Learn how to overcome stress through meditation on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. with Cape Ann Meditation’s Eileen Carlotto — teacher, author, and illustrator — at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St, Danvers. Carlotto connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of your life. She demonstrate first-hand the key to deeper concentration, relaxation, and profound personal growth. This event is free and open to the public. Register at www.danverslibrary.org or call 978-774-0554.

Revisit the Golden Age of Boston Television on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St, Danvers, with recollections of the great and beloved TV personalities of a glorious time in Boston’s history. During its heyday, Boston was not only the nation’s leader in locally produced news, programming, and public affairs, but a model for other cities’ local stations. This lively insider account from Terry Ann Knopf, who’s worked for the Miami Herald and the Patriot Ledger as a TV critic and the Boston Globe as a TV correspondent, who has been published in the Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Times, Boston magazine, and scholarly journals. She’s won three Best-of-Boston Awards for Best TV Critic, and been voted Best Columnist by the New England Women’s Press Association. This event is free and open to the public. Register at www.danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.  

The Northshore Universalist Church (NSUU) in Danvers will host an A Cappella Concert on Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Presented by the voluntary group SoulSong, “Songs of Peace and Healing for Challenging Times” is a free program of multi-cultural music and songs of peace. There will also be a sing along. SoulSong’s mission is, through song, to bring peace to the souls of those with serious illnesses and/or at the end of life. Anyone interested in this ministry should contact Helen Brandt, the Founder/Director of SoulSong. No audition is required. The church is located at 323 Locust St. (Rte 35). For more details, contact the church: 978-774-7582, or visit www.nsuu.org.

On Saturday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Friends of Broad Street Cemetery and the Salem Historical Commission are sponsoring a guided tour of the historic cemetery, beginning at the Broad Street entrance. Established in 1655, Salem’s second oldest cemetery is the resting place of historical figures including a Salem Witch Trials judge, Revolutionary and Civil War veterans, and local merchants and philanthropists. Join Fred Norton, official storyteller of the Friends of Broad Street Cemetery, who will explore the stories of those who are buried there, and stone conservator Rachel Meyer, who will discuss ongoing efforts to preserve the historic slate and marble burial markers, which exhibit some of the best gravestone carving on the North Shore. For more information or rain date, check the Friends of Broad Street Cemetery Facebook page.

 

Food Assistance volunteers are needed at Beverly Bootstraps. Committed to feeding people in the community that need food assistance, Beverly Bootstraps welcomes your help. Many positions are open both during the day and the evening, year-round or just for the summer. For more information please contact Leslie Colten, Volunteer Coordinator lcolten@beverlybootstraps.org.

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 csadkowski@yahoo.com 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, and there will be free refreshments for everyone. Arrive early to pick up a bid number. For more information, call 978-232-0102 or visit www.NSHorticulture.org.

Neverland Theatre presents the beloved Broadway blockbuster “Guys and Dolls,” in concert version, featuring a live band and 20 talented adults from all over the North Shore, on Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, at 4:30 p.m. at The First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Tickets are $16.50. For more information please visit www.neverlandtheatre.com or call 978 500-8832.

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.

Ipswich Museum’s Special Women’s Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, June 7, at the Heard House, 54 South Main St., at 11:30 a.m. Join independent costume historian Katy Bishop, for “Underneath It All: A Century of Fashionable Undergarments and Accessories, 1810-1910” — a revealing look at the long hidden secrets of attaining the perfect women’s figure. Tickets are $75; please RSVP to the Ipswich Museum, at 978-356-2811.

The 2019 North Shore Cancer Walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on June 23, at Salem Willows, 165 Fort Ave., Salem, bring together mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors, co-workers, businesses, teachers and students, all focused on raising funds for cancer care on the North Shore. WIth more than $23 million raised thanks to 5,000 participants each year, funds provide support to Oncology services on the North Shore Medical Center’s Salem campus as well as for clinical trials, wellness care and other Oncology services at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. In the past, walk contributions have supported renovations, equipment purchases, clinical trials, wellness services and supportive care programs for patients and their families. For information: www.northshorecancerwalk.org.

Take a free tour of the Phillips House and Gedney House, 3129, 34 Chestnut St., Salem, on Saturday, June 1, courtesy of Historic New England properties. From Maine to Rhode Island, learn about the people who lived in stone-enders, urban mansions, rural estates, and working farms during free guided tours at Historic New England’s house museums. In Salem, Historic New England properties are Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., and Gedney House, 21 High St. For more information on hours and locations, visit: www.historicnewengland.org/openhouse2019/.

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 ridenour@noblenet.org.

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.

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.

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.