta at 978-531-5592, Janis Marren at 978-531-8837, or Ann Blazewicz at 978-531-5592.
On Monday, June 3, Beverly Public Library will host a free multimedia presentation by Judy Cook, who will weave together songs and ballads collected in southern Appalachian Mountains and the Ozarks, telling the story of songs that traveled from Britain to the mountains of America. Part of the “Monday Mornings” series, the program runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Sohier Room at the main library, 32 Essex St., with light refreshments at 9 a.m. Open to adults with no registration required. Handicapped-accessible. Contact Ona for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beverly School for the Deaf (BSD) Alumni Association will sponsor a Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the BSD campus, 6 Echo Ave., Beverly. Applications to sell items are $20 per space and the reservation deadline is May 24. All proceeds benefit The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf. For more information or to reserve space, contact Anna Lynch at Lynch1997@aol.com or visit https://cccbsd.org/alumni/welcome/.
On Tuesday, June 18, at 4 p.m., Salem Community Life Center will host a free group support for adult children of aging parents presented by James Ashton. Caring for an elderly parent is a big job and needs big support that group sharing provides. Collective wisdom and practical advice on topics such as senior living, home care, financial considerations, end of life; as well as self-care, boundary setting and responding to crisis with compassion and calm. Ashton is a certified life coach and workshop facilitator who has experienced it all first-hand. To register, call Rosanna Donahue at 978-744-0924, by Thursday, June 13.
The Salem police K9 Unit will host a comedy show and dinner fundraiser on May 24, at 7 p.m. at the Salem Moose Hall, 50 Grove St. The dinner features stuffed chicken breast with all the trimmings and dessert. Tickets are $25 per person and include both dinner and the show. There will also be a 50/50 and raffle table. Proceeds will help support the K9 Unit. For tickets, contact Salem police Capt. Kate Stephens at email@example.com or 978-744-0171 ext. 50254.
The Dane Street Congregational Church will host their 35th annual free Spring Pops Concert with Avard Rushton conducting the Dane Street Church Community Concert Band, on Friday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-922-4325.
Gay Pride month will be celebrated in Danvers with the raising of the Gay Pride flag on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m., in front of Town Hall, 1 Sylvan St., with refreshments following in Town Hall.