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4th Annual HAWC Working to Heal Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, October 22
Location: Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers
Organization: HAWC

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, over 250 friends, businesses, community and civic leaders will once again participate in the 4th Annual Working to Heal Breakfast at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Massachusetts.  The event is hosted by Salem-based Healing Abuse, Working for Change, Inc. (HAWC), a 36-year old social justice and domestic violence agency serving the North Shore.

Solar Energy Harvest Festival
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd, 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Rain Date: October 23rd)
Location: Behind the Beverly High School, corner of Tozer and Sohier Roads
Organization: Greenergy Park

Help celebrate 30 years of solar power at Greenergy Park! Meet the plumbers who installed the solar system at the White House, tour America's first commercial sized solar electric system, hear presentations by home energy experts, and listen to music by Salem Jazz All Stars. Enjoy local food, gifts, and produce. Beverly Cycles workshop will be selling new and used bikes and offering tune-ups for $15. Admission for the Festival is free and donations will be accepted. For more information, call 617-335-2706 or visit To learn more about HAWC or to register for the 4th Annual Breakfast please contact F. Joshua Claudio, Director of Development at, or call (978) 744-2299.  Visit for information on supporting the Breakfast.

GHS Boys Soccer Kicking Cancer Game
Date: Thursday, October 23rd
Location: New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium

Please join Gloucester High School Boys Soccer in Kicking Cancer Benefit games to be held at the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium on Thursday, October 23 JV at 5PM and Varsity at 6:30PM Donations at the door

Supernatural Halloween Program
Date: Thursday, October 23rd, 7 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

Haverhill public library will host a Halloween themed program with supernatural expert Jeff Belanger. Join Jeff for his new Halloween program focusing on myths, legends, ghost stories, and all things Halloween.  Thursday October23rd at 7pm.  Register online at under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586

Essex Heritage Annual Fall Meeting
Date: Thursday, October 23rd
Location: The Governor's Academy, Whiston-Bragdon Arena, 1 Elm Street, Byfield
Organization: Essex Heritage

Essex Heritage's Annual Fall Meeting is Thursday, October 23, at The Governor's Academy in Byfield. • 8AM: Continental Breakfast Reception • 8:30 - 10AM: Business Meeting We invite you to participate in this free, valuable morning of networking and regional engagement. The agenda will include updates on Essex Heritage initiatives, introduction of new Commissioners, and the presentation of Essex Heritage's Pioneer in Partnership Awards. This event is free to attend; reservations are required. Please RSVP by email to, or call Essex Heritage at 978-740-0444. 

Health Care Presentation
Date: October 23rd and October 24th
Location: Danvers and Beverly
Organization: Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston

FOREMOST PALLIATIVE CARE PHYSICIAN TO SPEAK OCTOBER 23 & 24 DANVERS, Mass.—Join Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, for two timely and important presentations by Dr. Ira Byock, one of the foremost palliative care physicians in the country, author and public advocate for improving care through end of life. The first presentation, “Providing the Best Care Possible Through the End of Life” will be held on Thursday, October 23, from 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Preparatory School, Kaneb Theatre, 72 Spring Street, Danvers, with refreshments from 5-6 p.m. The second presentation, “The Nature of Suffering and Nature of Opportunity Through End of Life” will be held on Friday, October 24, from 8-10 a.m. at Beverly Hospital, Lecture Hall, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, with breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. Space is limited; please register in advance, $20/person. 1.5 CEUs available for each lecture. For more information, please contact Wendy DeFelice at or call 978-223-9748. 

Beverly/Salem Elks 1309 Spooktacular Double Feature
Date: Friday, October 24th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Beverly/Salem Elks Post 1309, 39 Bow Street, Beverly
Organiztion: Massachusetts Elks Scholarship Inc.

Join the Beverly/Salem Lodge of Elks #1309 as we host a Dinner & Double Feature Horror Film Night. Screening first at 7:30pm will be the Psychological Thriller "The Others" (featuring Nicole Kidman) followed by the an exclusive screening of Bill Freight Train McLean's new film How to Kill a Zombie at 9:00 P.M. Cost for this event will be $10 per person (21+ Proper ID Required). A pasta dinner will be served (first come first served) and all proceeds will benefit The Massachusetts Elks Scholarship Fund.

Trivia Night
Date: Friday, October 24th, 7 p.m.
Location: The Gloucester House, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester
Organization: The Rotary Club of Gloucester

The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, October 24, at the Gloucester House. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m.  Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions. All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players.  Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club.  The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase. A registration form is attached to this email. Additional forms may be obtained any Gloucester Rotary Club member or may be downloaded from  

Rockport Middle School Perform "The Outsiders"
Date: Friday, October 24th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rockport Middle School

Rockport Middle School students will be performing “The Outsiders”, written by S.E. Hinton; Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 at 2 p.m. General Admission is $7; students and seniors $5.
 S.E. Hinton’s original book deals with issues faced by adolescents of any era. What makes the story especially complex and challenging is that the characters don’t always make the choices we would want them to make if they were our children or students. One of the benefits of exploring these issues in a dramatic form is that it permits the actors and the audience members to reflect on their own experience and/or to prepare for situations in the future.

Scream Queen
Date: Friday, October 24th
Location: Hawthorne Hotel; 18 Washington Square W; Salem MA

Go Out Loud and Logo TV present an exclusive Halloween competition to crown Salem’s next Official Scream Queen with 13 of the region’s most bootiful stage personalities as part of a live, interactive experience. The historic Hawthorne Hotel will be transformed into a haunted dance club with DJ Gay Jim. Celebrity judges will include Scott Keaman (Lifestyle Editor of Boston Spirit Magazine), Debra Macki (Celebrity Makeup Artist), celebrity Blood Red Carpet correspondent, Joslyn Fox, and special guest Sharon Needles, last year’s scream queen winner. Limited pre-sale discounts for Go Out Loud members ends September 15th. For more information, go to

Ipswich Rotary's Masquerade Ball 2014
Date: Friday, October 24th
Location: Turner Hill Mansion, Ipswich
Organization: Ipswich Rotary Club

Ipswich Rotary presents Masquerade Ball 2014 “A Night Among the Stars” on Friday, October 24, 7:30 to midnight, at historic Turner Hill Mansion, Ipswich. Proceeds benefit our Ipswich and Rowley community service projects. The fun evening includes music, dancing, dinner, silent auction, and cash bar. Dress as a movie star or character, or in optional black tie. Admission for this 21 and over event is $65 per person. Tickets are available in advance through October 17 from any Rotarian, and at local branches of First Ipswich Bank, Institution for Savings, and TD Bank. For more information, contact Lisa Shanko at or 978-518-9594; or visit our website or Facebook Page.

Hasting House Haunted Harvest Fest
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: 14 Oak Street, Beverly Farms

Bring the kids to our Haunted Harvest Fest! Costumes optional, but encouraged. Craft tables in the gym for every age. DJ will be playing spooky music for all to Monster Mash! The basement has been converted to a spooky House of Horrors for all that dare to enter (opens at 6 pm). For the adults we have a cash bar with seasonal wines and beer, and tons of great harvest inspired food and appetizers.
$5 door fee for adults and children alike. 

Christ Church Hamilton to Offer Stephen Ministry Workshop
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Christ Episcopal Church, South Hamilton

Is your congregation committed to caring for the many people in need around us today?  Would 10 or 20 trained caregivers make a difference at your church?  Come to a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop Saturday morning, October 25 from 9 to 1 at Christ Episcopal Church in South Hamilton.  You'll find out how to get your church involved in Stephen Ministry as you learn how best to help people through grief, divorce, job loss, cancer, loneliness, disability, relocation and other life difficulties.
The cost of the workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation.  That's Saturday, October 25th in the Christ Church Parish Hall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  To register call Christ Church at 978-468-4461 and ask for Laurie.

Witch Stories by Candellight
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 39 Hale Street, Beverly
Organization: Beverly Historical Society

Listen to tales of some very strange characters as you explore one of Beverly's oldest houses. Explore the extraordinary Hale House and its connection to the Salem witchcraft hysteria in a guided candlelight tour. Tours at 6:00pm and 7:00pm. $12/$8 BHS members; free for children 6 and under. Registration required; limited to 12 for each tour. Please purchase tickets at or by contacting us at 978-922-1186.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Harvest Far
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: 74 South Common Street, Lynn

Enjoy multi prize raffles, same day raffles, a silent auction, crafts, jewelry, knit goods, bake table, cookie walk, fabulous food, and more!

Holy Trinity United Methodist Church Fair
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 16 Sylvan Street, Danvers
Organization: Holy Trinity United Methodist Church

The Holy Trinity United Methodist Church will host a Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 25th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 16 Sylvan Street in Danvers. There will be an assortment of goods including used books, jewelry, baked goods, and more. There will also be a silent auction and luncheon.

Northshore Unitarian Universalist Harvest Fair
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Nothshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust Street, Danvers

Celebrate autumn in New England with the Harvest Festival at Northshore UU Church. Explore the work of over 20 regional crafters in the Craft Boutique. Enjoy goodies at the Bake Shop and in our Harvest Cafe lunch room. Discover second-hand treasures in Grandma's Attic and the Jewelry Rummage. There will be raffles and kids' crafts, too.

The Guild for Human Services Trick-or-Treat Trot 5k and the 1 mile fun run/walk
Date: Saturday, October 25th
Location: The guild for Human Services; 411 Waverly Oaks Road, Suite 104; Waltham MA
Organization: The guild for Human Services
The Guild for Human Services is hosting a fundraiser to support its students with complex special needs. The First event, the 5k Trick-or-Treat Trot, will begin at 9am and have a $25 entry fee for adults and a $15 fee for kids 17 and under. The 1 mile fun run/walk will begin at 9:30am, and have a $13 entry fee for adults, and $8 for kids 17 and under. Registration for both events are from 7am – 8:45am. All proceeds will go to support therapeutic leisure activities for the students. To register for the event, go to

Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Cascia Hall, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St,. North Andover
Organization: CLASS

CLASS Transition Planning is a free conference providing educational support for families of children on the autism spectrum or with developmental and intellectual disabilities, ages 12 to 22 and beyond. The conference covers topics on: 
-Turning 18: Legal Matters & Government Benefits
-Independence, Housing & Transportation
-Employment / Education / Day Services
-Social & Recreational Development

This Transition Planning conference is free to the public. Breakfast and lunch are provided and there is plenty of parking available. To add yourself to the mailing list and for more information, contact Stacie Murphy at or 978-975-8587, ext. 1218.

Harvest Festival
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust Street (Rt. 35), Danvers
Organization: Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church

Calling all artisans and crafters! Join the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers for their Harvest Festival! Email Marcia Lassar at Deadline for applications is September 3rd and space is limited so apply ASAP!

Haverhill LIbrary Hosts Sunday Afternoon Concert
Date: Sunday, Octobe 26th, 2 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

Join Haverhill Public Library for a unique concert experience with the Homegrown String Band. A true family band, the Homegrown String Band plays a unique mixture of traditional American music.
Sunday October 26th at 2pm. Check or call 978-373-1586 for more information.

My Brother’s Table Annual Walk
Date: Sunday, October 26th
Location: 60 Monument Avenue Swampscott
Come join a Walk for My Brother’s Table, and help to feed the poor and hungry. Starting at the Church of the Holy Name, on 60th Monument Avenue in Swampscott, the 3 Mile walk will go all along the Lynn/Swampscott shore. The Steps that you take will help to provide over 130,000 meals to those who need it. Registration is at 1pm, and the walk begins at 1:30pm. 

Cookies for Kid’s Cancer bake sale
Date: Wednesday, October 29th
Location: Eurostoves; 45 Enon Street; Beverly MA
Organization: Cookies for Kid’s Cancer
On Wednesday, October 29th, Eurostoves will be hosting a bake sale to raise money for the Cookies for Kid’s Cancer organization. The event will feature packaged cookies to buy as well as sugar cookies to decorate, with 100% of the proceeds going to the cancer foundation. The bake sale begins at 11am – 6pm, but may end early if all the cookies are gone, and both kids and adults are welcome. For more information about cancer organization, visit

Downtown Trick or Treat
Date: Thursday, October 30th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cabot and Rantoul Streets in Downtown Beverly
Organization: Beverly Main Streets

Beverly Main Streets’ annual Downtown Trick or Treat event is a safe and fun way for little ones in costumes to get their treats! Stop in at businesses on Cabot and Rantoul Streets that have the orange flyer displayed in their windows and receive a fun treat. For more information visit

Annual Marblehead Museum Pumpkin Illumination
Date: Thursday, October 30th, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Jeremiah Lee Mansion, Marblehead Museum

The Annual Marblehead Museum Pumpkin Illumination in collaboration with the Marblehead Family Fund will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 , 5-7 pm in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion Gardens. All carved, painted and decorated pumpkins welcome. Judging by town “celebrity” judges for categories with prizes. All the town goblins and ghouls will want to stop by to take a peek at these wild creations during the townwide Trick or Treat. Spooky musical entertainment as well.

Viewing is $3 per person or $10 per family.

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! 

North Shore Cancer Run
Date: Sunday, November 2
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 The first 300 people to register will get a free long sleeved tech running shirt. 

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  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. 

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 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, October 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. 

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 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. 

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 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,, or call Dick Marson (781) 444-2565.

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 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 for more information!

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.

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- 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 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.

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 (st. john's craft fair) Thank you.

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 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: 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 with questions.


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 or visit

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. 

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
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 or for membership information, contact Membership Chair Martha Holden at

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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