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Saturday Show Time Special Free Events for Families
Date: Saturday, November 1st, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Glen Urquhart School

Pumpernickel Puppets Sir George and the Dragon John McDonough and his Pumpernickel Puppets captivate young audiences with humorous and colorful adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales. Come see Sir George and the Dragon! Sponsored by Glen Urquhart School Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Come early for refreshments. No registration required. Drop-ins are welcome. Performances are in the upper school (yellow) building at Glen Urquhart School FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 978-927-1064 

"Fall in Love" Cat Adoptathon: Fees Waived!
Date: Saturday, November 1st - Sunday, November 2nd
Location: MSPCA at Nevins Farm

Thinking about a new feline friend? Now is the time to act! Thanks to generous donors, the adoption fees for adult cats over one year old will be entirely waived! With dozens of amazing cats waiting at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm for new homes, we’re certain to have the perfect match for your family. Please consider giving a forever home to a homeless cat in need - you’ll never regret it! Visit www.mspca.org/nevins to learn more and to meet some of our available cats! Questions? Call (978) 687-7453x6101. If you can't adopt, you can help! Download our flyer at www.mspca.org/nevins, and share with friends, post on Facebook, or hang it at work or your local coffee shop. Your post could mean one more cat in a new home! 

Annual Holiday Fair
Date: Saturday, Novembe 1st, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: 77 Lowell Street, Methuen
Organization: Methuen Senior Activity Center

 Don't miss the ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR - Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm at Methuen Senior Activity Center. 77 Lowell St. Methuen, MA 01844 Featuring Assorted Crafts, Jewelry Table, Gift Shop Table, Hourly Drawings, Pastry Shoppe, Luncheon Snack Bar and a Giant Raffle! Enter for your chance to win! Dozens of fabulous prizes to choose from including gift certificates, cash prizes and great gifts items! Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. You don’t need to be present to win, but join us for a fun – filled day! The public is invited and admission is free! 

It's My Heart Craft Fair and Bake Sale
Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Onion Towne Grille, 175 Water Street, Danvers
Organization: It's My Heart, New England Chapter

CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS (CHD) ARE THE #1 BIRTH DEFECT IN AMERICA! time for the fair is 10-3 It’s My Heart New England is a non-profit organization with a mission to support, educate, and advocate for those affected by Congenital Heart Defects

North Shore Cancer Run
Date: Sunday, November 2nd
Location: Cove Community Center, Beverly MA
 
Registration for the North Shore Cancer Run has begun, and can be run along either a 5K and 10K courses. Both routes are along the scenic Beverly coast and are “out and back” courses. A post race party will include crepes from Benny’s Crepe Café, Whoopie Pies from the Whoo(pie) Wagon and fresh fruit from North Shore Fruit Basket. To register, visit www.northshorecancerrun.org. The first 300 people to register will get a free long sleeved tech running shirt. 

Veterans Recognition
Date: Wednesday, November 5th
Location: Golden Living Gloucester, 272 Washington Street, Gloucester
Organization: Gloucester Veterans

Golden Living Gloucester and Asercare are proud sponsors of a Veteran's Recogniton Ceremony on November 5, 2014 @ 2:30.

Toys! From the Collection
Date: Thursday, November 6th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Museum

"Toys! from the Collection" is an exhibit of decorative arts of the 19th and early 20th centuries from the Marblehead Museum Collection which serve to portray the life of children in long ago Marblehead. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Two "Daddy" Scott Toys, made in Marblehead, will be on display at the Opening reception on loan from Marblehead Antiques. 20% of the sale from these toys, the night of the Opening, will go to support the mission of the Marblehead Museum.

Library to Host Program on Henna Tattooing
Date: Thursday, November 6th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill

Haverhill Public Library hosts artist Mandy Roberge who specializes in the ancient art of Henna tattooing. Open to adults and young adults. Thursday November 6th at 7pm. Find more info at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586.

Crane Estate Art Show and Sale
Date: Friday, November 7th - Sunday, November 9th
Location: Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich

Paintings, photos, sketches, and sculpture will enjoy the spotlight at the Crane Estate Art Show & Sale: Essential Elements on November 7-9 at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich.  The show will feature more than 350 works, including traditional landscapes, contemporary art, a special small works gallery, indoor and outdoor sculpture, and 2 student galleries. The show will open on Friday, November 7, with an Art Preview Party from 7 pm – 10 pm.. Tickets are $60; $50 for Trustees members. Advance reservations at www.thetrustees.org/artparty  or 978.356.4351 x4015 are strongly recommended. The Art Show will continue on November 8 and 9, from 10 am – 4 pm daily. Admission is free to all. 

Marblehead LIttle Theatre Children's Theatre Presents: The Elves and The Shoemaker
Date: November 7th and November 8th
Locatin: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead

MLT CHILDREN’S THEATRE TO PERFORM THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER November 7-8, 2014 Marblehead Little Theatre’s Children’s Theatre will be performing “The Elves and the Shoemaker” the weekend of November 7 and 8 at MLT’s Firehouse Theatre at 12 School Street in Marblehead. Children ages 7 to 12 will sing many songs and will dance in this rollicking, funny musical directed by Emily Grove, with music direction by Janet Sheehan, and produced by Ginny Morton. The show is about a shoemaker who worked very hard and was very honest, but still he could not earn enough to live on.  Finally, all he had left in the world was just enough leather to make one pair of shoes. . . . Show times are 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 7 and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, November 8.  Tickets are available on line at MLI’s website, mltlive.com, and at the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, and may also be purchased at the door.  For further information, call Ginny Morton at 781-631-2737.

Brunch With Mrs. B
Date: Saturday, November 8th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Oceanview, Nahant

Please join us for Brunch With Mrs. B - a reception brunch in support of Maureen Bolognese's fight with ALS. The brunch will take place on Saturday, November 8th from 11:00 a.m till 3 p.m. There will be a siletn auction, live music, and a cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person. Visit www.bolognesestrong.com for more information.

The Nineteenth Annual “Village of Church Fairs”
Date: Saturday, November 8th
Location: Amesbury MA
 
Come to Amesbury to enjoy the 19th annual Village of Church Fairs, an event sponsored by many of the local churches of the town. From 9am – 3pm, enjoy six church fairs on the same day, all within walking distance to each other. The Event will include homemade crafts, baked goods, Christmas & Thanksgiving decorations, raffles, a variety of food & Fun

Friend's Boutique (3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Show)
Date: Saturday, November 8th
Location: Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street, Essex
Organization: Friends of Essex COA

Holiday shopping for the whole family! All items are hand-made, including: soaps, candles, paintings, pottery, hand-knitted socks, scarves, shawls, baby items, hats, felted handbags, fabric art, jewelry, etc. 

R11A - 5K Road Race
Date: Sunday, November 9th, 9:30 a.m. 
Location: St. John's Prep, Danvers

The 3rd Annual Rich Angelo Athletic Scholarship 5K Run/Walk will take place Sunday, November 9th at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Prep school in Danvers. The run honors the memory of Malden native RIch Angelo, who passed away while competing at the USA Triathlon Nationals. Proceeds will benefit the Rich Angelo Athletic Scholarship Fund at Malden High School. For more information visit R11A5K.com

Free Car Wash for Veterans
Date: Tuesday, November 11th, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Salem Car Wash, 51 Canal Street, Salem
Organization: Grace for Vets

Salem Car Wash will honor all veteran's and military personnel with a FREE CAR WASH on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Salem Car Wash at 978-745-1067 or visit their website at www.salem-carwash.com

Civil War & G.A.R. Museum Free Entry
Date: Tuesday, November 11th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Museum

In honor of Veteran's Day on November 11th, the Civil War and G.A.R. Museum will be free and open from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. with volunteer docents in attendance to answer questions. 


Building for the Future New Home for Beverly Children's Learning Center
Date: Thursday, November 13th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Prince Pizzeria, 517 Broadway Rt. 1, Saugus
Organization: Beverly Children's Learning Center

Prince Pizzeria Comedy Show and unlimited pizza Tickets are sold in advance by contacting Lisa King at 978-927-1269 or lking@bclckids.org Tickets are $25 doors open at 6:30, Pizza at 7:00 and the show starts at 8:00 Featured Comedians: Artie Januario, Tony V, Graig Murphy

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
Date: November 13th
Location: D.E.S. Club, Gloucester
Organization: Dawn's Studio of Dance

Dawn's Studio of Dance will host a past fundraiser on November 13th with the characters from "Frozen" and Chef Mickey. Bring the kids to take pictures with the characters and eat dinner. Tickets to the event are $10 and all proceeds go to help fund the dancers of Dawn's Studio of Dance and their trip to perform at Walt Disney World. 

Library Offers Art Instruction
Date: Thursday, November 13th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Havehrill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill

Haverhill public library will host artist Sabrina Pilet-Jones for an instructive class in jewelry making. Thursday November  13th at 6:30 pm. Please register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586

November Job Fair "Hire a Veteran"
Date: November 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot Street, Haverhill
Organization: Valley Works Career Center of Haverhill and Lawrence

Dear Employers - The ValleyWorks Career Center invites you to particpate in our 2014 November Job Fair being held at Northern Essex Community College, Technology Center on Thursday November 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. The location has easy access and plenty of free parking. Cost of participating in event $300. Please call LouAnne Cloyd at 978.241.4737 or email lcloyd@detma.org if you are interested in registerig or have any questions.

Boston English High School Class of 1964 50th Reuinion
Date: Friday, November 14th, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Boston English High School, 144 McBridge Street, Jamaica Plain

Boston English High School Alums!   Don't miss the annual all-class reunion homecoming, on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the school….144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain.  
Class of 1964, your 50th reunion will be held the next day, Friday, November 14, 2014 at the school at 3 pm, followed by a reception at Doyle's.  For further info,  www.englishhs.org, or call Dick Marson (781) 444-2565.

Women's Community Club Holiday Fair
Date: Saturday, November 15th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Magnolia Library Center
Organization: Women's Community Club of Magnolia


A HOIDAY FAIR sponsored by the WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLUB of MAGNOLIA will be held on Saturday, November 15th 9 – 2 p.m. in Jones Hall at the Magnolia Library Center, corner of Lexington and Norman Ave. Magnolia. There will be a variety of consignors, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, jewelry, gift baskets, and bake table. The silent auction will feature gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants, along with gift baskets and a money raffle.  Also, there will be some fun activities for children to participate in. Mulled cider, coffee, punch, and donuts will be served throughout the day.  Lunch, featuring homemade fish chowder, quiche, hot-dogs, and tuna rolls will be served from 11:30a.m. This is the Women’s Club’s major fund-raiser of the year and all money raised will be returned to benefit the community.  Please come and support this community event.  For more information on the club, please contact president, Carol Sutherland, 978-525-3773.

Blood Drive
Date: Saturday, November 15th
Location: Centerville Improvement Society Hall, 437 Essex Street, Beverly
Organization: American Red Cross

The Annual community Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by CIS will be held on Saturday, November 15th. Doors are open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Drop in or call the Red Cross (1-800-RED-CROSS) to schedule an appointment.

Electronics Recycling Event
Date: Saturday, November 15th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Beverly High School North Parking Lot, 100 Sohier Road, Beverly
Organization: Beverly Music and Performing Arts Association

Come to the BMPAA's Electronics Recycling Event and responsibly get rid of your broken, old, and unused electronics and appliances. There is a nominal fee for this service, which supports Music and Performing Arts programs at Beverly High School. Pickup is also available by contacting Dave at BMPAArecycling@gmail.com or calling 978-712-8146.

Holiday Craft Market
Date: Saturday, November 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Centerville Elementary School, 17 Hull Street, Beverly

The 5th Annual Holiday Craft Market is back by popular demand! There is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list with plenty of one-of-a-kind gifts. You'll find some of the area's coolest artists and craft makers selling their fun and funky handmade creations. From jewelry to home decor to accessories, you'll find something neat for everyone on your list, even yourself! Contact holidaycraftmarket@gmail.com for more information!

Holiday Craft Fair
Date: Saturday, November 15th
Location: Brown School, Peabody
Organization: Giving Hope Foundation

Come to the Holiday Craft Fair at Brown School in Peabody on November 15th. Proceeds from the fair benefit/support Giving Hope Foundation. There fair will feature over 30 vendors from home made crafts to direct sale vendors. There is something for everyone plus face painting, raffles and food! $1 suggested donation for entrance fee which will be donated directly to Leukemia research. 

Operation Christmas Child 
Date: Sunday, November 16th
Location: East Baptist Church, 300 Western Ave., Lynn

East Baptist Church is participating In Operation Christmas Child which sends decorated and filled shoe boxes to needy children around the world. Our Collection date at the church is Sunday, November 16, 2014 during the church service. If you would like to participate by decorating a shoebox with Christmas wrapping paper or purchasing a plastic box about the size of a shoe box and filling our box with items for either a girl or boy you may bring it to the church and we will help you with proper labeling.  You can go to samaritanspurse.org and click on Operation Christmas Child to build a box by selecting toys and gift items, writing a note of encouragement, and “packing” them in a shoebox. A check for $7.00 made out to Operation Christmas Child should accompany the shoe box to cover shipping costs. You can find out where in the world your shoebox gifts are headed by making your $7 per box for shipping donation online. 

Newburyport Holiday Farmer's Market
Date: Sunday, November 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Tannery, Newburyport
Organization: Local Communities

Get your locally grown, fresh fruits and veggies, free range meats, milk, yogurt, butter, and more! Just in time for your holiday cooking! For more information call 978-457-6644.

Harvard Technologist to Headline 2014 Education Forum - Access and Empowerment: Evolving Libraries in the Digital Age
Date: Monday, November 17th
Location: Cruiseport, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester

Technologist, author and popular speaker David Weinberger, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, will be the keynote speaker for a November 17 public education forum co-sponsored by the Gloucester Education Foundation and the Gloucester Public School District.  The program entitled “Access and Empowerment: Evolving Libraries in the Digital Age” will focus on the relatively new  concept of the school library as a “Learning Common” space for information technology, remote or online education, tutoring, collaboration, content creation, meetings and reading or study. The program is open to the public, free of charge, and will be held at Cruiseport, 6 Rowe Square.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a brief reception, followed by the program at 7 p.m.  to register or for more information, contact GEF at (978) 282-5550 or emailus@thinkthebest.org.

Reiki: Relaxing Your Way to Wellness
Date: Tuesday, November 18th
Location: Tuesday, November 18th
Organization: Beverly Council on Aging

This FREE Lecture is Informative, Interactive and Fun! Hear from Karen Pischke, BSN, about Reiki, a Japanese Healing Method that is offered in healthcare for relief of tension (both emotional and physical,) to improve comfort and increase calm. Reiki as a 'hands-on therapeutic practice' is increasingly used in Hospitals and Healthcare due to its gentle nature, ease of use and potential benefits, including stress and pain management. Karen has been working in health care for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her lectures and private practice. She is also the RN/Reiki Provider for the Pain Management Center's Integrative Medicine Department at Lahey Hospital's Outpatient Center, Danvers MA. LECTURE is FREE, but Advance Registration Required. To Register- Contact Annie Wright at - 978-921-6017 or email- awright@beverlyma.gov. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Fashion of Change Fundraiser
Date: Friday, November 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Endicott College
Organization: Change is Simple

Change is Simple invites you to their annual fundraising event, the Fashion of Change being held at Endicott College on November 21st at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature a short fashion show, fantastic food and libations. All proceeds go directly to the organization. Tickets are available at Changeissimple.org. Change is Simple is an environmental education non-profit that implements exciting hands-on curriculum in schools that teaches students the power of change, inspiring students to become active environmental stewards. Their lessons not only educate about the natural world, but human health, corporate responsibility and social justice. The Change is Simple educators have been working in schools all over the North Shore and the results have been amazing!

Wenham Museum's Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair
Date: Friday, November 21st - Saturday, November 22nd, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Wenham Museum, 132 Main Street, Wenham
Organization: Wenham Museum

Shop the Wenham Museum's Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair for one-of-a-kind gifts hand crafted by the North Shore's finest artisans! Start your holiday shopping early while supporting local artisans and the museum. The generous artisans donate portions of their proceeds to the museum. For more information please call 978-468-2377.

"Knight Out"
Date: Saturday, November 22nd, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Salem Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square, Salem

The Beverly Knights of Columbus Monsignor Degan Council 175 will be holding their annual “Knight Out” event on Saturday, November 22nd from 6:00 – 10:00pm at the Salem Knights of Columbus Hall, 94 Washington Square, Salem. The event features a buffet dinner, entertainment, silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Linda Carden, founder of Star House charities will be honored as this year’s winner of The Keeper Award for her charitable work on the North Shore. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds from the event benefit Star House and the charities of the Beverly Knights.


Craft Fair
Date: Saturday, November 22nd
Location: St. John's Church, Beverly Farms

Calling all local crafters, St. John's Church in Beverly Farms is hosting a craft fair Saturday November 22, 2014. Table space is still available to display and sell your crafts. For the non-crafters, please come by and shop local. November 22, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info email stjohnscraftfair@yahoo.com (st. john's craft fair) Thank you.

Holiday Christmas Fair
Date: Saturday, November 22nd, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane Street, Beverly

Memorial United Methodist Church in Beverly will hold their annual Church Fair on Saturday, November 22nd. The fair will offer a bake table loaded with homemade pies, mouth-watering breads, dinner rolls, cookies, candies, jams, jellies, pickles, and relishes. A delicious lunch of corn chowder and sandwiches will be available to snack on while shopping for unique gifts and bidding on silent auction items. Doors open at 9 a.m. but come early for the best selections. For more information, contact Ann Wilkins at 978-927-1066.

11th Annual Holiday Marketplace Event
Date: Saturday, November 22nd
Location: Americal Cvic Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield
Organization: Christopher P. Dunne Foundation

Come experience vendors and shoppers to benefit the Christopher P. Dunne Foundation which works to help young adults with disabilities. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Marketplace, pelase email ChristopherPDunneFoundation@gmail.com. See you there!

Jolly Jaunt 5k Danvers
Date: Sunday, December 7th
Location: Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliot Street, Danvers
Organization: Special Olympics Massachusetts


Kickoff your holiday giving season by entering the 10th Annual Jolly Jaunt Danvers 5K or Walk at the DANVERSPORT YACHT CLUB. Catch the holiday spirit, bring your friends and family, dress in holiday attire for the occasion! Register today at: http://www.kintera.org/FAF/HOME/DEFAULT.ASP?IEVENT=1118834 Don’t worry the fun won’t end when you cross the finish line- we will be having a post-race holiday party full of music, awards, raffles and prizes, enhanced by a taste of local cuisine from over 100 food vendors on the North Shore! 11:00am- Registration 12:00pm- Kids Fun Run/Walkers START 12:30pm- RACE BEGINS! 1:30pm- Post Race Holiday Party! All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts athletes by providing quality athlete training & competition throughout the year.

Painting For a "Paws"
Date: Thursday, December 11th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Fran's Place, 776 Washington Street, Lynn
Organization: Northeast Animal Shelter

The Northeast Animal Shelter of Salem will host a paint night fundraiser at Fran's Place in Lynn on December, 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be delicious food and drinks, raffles, and great prizes accompanying the painting. Tickets are $45 an artist and $20 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Northeast Animal Shelter. Donations are being accepted for raffles. Email MelissasBuddingArtists@gmail.com with questions.

MONTHLONG EVENTS: 

Win Pappy Van Winkles from Depot Liquors
Date: Now through December 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Depot Liquors, 23 Enon Street, Beverly

Enter to win one of two Pappy Van Winkles from Depot Liquors. First Prize is a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Year. Second Prize is a bottle of Van Winkle 12 Year Special Reserve. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Contestants are limited to 3 tickets per day. Drawings will be held on December 21st at 6:00 p.m. and all proceeds will be donated to the Pete Frates #3 Fund. 

Photography Exhibits at the Marblehead Arts Association
Date: Saturday, September 20th – Sunday, November 2nd
Location: The Marblehead Arts Association; King Hooper Mansion; 8 Hooper Street; Marblehead MA
 
The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) will be presenting six galleries of photography in its upcoming exhibits, with the opening reception for all exhibits taking place on Sunday, September 21st, from 2pm – 4pm. One exhibit, entitled “Geology”, is a series of abstract photographs by photographer and painter Kathleen Gerdon Archer portraying nature in an unusual way. Additionally, on Wednesday, October 22nd, from 2-3pm, Kathy Archer will be the featured MAA ‘Artist in the Gallery’, during which she will be available to meet and discuss her work with exhibit visitors. This and many other exhibits will be available to showcase the diverse and varied work of the MAA. For more information, please call 781.631.2608, email info@marleheadarts.org or visit www.marbleheadarts.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. 

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 
www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.

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 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
 
Peabody Rotary Meetings/Book Sale
Date: Every Thursday morning - 7:30 a.m.
Locatoin: Red's Kitchen and Tavern, Route 1 Northbound in Peabody

Peabody Rotary meets every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.. Currently, they are selling the Entertainment Books for $30 each. These books contain coupons for local and national restaurants, entertainment venues, retail stores, and much more. The purchaser will save more than the $30 cost. The proceeds benefit the Rotary who in turn helps out the community in many ways. For information about Peabody Rotary, go to www.rotarypeabody.org or for membership information, contact Membership Chair Martha Holden at holden@noblenet.org.

Go Green
Date: Ongoing
Organization: Change is Simple

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

 
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