Meet Ward 5 City Council Candidate Kathleen Feldman at her Campaign Kickoff at Evviva Cucina on Thursday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 45 Enon St., Beverly. Feldman will discuss her plans for building an even better Beverly while hearing from constituents. Feldman is an experienced administrator and operations manager with the Wenham Museum who is deeply involved in the Beverly community as PTO treasurer for North Beverly Elementary School and Generosity Committee chair at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. She is also an active volunteer for the Beverly chapters of national organizations such as Family Promise and the Boy Scouts of America. Feldman lives in North Beverly with her husband, Mike, and their two sons. Interested attendees should RSVP at Facebook.com/FeldmanFor5. Visit: kathleenfeldman.com.

The Danvers Historical Society will host a free summer evening of “History, Harmony and Hot Dogs” on Saturday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll St., Danvers Bring your blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy live music with Decades of Rock. Tickets for Hot Dogs, water, soda, famous root beer floats, and ice cream will be sold, so please; no coolers. Or pets. For more information, call 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org. Note: rain date is Monday, July 1.

Greenbelt will host two trail runs this summer as part of the 2019 North Shore Trail Series sponsored by New England Running Company & Salomon to benefit land conservation. The first race is the Pingree Run for the Hills 5K and 10K on Saturday, July 13, at 9 am at the Pingree Reservation behind the Pingree School in South Hamilton. The route features wooded trails through a remarkable series of glacial landforms called “eskers.” Register 5K or 10K distance, online till July 10, or at the event. Greenbelt’s second summer race is the Beverly Commons 3.5 and 7-mile trail run on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the 126-acre Beverly Commons Conservation Area in Beverly Farms. The scenic route is challenging, with steep hills and rocky terrain. Runners may register for the 3.5 mile or 7 mile online until Aug. 21, or at the event. For full details on both events, visit: Visit ecga.org/events for details.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts’Literary Festival is seeking entries for this year’s writing annual competition. Writers of creative fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry are encouraged to submit entries by June 19. The competition is open to all Massachusetts residents, but submissions may not have been previously published unless on a personal blog, personal website, or other self-produced publication. The entry fee is $15 per submission, and writers may submit in multiple categories. For informaton on how to enter, visit: marbleheadfestival.org/writers-festival. The grand prize for each category is $125. Second-place winners will receive $50, and honorable mentions will be presented a certificate of recognition at the awards ceremony, on the evening of Wednesday, July 3, at a location to be announced. Entries are being judged by noted North Shore writers Phyllis Karas (nonfiction), Laurie Stolarz (fiction), and Claire Keyes (poetry).

The second 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. The event will feature oldies tunes spun by Kevin and Connor Leahy and a cash bar. Tickets are $10, available at the door on a first-come first-served basis or in advance by calling one of the following: 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: teentownreunion@yahoo.com.

The Danvers Garden Club Past Presidents will be sponsoring the Garden Club Children’s Concert on Saturday, June 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Garden at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Brian Doser, the Music Man, will entertain young and old.  The rain date is the same date and time, but inside the Children’s Room. Contact Betsy Powers- Sinclair at danversgardenclub@gmail.com.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater North Shore is hosting a Family & Friends Support Group and a new Individual (Peer) Support Group on Wednesday, June 26, from 7 to 8:30 pm 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 csadkowski@yahoo.com or call 617-984-0504 and leave a message. Also visit www.namigreaternorthshore.org.

Elizabeth Gordon McKim will be presenting at her poetry workshop, “Sounding the Stone,” on Tuesday, July 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at True North Brewery 116 County Rd. Ipswich. The workshop will be held in collaboration with the “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” a project visiting Ipswich through July with portraits of courageous Americans displayed townwide by nationally acclaimed artist Robert Shetterly. Elizabeth Gordon McKim is a poet, spoken word performance artist, editor, and teacher of poetry for people of all ages who travels the world teaching poetry. Author of eight collections of poetry, her work has appeared in many magazines, reviews and journals including Ploughshares, Poetry and Drum Voices.

The Friends of the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, 15 Sylan St., will hold their annual book sale, beginning Tuesday, June 25, at 9 a.m. and continuing during regular library hours through Saturday, June 29. Gently used books, videos, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be available for purchase at great prices. Please bring your own reusable shopping bag. Donations are being accepted through June 22 for the event which is sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Library. A Friends Members Only Preview Party will be held on Monday, June 24, 6 to 8 p.m. If you are not a current Friends member, you may join or renew membership at the door. Proceeds fund the museum and attraction pass programs. Call 978-774-0554 for more information.

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library will sponsor Yoga on the Lawn of the library on Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Bring a yoga mat and/or a towel, and join registered yoga teacher Kelly Rusch, in a Vinyasa yoga class. In case of rain, the class will be held in the Sohier Room of the Main Library, 32 Essex St, Beverly. Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org.

On Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. the Beverly Public Library will host Books & Brunch, a special book group in celebration of the library’s summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.” The group will discuss “Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon,” by Robert Kurson. The brunch and discussion take place at Bonefish Harry’s, 218 Cabot St., Beverly. Registration is required. Participants must be 21+. Discussion titles are available at our checkout desk. To register, stop by the Reference Desk or call 978-921-6062. Questions? Contact Lisa at ryan@noblenet.org.

St. Peter’s Church in Beverly will host a concert featuring 500 years of guitar music with New York guitarist, composer and recording artist Peter Griggson on Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. in the church at 4 Ocean St. There is onsite and street parking. Griggson will provide a chronological tour of his eclectic repertoire, from the Renaissance to the contemporary. Admission is free, but free will offerings will be accepted. A concert preview is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2lFywZSjhI. Griggson has performed more than 600 concerts in a wide range venues, and recorded on Treecastle Music, Folkways Records, Locust Records, Music of the World and CD Baby.

Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Dan McNichol will present the next program in the “Seven Lectures at Seven Gables” series, sharing tales of travel through America’s interstate roadways taken in his 1949 Hudson. “The Great American Road Trip” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Come early to check out antique and vintage cars gathered for the occasion by the North Shore Old Car Club. McNichols will discuss how new roads quickly gave rise to motels, diners, historical markers and tourist attractions. Tickets are $10, free for Gables members. To reserve a spot, visit https://store.7gables.org/Events.aspx; email  jarrison@7gables.org; or call 978-306-7003.

The First Baptist Church in Beverly, 221 Cabot St., will hold its Spring Rummage Sale in the church gym on Friday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. Clothing, small appliances, toys, books and more will be for sale. All proceeds benefit the work of the church. For more information, visit: www.fbcbeverly.org

     

Tickets are on sale for Salem State University’s public lecture featuring PBS “Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Eaton’s lecture will be at Salem State University’s Sophia Gordon Center. Tickets are $25 general admission, $10 for Salem State students, and are available at salemstate.edu/series or by calling 978-542-7555.

The Swampscott High School Drama Club’s summer theater program will be back again this summer for kids entering grades three through nine. This year’s program will culminate in a performance of “Seussical Kids,” on Aug. 1, Kids get a chance to act, sing, dance, play theater games, and do projects. The program runs three mornings a week beginning July 2, ending Aug. 1, and is available to kids from Swampscott and surrounding communities. Email Director Jim Pearse for more information (pearse@swampscott.k12.ma.us), or call 617-459-2440.

A Green Spring Clean and Plant Swap will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Long Hill Reservation, lower parking lot greenhouse, 572 Essex St,. Beverly, with household items and plant swap hosted by Cape Ann TimeBank and Full Circle Earth. Learn how TimeBanking can link you to a local network of neighbors to exchange skills, services and more. Come early, 10 to 11 a.m. to learn about sustainable agriculture and get some “hands on” experience. Swap begins at 11 at the greenhouse. Bring up to 5 each of gently used household items and small garden plants to exchange. Look for the TimeBank Sign in the lower parking lot. Free. Family friendly. For more information, email: Coordinator@CapeAnnTimeBank.org.