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Marblehead Little Theatre Presents The Diary of Anne Frank
Date: January 30th - February 8th
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St

Marblehead Little Theatre presents "The Diary of Anne Frank" with multiple performances. Opening night is Friday, January 30th at 7:30 p.m!  For more information about Anne Frank or Marblehead Little Theater please visit our website at

9th Annual Boston Tourism Summit
Date: Friday, January, 30th, 7:00 a.m.
Location: Doubletree by Hilton, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers

All are invited to attend the 9th Annual North of Boston Tourism Summit on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Road in Danvers. Presented by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the daylong event typically attracts more than 150 industry professionals representing a wide spectrum of the region’s tourism-oriented businesses, organizations and agencies. For more information visit

Date: Friday, January, 30th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Village Theatre Company

There are still some tickets left for the opening night and last showing of Spamalot for Friday, January, 30th, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 1st, 2:00 p.m. This event will be located at Village Theatre Company and for tickets visit

Memorial United Methodist Church Pasta Party
Date: Saturday, January, 31st, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial United Methodist Church (2 Dane Street,Beverly)
Organization: Memorial United Methodist Church

Come enjoy a pasta dinner at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Beverly. Offering a variety of pasta dishes, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. $8 for adults and $5 for kids!

Sounds of Working Waterfront
Date: Saturday, January, 31st, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Sounds of a Working Waterfront, an original composition for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin and laptop, based on environmental recordings made on Cape Ann.  The live performance will take place on Saturday, January 31 at 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.  This program is free for Cape Ann residents, Museum members, and youth ages 18 and under, or with Museum admission. Space is limited; reservations are required. For reservations or further information, please call (978) 283-0455 x10 or email

Dancing With Our Stars
Date: Saturday, January, 31st
Location: Black Swan Country Club, Georgetown
Organization: Masconomet Middle and High Schools

The Masconomet Education Foundation (MEF) will be holding a gala Dancing with our Stars event on Saturday, January 31st, at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown. Ten fun-loving adults from the tri-town will partner with professional dancers from the Danvers Arthur Murray Studio to compete for one of three mirror ball trophies. In addition, 60 Masco students will compete in two dance offs! Judges include Channel 7 meteorologist, Jeremy Reiner, ex-Patriots Superbowl winner, Jermaine Wiggins, and local event producer, Maura Craig. The evening will begin with hors d'oeuvres from 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by the Dancing with our Stars competition, and ending with dancing to the local, rising hip hop band, Kik-it and dessert and coffee. All monies raised will fund a new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) lab at the Masco Middle and High Schools. For more information, to cast your votes for the Community Support Award, and to buy tickets, go to Don't delay, tickets are almost gone!

Bishop Fenwick High School Blood Drive
Date: Saturday, January, 31st, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Bishop Fenwick Gymnasium
Organization: American Red Cross

The students of Bishop Fenwick are hosting a blood drive for the Red Cross in the Bishop Fenwick gymnasium this january 31st. Come support a great cause!

"Freezin For a Reason"
Date: Saturday, January, 31st, 11:15 a.m.
Location: Cape Ann Motor Inn on Long Beach, Gloucester
Organization: Rotary Club

This event is part of Rotary International’s ongoing campaign to eradicate polio in our lifetime. More than 300 people are expected to plunge into the cold waters off Cape Ann this year. For as little as $0.60, your donation can make the difference in changing a person’s life. With a district-wide goal of raising $125,000, the district is utilizing an electronic fundraising process. Supporters are encouraged to log on to

Philips Favorites: Sporty Saturday
Date: January 31st, 2015
Location: Philips House Museum

Rediscover the stories and the history of historic Chestnut Street this winter during the Phillips Favorites series. Throughout the early 20th century, the Phillips Family participated in a variety of athletic activities. Kick off Super Bowl weekend with a viewing of historic family films showing events such as Harvard football games and the Boston Marathon and quieter pursuits such as canoeing and camping. Sporty Saturday will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. at the Phillips House, located at 34 Chestnut Street. Registration is required and can be done by calling 978-744-0440 or visiting

2015 Relay For Life Of Danvers Kick Off Celebration
Date: Monday, February 2nd, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Kings, Lynnfield
Organization: American Cancer Society

The kickoff is a celebration of the success of Relay For Life events in Danvers, Peabody, Lynn, and Wakefield. Volunteers from these four communities are working to provide a night of fun and festivity to kick off  the relay season. Bowling, pool, bocci, shuffleboard and Kings trivia will be available all evening. 20% of the relay guests purchases will be donated back to Relay For Life! Coupons will be available at the door.

Harry Potter Book Night
Date: Thursday, February, 5th, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St, Haverhill

This exciting worldwide event gives new and existing fans a chance to share the wonder of J.K. Rowling's unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, to introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. Meet at 5:30 PM at the library on Thursday, February 5th. All ages are welcome. Space is limited, please register at or call 978-373-1586.

Vanishing of the Bee's
Date: Friday, February, 6th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex

On Thursday February 5th, at 6:30 p.m. Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust, will host a free screening of the documentary, Vanishing of the Bees, the first in a pollinator film/lecture series. All events are free, and held at the Cox Reservation, located at 82 Eastern Avenue (Rt. 133), in Essex. 

Opening Reception for the Winter Exhibitions
Date: Friday, February, 6th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Philips Acadmey, Andover, MA

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our winter exhibitions on Friday, February, 6th from 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. at Philips Academy. Explore our new shows while enjoying a glass of wine and a bite to eat. This event is free and open to the public.

Beauty And The Beast
Date: Friday, February, 6th, 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February, 7th, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Location: Holten Richmond Middle School Danvers

Come see the Holten Richmond Middle School in their production of Beauty and the Beast! There will be three performances, Friday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

12th Annual SnowBall Dance
Date: Saturday, February 7, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Danvers YMCA, 34 Pickering Street

Come join us for our annual Snowball Dance on Saturday, February, 7th at the YMCA located on 34 Pickering Street, Danvers. During the evening there will be Dancing to Roundabout, Dinner catered by Henry's of North Beverly, wine and beer are provided throughout the evening. This event will have raffles, silent auctions and live auctions. The dress is Smart Casual (no jeans)and must be 21. Tickets are $50pp. Call or email Deb for more information.

Rockport Music Presents "Amy Helm"
Date: Saturday, February, 7th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 34 Main St, Rockport

On Saturday, February 7 at 8 pm, hear Amy Helm who is a dynamic singer and talented songwriter blessed with legendary rock and roll blood (her dad is the late great Levon Helm, her mother is songwriter Libby Titus)—at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Helm infuses her particular brand of Americana with heavy doses of gospel, folk and country.  For tickets and more information contact Karen Herlitz at

Icecream for Breakfast
Date: Saturday, February, 7th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cherry Farms Creamery, 210 Conant St, Danvers

Life's uncertain so eat desert first and come enjoy Cherry Farms Creamery annual Icecream for Breakfast. This event will be located at Cherry Farms Creamery on 210 Conant St, Danvers from 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. For more information contact Tom Jones at  978-774-6800 ext. 103.

Men's Shopping
Date: Monday, February, 9th through Friday, February, 13th
Location: Scala Art Center, 28 W. Main St, Georgetown

Looking for that special gift for that special someone? Well we have plenty of accesories to choose from at Scala Art Center located on 28 W. Main St, Georgetown. For hours and more information visit

MAA Fine Craft Fair
Date: Friday, February, 7th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street
Organization: American Heart Association

Marblehead Arts Association will be having its annual MAA Craft Fair on Friday, February, 7th at 8 Hooper Street. 20% of the proceeds will go to benefit the exhibits & programs offered by the MAA throughout the year. In honor of American Heart Month, 
the MAA will donate 5% of their net proceeds to the American Heart 
Association. For more information visit

Annual Snow Ball Dance
Date: Saturday February 7, 2015
Location:  Danvers Community YMCA, 34 Pickering Street
Organization: Danvers Community YMCA Youth and Families

Please join us for an evening of Dancing to Roundabout on Saturday, February 7th for  dinner by Henry's Catering, beer and wine included in the $50 charge. We will be doing a silent and live auction as well as some great raffles. Contact Deb at the Danvers Y at 978-774-2055 or email

Lori McKenna at Old Sloop Coffehouse with Rose Cousins
Date: Saturday, February, 7th, 7:30 p.m.
Location: 12 School St, Rockport

Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a performance by Lori McKenna on Saturday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. located at First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Lori McKenna is one of the top songwriters in country music today who has been admired and recorded by Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Alison Krauss.. Opener Rose Cousins has won a JUNO award and you may have heard some of her songs in one of the hint shows Grey's Anatomy.  For more information visit

Valentine's Day Celebration
Date: Thurday, February, 12th, 11 a.m
Location: Rose Baker Senior Center, Gloucester
Organization: Rose Baker Senior Center

Come join the Rose Bakers senior center, as they have there annual Valentines Day Celebration February 12th. Make sure you sign up in advance to enjoy a free roasted turkey dinner with entertainment and raffle prizes!
"Its All Beatles All Night"
Date: Friday, February, 13th, 2015
Location: Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall (590 Main Street, Melrose)
Organization: The Knights of Columbus Food  For Families Fund

This will be the only chance to see BeatleJuice.  Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7:30 p.m. This is an all ages show. The evening will include cash bar, raffle prizes, pizza and more. For more information, visit and click BeatleJuice. It’s All Beatles All Night to benefit The Kof C Food For Families Fund.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Date: Friday, February, 13th - Sunday, February 22nd
Location: Children's Museum and Theatre, 142 Free Street Portland, ME

Come enter the Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory with Children's Museum and Theatre presentation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There will be multiple performances with opening night Friday, February, 13th starting at 4:00 p.m. as well as Saturday, 14th & 21st and Sunday, 15 & 22 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. For more information visit
Date: February 13th - March 1st
Location: Playhouse, 107 Main St, Belfast

Come see Playhouse's presentation of "Venus in Fur" with opening night Friday, February, 13th at 107 Main St, Belfast. There will be performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. For more information visit

Job Fair
Date: Friday, February, 13th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road, Beverly

Are you interested in Radio or Music? Well come stop by the WBOQ booth during the Job Fair on Friday, February, 13th, 9:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. at Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road.

A Night of Eden, Drinking and Dancing
Date: Saturday, February, 14th, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with An Evening of Eden, Drinking and Dancing on Saturday, February, 14th at Marblehead Little Theatre located on 12 School Street, Marblehead. You will be swept away by Act 1 from The Apple Tree starring Jennifer Herry, Evan Tarmy and David Scannell  featuring Charlie Vaughn and the Apple Tree Band.  The Apple Tree Act I is based on the short story The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain. The evening will continue on with entertainment, dancing to the music of a live five piece band and refreshments. For more information visit

Snowshoe Classic at Brooksby Farm

Date: February 15, 2015
Location: Brooksby Farm, 54 Felton St. Peabody, MA
Organization: Peabody Recreation Summer Scholarship Fund

Come take on one of the North Shore's best 5K courses! Weave through the beautiful orchard and wooded trails of Brooksby Farm. Additional FRUIT LOOP FUN RACE will include an untimed 3/4 mi. loop for kids and families. Complimentary food and drink post-race. Lots of entry and raffle prizes! $25 per person. Registration begins at 8:30 or preregister at Race begins at 10:00am

Rockport Music Presents "Mavis Staples
Date: Friday, February 20th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 34 Main St, Rockport

Rockport Music presents Mavis Staples who is  the titan of gospel and R&B on Friday, February 20, at 8 :00 p.m. .The famously husky voiced Staples came to prominence in the late 60’s, singing lead for her family’s band, The Staple Singers. For more information contact Karen Herlitz at

Booker T. Jones

Date: Saturday, February, 21st, 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis Street, Beverly

Join us in welcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Booker T. Jones on Saturday, February, 21st at The Larcom Theatre. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. and you won't want to miss this!  For more information contact Vickie at

MSPCA at Nevins Farm Tour de Pooch & Pals Spin for Animals
Date: Saturday, February, 21st, 2015
Location: Seacoast Sports Club, 95 Brewery Lane, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Oganization: MSPCA at Nevins Farm

It's a New Year, and time for some new resolutions! If one of those is to 'Get Fit', why not register for the 12th annual Spin for Animals, and help animals while you get into shape? Join other animal lovers at Seacoast Sports Club in Portsmouth on Saturday, February 21st at 9 am to spin for one, two or three hours while the fun and fierce Jenna George entertains, inspires, feeds and pushes you to the finish line. This year’s event will take place at just one location, so space is limited – register and reserve your space now. Learn more about the event at 

Bonnie Anderson - Joe Foley "Nightsongs" Concert in Danvers
Date: Friday, February, 26th, 7:30, p.m
Location: Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St. (Rte 35), Danvers
Organization:Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church

Local artists Bonnie Anderson and Joseph Foley will present a concert of Piano and Brass music at 7:30pm on Friday, February 6, at the North shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers. The concert is part of the release tour for their new CD, “Nightsongs”. In addition to duets from the CD, by Joseph Peaslee (composer of “Nightsongs”), Strauss, and more, there will be other musical treats and surprises. There will be a short reception for the artists at intermission, with light refreshments. Tickets are $25. In case of foul weather, the concert will be rescheduled for Saturday, February 14. “Nightsongs” CDs will be available for sale! Proceeds will benefit the North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers.

Clay Ventre with Jeff Savlon
Date: Friday, February, 26th, 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gulu Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex Street, Salem

If you like Folk music then come enjoy Clay Ventre featuring Jeff Savlon at Gulu Gulu Cafe, located on 247 Essex Street in Salem. This event will be on Friday, February, 26th, at 9:00 p.m. To listen to  Clay Ventre visit and for more information contact Gulu Gulu Cafe at 978-740-8882.

Job Fair

Date: Monday, March 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Salem State College, Lafeyette St, Salem

Come stop by the WBOQ or as everyone may know us by North Shore 104.9 booth on Monday, March, 2nd from 10:00 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. held in Salem State College.

 Beverly Bootstraps Best Chef
Date: March, 2nd, 2015
Location: Danversport Yacht Club
Organization: Beverly Bootstraps

Join Beverly Bootstraps for an evening of dueling chefs featuring four of your favorite restaurants on the North Shore.  In addition to the dueling chefs, your favorite local restaurants will be offering a Taste of the North Shore. Guests may sample specialties from the menus of twenty local restaurants. A cash bar, raffle, and live auction will round out the evening. Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets online, and you don't need to be present to win! For more information visit

 Comedy Night 
Date: Friday, March, 28th, 2015
Location: Giggles Comedy Club, Rte 1 South, Saugus
Organization: Beverly Youth Hockey Association

Come support the Beverly Youth Hockey Association's largest fundraiser event with Comedy Night on Friday, March, 28th at Giggles Comedy Club located on Route 1 in Saugus. For more information visit

Paul Anka at North Shore Music Theatre
Date: Friday, April, 17th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: North Shore Musical Theatre, 62 Durham Road, Beverly

Come enjoy singer/songwriter, and actor Paul Anka on Friday, April 17th, at North Shore Music Theatre starting at 8:00 p.m. For more information visit

Royalty of Rock 'N Roll 
Date: Saturday, May, 9th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Durham Road, Beverly

Come enjoy the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's with Royalty of Rock 'N Roll at North Shore Music Theatre. This event will be Saturday, May 9th starting at 8:00 p.m. You won't want to miss it!

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

"Faithful For India Mission 2015"
Date: July 2015
Location: (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 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!

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


ssachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's Let's Talk Prevention
Date: January, 5th, through February 28th

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures educational outreach materials which empower discussions between health professionals and patients will be on exhibit at St. Vincent’s Cancer & Wellness Center from January 5, 2015 through February 28, 2015 

Marblehead Arts Association New Member Exhibit
Date: January 10th - February 8th
Location: King Hooper Mansion Galleries, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead

As is its tradition, the Marblehead Arts Association will be kicking off its 2015 line of exciting exhibits with its New Member Show in January.  Many of the 27 Artist Members juried into the Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) in 2014 will exhibit their diverse and exciting artwork throughout the King Hooper Mansion. Works will cross all mediums including painting in all mediums, photography and craft.
There will be a free public reception, with an opportunity to meet and speak with the artists.  Call 781-631-2608 or visit for more information.

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. 

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

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.

After School Activites
Date: Tuesday, January 13th - February 3rd
Location: 170 Washington st, Marblehead
Organization: Marblehead Museum

Is your child looking for some after school activity? Is your child between the ages of 6 and 10? Well join us on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. starting January 13th for a 4 week set of different arts and crafts. Every session includes snacks, all arts and crafts materials and instruction, and wonderful projects to take home.

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 or contact Samantha Alves at 978-219- 1528. 

Dyer Library/ Saco Museum Events
Date: Ongoing
Location: Dyer Library and Saco Museum, Saco, Maine
Organization: Dyer Library/ Saco Museum

Dyer Library and Saco Musuem have many events coming up throughout the summer. This includes exhibitions like At Home in the Victorian Era, displaying the 18th century Victorian obsession with the material world and extravagant clutter. Nature Artist, Royce W. Stevens will have artwork displayed at the Dyer Community Gallery for the entire month of July. Programs such as the Fizz, Boom, Read: Youth Summer Reading Program, Watercolor Classes with Judith Kinsman, as well as book clubs and crafting groups are open and ready for attendees! Sign up for your group or exhibit today! The Dyer Library is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, Museum hours and rates, and events, please visit

Freedom from Smoking - Quit Smoking for Life!
Date: Ongoing starting April 14th, 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 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.

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  That’s   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

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 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

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
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 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
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

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