Here's What's Happening

Buy A Seat, Save The Cabot
Date: Thursday, May 14th - June 16th
Location: The Cabot Cinema

The Cabot has recently undergone renivations yet is in need of new seating. You can help buy donating $500 to The Cabot. If you donate you will receive FREE popcorn and FREE fountain drinks for a whole year plus a plaque on the seat. To donate, visit Payment can be made via credit card or check. Check must be made payable to Cabot Performing Arts Center. 

HARE Helping Animals by Recycling Electronics
Date: Saturday, May 23rd
Location: MSPCA at Nevins Farm

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm will be recycling old electronics for a small donation on Saturday, May 23rd. Donations will help benefit the animals at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Recyclable items include TV's, computers, monitors, laptops, VCRs, DVD and CD players, digital camcorders, cell phones, and muhc more. Please no large appliances like dryers and fridges. For more information, call 978.687.7453 x 6161 or email Presented by MSPCA at Nevins Farm and RMG Enterprise 

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

Beverly's Memorial Day Weekend BBQ and Parade
Date: Sunday, May 24th - Monday, May 25th
Locations: Beverly City Hall Parking Lot, Downtown Beverly's Cabot and Rantoul Streets

On Sunday, May 24th at 12:00 p.m. there will be a fundraising barbecue at the Beverly City Hall (191 Main St.). Military vehicles and a tank will be available for photos. A nominal fee will be charged for food and drinks and all proceeds benefit local veterans.Then on Monday, May 25th at 12:30 p.m., The Memorial Day Parade will begin at The American Legion Spear Post on Judson Street. The Parade will cover two miles throughout downtown Beverly's Cabot and Rantoul Streets and feature military vehicles, including a halftrack and a tank. The parade will also include the Essex County Sheriffs Honor Guard, Beverly High School Band, Classic Cars, Junior ROTC group and many other local groups and bands. All military vehicles will be on display at the American Legion Spear Post after the parade.

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

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

Marian Court College Campus Visit Event
Date: Thursday, May 28th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Marian Court College, 25 Littles Point Road, Swampscott

Marian Court College in Swampscott will host an "Oceanside Campus Visit" event on Thursday, may 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This will be a chance for current high school seniors who have yet to make their college decision to visit and see the beautiful campus at Marian Court College. Details can be found at

Danielle Holmes Yagjian Foundation Golf Tournament
Date: Friday, May 29th, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Black Swan Country Club, Georgetown
Organization: Danielle Holmes Yagjian Foundation

Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown will host a Golf Tournament on Friday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m. to benefit the Danielle Holmes Yagjian Foundation and their wish to help others with cancer. Registration to play in the tournment is $150 per golfer. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place golfers. Registration for the tournament includes a shirt, cart, $10k hole-in-one contest, mulligans, closest to the pin, and more! There will be a dinner following the tournment with raffles. Tickets for only the dinner can be purchased for $50. Information and registration forms can be downloaded at Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Annual Plant Sale
Date: Saturday, May 30th 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Beverly Senior Center, Colon St.

The Friendly Garden Club is hosting their Annual Plant Sale. Perennials, Annuals, Vegetable and Herbs along with Opportunity Drawings and more!

Can And Bottle Drive
Date: Saturday, May 30th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Centerville Elementary Parking Lot, 17 Hull St., Beverly

The Green Team at Centerville Elementary School is hosting a Can and Bottle Drive. Drop off all your returnable glass, aluminum and plastic bottles. Note that wine, juice and water bottles are not returnable items and should be recycled at your own home.

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

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

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

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

3rd Annual Schooner Challenge
Date: Sunday, June 1st, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Schooners Load at Maritime Gloucester, Harbor Loop, Gloucester

Come on board the Schooner Ardelle, Lannon or Fame as they race in Gloucester Harbor as Challenge crews compete in knot tying, chanty composition, and other serious and not seious endeavors. Boats start loading at 5:30 p.m. This event runs from 6 - 8:00 p.m. and is $40 per person.This event benefits the museum vessels Lewis H. Story and Evelina M. Goulart. Register at

Something Funny's Going On
Date: Wednesday, June 3rd, 7:30p.m.
Location: Finz Resturant, Pickering Warf, Salem

Pal's Animal Life Savers is hosting a Comedy Fundraiser. Come laugh with comedians Tony V, Steve Calechman and Dave Rattigan. Tickets are $25 per person and recommended to be purchased in advance. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be raffles, limited menu and a cash bar. For more information call Donna at 781-535-8635 or email Carol at 

Bee-Wise... Beekeeping For Kids and Families
Date: Saturday, June 6th, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers

Come learn about the precious honey bees from Beekeeper Kerrie Capraro. Enjoy a one hour presentation on bees and beekeeping full of stories, photos and videos. Learn all about some of the equipment used and even get to touch and try it. Best of all you will get to try some prized honey.

Local Authors Night
Date: Saturday, June 6th, 6 p.m.
Location: Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers

Discover regional writers at the Local Authors Open House. Mysteries, romance, horror, history, self-help and more. A variety of topics and genres will be represented and authors will be there to discuss their work. Each author will have a copy of their books for sale at this open house. This event is free and light refreshments will be served. 

Free Talk For The Community
Date: Sunday, June 7th, 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Masonic Hall, 70 Topsfield Rd., Ipswich

Chet Manchester, a Christian Science practitioner and lecturer, will give a free one hour talk entitled "Walking the Walk: How to Live the Love Jesus Taught". He will explore the power of love to heal relationships, communities and health problems. The Masonic Hall is wheelchair acceptable and childcare will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

Nick D'Alleva's 3-on-3 Wiffle Ball Tournament
Date: Saturday, June 13th, 8:00 a.m.
Location: O'Connor Park, Behind Welch School, South Peabody (11 Home Street Street)

Nick D'Alleva's Wiffle Ball Tournament is benefiting Multiple Sclerosis (MS). There will be Raffles, a 32 team limit and a $100 playing fee per team. Register online ate For more information contact Nick at 617-828-7518 or Kevin at 978-314-2338, or Todd Buckley at 978-828-1979. All proceeds are to benefit those afflicted with MS.

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

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

36th Annual BGCL Golf Tournament
Date: Monday, June 15th
Location: Indian Range Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Rd., Andover

The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence are holding their 36th Annual BGCL Golf Tournament. This event raises a significant portion of the annual operating budget for critical programs focusing on acidemic success, healthy lifestyles, and community involvment. For reservations, sponsorships and information contact Sarah Hogue at (978)-683-2747 ext. 128 or at For more information about BGCL visit

11th Annual Reid's Ride
Date: Sunday, June 19th
Location: Lynnfield High School

Reid's Ride is a 28 mile bike-a-thon that raises funds for the fight against adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers. Reid's Ride starts at Lynnfield High School and finishes on the ocean front at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. People of all ages are welcome to partake in this event. Register today at

Arts Fest Beverly 2015
Date: Saturday, June 20th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cabot St, Beverly

The 2015 Arts Fest is back. Enjoy over 100+ juried artisans and crafters, food trucks, music and entertainment, live painting, free kids activities and more. This outdoor event is free to attend.

Strawberry Festival
Date: Saturday, June 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Connors Farm, 30 Valley Rd., Danvers

The Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber is hosting the Annual Strawberry Festival at Connors Farm. Admission to the event is $7.95 per person and includes entertainment and activites. Enjoy Live Music, Farm Animals, Jumping Pillows, Hayrides, Cow Train, Grain Train, Duck Races and Pedal Cars. There will be separate charges for Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, BBQ Food, U-Pick Strawberries, Pony Rides and Face Painting. A rain date for this event is set for Sunday June 21st. For more information visit!festivals/civ9 or email or call 978-777-1245

MarketStreet Lynnfield Job Fair
Date: Tuesday, June 26th
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield, 600 Market St., Lynnfield

MarketStreet Lynnfield is proud to announce their first ever Job Fair. Over 30 restaurants and retailers are looking to fill over 250 positions. Hiring Brands include: Eddie Bauer, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Paper Source, Soft Surroundings, Carhartt, SweetGreen, Vineyard Vines, Kings, Yard House, Pinkberry, Tommy Bahama, Express, Legal C, Hanna Andersson, Whole Foods, Victoria's Secert, American Eagle, Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, Banana Republic, Gymborre, The Grove Boutique & Cafe,  Loft, Sephora, J. Jill, Evereve, Otto, Everything But Water and more. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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!

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.

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

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 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.
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