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Along The Spice Route: The Quest to Protect Indonesia's Marine Biodiversity
Date: Friday, April, 24th, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Northeastern University, 430 Nahant Road, Nahant
 
Please join us for the annual Riser Lecture, an annual academic talk that honors the life and work of Dr. Nathan "Doc" Riser, first Director of the Marine Science Center (formerly the Marine Sciences Institute) on Friday, April 14th at 4:00 p.m. Northeastern University located on 430 Nahant Road in Nahant.  This event will take place in the Bunker Classroom at the MSC. Light refreshments will be served half an hour before the start of the event.

Healthy Kids Day 
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Danvers Community YMCA

Healthy Kids Day will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. at the Danvers Community YMCA. Healthy Kids Day is a YMCA National Day where all Y's offer a Day of fun, free of charge for children of all ages. There will be games, smoothies, bounce house and more!

Laugh Your Buns Off
Date: Saturday, April 25th
Location: Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway St, Saugus
Organization: House Rabbit Network & Mass Paws

Giggles Comedy Club presents TONY V, ARTIE JANUARIO, AND CRAIG MURPHY  on Saturday, April 25th. THESE 2 SHELTERS JOINED FORCES TO MAKE YOU LAUGH AND TO HELP HOMELESS BUNNIES,CATS AND DOGS. This event includes unlimited cheese pizza, raffles and lots more! For more information or to purchase tickets visit  www.rabbitnetworkorg/giggles/php

Equine EXPO & Sale
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Arena Building, Topsfield Fairgrounds
Organization: Essex County Trail Association

This year's Equine Expo & Sale will be on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event will feature one stop shopping for the horse and rider, 50+ vendors, new and used items as well as services, demonstrations all day, silent auction, food vendor, accessible, and plenty of parking. Admission $5. goes to maintain trails in 6 communities, children under 10-free

Antarctica: A Year on Ice Film Event
Date: Saturday, April 25th
Location: Cape Ann Cinema and Stage 

Antarctica: A Year On Ice is a visually stunning film that lets you experience what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, while enduring months of darkness in the harshest place on Earth. This event will take place on Saturday, April 25th at the Cape Ann Cinema Stage. Anthony Powell has been working in Antarctica with his wife Christine for many years. After over 10 years of filming, his documentary is now complete. It has had a theatrical release in the US and New Zealand, and has screened at numerous festivals around the world and winning many awards. The film will be followed by talk and Q&A by Allyson Hindle, who was in Antarctica as the movie was filmed. 

31st Annual Lend-A-Hand Auction by the Sea 
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Blue Ocean Music Hall, Ocean Front North, Salisbury

Opportunity Works is presenting the 2015 Lend-A-Hand Auction by the Sea, hosted by Bob Lobel, on Saturday, April 25th at 6:00 p.m. This live and silent auction includes hors d’oeuvres and supports programs and services for people with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. For more information visit 978-4626144. www.opportunityworks.org

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash 5k
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield

Walk Like MADD is the national signature fundraising event of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the nation's premier organization working to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. It is a 5K Walk and official Run on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to allow corporations, community leaders and individuals to team up with MADD in “keeping our communities safe.” The Walk is a great family-fun day including a DJ, Kid Zone, lunch, games and a raffle with some great prizes. It is a day for those affected by this crime and supporters of MADD to come together and remember the victims while raising funds for MADD’s programs in an uplifting atmosphere. You can find more information and/or sign up by going to the website: www.walklikemadd.org/boston

Georgetown's Erie 4 Spring Dinner
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Erie Fire Station, 474 North Street, Georgetown

Ring in Spring and support the Georgetown volunteer fire station and the community at the same time by attending the fun family dinner at Georgetown's Erie Fire Station (located on 474 North St, Georgetown) on Saturday, April 25th from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. They'll be serving Roast Beef, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner rolls, Caesar salad, brownies and ice cream! Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

7th Annual Make Way For Molly 
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Elks Lodge, Newburyport
Organization: Make Way For Molly PMC

Come support the 7th annual Make Way For Molly on Saturday, April 25th at the Elks Lodge in Newburyport. This event will include music, food, and raffles. All proceeds will go to Make Way For Molly fund who is an eighteen year old girl who is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. For more information or to donate please visit http://www2.pmc.org/profile/CC0213

Antartica: A Year on Ice Film Event
Date: Saturday, April 25th
Location: Cape Ann Cinema and Stage

Antarctica: A Year On Ice is a visually stunning film that lets you experience what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, while enduring months of darkness in the harshest place on Earth. Anthony Powell has been working in Antarctica with his wife Christine for many years. After over 10 years of filming, his documentary is now complete. It has had a theatrical release in the US and New Zealand, and has screened at numerous festivals around the world and winning many awards. The film will be followed by talk and Q&A by Allyson Hindle, who was in Antarctica as the movie was filmed. 

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival
Date: Sunday, April 26th, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis, Beverly

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is gearing up for a great season and you're invited to help kick things off at their Spring Gala and Fundraising Event, featuring performances by the Cape Ann Big Band and The North Shore Jazz Project All Stars. There will be a fabulous silent auction, raffles, and a cash bar. Tickets for the April 26th Gala can be purchased at GimmeLive.com or SalemJazzSoul.org.

Earth Day Festival
Date: Sunday, April 26th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Ave, Essex

On Sunday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Essex County Greenbelt will be hosting its second annual Earth Day festival in collaboration with numerous community non-profit organizations.  This will be a fun, interactive and informative family-friendly event at Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation headquarters in Essex. The theme of the fair this year will be pollinators. Visitors will learn more about bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers and how pollination is key to a healthy environment.  

North of Boston Lucheon
Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 1 Newbury St, Peabody

Join North of Boston as they will be having a Member Lucheon on Wednesday, April 22nd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. To RSVP please email Kristina at Kristina@NorthofBoston.org

Free Geology Class
Date: April 28th, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

Learn about how to trace your family’s history through genealogical resources. Join the Haverhill Public Library staff for a one hour presentation on April, 28th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information visit www.haverhillpl.org

Women's Fund of Essex County "Power of the Purse" Fundraiser
Date: Thursday, April 30th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Willowdale Estate in Bradley Palmer State Park, 24 Asbury Rd., Topsfield

The Women's Fund's annual "Power of the Purse" fundraising event and purse raffle - a ladies' evening of fabulous hors d'oeuvres, wine, purse raffle and fun! Proceeds help fund programs supporting women and girls in need. The Women's Fund is a field of interest fund of Essex County Community Foundation. Please join us for this event to promote positive social change for women and girls! Tickets are $40 in advance/$40 at the door. For more information, or to register, please visit www.thewomensfundec.org.

The Wild Side of Hyponsis
Date: Thursday, April 30th
Location: The Rockport Public School, 24 Jerden's Lane, Rockport

The Rockport Music Department is hosting The Wild Side of Hypnosis with Dan Candell on Thursday, April 30th at the Rockport Public School located on 24 Jerden's Lane. There will be concessions during intermission as well. For more information email Patti Pike at 978-546-1234.

MSPCA's 11th Annual 'Hair of the Dog' Wine Tasting and Art 
Date: Friday, May 1st, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: MSPCA, Nevin's Farms, Methuen

Join the MSPCA on Friday, May 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the 11th annual ‘Hair of the Dog’ Wine Tasting & Art Show. This will be benefiting the animals of the MSPCA at Nevins Farm! We’ll be at the Essex Art Center, 56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA. Sample a wide variety of wines while enjoying a dazzling array of artwork by local artists. Come hungry – Whole Foods of Andover will make your evening complete with a delicious buffet ranging from appetizers to dinner and dessert, including vegetarian and vegan options! Tickets are available online at www.mspca.org/hairofthedog, at Shawsheen Village Liquors in Andover or at the Noble Family Animal Care & Adoption Center at Nevins Farm, Methuen. For more information contact Julia Pesek at jpesek@mspca.org or (978) 687-7453 x6161.

Peabody Acura Chamber of Commerce Auction
Date: May 1st, 8:00 a.m.
Location: Online

Peabody Acura Chamber of Commerce is hosting it's annual Auction on May 1st starting at 8:00 a.m. To see the list of auction items please visit ttps://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/browse.action?auctionId=230671484&ctemail=happenings@northshore1049.com&ctmid=198942336

Community Shred Day
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Enterprise Bank, 290 Merrimack Street, Lawrence

Protect your identity and get sensitive documents shredded. On Saturday, May 2nd, Shred a Box and Enterprise Bank will host a Free Community Shred Day open to the public. Bring your personal papers, documents, and files. All material collected will be securely shredded and then recycled. Maximum of 5 boxes/bags per person. Staples and paper clips are okay. No 3 ring binders will be accepted. No prior signup is required. For more information about the event, please call Shred a Box at 978-685-2000 or email suppport@shredabox.com or visit  www.shredabox.com

"Anchor's Aweigh"
Date: Saturday, May 2nd
Location: The Firehouse, 12 School St, Marblehead

Marblehead Little Theatre will host its Annual Gala on Saturday May 2nd at 7:00PM until 11:00PM at The Firehouse, 12 School Street, Marblehead, MA. The Gala will benefit MLT’s summer season's shows. The theme of this year’s Gala is “Anchors Aweigh”. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle and bid in the silent auction. This will be followed by dinner graciously provided by Bertucci’s of Swampscott, a live auction which will be followed by an evening of entertainment by several of MLT’s veteran performers all of which will be hosted by Erik Rodenhiser. The funds raised from the Annual Gala are vital in ensuring that The Marblehead Little Theatre can continue to offer the community high quality theatrical productions for which MLT is known for. Please visit www.mltlive.org for more information and detail or to purchase tickets.

Shared Spaces: Maintaining History in Condo Living
Date: Saturday, May 2nd
Location: Phillips House Museum

Historic New England and Historic Salem, Inc. are teaming up to help condominium owners preserve historic integrity in shared spaces on Saturday, May 2nd. Sally Zimmerman, a preservation expert from Historic New England will share information on creating a priority project list and exterior projects—including paint selection.
For more information visit www.historicnewengland.org.

Art Walk 2015
Date: Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday, May 3rd
Location: Starting at 36 Liberty Street Studios

Step into Spring and enjoy the beauty that the North Shore inspires during Newburyport ArtWalk, a free, self-guided walking tour of more than 20 galleries and partner sites in its downtown Cultural District. Held in May and November this year, the Newburyport ArtWalk offers special exhibits, artist discussions, painting demonstrations and more in a casual reception environment. Spring ArtWalk hours are Saturday, May 2 from 12-7 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 from 12-5 p.m.


Running & Walking Well 
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 8:30 a.m.
Location: Lynch Park, Beverly

Come support and join the 2nd Annual Running and Walking Well on Saturday, May 2nd at the Lynch Park located on 55 Ober St in Beverly starting at 8:30 a.m. This year we would like to build at least one well in Tanzania, Africa. We have selected an area called Tanga which needs water for their new secondary school and people who live in the village. Currently, the people in Tanga have to walk over 10km to get clean water during the dry season.

Arts Fusion
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Art Association, 8 Hooper St

You’re invited to join local artists and art enthusiasts on Saturday, May 2, from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Abbot Hall in Marblehead for a fantastic evening of music, fun, auction and art. The evening will include delicious food and drink, interactive experiences, and live music while guests in their party finery peruse silent auction items. Following the close of the silent auction, a fast-paced live auction will begin, featuring works by selected artists from the North Shore and beyond. Dancing to a fabulous live band and more tasty treats to round out the evening. Don't miss a great chance to party creatively and take home some fabulous art while supporting your local creative community.

Manchester-Essex Rotary Auction
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: American Leagon Hall, Machester

Come enjoy the Kentucky Derby party and auction on Saturday, May 2nd at the American Legion Hall in Manchester. This event will take place at the American Leigion Hall located on 14 Church St in Manchester, MA. Auction proceeds will benefit Manchester-Essex Scholarship Fund. For more information call at 978-921-2436 or  visit www.manchester-essexrotary.org.

Spin to Cure Diabetes
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Inner Cycle, Beverly
Organization: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foudnation

Spinners and non-spinners are welcome at this family event to raise awareness and funds for diabetes research. Reserve your bike at http://bit.ly/spintocure. The cost is $10 for a 30 minute ride and $15 for a 45 minute ride. Great raffles will be available!

Peace Pipes Celtic Music Concert to Benefit HAWC
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Tabernacle Congregational Church, 50 Washington Street

On Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM, Tabernacle Congregational Church U.C.C. will host “Peace Pipes,” a benefit concert in support of HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change). Peabody’s North Shore Pipe Band will proudly partner with Tabernacle Church to support HAWC in their work to eliminate domestic violence and support its victims. Local Celtic musicians Jen and Bob Strom will also contribute tunes and songs.

Opiate Abuse-A Call to Community Action
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Gloucester City Hall

Join the Gloucester City Council and the Board of Health at this joint hearing concerning the opiate/opioid abuse problem Gloucester, MA – Community leaders, concerned citizens and a wide range of health and human service support agencies are joining forces to address the current opiate/opioid abuse problem in Gloucester. Through partnership and collaboration, they have come together to coordinate a Community Resource Fair to provide critical information for families and individuals dealing with addiction and recovery. This event will take place on Saturday, May 2 at Gloucester City Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

I Carry" Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Cut A Thon
Date: Sunday, May 3rd
Location: The Salon CC, 2 Bourbon St, Peabody

This is a Cut-a-thon to benefit Brittany Petrillo of Topsfield will be held on Sunday, May 2nd at Salon CC located on 2 Bourbon St in Peabody. Brittany is 20 and has recently been listed for a double lung and liver transplant. There will be discounted Hair cuts, get your nails painted, raffle baskets and the Red Sox have donated autographed merchandise. 

Free Community Shred Day
Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Freedman Financial, 8 Essex Center Drive, Peabody

Freedman Financial will offer clients and the community the opportunity to have their paper records shredded and recycled during their Community Shredding Day. This free event aims to raise public awareness of the need to securely destroy confidential material in order to prevent identity theft and fraud, as well as encouraging people to recycle more. 

Reid 5k 
Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 8:00 a.m.
Location: Market St, Lynnfield

Come join or support this incredible 5k Race on Sunday, May 3rd to alter the course of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. For more information contact Meaghan Harrigan at mharrigan@gmail.com or visit 
http://www.marketstreetlynnfield.com/event/reids-run-5k/2145453422.

Veterans & Community Job Fair and Resource Fair
Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: North Shore Community College, Lynn
Organization: North Shore Career Center

North Shore Community College and North Shore Career Center will host a Veterans & Community Job and Resource Fair on Tuesday, May 5th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the North Shore Community College campus in Lynn. The fair is limited to only Veterans between the hours of 2 and 3 p.m. The general public is welcome between 3 and 5 p.m. This is a fantastic chance to get in front of hiring employers. For a full list of employers go to http://bit.ly/1DlTCcR

Michael Thompson to Speak at GUS
Date: Wednesday, May 6th
Location: Glen Urquhart School

Highly acclaimed author and child pyschologist, Michael Thompson will be speaking at GUS on Wednesday, May 6th. He will be talking about the emotional lives of boys. He will give suggestions about how to support a boy in the early years of school and how to help a boy remain emotionally open in adolescence.

Mother’s Day Card Making for Adults
Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St

The Haverhill Public Library invites adults to come make a card for Mom on May 7th at 2 p.m.at the HPL located on 99 Main St in Haverhill. All materials provided. This event is for adult patrons. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586

COVE PTO COMEDY NIGHT
Date: Friday, May 8th
Location: Rocci Post, 143 Brimbal Ave, Beverly

Cove School PTO is holding a Comedy night on Friday, May, 8th with some great comedians: Dave Rattigan, Jody Sloane, Jim Lauletta and Paul Gilligan. There will be a cash bar and a silent auction. Come along and have a fun night. Tickets are 30 dollars each or 4 for $100 and can be purchased at the door or by emailing CovePTO@GMAIL.COM


Fundraiser for Non-profit Helping Women Enduring Breast Cancer
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Circles of Wisdom, 90 Main St, Andover

Come join the Fundraiser for Non-profit on Saturday, May 9th for this fun charity event as they  raise money for breast cancer patients, helping to make their recovery easier.  This event features practicing psychic/medium, Kimberley Dunsmore along with Leslie Gabriele, an energetic catalyst. This team will lead us through a group mediumship event as they communicate with the beyond, bringing messages from your loved ones and a variety of ancestors. For more information visit http://www.circlesofwisdom.com/Mediumship_Healing_Spiritua_P6809.cfm

Songs and Tales of the Earth Concert 
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pingree High School

Please join Songs and Tales of the Earth Concert in honor of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day as we listen to the music of Steve Schuch and Kent Allyn at 7:00 pm at the Pingrre School auditorium. Cash bar and silent auction.  Call 978 356 4288 or email caec@verizon.net for more information.

Antje Duvekot with Jenna Lindbo
Date: Saturday, May 9th
Location: First Congregational Church, 12 School St, Rockport

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston's acoustic music scene. She has won the triple crown of songwriting awards: Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious Kerrville Festival Best New Folk Award, and a Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act. Her song Merry Go Round was featured in a national TV advertising campaign for Bank of America and was played during the Super Bowl. For more information or tickets visit oldsloopcoffeehouse.org 

Masconomet Music Parents Association Donation Drive 
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Masconomet Regional High School, 20 Endicott Rd, Topsfield

Masconomet Music Parents Association is collecting reusable clothing, shoes, bed and bath linens, jewelry & fashion accessories, handbags, wallets and totes. Every pound of items collected earns money for Music Education. All donated items must be in good, clean, sellable condition. Donations are Tax Deductible. 100% of all donations directly support Music Education on the North Shore while promoting responsible recycling. Items should be put in bags and dropped off on May 9th between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Masconomet Regional High School located on  20 Endicott Rd., Topsfield.

Energize The Earth 5K/10K Race
Date: Sunday, May 10th, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Lynch Park, Beverly

North Shore CDC and B&S Event Management present the 4th Annual Energize The Eark 5K/10K Race at Beverly's Lynch Park. Families throughout the North Shore are invited to participate in this 5/10K run or walk. The pre and post event will encompass vendors encouraging a more proactive, healthy lifestyle, community and planet. The event benefits North Shore CDC's creation of sustainable affordable housing, featuring "green" building features that reduce environmental impact and utility cost to low-income residents. Learn more and register at www.bnseventmanagement.com.

Boston North Cancer Association, Hope Begins Here Awards Event
Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Marriott Peabody, 8A Centennial Dr, Peabody

Boston North Cancer Association Presents The Fifth Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception Honoring Diane T. Stringer, President and CEO of Care Dimensions Cocktails, great food, live music, an incredible mission! An inspirational evening with all proceeds to benefit the Boston North Cancer Association Scholarship Program. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 13th, from 6:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m. at the  Marriott Peabody. For tickets, info or sponsorship opportunities visit www.bostonnorthcancer.org 

A Taste of Seventeenth Century Salem
Date: Friday, May 15th
Location: Historic New England, Pickering House

Explore the lives of ship builders, traders, and a Witch Trial judge in a special food and beverage tour of seventeenth-century Salem sites in the historic McIntire District. Salem Food Tours leads the way from Gedney House to Pickering House with a final stop at Jonathan Corwin House on Friday, May 15th. Each stop features a unique dish and drink for tasting as well as a tour and talk about the property. Proceeds from the tours support the preservation of these historic homes. 

Night Prowler's Hot Rod Club
Date: Saturday, May 16th
Location: Night Prowlers Hot Rod Club, 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Organization: Special Needs Children

NIGHT PROWLERS HOT ROD CLUB WILL HOLD IT'S ANNUAL DANCE TO BENEFIT SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN SATURDAY MAY 16 , from 7:30 TO 11:30 P.M. AT THE GLOUCESTER FRATERNITY CLUB 27 WEBSTER STREET GLOUCESTER MA. EVENT FEATURES MUSIC BY DJ LEO FRANCIS, RAFFLES, DOOR PRIZES AND PIZZA. $15.00 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR.

Choate Bridge Day
Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Choate Bridge, Ipswich

On Saturday, May 16, join leaders of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES)/ASCE, Town of Ipswich officials, and distinguished guests for the dedication of the Choate Bridge as an ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.Ipswich Town Moderator, Tom Murphy will host the event at the bridge starting at 2:00 PM. ASCE and BSCES/ASCE leaders will be available to answer questions about the award after the dedication ceremony. Children’s activities will be available from 1-5 PM. An evening celebration is planned on the Riverwalk Patio at 8 PM.Constructed in 1764, the Choate Bridge in Ipswich is the oldest, stone, double-arch bridge in North America. The American Society of Civil Engineers has designated the Choate Bridge a National Civil Engineering Historic Landmark, joining the ranks of the Golden Gate and Brooklyn Bridges! 

HPL Comic Con
Date: Saturday, May 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St

Join the Haverhill Public Library on Saturday, May 16th for the first ever HPL Comic Con! There will be a documentary screening, author panels, artists, and more! Featured special guests include authors Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, and Marjorie Liu. Costumes are encouraged & all ages are welcomed! For a full schedule of events visit www.haverhillpl.org.

Jake & Taylor Armerding Concert​
Date: Saturday, May 16th, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

Boston Globe Jake & Taylor Armerding returns to The Community House performing on Saturday, May 16th at 7:30pm. It was the early 1980s when Boston bluegrasser Taylor Armerding, co-founder of the band Northern Lights, started his 5-year-old son, Jake, on Suzuki violin. 

Chamber Business Education Golf Tournament
Date: Monday, May 18th, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Bass Rocks Club, 34 Beach Rd, Gloucester
Organization: Scholarships for Cape Ann High School

Join the Capeann Chamber of Conference on Monday, May 18th as they hit the links at the Bass Rocks Golf Club. Enjoy a wonderful awards/reception ceremony, raffles, lunch and more! Event starts at 1:00 p.m. and located on 34 Beach Rd in Gloucester.

Imprisoned in the Caribbean Author Talk
Date: Monday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St

NECC Professor Dr. Ligia Domenech comes to the library on May 18 to talk about her new book on the 1942 German U-Boat Blockade. 7 p.m. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586. 

American Idiot Auditions
Date: Monday, May 18th - May 21st
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St

Marblehead Little Theatre will be holding auditions for their Spring Musical American Idiot on Monday, May 18th & Tuesday, May 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song in the style of the show. Sheet music should be brought to the audition and an accompanist will be provided. Callbacks will be on Thursday, May 21st from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To sign up or more information email auditions@mlt.com

Museum of Old Newbury 
Date: Wednesday, May 20th- 22nd
Location: 15 Otis Place, Unit 1, Newburyport

Come enjoy a great week of fun during the Museum of Old Newbury starting Wednesday, May 20th through Friday, May 22nd. On Wednesday start off with a night of Bubbly & Blossoms from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, enjoy thirsty thursdays with your pals and come to Barley & Beer.. End the week off on Friday, May 22nd with the cupcake and canvas from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All Events will take place at the Museum of Old Newbury located on 15 Otis Place, Unit 1 in Newburyport.

Comedy Night at Giggles
Date: Thursday, May 21st, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Giggles Comedy Club 

The Danvers High School Boys Lacrosse Boosters has put together a night of comedy, food and laughs to help support the Boys High School Lacrosse Program.  The Comedy Night will take place at Giggles Comedy Club at the Prince of Pizza on Route One in Saugus on Thursday, May 21, 2015 starting at 6:30 p.m. This is adults only night which includes all you can eat pizza.


The Allure of Europe in Post-War American Art 
 Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy

The Allure of Europe in Post-War American Art with Kelley Tialiou, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist, is part three of the Addison's three-part spring lecture series Crossing the Pond: American Artists in Europe. This event will take place on Thursday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. located at the Addision Gallery of American Art, Philips Academy, 180 Main St in Andover.

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
Date: Saturday, May, 23rd, 2015
Location: Riverside Park, Methuen 
Organization: Preeclampsia Foundation

Come join and support the Promise walk for Preeclampsia on Saturday, May, 23rd at Riverside Park located in Methuen. For more information visit promisewalk.org/methuen.

4th Annual Run For The Fund 5K Run & Family Walk
Date: Saturday, May 30th, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Devereux Beach, Marblehead
Organization: Marblehead Dollars for Scholars

Come join or support the 4th Annual Run for the Fund 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, May 30th at 9:00 a.m. at the Devereux Beach. For more information or to join visit www.marblehead.dollarsforscholars.org

On the Scene: 20th Century Street Photography 
Dates: Saturday, May 30th - Friday, July 31st
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover

Come stop by the Addision Gallery of American Art at Philips Academy and enjoy On the scene: 20th Century Street Photography. This exhibit will be available from Saturday, May 30th through Friday, July 31st.

Art 300 Exhibition Opening Reception
Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy

This spring, students in the Phillips Academy course Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection will investigate the Addison’s iconic painting Eight Bells by Winslow Homer, and install it among other holdings from the collection that shed light on its timeless themes. Join them in celebrating the opening of the exhibition that the students create.
 

Ice Cream Social to Benefit the NSMC Cancer WALK & Ovations for a Cure
Date: Sunday, June 14th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Endicott Park, 57 Forest Park, Danvers

The 13th Annual Ice Cream Social (which is  sponsored by Cherry Farm Creamery Ice Cream) will be on Sunday, June 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The ice cream stand, located on 19 Conant Street in Danvers, MA has donated ice cream, hot fudge, and paper goods to the fundraiser for the past five years. Proceeds from the WALK will support the renovation of the inpatient oncology unit at NSMC Salem Hospital, ensuring that our cancer patients have access to the most up-to-date and sophisticated cancer care on the North Shore For more information log onto www.nsmccancerwalk.org. Additionally, proceeds will also be donated to Ovations for a Cure which is a nonprofit organization providing patient programs, awareness, and care for women with Ovarian Cancer in Massachusetts. For more information log onto www.ovationsforacure.org

50th Celebration of the Marblehead Festival of Arts
Date: Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5, 2015.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts invites both aspiring and seasoned filmmakers to submit films for its 2015 Summer Short Film Festival. Film screening is an outdoor event held at Marblehead’s Crocker Park with an additional showing at Abbot Public Library. This year marks the 50th Celebration of the Marblehead Festival of Arts, which will be held Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5, 2015. For more information visit  www.MarbleheadFestival.org


Salem Sea Food Fest
Date: Friday, July 10th - 12th
Location: Salem Willows, 187 Fort Avenue, Salem

Enjoy the wonderful summer weather down at the Salem Willows located on 187 Fort Avenue. There will be a great Salem Sea Food Festival on Friday, July 10th through Sunday, the 12th. 

Gloucester Garden Tour 2015
Date: Saturday, July, 11th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: O'Malley Middle School, 32 Cherry St. Gloucester
Organization: Stacy Boulevard Perennial Gardens

Gloucester Garden Tour 2015 will be on Saturday, July, 11th, from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m at O'Malley Middle School located on 32 Cherry St, Gloucester. This is a walking tour of unique and fabulous properties in the charming village of Annisquam. Wander between small and large private properties, some professionally designed and others lovingly planted over many years by their owners. For tickets or more information please visit www.gloucestergardentour.com

Mediation Training
Date: Tuesdays, July 14th - July 24th
Location: North Shore Community Mediation Center

North Shore Community Mediation Center, a nonprofit organization providing mediation services and training to Essex County communities, courts, families, schools, and businesses, is holding a 36-hour Basic Mediation Training beginning on Tuesday evening 7/14 (4:30pm-8:30pm), and continuing Friday 7/17 (8am – 5:00pm), Saturday 7/18 (8am-5:30pm), Tuesday 7/21 (4:30pm-8:30pm), and ending Friday 7/24 (8am-5:30pm) at Salem State University. Registration is open to residents of all Essex County communities and is limited to 20 participants.  Contact the North Shore Community Mediation Center office at 978-232-1212, for more information about cost and registration or visit the NSCMC website: http://nsmediation.org/BMT.html

Cape Ann Chamber Auction
Date: Friday, July 17th, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: The Essex Room at Woodman's

Come celebrate and enjoy the 28th annual Cape Ann Chamber Auction on Friday, July 17th at the Essex Room at Woodman's. Dinner, and raffles will be offered and of course great items up for auctions. You won't want to miss them!

Festival by the sea
Date: Saturday, August 1st
Location: Masconomo Park, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Festival by the sea will take place on Saturday August 1st at the Masconoma Park. This all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Visitors can take in the sights of Masconomo Park while surveying the art and handcrafted items from some of the finest talent assembled. An annual event coordinated with the Manchester Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce this all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Mark your calendars and back a blanket for an all-day extravaganza!

Gloucester Blues Festival
Date: Saturday, August 8th
Location: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester

Come bring your friends, family, and even your pet to the Gloucester Blues Festival on Saturday, August 8th at the Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. Here to rock the stage will be Sugar Ray, Biscuit Miller, Tinsely Tones and Blues Tones. There will also be great food vendors and enjoy Cressey's beach which is located right by Stage Fort Park. For tickets or more information visit gloucesterbluesfestival.com

Rockport Jazz Fest
Date: August 13th - 18th
Location: TBA

Come enjoy a great lineup of artist at Rockport's 4th Annual Jazz Festival starting Thursday, August 13th through Tuesday, August 18th. Some artist that will be featured that week are Mikarimba, Alicia Olatuja, Joey Alexander Trio, Sean Jones and lots more! For more information or location of each event visit rockportmusic.org

Waterfront Festival 
Dates: Saturday, August 15th & Sunday, August 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester

Come enjoy the Waterfront Festival on Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the State Fort Park in Gloucester. Enjoy live music, delicious food and lots more.

Salem Country Festival
Date: Friday, August 28th - Sunday, August 30th
Location: Salem Willows, 187 Fort Avenue

Come stop by and bring your kid's to the Salem Country Festival on Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th. This event will take place at the Salem Willows located at 187 Fort Avenue in Salem. Enjoy great food, great music and lots more. You won't want to miss this! To see who is playing as well as more information visit http://www.festeventsne.com/event-details.asp?eventid=41


MONTHLONG EVENTS:

Track & Field
Date: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Gloucester High School

Gloucester High School will be offering Track & Field for special needs on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. They are also looking for volunteers to coach these athletes as well. For more information contact Shawn Williamson at williamsonshawn@yahoo.com

Beauty and The Beast 
Date: Wednesday, April 22nd - April 26th
Location: Temple B'nai Abraham, 200 E Lothrop, Beverly

Come enjoy the wonderful disney musical Beauty and the Beast as the Neverland Theatre brings it to life! This event will be located at the Temple B'nai Abraham on 200 E Lothrop in Beverly. There will be 5 performances starting Wednesday, April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. The other performances will be on Thursday and Friday at 3:00 p.m. and lastly Sunday, April 26th at 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. 

Essex County CASA Playhouse Palooza
Date: Friday, April 17th through April 26th
Location: Northshore Mall, Peabody

Join Essex County CASA starting April 17th through April 26th as they are having 3 custom children's playhouses on display at the Northshore Mall to raffled off - one ticket for $5 and 5 for $20. These playhouses are being built by North Shore CDC Youth Build, Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute, and Tebou Carpentry and Woodworking from Glouceter, materials for the playhouses were donated by Home Depot Danvers, Moynihan Lumber of Beverly, and Timberline Enterprises of Gloucester. Your children won't want to miss this!

Draw Me a Story: Tomie de Paloa and Friends
Date: Ongoing through  April 27th 2015

Explore the creative world of children’s literature in a display of original book illustrations in Wenham Museum’s annual children’s book illustrator exhibit, Draw Me a Story: Tomie and Friendson display Now through  April 27, 2015. Celebrate the art of the award-winning author/illustrator Tomie dePaola and five fellow guest children’s book illustrators Jesse Watson, Lisa Cinelli, Katia Wish, Elizabeth Wolff and Cyndy Szekeres Prozzo in a vibrant display of original works featured in this joyful exhibit.

Light up Swampscott
Date: Ongoing through May 25th
Location: Uno's Pizzeria & Grill, 970 Paradise Road, Swampscott

UNO Pizzeria & Grill on Paradise Road will be hosting “LIGHT UP SWAMPSCOTT!  Guests will be able to support the purchase of the new projector by having 20 percent of their total bill donated directly to this cause by presenting a fundraiser ticket to their server during this time period.  Parents, students, local businesses and members of the Swampscott community are asked to consider UNO Pizzeria & Grill of Swampscott their restaurant of choice now till May 25 to help support the purchase of this projector. “LIGHT UP SWAMPSCOTT!” Fundraiser tickets are available on the Swampscott Public Schools website, www.swampscott.k12.ma.us, under “Community Flyers and Information” and the UNO Pizzeria & Grill Swampscott Facebook page, www.facebook.com/unos.swampscott.  “LIGHT UP SWAMPSCOTT!” fundraiser tickets are valid for use in the restaurant and bar, as well as for take-out, delivery and event or business catering.  

SPRING SOLO SHOWS & NAHS SHOW
Date: Ongoing through May 3rd
Location: Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead 

The Spring  exhibit at the MAA will feature the work of 5 member artists as well as the work of the students in the National Art Honor Society of Marblehead High School, throughout all 6 galleries of the historic King Hooper Mansion in downtown Marblehead. This event will take place on Friday, March 21st through May 3rd.

SORELLANZA
Date: Friday, May 1st - Sunday, May 10th
Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway, Rockport

Sorellanza has been entertaining audiences for nine years with an eclectic and upbeat repertoire. Their program ranges from Renaissance to Broadway, sacred songs, rounds, Beatles, and pop. Rockport resident Patti Pike co-founded and directs the chorus. As part of their community outreach program, Sorellanza has invited talented high school performers to audition for and join the chorus.There will be multiple performances to see the wonderful Sorellanaza. Opening night is Friday, May 1st at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway in Rockport, 7:00 p.m. and the last performance will be Sunday, May 10th at the St. John's Episcopal Chruch, 48 Middle St in Gloucester, 4:00 p.m. The other performances will be on Sunday, May 3rd at the Annisquam Village Church located on 820 Washington St, Gloucester, 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich, 7:00 p.m.
 
Watercolor Adventures with Elaine Caliri Daly
Dates: Wednesdays, starting May 27th
Location: Marblehead Arts Associations, 8 Hooper St, Marblehead

Come learn and create wonderful Watercolor paintings with Elaine Caliri Daly starting Wednesday, May 27th at the Marblehead Arts Associations located on 8 Hooper St. Session I: Wednesdays, 5/27-6/24 and Session II: Wednesdays, 7/22-8/19

Rockport Summer Series
Date: May 30th - August 28th

Rockport Music proudly announces the 2015 Summer at Rockport series of folk, pop and world music.  Featuring such artists as the banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Western swing singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge, and folk/blues singer-songwriter Chris Smither, this summer in Rockport promises a lively line-up. To see the list and dates please visit http://www.rockportmusic.org/

"Faithful For India Mission 2015"
Date: July 2015
Location: http://www.youcaring.com/mission-trip-fundraiser/faithful-for-india-mission-2015/259767 (India)
Organization: Lynfield Calvary Christian Church

For 16 days in July 2015 Calvary Christian Church will be leading a team of people on a mission’s trip to Kolkata, India. While in Kolkata, they will be working with Calcutta Mercy Ministries doing outreach and medical missions. Their website is http://www.calcuttamercy.org/ and they will have the opportunity to assist in their feeding program that serves 25,000 children a day and their Red Light ministry that cares for the thousands of women and girls who have been sexually trafficked and are now trapped in a life of prostitution. they also will minister to the daily, medical and spiritual needs of the people of Kolkata. Donations are welcomed!


Clothing and Shoe Drive to Benefit Orphanages in Africa
Date: Ongoing
Organization: Global Orphan Foundation

A clothing and shoe drive to benefit orphanages in Africa is seeking Spring and Summer clothing for children ages 1-13. Shoes are especially needed! This is the perfect time of year to look through your childrens warm weather clothes for items they may have outgrown. Donations can be brought to Denyse Creesy at 17 Middlebury Lane in Beverly. 

Catmobile
Date: Ongoing
Location: Central & Eastern Massachusetts
Organization: Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society

Attention all cat owners! Get your cat fixed at the convenient and affordable Catmobile. Our low-cost surgical vans travel throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts, and are coming to your town soon. Our low fees include include spay or neuter surgery plus a brief exam by our vet, nail trim and rabies vaccine. Make your appointment today by calling 978-465-1940 or visit us online at www.catmobile.org.

Billy Costa, Food Talk
Date: Every Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

Each Sunday, Billy Costa will host a two hour LIVE radio show on North Shore 104.9 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 p.m. titled “FOOD TALK WITH BILLY COSTA”.
 
Billy Costa, a well known radio and TV personality, will broadcast a review of the greatest Food happenings in the area, live, each Sunday morning. Food Talk will feature open discussions with restaurant patrons as well as interviews from the area’s movers and shakers in the dining world.
 
Tune in every Sunday morning at 10AM to find out where to dine, which restaurants are excelling in their menu items, where to find the best Martinis, and everything “FOODIES” want to know about the North Shore, the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire, and beyond.   
 
Food Talk with Billy Costa will run for two hours each Sunday beginning at 10AM as a long-term regular highlight to the great programming already on North Shore 104.9.
 
Free Comedy Show
Date: Every Saturday night, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Splash Salisbury, 3 Broadway, Salisbury
Organization: Community Entertainment

Have a night of friends, music, and good and free jokes! Come to Splash Salisbury every Saturday night for a free comedy show, live music performances, and drink specials! Bring your own food! For questions, call 978-808-5166.

Volunteer Recruitment Ongoing Events!
Date: Ongoing
Location: All over the North Shore!
Organization: Children's Friends and Family Services

Children’s Friends and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older to be matched with one youth mentee from the North Shore. Youth are between the ages of 5 and 18, and as a mentor you would meet every week for at least two hours to establish a one-to-one relationship that over a year’s time matures into a genuine, caring friendship. Our current program waitlist has 36 youth, there is a significant need! If you are interested or would like to know more, please visit http://childrensfriend.net/services/youth-mentoring/ or contact Samantha Alves at 978-219- 1528

Freedom from Smoking - Quit Smoking for Life!
Date: Ongoing, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kariotis Conference Room, 3 West, 41 Mall Road, Peabody

Take advantage of the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking program and make the choice to give up tobacco. Peggy Ruso, CTT-M, tobacco treatment specialist, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, and other Freedom from Smoking certified instructors will review this step-by-step plan for tobacco treatment. Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so that you may start enjoying the benefits of better health! Enjoy a small group setting, fun, interactive learning environment and participant workbook and other informative materials. Please pre-register at Lahey.org/TobaccoTreatment or call the Quite-line (781-744-7848) for assistance or further information.

"Look Good... Feel Better" Program at Lahey Hospital and Lahey Medical Center
Date: Every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington and Lahey Medical Center, 1 Essex Center Dr., Peabody

The American Cancer Society condicts the Look Good... Feel Better program for women undergoing cancer treatment. Guided by volunteer cosmetologist, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. Following the program, participants are provided a complimentary make-up kit. For class availibility or to register please call Deborah Smulian- Siegel, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, BC-DMT, at 781-744-7779.

Blood Cancer Support Group at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody
Date: 3rd Monday of each month, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lahey Medical Center, 1 Essex Center Drive, Peabody
Organization: Lahey Medical Center

A free support group will be held in Conference Room A, second floor, North Wing (next to Orthopaedic Surgery) for blood cancer patients. Dinner will be served. For more information or to register, please contact Deborah Smulian-Siegel, MSW, LCSWMFT, BC-DMT, at 781-744-7779.

DanversCARES
Date: Ongoing

An alarming number of pre-teens are already drinking alcohol.  Which makes it urgent to find every opportunity to talk to your kids about the dangers of underage drinking.  They really do hear you.  For tips on what to say, visit underagedrinking.SAMHSA.gov.  That’s www.underagedrinking.S-A-M-H-S-A.gov.   Talk.  They Hear You.  A public service message from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and brought to you by DanversCARES.

Making a Commitment to Difficult to Place Orphans
Date: Ongoing
Organization: Bethany Christian Services

Many adoptable children are overlooked because of special needs and go through life without knowing the love of a forever family. Bethany Christian Services, a non- profit, global family preservation and child welfare agency, is launching the "These 400" initiative in 2014 to find loving homes for 400 special needs children. If you have room in your heart and home for one of these vulnerable children or you'd like more information, please visit bethany.org.

North Shore Postpartum Help
Date: Ongoing
Organization: North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force

The North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force is available to women experiencing postpartum stress, as well as the family members, friends and practitioners who support them. They are available for help, hope and connection. Visit their website at NorthShorePostpartumHelp.org. Those needing to talk to someone immediately may call the Parental Stress Hotline at: 1-800-632-8188. It is the goal of this Task Force to bring together the practitioners, organizations, research, and best practices that North Shore families need for a healthy postpartum experience. The initial scope of this Task Force is the North Shore United Way community, including the following towns: Beverly, Manchester, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester, and Rockport.

Spectrum Caregiver Support Groups
Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1820 Turnpike St, Suite 106, North Andover
Organization: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program

Spectrum Caregiver Support Group (Free respite care upon request) 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Information & education about Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. Increased understanding through shared experiences. Mutual support from other caregivers. Light Refreshments will be provided. Free respite care on site upon request. 

Early Onset Social Group - North Andover
Date: 4th Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: 1820 Turnpike St, Suite 106, North Andover
Organization: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program

Early Onset Social Group A comfortable and supportive environment for people and their loved ones to discuss the struggles and challenges of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease before the age of 65 4th Wednesday of Every Month, 5:30–7:00 pm A light dinner will be served. All ages are encouraged to attend. Free Respite care on site upon request. 

Spectrum Caregiver Support Group - Beverly
Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176X, Beverly
Location: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program

Spectrum Caregiver Support Group – Beverly (Free respite care upon request) 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information & education about Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. Increased understanding through shared experiences. Mutual support from other caregivers. Light Refreshments will be provided. Free respite care on site upon request. 

Survivors of Breast Cancer: Wellness Group at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody
Date: 1st Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room A, First Floor, Lahey Medical Center, 1 Essex Center Drive, Peabody

Are you a breast cancer survivor? The Survivors of Breast Cancer Wellness Group meets on the first Thursday of each month. There is no fee. For further information or to register, please contact Deborah Smulian- Siegel, MSW, LCSWMFT, BCDMT, 781-744-7779.

Suicide Survivor Support Group Meets in Beverly Farms
Date: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

Safe Place, a peer-run suicide survivor support group is held for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The support group is sponsored by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley of Lawrence, MA. Friends and family are welcome and invited to attend the free support group that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church, 705 Hal St, Beverly Farms on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. There is no fee. Pre-registration is not required. For further information, please call Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, North Andover

A free Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group is held at the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program in North Andover on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Free respite care is available upon request. Light refreshments are served. The support group provides information and education about Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorder, increased understanding through shared experiences, mutual support from other caregivers.
To RSVP for respite care or with questions, please contact Gail McCarthy, LCSW at 978-921-5020 ext. 1138. 

Free Cognitive Screenings For Alzheimer's Disease
Date: Ongoing
Location: ActivMed Practices & Research, Methuen MA

Do you think you may have Alzheimer’s? Are your memory issues causing you some concern? Free Memory testing is now available for the public. ActivMed Practices & Research is offering free cognitive screenings for individuals suffering with memory problems. All testing is completed by trained medical staff and reviewed by a board certified physician. For more information please contact Alison or Rakesh at (978)-655-7155 or visit our website at activmedresearch.com

Healthy Streets Outreach Program
Date: Ongoing
Location: 100 Willow Street, 2nd Floor, Lynn

Healthy Streets Outreach Program, a program of Health Innovation, Inc.,
provides HIV, Hepatitis C testing, STI testing, Narcan and overdose prevention
training, referrals to substance use treatment and mental health
services.
For further information, please call: 781-592-0243.
 
PAWS Wakefield
Date: Ongoing

Welcome a loving pet into your home today.  Serving communities North of Boston, the PAWS Wakefield foster network cares for orphaned cats and dogs until they find their forever families. Please consider saving a life by adopting locally. You can also help local animals-in-need by volunteering your time, becoming a foster parent, sponsoring a pet that needs long-term care, or donating funds or supplies to support the PAWS programs.
 Please help PAWS make a difference for people and pets in your community. Visit pawswakefield.org or call 781-246-6111 for more information. 

Family Promise North Shore
Date: Ongoing

Can You Volunteer A Couple of Hours to Help Homeless Families on the North Shore Get Back on Their Feet? Since May, Family Promise North Shore Boston has been putting up homeless families in houses of worship and assisting parents in finding jobs and sustainable housing. They need volunteers, ages 18 and up, at the Day Center in Beverly on Sundays, evenings and overnights at various houses of worship on the North Shore every day.  A shift is usually just two hours; and you don’t need to be affiliated with a congregation to volunteer!
For more information please call 978-922-0787

Bay State Textiles Recycling Rebate Program
Date: Ongoing
Location: Wakefield, Melrose, Beverly Public Schools
Organization: Wakefield, Melrose, and Beverly PTO’s, Bay State Textiles

Bay State Textiles has partnered with PTO’s in North Shore communities (along with others) in an effort to promote recycling. A collection box is placed outside each public school in the district and the PTO’s generate a $100 rebate based on the tonnage of collection that is deposited into the box. Many items ranging from footwear to linen are accepted as long as they are clean and dry. To find out more information on recycling locations or the program, visit the Bay State Textiles Facebook page.
 
Next Step Forward Support Group
Date: Every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: 556 Cabot Street, Beverly
Organization: Renewed Hope Project

The Next Step Forward (a part of Renewed Hope Project) is a free interactive & educational support group for families, friends, and loved ones of addicts and alcoholics. This group meets every week on Thursday evenings at the Beverly Church of the Nazarene. Those who run the group are focused on giving you the information needed to make your own decisions on where you are in your crisis at the time. The meetings are free and you will find many peers, learning to deal with similar issues related to a loved ones addiction.
For more information, please call 978-522-4310 or emailmw@rhpb.org
 
Go Green
Date: Ongoing
Organization: Change is Simple

Is your business interested in implementing environmentally friendly practices, and supporting your community? If so, consider having Change is Simple "green" your next event or fundraiser. Change is Simple is a nonprofit that teaches environmental education in schools.
Change is Simple will partner with your organization to reduce the total waste, using creative and practical methods such as a single stream recycling and using compostable utensils. We will manage all the waste generated from your event, and lessen your impact on the environment. "Greening" your event will not only draw responsible consumers, it also will support environmental education in your local community. Promote your company's environmental mission with the help of Change is Simple.
For more information or to contact us, go to www.changeissimple.org.





 

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