Salem State University will host the 19th annual Youth at Risk Conference (YAR), on Friday, May 31, starting at 9:15 a.m. at the O’Keefe Center Complex, 225 Canal St., Salem State University. Two keynote speakers – Sixto Cancel, a Forbes Top 30 entrepreneur, and Pamela Garramone, a teacher of positive psychology — will be featured, as well as workshops including; Marijuana and the Developing Brain. Included are breakfast, lunch and a musical performance by the Andover Show Choir. Tickets may be purchased on Friday between 8 and 9 a.m. at the Gassett Fitness Center. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-542-2085.
Sainte Anne’s Church in Salem will hold its Grandma’s Attic June Sale on Saturday, June 1, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out lots of great items at great prices! Kitchenware, dorm and school supplies, linens, electronics, brand name adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, toys, books, DVDs, Vinyl records, purses, shoes, pool and beach supplies, sporting goods, glassware, home decor, frame and pictures, furniture, and more! All items will be on sale in the church basement, 292 Jefferson Avenue, Salem, and proceeds will benefit the parish.
Salem State University and the Salem Athenaeum will host an 8th Salem Poetry Seminar and poetry readings, free, from Tuesday, June 4, through Friday, June 8, at 7:30 at the Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., and Salem’s Pickering House, 18 Broad St. Thirteen select students from statewide colleges and universities will study poetry writing with noted teachers and authors Charlotte Gordon, J.D. Scrimgeour, and January Gill O’Neil. Since its founding in 2000, participants have produced twenty-five books of poetry; thirteen went on to edit national magazines or found presses. Over twenty have been accepted into graduate programs, including NYU, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The seminar is supported by Salem State’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts. In addition to classes, there are free readings featuring established poets and seminar participants. For more information, contact Karen Gahagan at: email@example.com, or call 978-542-7890.
Beverly’s Second Congregational Church will host a Strawberry Social on Saturday, June 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., featuring fresh picked strawberries, home baked biscuits, ice cream and whipped cream. This is a free community event, and all are welcome to stop by. The church is located at 35 Conant St.
The Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute of Salem State University has scheduled its 2019 summer guest speakers program, running July and August on select Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. A wide variety of topics will be featured at the Institute’s downtown Salem headquarters at 10 Federal St. Explorers LLI of Salem State University is one of more than 400 Lifelong Learning Institute chapters across the USA. Explorers LLI offers a variety of multi-week courses to members 50+ during the fall and spring terms. Founded in 1992, with over 300 current members, it is open to the public and donations are appreciated. For more information contact: Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St., Suite 10, Salem MA. 01970. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978-744-0804.
The Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers will open its Outdoor Summer Concert Series with the Memory Laners on Thursday, June 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and songs of yesteryear – from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s – with this energetic Doo-Wop quartet who’ve been entertaining at North Shore Senior communities and centers for years. Save the date for the next summer concert with the Honkytonk Women, on Thursday, July 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 978-777-3740.
The League of Women Voters – Salem will address the benefits of Ranked Choice Voting to members of the community, at a free and open event on June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St, Salem, MA 01970. For more information, contact Judith Reilly at email@example.com.
Kelsey Gosselin, manager of Medical & Scientific Research Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter, presents “The Science of Hope,” Thursday, June 6, at the Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St., Salem, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with food and refreshments, followed by the program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the latest research findings on Alzheimer’s disease & dementia, and gain a better understanding of brain changes caused by Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and how research has enabled the development of better detection methods and how this knowledge is being translated into novel therapies and prevention strategies.
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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Topsfield Historical Society’s 51st annual free Strawberry Festival, takes place on the Topsfield Common on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with strawberry shortcakes will served in Emerson Center. Also this year: a juried craft show with over 65 artisans, a Youth Artisans Fair, Kingsnakes playing in the gazebo, children’s games and tours of the 17th century Parson Capen House. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks will be available, Admission to this family event, sponsored by TD Bank, is free and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, contact chairperson Shawn Whitworth at email@example.com.
Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, in partnership with the Salem Trolley, will again offer free rides on the Salem Trolley for Salem residents from June 1 to Sept. 30. You must provide proof of residency to qualify at the Salem Trolley office at 8 Central Street in downtown Salem. The Trolley runs daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including much of downtown and the Salem Willows. Regular stops are at the Salem Visitors Center, Witch History Museum, Trolley Depot, Old Burial Point/Witch Trial Memorial, Pickering Wharf/Sea Level restaurant, the House of the Seven Gables, Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Witch Dungeon Museum, and Salem Witch House/Salem Inn. Passenger requested stops are also made at the Salem Maritime Site, Salem Ferry, Winter Island, Salem Willows, and Hamilton Hall/Phillips House/Chestnut Street. For a complete map, visit: http://salemtrolley.com/map-of-tour-3.html.
The City of Peabody’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, at the Department of Public Services, 50 Farm Ave. City residents may dispose of up to a car’s worth of hazardous materials. Contractors may not dispose of materials. Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, spray cans and other household hazardous chemicals. You may also dispose of mercury-containing waste, including batteries, thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent lamps. The recycling center at 50 Farm Ave. will be closed. For a full list of accepted materials, call the Health Department at 978-538-5926, or Department of Public Services at 978-536-0600. Cost is $20 per household, payable by check to “City of Peabody.” Proof of residency is required. TVs and computer monitors will also be accepted with the purchase of a $20 sticker per item, available on-site. Non-residents may drop off materials from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and must pay the full fee ($30 for up to 3 pounds/gallons, $36 for up to 10 pounds/gallons or $60 for up to 25 pounds/gallons). For more information, call the Health Department at 978-538-5926. This event is co-sponsored by the Peabody Municipal Light Plant.
St. John’s Prep is holding an informational session for families on Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. on the school campus at 72 Spring St., Danvers. Preview of the Prep is an informal and low-key way to get a jumpstart on the admission process. You’ll meet students, hear from school leaders, chat with admission staff members, and tour the Prep campus. St. John’s is a Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6 through 12. Register at stjohnsprep.org/visit. Questions? Contact the Office of Admission at 978-624-1301.
The Arrangers of Marblehead will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 1 (rain date, June 2) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 35 Devereaux St., Marblehead. Chairs, antique armoire, hutch, china, glassware, clothes, collectibles, garden items and plants are among the treasures waiting to be found. Proceeds support community service projects by members of the Arrangers, members of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.
North Shore Elder Services is seeking the following volunteers: (1) Friendly Visitors to visit with seniors living in Salem or Peabody; and (2) Money Managers to help seniors balance checkbooks and prepare simple budgets. Volunteer applications are available at www.nselder.org. For more information, call 978-624-2288 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Salem, through the Salem for All Ages initiative and in partnership with the Salem Chamber of Commerce, invites Salem businesses to apply for certification as an Age-Friendly Business — one in which people of all ages and abilities can comfortably shop, dine, or receive services, with staff specially trained, offering such amenities as non-slip flooring, clear and legible signage and materials, and discounts or special programs (not a requirement, but encouraged.) Nearly 57% of consumer spending in Massachusetts is by people 50 or older, annually amounting to over $150 billion. In Salem, some 8,000 residents are over the age of 60 and that number is growing. Only businesses located in Salem may apply. To apply for certification, visit https://salemforallages.org/age-friendly-business/.
Salem residents drop yard waste at the Salem Transfer Station on Swampscott Road on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proof of residency or property ownership in Salem must be shown. Waste should be in a paper yard waste bag or dumped loose at the designated area on the site. Plastic bags will not be accepted, nor will stumps and branches greater than 2 inches in diameter. The next curbside yard waste collection is the week of April 22, on regular trash days. Residential trash and construction and demolition debris will not be accepted.
Stories & Songs with Ryan welcomes children ages 2 to 4 weekly, for songs, stories and activities on Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Caregivers must attend — no registration needed.
The Northshoremen Chorus of Beverly is offering three free, 45-minute singing lessons for men of all ages, sponsored by the Beverly Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The program runs Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., followed by a workshop at the Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly. For more information, call 866-727-4988, email email@example.com or visit www.harmonize.com/northshoremen.
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. Learn how to manage your condition and improve quality of life. 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.
The Beverly Public Library is featuring an exhibit by photographer Mark Chester of portraits of newly naturalized U.S. citizens from around the globe who are now residents of Massachusetts. A professional photographer since 1972, Chester’s photographs are in the permanent collections of museums around the country. The exhibit runs through January and is free and open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, visit www.markchesterphotography.com.
SeniorCare Inc.’s RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore are partnering with AARP on a free AARP Tax-Aide Program for elders. Volunteers from SeniorCare RSVP will assist taxpayers ages 60 and older with middle to low income with their tax preparation and filing, providing free tax assistance at more than 30 locations throughout the North Shore. For information, visit www.seniorcareinc.org, or contact RSVP program assistant Theresa Dickson at 978-281-1750 ext. 568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater North Shore Family & Friends Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month. For more information, email email@example.com, call 617-984-0504, or visit www.namigreaternorthshore.org.
Tickets are on sale for Salem State University’s public lecture featuring PBS “Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton on 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.thetrustees.org, 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: www.cccbsd.org/community/miracle-league or contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m., join reference librarian Jeff Klapes, “The Traveling Librarian,” for an armchair journey through sunny southern Greece at the Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. 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. For more information, visit www.ipswichlibrary.org or contact Patty DiTullio at email@example.com or 978-356-6649.
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 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. 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. Contact the Reference Desk at 978-356-6648 ext. 15 for assistance. For more information, contact Assistant Library Director Genevieve Picard at 978-356-6648 ext. 3017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) site will open in Beverly on June 18 to increase fresh food access to low income families and provide training that helps cultivate local, small-scale farmers who grow this food. The sites, at the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot St., are sponsored by the New Entry Food Hub, a Beverly based nonprofit dedicated to strengthening local communities and increasing access to fresh food by partnering with senior centers, homeless shelters, childcare facilities, food banks, and other organizations serving low-income residents, as well as providing training and other support to the local farmers who serve the CSA. Anyone on the North Shore can sign up to receive weekly shares of fresh, locally farm grown food. New members are currently being accepted for pickups, between 2:30 and 6 p.m. on Fridays, through Nov. 1. Contact Ginger Turner at the New Entry Food Hub at 978-656-1654, or visit online at www.nesfp.org/NewEntryCSA.
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. 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. 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 email@example.com.
North Shore Community College’s Beacon Café Bakery is offering freshly made, student-prepared baked goods on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Beacon Café is located at 30 Log Bridge Road, Building 100, Middleton. Breakfast pastries are available, self-serve, at 9 a.m. and desserts at 11 a.m. — take-out or sit and enjoy. Coffee, tea and cold beverages are also available. A donation box will be on hand. Contact Chef Douglas Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, May 31, the United Polish Organization of Peabody is 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.
Ipswich Public Library patrons can use their library passes to visit Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries at a discounted rate of $2 per person (for up to four people per pass). For more information, call 781-259-9500.
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. 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 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.
To help customers save money and energy, the Middleton Electric Light Department (MELD) is launching an awareness program about electric vehicles. Middleton Drives Electric’s website provides comprehensive EV resources and support via a toll-free line (1-833-433-8363) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) staffed by EV specialists. Visit www.MiddletonDrivesElectric.org and sign up to receive the latest information about incentives and upcoming events.
Work has begun on the Route 1 portion of Peabody’s Clean & Sustainable Water Infrastructure program. Work crews will replace smaller water mains with larger ones to improve water quality and distribution to Peabody homes and businesses along the Route 1 corridor. Most of the construction will take place Sunday through Thursday evenings from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the northbound side of Route 1 and between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the southbound side. The initial work, which started on April 16, is on the northbound side at its intersection with Dearborn Road. At least one lane of traffic will remain open during construction hours. Police details will accompany work crews and sign boards have been installed to help notify motorists. Revoli Construction Co, Inc., is the city’s contractor for the project and Weston & Sampson will provide engineering oversight.
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.
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 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 Ipswich Public Schools is currently accepting applications for School Choice for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available on the district website: www.ipsk12.net and are also located at Central Office, 1 Lord Square in Ipswich. A lottery for available seats will take place on Wednesday, June 12. For questions, please call 978-356-2935.
Children ages 3-8 are welcome to join a free bilingual story time in Portuguese and English at 5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Library at the Peabody Library, 82 Main St. Listen to stories in both languages and complete a story-related craft to take home. No prior knowledge of English or Portuguese is required. Space is limited and registration is required, so call 978-531-3380, stop by in person, or reserve a spot at www.peabodylibrary.org.
Free salon services are being offered for all North Shore first responders at the North Shore Community College Cosmetology Clinic, North Shore Business Center, Building 100, 30 Log Bridge Road, Middleton. No appointment is necessary, but a call ahead is appreciated. Bring your first responder ID, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Chemical services must be started by 10:30 a.m.) For more information, call 978-762-4000, ext. 1516.
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. Presenter Terry Ann Knopf, an award-winning writer, has worked for the Miami Herald and the Patriot Ledger as a TV critic and the Boston Globe as a TV correspondent. 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), and deadlines will be gratefullu accepted. For more details, contact Ms. Brandt at 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Take a free tour of the Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St. and the Gedney House, 21 High St., in Salem on Saturday, June 1, courtesy of Historic New England properties. For more information on hours and locations, visit www.historicnewengland.org/openhouse2019/
The new Salem Bay Collaborative Choir Camp, jointly offered by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the Church of St. Andrew (Marblehead), will be held June 24 to June 29, at St. Peter’s, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. The camp, for boys and girls ages 7 to 14, is free for Salem residents, and meets Monday through Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday morning, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Choristers will learn music and sight singing and play movement games. Evensong on Saturday, June 29, at 5.p.m., followed by a closing reception. Boys’ voices must not have changed, otherwise a love of song is all that’s needed. Mary Jodice, director of music at St. Andrew’s, will be assisted by organist/accompanist Brink Bush and vocal teacher Anastasia Black. For information/registration contact Jodice at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15.