Here's What's Happening

Rockport Shalin Liu Performance Center, Paula Cole 

Date: Friday, July 31, 8:00 p.m.
Location: 37 Main St, Rockport, MA

Rockport’s own Paula Cole returns home for her incredibly popular summer concerts at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. She bring a memorable night of hits like “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” as well as tunes from her most recent record, Raven.  Cole got her big break opening for Peter Gabriel in 1992 and later skyrocketed into stardom while performing in Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair tour. Her platinum-selling, Grammy-winning sophomore record This Fire had multiple hits, and her sound has broadened in recent years, as she has delved into jazz, electronica and contemporary pop. She is now a faculty member at her alma mater—Berklee College of Music.  Tickets: $49-$68             

Harry Potter's Birthday Party
Date: Friday, July 31st 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

Come celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday at the Haverhill Puiblicc Library on July 31st from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. with family fun and harry related activites. This event is for all ages and there is no registration necessary.

Open House at the 1710 White-Ellery House 
Date: Saturday, August 1st 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Location:245 Washington St, Gloucester, MA

The Cape Ann Museum, which owns and operates this historic property, will open the White-Ellery House on Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Museum docents and staff will be on hand to educate the public about the unique house and its history. The house is located at 245 Washington Street at the corner of Poplar Street in Gloucester and is open to the public at no charge on the first Saturday of the month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays. Parking is available off Poplar Street in the field behind the house. The White-Ellery House was built in 1710 and is one of just a handful of First Period houses in Eastern Massachusetts that survives to this day. Unlike other structures of this period, the largely unfurnished house has had very few interior alterations over the years. Stepping inside today, visitors enter much the same house they would have 300 years ago. 

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!

Live Music at Salem Theatre: Donnelly, Savlon & Leahy 
Date: Saturday, August 1st, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Salem Theatre, 90 Lafayette Street, Salem

Salem Theatre is excited to bring local favorite musicians Brian Donnelly, Jeff Savlon and Kevin Leahy to the theatre on Saturday, August 1st. The trio offers a unique blend of strings, sax and vocals that are hugely popular on the North Shore. Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 online in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.salemtheatre.com

First Baptist Church Yard Sale
Date: Saturday, August 1st, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 38 Gloucester Avenue, Gloucester

The First Baptist Church in Gloucester will be having a church and community yard sale on Saturday, August 1st from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be knick knacks, books, toys and games. A plant sale of perennials and indoor plants will also be available.If you would like to make a donation of items (not including electronics or clothing) or if you would like to rent a table at the sale for $25 please contact Christine Garron at (978) 283 - 6924. Coffee and pastries will be offered in the morning, with a ot dog lunch later in the day. 

Mardi Gras Block Party
Date: Saturday, August 1st, 5:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Location: Cabot Street, Beverly

From 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1st head down to Cabot Street in Beverly and enjoy New Orleans jazz and blues, traditional New Orleans dance and an after-party at The Cabot! Music will be at the Keniston Square Stage and the Ellis Square Stage. Street food will also be available from 9 local restaurants, including craft bers and sangrias. $5 suggested donation. Then, at 9:30 continue to be entertained as The Cabot is hosting a benefit to support future block parties. Enjoy an intimate New Orleans concert as well as comedian Dave Rattigan. Finally, local restaurants will compete for the for a trophy and you get to slect the winner by tasting all their food! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information or to buy tickets visit: http://www.beverlymainstreets.org/block-parties-169.html.

Danvers Family Festival Field Day and Scoop-AHHH Bowl
Date: Saturday, August 1st, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Plains Park, Danvers

The Danvers Family Festival is hosting Field Day and Scoop AHHH Bowl from 11-3 at Plains Park in Danvers on Saturday, August 1st. The festival is looking for volunteers to help run games and scoop ice cream for the crowds. Anyone interested in helping should email volunteers@danversfamilyfestival.com and report to the Festival Tent at the event. This is a great way to have fun and fulfill community service hours for your school or business!

Knit & Crochet Group
Date: Saturday, August 1st, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

The public library's Knit and Crochet Group will meet on Saturday, August 1st from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 18th from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. No registration required. Bring your knitting and/or crochet project and come chat about your favorite books, yarns and patterns. **Free and open to the public. You do not need a library card to attend.**

Gloucester Tour: American painter Edward Hopper
Date: Saturday, August 1, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

The Cape Ann Museum is presenting a guided walking tour of select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper on Saturday, August 1st at 10 a.m. Tours last about 1.5 hours and are held rain or shine. Cost is $10 for museum members; $20 for nonmembers (includes museum admission). Space is limited and reservations are required. Email info@capeannmuseum.org or call (978) 283-0455 x10 for more information or to reserve a space.

Rockport  Music presents Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton
Date: Sunday, August 2nd, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Organization: The Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Performing at the Shalin Liu Performance Center are Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton. Lisa Fischer is widely considered to be one of the most powerful vocalists on the planet. After years of performing with artists like The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Sting, Chris Botti and countless other superstars, Fischer has begun to return to the front of the stage.  (Tickets:$55-$85). For more information, visit our website at www.rockportmusic.org or call 978.546.7391

7th Annual Golf Tournament
Date: Monday, August 3rd, 12:30 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Country Club

Join the 7th Annual Gold Tournament to benefit thel Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill. Registration/Lunch begins at 11:00 am with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register contact Kathleen Pruett at 978-374-6171 or kpruett@haverhillbgc.org.

Salem Ice Scream Bowl
Date: Tuesday, August 4th 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m
Location: Salem Commons 

Salem's Ice Scream Bowl is back! It's time to sample some of the best ice cream in the North Shore from some of the many ice cream shops the area has to offer. Salem's Ice Scream Bowl event will be held on Tuesday, August 4 at the Salem Common from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The event is a chance to taste some classic favorite flavors, as well as try a few new ones, frmo area's premier ice cream shops. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are purchased on site on the day of the event. A spoon and napkin will be supplied with the purchase of a ticket. Proceeds will go towards Salem Main Streets, a non-profit organization with the goal of revitalizing downtwon Salem as a vibrant year-round retail, dining, and cultural destination.

The Real Elvis-What You Never Knew
Date: Wednesday, August 5th, 10:00 a.m.
Location:Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute of Salem State University 10 Federal St, Salem, MA 01970

Bill Sano will regale the audience with The Real Elvis: What You Never Knew. Sano is a teacher, conductor, pianist, organist and Salem tour guide. His courses at Explorers Lifelong Learning Instite of Salem State University always draw large numbers of enthusiastic students. Bill makes Elvis Presley live again in words and music. This lecture is part of a free summer intersession series for adults 50 years of age and older. Both members and nonmembers of Explorers are welcome. For more information, visit explorerslli.org or call 978-744-0804.

Kick off Breakfast: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 
Date: Wednesday, August 5th, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston

Enjoy a delicious meal before making strides in the Boston Breast Cancer Walk on Wednesday, August 5th! Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma for more information, or to sign up your team today. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the breakfast program will run from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Please RSVP by email to BostonMAStrides@cancer.org


Rockport  Music presents An Evening with Rich Robinson
Date: Thursday, August 6th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Organization: The Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Performing at the Shalin Liu Performance Center is Guitarist Rich Robinson. He has entered into a remarkably successful solo career independent of his multi-platinum selling band. His assured vocals and easy melodies, combined with his always stellar guitar playing are sure to keep you entertained.  (Tickets:$25-$39). For more information, visit our website at www.rockportmusic.org or call 978.546.7391

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

Free Summer Concert Series: Chuks Okpu
Date: Saturday, August 8th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Derby Square, Salem

This FREE show will take place from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and will feature an educational interview about music and the Berklee experience. Chuks Okpu is a Nigerian bassist/multi-instrumentalist/composer-producer who began touring around Nigeria, South Africa, and America in the band "Jazz Cats," as the bassist at the age of 16. 


Nashville recording artist Ricky Lee
Date: Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th
Location: Herman A. Spear Post American Legion -- Judson Street, Beverly

Nationally recognized Nashville recording artist Ricky Lee is coming to the North Shore! He will be performing for Veterans at the Spear Post in Beverly on Saturday, August 8th and at the Beverly Homecoming on Sunday, August 9th.

Rockport Music Presents: Jonathan Miller & Marc Ryser
Date: Sunday, August 9th, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Shailin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport

Check out Boston Artists Ensemble founder and music director Jonathan Miller and pianist Marc Ryser at the stunning Shailin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.They will present works by Boccherini, Beethoven, Schumann and Schnittke. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at http://rockportmusic.org/classical/ . Use promo bae2015 for a discount of $5.

Book Play Workshop
Date:Tuesday, August 11th 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

Come join artist and author Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord at the Haverhill Public Library where she will lead a workshop on how to make simple books that can be used as mini-journals, gifts, and ornaments. Using mostly recycled materials, you will make intimate books that fold and fan, hang and stand. Space is limited. Please register starting on July 21 at www.haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586.

Cocktail Reception and Networking Event
Date: August 11th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Barking Dog Ale House, 77 Washington Street, Haverhill

Join the Greater Haverhill Camber of Commerce and North of Boston CVB for a complimentary event to learn more about expanding your marketing reach and how the CVB can drive more business to you. Space is limited: To RSVP, please email darlene@northofboston.org

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

Accidentally on Purpose: A Night Of Comedy Improv
Date: Friday, August 14th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead

The North Shore's number 1 Improv Troupe will be performing on August 14th at 8pm at the Marblehead Little Theatre. The troupe features Brett Bovio, Bruce Whear, Erik Rodenhiser, Erik Neumann, Andrew Dunlop, Susan Parker, Mark Salvatore and special guests. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.mltlive.org or at the Spirit of 76 Bookstore. **This show is for mature audiences**

9th Annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival
Date: Saturday/Sunday August 15th and 16th, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Salem Willows

This festival will feature 10 bands, a family tent, music-education tent, artisan fair and 21-plus beer pavilion. The two-day concert is FREE. Check out www.salemjazzsoul.org for more information. 

Marblehead Little Theatre Presents Romeo & Juliet
Date: August 15 - 23
Location: Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 170 Washington Street, Marblehead

Tickets are now on sale for the Marblehead Little Theatre and the Marblehead Museum outdoor production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.The play will be performed in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion Garden in downtown Marblehead. Ticket are $20 for adults and $15 for students at matinee performances. You may purchase tickets at www.mltlive.org or at The Spirit of 76 Bookstore.

Marblehead Little Theatre Call For Actors August: Osage County
Date: Sunday, August 16th and Tuesday, August 18th
Location: 12 School Street, Marblehead

Marblehead Little Theatre will be hosting auditions for August: Osage County by Tracy Letts on August 16th from 6 - 8 pm and August 18th from 6-7 p.m. Callbacks will take place on August 18th from 7-9pm. Please prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue in the style of the play. To sign up for an audition time, please log on to www.mltlive.org. Rehearsale will be two to three nights a week and possibly one weekend day. Please email auditions@mltlive.com with any questions. Performances will run from October 9th - 18th. 

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.

The Cabot: The Jon Butcher Axis
Date: Saturday, August 15th
Location: The Cabot Theatre, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly

The Jon Butcher Axis returns to Beverly at the larger Cabot Theatre on Saturday August 15th for their only Boston area concert this summer. Don't miss this rare chance to experience Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher up close and personal with his iconic band, The JON BUTCHER AXIS. For more information or tickets visit www.thecabot.org.

Beauty in Nature: Hand-Carved Ceramic Vessels Gallery Opening 
Date: Saturday, August 15th 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lexicon Gallery, 15 Lexington Av.,#1, Magnolia, MA 01930

Opening Saturday August 15, 6-8pm Show Continues through September 7 Diane works in partnership, each piece a collaboration with a ceramic artist who throws or hand-builds the form she carves in exquisite detail with echoes of organic elements such as interwoven vines, grasses, ropes, flowers, roots and leaves. Often there is a trace of whimsy, i.e., teapots that hold no water. Join us at the Opening for good food and good company or during regular gallery hours, fri-sun, 12-5pm and mon, 4-7pm during Magnolia Farmers Market, or email SeyrelWilliams@gmail.com for appt.

Lisa Scala Jewelry Open House
Date: Saturday, August 15th, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Scala Center, 28 W. Main Street, Georgetown

Check out Lisa Scala's new jewelry space at the Scala Center in Georgetown. Look at her new designs and enjoy refreshments, raffles, sales and more!

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's (MBCC) Annual Statewide Against the Tide Event
Date: Saturday, August 15th, 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod, MA

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual statewide Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, and/or run fundraising event on Cape Cod again in 2015. The morning events consist of several components: competitive and recreational swims, a recreational kayak, a recreational walk, and competitive and recreational runs. Participants of all ages and abilities can choose 1, 2, or 3 of these exciting activities. The event also offers an Aquathon "Splash and Dash" component, where participants "splash" in the competitive 1-mile swim and immediately "dash" in the competitive 5K or 10K run (chosen by the participant). Participants may register as an individual or as part of a team, and are encouraged to fundraise $175 ($100 if a team member). All proceeds support the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.Please visit mbcc.org/swim or call 617-376-MBCC (6222) for more information and to register.

Opening Reception: Marblehead Arts Exhibits
Date: Sunday, August 16th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead

The Marblehead Arts Association will be hosting an opening reception on Sunday, August 16th from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate the start of several incredible galleries entitled, "Beverly Seaman's Retrospective Exhibit and Solo Artist Exhibits." This show will run August 15th through September 27th. 

Marblehead Little Theater Call for Actors: Osage County
Date: Sunday, August 16th, 6:00- 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 18th 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: 12 School Street Marblehead, MA 

Marblehead Little Theatre announces non-union auditions for August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. Produced by Janet Neely and Steve Black Directed by Steve Black Stage Management by Susan Parker Set and Lighting Design by Tyson Miller Costume Design by Elvira Schoenthal AUDITION DATES: Aug.16th - August Osage County Auditions 6:00 - 8:00PM Aug.18th - August Osage County Auditions 6:00 -7:00PM, callbacks 7:00 - 9:00PM. AUDITION INFORMATION Please prepare a one-minute, dramatic monologue in the style of the play. To sign up for an audition time, please log on to www.mltlive.org. Rehearsals will be two to three nights a week and possibly one weekend day. Please email auditions@mltlive.com with any questions. Tech begins on Sun. Oct.4th with performances running October 9th - 18th. PLAY SUMMARY When the Weston family is unexpectedly forced to reunite after years apart, addiction, dark secrets and an acidic matriarch mix to create a cocktail that unflinchingly exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. The story takes place in Oklahoma.

Annual Hampton Beach Children's Festival
Date: Monday, August 17th, through Friday, August 21st
Location: Hampton Beach, NH

Don't miss five days of FREE fun for children of all ages Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st. Jam-packed with music, balloons, face painting, magicians, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and much more; this year's festival is sure to be very exciting.The festival will kick off with a magic show and build up to a Giant Costume Parade that marches along Hampton Beach on Friday.Every kid gets a prize just for being in it! Also, don't miss the chance to win a bicycle by taking part i nthe bumper sticker contest! For more information and more a full schedule of events visit www.hamptonbeach.org or call (603) 926-8717.

Local Author Fair 
Date: Tuesday, August 18th
Location: Haverhill Public Library 

Celebrate the close of summer with this panel of local New England authors on August 15th. Come meet a favorite, or discover someone new! Books will be available for purchase. Call 978-373-1586

Knit & Crochet Group
Date: Tuesday, August 18th, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

The public library's Knit and Crochet Group will meet on Tuesday, August 18th from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. No registration required.Bring your knitting and/or crochet project and come chat about your favorite books, yarns and patterns. **Free and open to the public. You do not need a library card to attend.**

Haverhill Public Library's Monthly Book Club Meeting 
Date:Thursday, August 20th 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Barking Dog Ale House, Washington St, Haverhill, MA 
Library’s monthly book club will meet

The Get Lit book club will meet Aug 20 at 7 p.m. at the Barking Dog Ale House on Washington Street. The club, aimed at 20- and 30- somethings, will discuss A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab.

Ipswich YMCA Triathlon 
Date: Friday, August 21st
Location: Crane Beach, Ipswich

Support the Ipswich Family YMCA and give your body some good exercise by registering for the Ipswich YMCA Triathlon. Complete a 0.5 mile ocean SWIM parallel to the beach, RUN approximately 2.4 miles on sand, rocks, grass, pavement and trails, and BIKE approximately 9 miles on public roads. Ages 16+. For more information or to register call 978-356-9622 xt 1310 or email dubef@northshoreymca.org.

Beverly Football Boosters: Roy C Norden Golf Tournament
Date: Friday, August 21st, 6:30 a.m.
Location: Beverly Golf & Tennis

Join the annual Roy Norden Golf Outing to support the BHS Football Boosters on Friday, August 21st. Sign in begins at 6:30 a.m,; shotsun start at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $150.00/golfer. Also, hole sponsorhips are available to individuals at $100.00/hole. For more information contact Mike Nardella at m.nardella@comcast.net or 978-376-1041.

Monthly Crafting for Adults!
Date: Saturday, August 22nd, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

This free crafting session for adults features a new craft every month. Space is limited. All materials provided. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586 for more information.**Free and open to the public. You do not need a library card to attend.**

Antique & Classic Boat Festival
Date: Saturday, August 22nd, 11-5 & Sunday, August 23rd, 11-3
Location: Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, Turner Street, Salem

The 33rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival is on its way! Check out a wonderful variety of rare vintage sailboats and motoryachts. Enjoy the crafts market, music, the Blessing of the Fleet, parade of Boats and more. For more information visit www.boatfestival.org.


The Armenian Church Annual Summer Picnic
Date:Sunday, August 23rd, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: The American Legion Farm, 1314 Main St. Haverhill, MA

The Armenian Church at Hye Point will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, August 23rd from 12-5 p.m at the American Legion Farm in Haverhill. Enjoy live music by the Jason Naroian Ensemble and delicious Armenian foods and pastries. Have fun and join in on field games, facepainting, kickball, or just enjoy the good weather. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair! All proceeds will go to support the church and community. For more information, find Armenian Church at Hye Point on Facebook or call 978-327-9227. 

Zack's Team Foundation 2nd Annual Links Fore Recovery Golf Tournament
Date: Monday, August 24th
Location: Four Oakes Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Lane, Dracut, MA 01826

Zachary passed away on July19, 2013 after a long battle with the disease of addiction. In his remembrance Zack's Team has set up a Golf Tournament to help out others with addiction. All benefits and proceeds go towards The Plymouth House, which is to help teach life-changing principles and practice the Twelve Steps while offering a safe and healthy environment for recovery from addiction. If you have any questions regarding the sponsorship program or the golf tournament, please contact Louise Griffin at 978-257-5971 or Taylor Gys at 978-996-1071 or by email at Zacksteam818@gmail.com also visit http://www.zacksteam.org for any other information. 

Free Geneology Class
Date: Tuesday, August 25th 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. 
Location: Haverhill Public Library 

Come learn about your family’s history!
Learn about how to trace your family’s history through genealogical resources. Join library staff for a one hour presentation Aug. 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Register online starting July 14 at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586.

Rockport Music presents: Guy Mendilow Ensemble
Date: Thursday, August 27th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport

Enjoy a music presentation of Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom performed bny Guy Mendilow Ensemble. Mendilow revives the fantastic world of Ladino Song with global grace in tales from the forgotten kingdom. Tickets are $19 - $34. For tickets, visit http://rockportmusic.org/guy-mendilow/ or call the Rockport Music Box Office at (978) 546-7391.

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

Library Park Blues Festival
Date:Saturday, August 29th 1:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Library Park Harrison Ave, Woburn, MA 

Blues Festival on Saturday August 29th from 1 pm - 8 pm. Presenting New England Blues Summit featuring Darrell Nulisch & Matt Stubbs. Also performing are The Peacheaters, 12:01 Blues Band, Michelle Willson and the "Evil Gal" Orchestra, Drivin' Blind and the Charlie Keating Band. $20.00 Adult- Children under 12 FREE with paying adult. Active duty Military with i.d.- No entrance fee. The Super heros will also be appearing 2-4 pm. Bring your camera for Princess Elsa, Superman, Capt. America, Spiderman, Hulk, Batman, Robin, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Children under 12 are free to attend and must be accompanied by a paying adult. Adult admission is $20.00 Enjoy the many foods offered by vendors including a beer & wine tent. 

Micro Living Spaces Talk 
Date: Saturday, August 29 1:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library 

Tiny House Expert Chris Page talks about micro living spaces
On Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. join Tiny House expert Christopher Page for a presentation on small living. Learn how tiny houses benefit you, your wallet and the environment! Please register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586.

6th Annual Field of Honor
Date: Tuesday, September 8th through Monday, September 14th
Location: Bartlet Mall, Newburyport

This Field of Honor program is a community event, charitable fundraiser, americanism awareness program, and an amazing and unifying experience for all involved. The Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport is pleased to sponsor this 6th annual event to commemorate 9/11. 350 flags will be placed to serve as a "healing field" where people can find solace and reflection. The field will be dedicated on the afternoon of Sunday, September 13th. Patrons may purchase a flag for $40 to honor first responders, veterans, or our personal heroes at the event. For more information contact Ben Iacono at 978-462-7028 or email biacono@comcast.net.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 11, 12, 13
Location: Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH

As one of the "Top 100 Events in North America" The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival needs hundreds of volunteers to make it happen! Please consider becoming a volunteer for this 3 day extravaganza. It's a fun place to meet new people, reacquaint with old friends, network, and take pride in showing off Hampton Beach. Volunteer positions include: Traffic Control, Crossing Guards, Coke Sales, and many more!  In exchange for volunteering you will receive a crew t-shirt, free admission, and one of the best parties you'll ever attend at the Ashworth By The Sea with dozens of door prizes.To register visit http://sff.volunteerhub.com/Events/Groups.aspx

26th Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 11th, 12th, 13th
Location: Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach NH

OneMain Financial is the Presenting Sponsor for this year's festival. The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is a giant street fair on closed-to-traffic Ocean Boulevard. It features over 50 restaurants cooking an incredible array of seafood and non-seafood delicacies under a sea of tents.Entertainment will also enclude crafts, displays, culinary demonstrations, lobster roll eating competition, a sky diving demonstration, a children's entertainment area, and a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday, September 12th at 8:15 p.m.

3rd Annual Muddy Leprechaun Mud Run
Date: Saturday, September 12th, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Marini Farm, Ipswich

Register for the Ipswich YMCA Mud Run 5K. This run will benefit the Heart Health Initiative in Ipswich. With over 8 obstacles this course runs along the amazing Marini Farm. For more information or to register go to http://www.northshoreymca.org/programs/healthy-living/road-races/other-y-road-races/muddy-leprechaun/.

One World Coffeehouse -- First show of the season!
Date: Saturday, September 12
Location One World Coffeehouse, Essex 

Join One World Coffeehouse, on Saturday, September 12th as they kick off their series of music with their first show of the season! Allen Estes will host a Songwriter's Circle with Jon Butcher and Nashville's Louise Mosrie! 

14th Annual Melissa Barrowclough Memorial Golf Tournament
Date: Saturday, September 12th, Noon
Location: Apple Hill Golf Club, East Kingston, NH
Organization: The Danvers YMCA

The Danvers YMCA is sponsoring a Golf Tournament in memory of Melissa Barrowclough, who was killed in a tragic car accident.All proceeds from this tournament support youth and teens that need financial assistance so that they may participate in a program of their choice or join as a member. Registration for the tournament is $100 per player which includes a celebration BBQ at the end of the tournament. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and wrap up with a Barbeque at 5:30 p.m. 

4th Annual Opportunity Works Golf Classic
Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Haverhill Country Club

Join the 4th annual Opportunity Works Golf Classic at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane, on Tuesday, September 15th. Tournament registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with a 9:00 a.m. gunshot start scramble format. Your entry fee includes greens feeds and cart, use of the practice facility, player gift item, and entry into several contests. The tournament will end with a delicious lunch and awards ceremony. Entry fee is $200 per player or $750 per foursome if paid before August 15th. All proceeds will benefit Opportunity Works indivuals and programs. To register or for more information go to www.opportunityworksgolf.com

Huge Garage Sale!!
Date: Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th
Location: The Scala Center, 28 W. Main Street, Georgetown

34 years of Scala's Antique items have accumulated and are now for sale! The Scala Center will be holding the sale on Friday, September 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. AND Saturday, September 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Northeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer's
Date: Sunday, September 20th, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Brickstone Square, Andover

Join the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Start a Team and Walk to End Alzheimer's in Northeastern MA on Sunday, September 20th at Brickstone Square in Andover! Choose either the 1 or 3 mile and walk to fight against Alzheimer's! Register at www.alzwalkMANH.org.

Fish Box Derby
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Location: Gloucester, MA

Register your kids (ages 8 to 14) for the 22nd annual Fish Box Derby. There is no entry fee for the kids! The cars are entered into one of two categories: "Freestyle" or "Modified". Prize categories include First, Second, Third, Fourth, Best Pit Crew, and Coolest Car. Any donations will help cover all race related expenses and be placed into a scholarship fund for the young participants! Every participant is eligible to apply for one of four $1,000 scholarships. You may also consider purchasing an advertistment to be placed on one of the hay bales on the course for just $25 a bale, or $100 for 5. For more information, to register, or to purchase an advertisment visit www.fishboxderby.org.

Troubled Water: Opera
Date: Friday, September 18th through Friday, September 24th
Location: The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 Fenway, Boston

Troubled Water plays for five performances: Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19, at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, at 8:00 p.m.An audience talk-back will directly follow the Sunday, September 20th performance. Tickets will be available on September 9th. ($15 general admission, $10 senior citizens). To purchase tickets visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets.

"Some Like It Hot!" Chili Cookoff
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Location: Town Common, Rowley

On Saturday, September 26th, Rowley will host its 12th Annual "Some Like It Hot!" Chili Cookoff. This popular community event will feature a judged chili competition with all the fixings, live music, a German style Beer and Wine Garden, raffles, games and activities for the kids. All proceeds benefit the Rowley Public Library. The Chili Cookoff is also in need of cooks!! The organizers invite all amateur and professional chili cooks to participate as contestants or individual contributors. Categories include Red Chili, Green Chili, Vegetarian and People's Choice. Cooks interested in entering should email friends@rowleylibrary.org for more information and registration forms. 

MSPCA at Nevins Farm Walk for Animals
Date: Saturday, September 26th 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 400 Broadway, Methuen

Register for the 7th annual Walk for Animals. All proceeds will benefit animals who are in need of our help! Form a team, walkwith family and friends, and help raise money to help animals! With contests, prizes, food, music, kids' activities, canine demonstrations and other animal antics, there is something for everyone at the Walk! Visit www.walkforanimals.com to learn more and register!

BHS Golf, Dinner & Auction Social
Date: Monday, September 28th
Location: Beverly Golf and Tennis Club

Support Beverly High School as they host a fundraiser at the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club on Monday, September 28th. This outing will start with a golf tournament at noon, with a scramble format 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament will end with Cocktails/Dinner/Auction featuring the BHS Jazz Band (cash bar available) at 5:30 p.m. To register for or sponsor this event go to www.bhsgolfouting.org. Questions? email bhsptogolf@gmail.com

Harrifest
Date: Saturday/Sunday October 17th & 18th 
Location: Seaport Inn Fairhaven, MA
Organization: Cancer Research

An annual music concert event of peace and love filled with music from the Beatles and Gerge Harrison. The event includes performances of the best Beatle cover and tribute bands, custom Beatles artwork and rare memorabilia available for purchase. This is a fun event, suitable for older children and adults of all ages.

One World Coffeehouse
Date: Saturday, October 17th
Location One World Coffeehouse, Essex 

Check out the One World Coffeehouse in Essex as they host this great combination of traditional American folk musicians. Atwater & Donnelly will perform with their Irish tap and step dancing buddy Kevin Doyle. 

Rockport Music Presents: David Deveau
Date: Saturday, October 24th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shailin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966

Enjoy an evening of piano as the Rockport Chamber Music Festival's artistic director, David Deveau, will perform works of Liszt, Brahms and the piano arrangement of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. Tickets: $58, $48, $39

Rockport Music Presents: Elias Quartet
Date: Saturday, November 14th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shailin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport

Enjoy a day of food and entertainment. The Quartet will embark on a groundbreaking project to perform and record the complete string quartets of Beethoven. Diploma in a Day, 2:00-7:30 p.m. ($99, includes dinner). The conert at 8:00 p.m. will include All-Beethoven with tickets priced at $39, $35, $25.


MONTHLONG EVENTS:

Life Drawing Drop-In Classes
Date: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon 
Location: 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead

Exercise and refine your art skills the classic way by drawing from a nude model. Sessions are open to all, regardless of one's level of experience. Bring your medium of choice and please bring a drop cloth if working with paints. A limited number of easels are available. Cost is $12/MAA members, $15/non-members. For more information call (781) 631-2608

Insects: Miniature Marvels Summer Exhibit
Date:July 27th through September 15th
Location: Massachusetts Audubon, 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon

This show highlights the artwork of 17 juried artists who have captured the delicate detail and curious artistry of the world we share with insects. Experience and enjoy these fascinating and riveting creatures in the delicate balance of nature and design in this inspiring body of work. The Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information visit www.massaudubon.org/moosehill or call 781-784-5691 for details.

Photography Gallery: Jim Fenton Wildlife Biologist
Date: August 15th through September 13th
Location: 25 L Inn Street, Newburyport

Sweethaven Gallery is featuring is feauting the photographs of Haverhill-based photographer Jim Fenton in a new exhibit entitled "The Avian Spirit ~ An Intimate Look," which runs from August 15th through September 13th. Check out these incredible, up close and personal images of birds! The public is invited to see the work during regular gallery hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Life Drawing Drop-In Class
Date: Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead

The Marblehead Arts Association will be offering weekly drop in drawing classes. $12/MAA members, $15/non-members. Exercise and refine your art skills the classic way by drawing from a nude model. Sessions are open to all, regardless of one's level of experience. Bring your medium of choice and a drop cloth (if working with paints). A limited number of easels are available.

Essex Heritage Guided Boat Tours
Date: July 1st through September 7th
Location: Salem Ferry Dock

Register for an escorted, guided boat tour aboard landing craft, Naumkeag, to Bakers Island Light Station. Bakers Island is located at the mouth of the harbor in Salem. A lighthouse was built on the island in 1820- on the site. A guide will lead passengers on a 2 hour tour around the 10-acre light station property and onto the island. Tickets: $35 -- available online for purchase at www.EssexHeritage.org/boat.

Carolyn B. O'Connor Scholarship Nominations
DEADLINE: Monday, August 31st
 
The Businesswomen’s Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the 2015 Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship.
This scholarship, is awarded annually to a local woman looking to get back into the work force. The nomination deadline is August 31, 2015 .
To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must have graduated from high school or earned a GED. In addition, she must have been out of the work force for some time and/or is looking to make a career change, and seeking education or training to further her career. For more information or to get an application please contact Kerry McKenna at Kerry@capeannchamber.com or call the Chamber office (978-283-1601).

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

Free Superhero Movies
Date: Mondays in  August, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

The library will have free screenings of recent superhero movies at 6 p.m. Mondays in July and August. Call 978-373-1586 for specific titles. **Free and open to the public. You do not need a library card to attend.**

Free Weekday Movie Matinees
Date: Tuesdays in August, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

The library will have free movie screenings of adventure classics every Tuesday morning in August. Call 978-373-1586 for specific titles. **Free and open to the public. You do not need a library card to attend.**

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/

Marblehead Little Theatre Children's Summer Programs
Date: August 24-28
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead

Now accepting registration for Summer Children's Workshops! The theatre is offering three sessions of theatre workshops for children ages 7 to 12. These half-day (morning) workshops involve writing and producing a play in one week and performing the play on the last day of the workshop for family and friends. For more information or to register go to www.MLTlive.org under the Youth Threatre tab.
Session Three: August 24-28

"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!

Summer Lunch Program
Date: July 30 - August 28
Location: Various

KIDS EAT FREE through Beverly’s Summer Lunch Program, which provides free lunches to any child 18 or under who are at risk of missing meals during the summer without access to the school lunch program.  For a schedule of times go to
BeverlyBootstraps.org/FoodAssistance/SummerLunchProgram.php This program is a collaboration between Beverly Bootstraps, Beverly Public Schools Food Services, Beverly Recreation Department, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Project Bread, the Greater Beverly YMCA and the USDA. 

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.
 
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.

Spot It: Asian Longhorned Beetle
Date: On Going

The Asian Longhorned Beetle is an invasive pest that is destroying tens of thousands of trees in Massachusetts, and the best defense against the beetle is getting as many residents as possible outside looking for and reporting any signs of the pest. Be on the look out for this 1 - 1.5 inch bettle with long antennae banded with black and white. Its shiny, jet black body has distinctive white spots, 6 legs, and may have blue feet. Adult bettles are most active during the summer and early fall.

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Kent Richards
1 a.m. - 6 a.m.