Salem Downtown Neighborhood will meet on Tuesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Turner’s Restaurant, 43 Church St., second floor (elevator accessible). Guest speakers are Bob McCarthy, Ward 1 councilor, and Christine Madore, Ward 2 councilor.
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 email@example.com.
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/.
The Beverly Public Library’s LGBTQ Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, May 20, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., to discuss “My Brother’s Husband: Volume 1” by Gengoroh Tagame. New members are always welcome and no registration is needed. Discussion titles are available at our checkout desk. Please contact our Reference staff for availability of alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet in the handicapped accessible Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly.
The Fresh Harvest Pop Up Stand, a new initiative to address food insecurity in Salem through a mobile bi-weekly free food pantry, will bring offerings to two locations identified as the most in need — Salem State University and Espacio. On the first and third Wednesday of every month, is open for students in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Central Campus at 68 Loring Ave. On the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, it will be at Espacio, the North Shore Community Development Coalition’s Community room at 105 Congress St. in the Point neighborhood. Salem State University joins Citizens Inn and The Salem Pantry in this venture, with funding from the Brace Cove Foundation. No pre-registration is necessary, but proof of residency (photo ID, a piece of mail that has been delivered to the home address and dated within the last 30 days) or a SSU student ID is required.
North Shore Community College is offering a free Integrated Education & Training Information Technology program at the Danvers campus. Courses include CyberSafe, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Service Desk & Support Analyst, Microsoft Office Suite and more. Thanks to a grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the costs of all courses and textbooks are covered. The program runs till June 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Students must be able to commit to the full class schedule. Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, call 978-236-1227 or email email@example.com.
The Children’s Library at the Peabody Institute Library is partnering again with Northeast Arc to offer Story Time Yoga, for children ages 1 to 3 years, with extended sessions weekly on Fridays through June 28 at 10:30 a.m., with movement, stories, and songs. Guided by a trained Northeast Arc professional, children will explore and practice movements in conjunction with their caregivers. This class will help children work on fine/gross motor development, body awareness, balance, socialization, language skills and, most importantly, their bond with their caregiver. This class will foster the physical and emotional connections that toddlers crave with their caregivers at the library, 82 Main St., Peabody.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
A new, one week musical camp, Salem Bay Collaborative Choir Camp, will be introduced this summer for boys and girls ages 8, June 24 through 29, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. Directed by Mary Jodice, Director of Music at the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead and assisted by organist Brink Bush and vocal teacher Anastasia Black. Learn music, sight singing, and Bible stories, and play movement games. Camp will meet daily at the following times: Monday–Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Thursday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. till noon. Evensong service—open to the public—will be at 5 p.m. and followed by a festive reception. Tuition is $100; a maximum of $150 per family. Scholarships are available; no one will be turned away for lack of resources. For information/application contact Mary Jodice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuition is due June 1.
Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is offering a free bird walk at Lynn Woods in Lynn on Wednesday, May 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., with Mass Audubon Naturalist Scott Santino. Walk beautiful wetlands and forested habitat while searching for migrating birds and listenign to morning birdsong. Supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, space is limited for this event, and advance registration is required. To reserve your spot and get directions, call 978-887-9264 or register online at massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
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 email@example.com.
The second annual Senior Senior Teen Town Dance will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, May 31, at 2 pm., join reference librarian Jeff Klapes, “The Traveling Librarian” for an armchair journey through sunny southern Greece at the Ipswich Public Library, 25 North Main St. Home to wild mountain and coastal scenery, and Greece’s best olive groves, the southern Peloponnese also has incredible archaeological sites from ancient times and Byzantine era churches. Visit Sparta, Athens, and the medieval walled city of Monemvasia. This event is free to the public, thnaks to a grant from the Coburn Charitable Society. The Traveling Librarian will visit Ipswich once a month through June! For more information, visit: www.ipswichlibrary.org, or contact Patty DiTullio, at email@example.com or 978-356-6649.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
The Peabody Institute Library’s South Branch, 78 Lynn St., Peabody, will host a special food event on Thursday, May 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. Stocking the Kitchen: Ingredients, Recipes, and Ideas for Gluten-Free, Paleo, and Ketogenic Eating will be the focus when Peabody native Linda Sessa shares sample recipes and attendees create a simple dish for tasting. Nuts, seeds, and tree nuts will feature in this program. Registration is required for this event at www.peabodylibrary.org or call 978-531-3380.
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.
Endicott College will hold Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 23, at 5 p.m. and on Saturday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Hempstead Stadium on the Endicott campus in Beverly. The Thursday ceremony will mark the third standalone Commencement ceremony for students in Endicott’s Van Loan School of Graduate & Professional Studies, who’ll receive degrees from doctorate to master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees. The speaker will be Latoyia Edwards, Emmy Award-winning morning anchor of NBC10 Boston and host of This Is New England. Traditional undergraduate cross the stage Saturday, when the speaker is Garold C. Miller, chief executive officer of HALO. Edwards and Miller will receive honorary doctor of humane letters degrees at the ceremonies. In addition, Dr. Luke Reynolds, assistant professor of English and popular children’s book author, will be given Endicott’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
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.
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.
On Monday, May 20, join us at 6:30 p.m. to view and discuss “The Blackness Project,” an educational documentary about culture and race from the African American perspective, in the Main Level Reading Room, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead. The goal of this two year old project is to educate, elevate, and engagein an effort to bridge the racial divide in our country by creating a meaningful dialogue on race. Cookies and soft drinks will be available as we discuss, learn and grow by hearing each others stories, to make difference. The Abbot Public Library is located at 235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead. For more information, call 781-631-1481 or visit www.abbotlibrary.org.
The Marblehead Historical Commission opens its innovative new exhibit “Mapping Marblehead: From Founding to Freedom” free at the Old Town House, 1 Market Square, on June 1, with an opening reception on May 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Based on the first two centuries of Marblehead’s recorded history, the exhibit features highlights of the town’s early settlement, growth, and economy as it grew from fishing village to prominent port of trade and revolutionary stronghold. The exhibit runs through June 23, Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1-4 pm.
The Beverly Public Library’s Evening Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m., to discuss “Hold Still: a Memoir with Photographs” by Sally Mann. New members are always welcome and no registration is needed. Discussion titles are available at our checkout desk. Please contact our staff for availability of alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet in the handicapped accessible Fogg Room, 32 Essex Street, Beverly.
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 email@example.com.
On Wednesday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m., Jim McAllister presents “Phillip Little of Salem: Artist and Civic Leader,” —a painter - 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 978.979.5907.