The Dane Street Congregational Church will host its 35th annual free Spring Pops Concert on Friday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. Avard Rushton will conduct the Dane Street Church Community Concert Band, For more information, call 978-922-4325.

The Marblehead Museum & Historic District present “The Patriot Houses: An Exclusive Tour” on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is your chance to explore the magnificent interiors of five of Marblehead’s finest privately-owned Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary-era houses, all built for families who put their lives on the line to fight for the establishment of the fledgling country. Set your own pace as you they walk through downtown Marblehead to visit these storied homes, includeing the two gems known as Bank Square: the Jeremiah Lee Mansion and the Robert “King”Hooper Mansion. Check-in and pick up your tour guide booklet at the Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St. $35 members; $40 nonmembers. Tickets available the day of, or online at, in person at 170 Washington Street, or call 781-631-1768.

On Saturday, June 8, the Bourque Family Foundation will host the Second Annual 7.7K Road Race fundraiser at Ferncroft Country Club, 10 Village Road, Middleton. The race falls just one day before the 18th Anniversary of Ray winning the Stanley Cup, and the foundation strives to continue the impact made through his community leadership by supporting a wide variety of charitable and educational endeavors. Both the 7.7K Run and the 5K Walk will take off at 4 p.m. There will also be a Mites Fun Run taking place for children at 3:30 p.m. Registration prices are: runners $40, walkers $30, mites $10 and team $35. Registration is open until June 8. Following the race there will be food, beverages and live music. For more information, email:, or call 978-502-7828.

On Monday, June 10, The Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association is hosting a tour and of Salem’s historic ship the Friendship. Meet on the ship at Derby Street at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and snacks, meet your neighbors, and get a tour of all the repairs done to her and learn what is next. The HDSNA is for all who live, work, or play in the neighborhood. We encourage you to join us at our monthly meetings. The next meeting is the annual summer picnic in August, date to be determined.

On Saturday, June 29, Friends of the Beverly Public Library will sponsor Yoga on the Lawn of the library 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

On Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. the Beverly Public Library will host Books & Brunch, a special book group in celebration of our 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 at Bonefish Harry’s, 218 Cabot St., Beverly. Registration is required and you 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

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: 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; email; 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:

The Ipswich Museum and Ipswich ReCreation & Culture will present six Saturday-night performances of “Goodnight, Captain White,” a maritime history-mystery. Written by Mark Stevick and directed by Lynda Robertson, the play’s setting is Salem in 1830, when the fabulously wealthy Joseph White is found dead in his bed at his own party. The audience becomes party guests turned Committee-of-Vigilance for this historical whodunnit. Performances are June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, and Aug. 10 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Heard House, Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main St., Ipswich. Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for museum members and $20 for students. For tickets go to:

The June Women’s Connection Brunch will be held Monday, June 10, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m., in the Lighthouse Point Room at Danversport Waterfront, 161 Elliott St. (Route 62), Danvers. Guest speaker Barbara Austin will demonstrate how to make any place beautiful by creating a garden, as well as sharing “Smiling Through Life’s Difficulties” — how you, like flowers, can bloom where you are planted. Brunch is $17 inclusive and all women are welcome. To make a reservation, call Jan at 978-303-7873 or email Laura at


Elementary-aged kids get their own time to create crafts at Thursday Crafternoons at the Peabody Insitute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Craft supplies are available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. through June 13. Projects are themed seasonally, to upcoming holidays, or individual inspiration, and a librarian will be on hand to assist. This program is open to the public, all supplies provided. Registration not required.

The American Lung Association and Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center are hosting a Better Breathers Club for those affected by chronic lung diseases. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 96 Forest St., Peabody. Different topics will be addressed each month, and light refreshments will be served. Family members and caregivers are welcome. Free. For more information or to RSVP, call 978-532-0303.

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 or by calling 978-542-7555.

The Beverly Public Library is holding free weekly adult English language practice groups on Fridays, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., at 32 Essex St. Led by local volunteers, these gatherings center around common American English expressions, grammatical curiosities, useful vocabulary, and cultural references. No registration required. For more information, contact Martha at 978-921-6062, ext. 2119 or

SeniorCare’s RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore program is in need of volunteer drivers to take elders to their medical appointments. Commitment is flexible and volunteers determine their own hours. For information on this and other volunteer opportunities, call 978-281-1750, ext. 572, or email

The Swampscott High School Drama Club announces the return of Swampscott Summer Theater, a fun-filled musical theater program for kids entering grades three through nine. This year’s program will culminate in a performance of Seussical Kids, Aug. 1,  at 11:30 a.m. in the Swampscott High School Auditorium. 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 ( . For more information, call Pearse at 617 459 2440.

North Shore Idol, affiliated with the Theatre of Light, is offering its 6th annual one-week Summer Musical Theatre Program for North Shore children ages 7 to 15. The theme is: “A Tribute to Queen and Freddy Mercury.” Rehearsals will be at the North Shore Children’s Theatre, 10 Tioga Way in Marblehead and the performance will be at the Old North Church in Marblehead. The program takes place Monday July 29, through Friday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enrollment, limited to 15 participants, is now in progress. There are a few openings still available. For more information or to enroll your child, call 978-210-9818 or email: .

The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association are presenting a six-month outdoor sculpture exhibition at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich. Thirty-two pieces created by New England’s finest sculptors have been placed in gardens, along woodland paths and historic landscape as part of The Trustees’ Home Sweet Home, a free annual event celebrating the architects and craftspeople who designed and built its historic properties. The show is free from noon to 2 p.m. Participating sculptors will be on-hand during the afternoon to talk with visitors. Following the opening, the exhibition is free with regular property admission. Trustees members, free; nonmembers, $15 per car. A free, self-guided tour program is available for the exhibition, which runs till Nov. 11. Visit, or call 978-356-4351 ext. 4015.

The Miracle League of the North Shore’s remaining 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: or contact

The second annual 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, or Billy Wholley, 978-744-2726. For more information, email

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. Bring a chair and pack lunch or buy it at concession stands. Remind classmates and friends about this event. Donations will gladly be accepted. Call Dennis Korumpas at 978-744-7594, Sisty Klein at 978-594-5776 or email Walt Doblecki at

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 Peabody Institute Library Foundation will hold “Bubbly and Birds,” a cocktail viewing of select John J. Audubon’s Birds of America prints owned by the library. On display will be some of Audubon’s most iconic prints, including a number that were recently restored. This special event will be held on Friday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 82 Main St. in Peabody. Tickets are $60, available at all three Peabody Institute Library locations. This fundraiser will benefit the ongoing restoration of the Peabody Institute Library’s Birds of America prints.

On June 6, at 7 p.m., the Peabody and Salem Garden Clubs will present “Books in Bloom,” an evening of imagination and creativity at the St Thomas School Gym, 3 Margin St., Peabody, Individuals and groups will present floral designs interpreting a book title. This is an open meeting with a $5 guest fee, and all are welcome. For more information, contact co-presidents: MaryEllen at  978-531-9332 or Tina at 978-532-2317.

The Salem Farmers Market 2019 opens on Thursday, June 13, on Derby Square with more than 35 vendors, and continues every Thursday through Oct. 13, from 3 to 7 p.m. At the heart of the market are the produce of seven local farms, complemented by an array of specialty foods, bakery products, spices, and non-food vendors. New this year: The Herb Farmacy, The Cheese Shop of Salem, Romeo’s Juices, Roseadela’s, The Branch Olive Oil, Nubble Hydro Microgreens, Crepe du Jour, Chrissy’s Crumble, Bauman’s Best Botanicals, Giuseppe’s Ice Pops, and Uncommonly Good Bakery. To volunteer at the market, email

On Friday, June 7, the 11th annual Salem Arts Festival kicks off with a free reception at 7 p.m. at Salem’s Old Town Hall. Sponsored by Salem Watrefront Hotel, it’s the first in a showcase of events lasting through Sunday, June 9, rain or shine, in the heart of Salem. This free celebration of arts, culture, creativity, and community features over 200 artists, four performance areas, onsite art-making, local artisans and makers selling their creations, a juried art exhibition, and a temporary eco-friendly public art installation ‘Roots on the the Row’ on Artists’Row. A joint project of Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective, it features a juried Art Gallery in Old Town Hall, an artisan street fair in the surrounding Pedestrian Mall, and live performances on Derby Square and Front Street. In the event of bad weather, outdoor events move indoors. Volunteers are encouraged to contact Kylie Sullivan at for sign up at For more information, visit

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: