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NSCAP Benefit for Homelessness Prevention
Date: Friday, October 9th
Location: North Shore Music Theatre
Organization: North Shore Community Action Program

North shore Community Action Programs is pleased to partner with the North Shore Music Theatre on a very special event to support homelessness prevention on the North shore. tickets include a pre-show cocktail reception at 6pm and the 8pm performance. $60 Early Bird tickets until 9-15 $65 Regular price begins on 9-16 $25 Reception Only tickets available for NSMT Subscribers. Get your tickets now at or

Help Give Life to Deb Dance
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church, Beverly
Organization: Northeast Liver Transplant

A dance to honor Beverly resident Deb Debski and support the Northeast Liver Transplant Fund.Food,raffles and free line dancing lessons. Admission $15. tickets may be purchased in advance at Custom Medicine, 25 Cabot st or by calling 978-880-7147

Historic & Nature Tour of Greenlawn Cemetery
Date: Saturday, October 10th, 9:30 a.m.
Location: One Street in Salem
Organizatin: Friends of Greenlawn

Volunteers of the Friend of Greenlawn Cemetery will hold the 6th fundraiser tour for the restoratino of the historic Dickson Memorial Chapel beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Chapel. History & Nature tours will begin at 10. An art exhibit and sale of Greenlawn scenic paintings by Debra Freeman Highberger will be held with proceeds being donated to the Friends of Greenlawn for restoration of the chapel. The FOG woks to restore, beautify and maintain the Greenlawn cemetery now and in the future through grants, fundraising and public awareness. Music will bp provided by Jen & Bob Strom.

Free Mobile Health Screening
Date: Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 30 High Street, Danvers

Amity-Mosaic Masonic Lodge, partnering with the Massachusetts Lions, is pleased to offer free screening for systemic hypertension (high blood pressure), low vision, eye disease, and hearing loss to residents of the Town of Danvers and surrounding communities.  The screening will be conducted in a mobile unit at 30 High Street, Danvers on October 10th, from 10 am to 2 pm. This program is suited to school-age children and adults, normally takes about 15 minutes, and is non-invasive (e.g., does not require eye-drops).  After screening, clients will be informed about their results.  If you wish to participate in the vision portion, please bring your eye-glasses, so that we can advise you whether or not you would benefit from new eye-glasses.

Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Date: Sunday, October 11th, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Corner of Broadway & School Street, Rockport
Organization: Spiran Lodge #98

Spiran Lodge #98 Fall Swedish Pancake Breakfast Sunday, October 11, 2015 ~ 8-11 AM At the Spiran Hall, corner of Broadway & School St, downtown Rockport, MA Includes: Swedish Pancakes, Sausage links, Fresh Fruit Cup, Juice & Coffee. Adults $8.00 / Children $4.00 Scandinavian Bake Table including Scandinavian Breads (Nisu) & Scandinavian Pastries Tickets sold at the door, while they last! 100 breakfasts prepared, so come early!

Way Back Weekend: Spinning and Weaving Demonstration
Date; Sunday, October 11th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 149 Pine Street, Danvers

Spinning was a fundamental part of the historical local economy and it is an art largely lost to modern people. Come learn about the equipment, process, and tricks of the trade from an expert spinner. What's even better is that there will be an opportunity to try spinning and weaving yourself! This event is part of our ongoing Free history series to the public, funded in part through a grant from the Danvers Local Cultural Council.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Hero Inspirational Speaker
Date: Tuesday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Veterans Middle School, 217 Pleasant Street, Marblehead
Organization: Friends of Marblehead Schools

The Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools (FMPS) is proudly hosting teacher, author and award-winning speaker Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 7pm at the Marblehead Veterans Middle School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Tickets are available now at, Arnould Gallery and Spirit of ’76 bookstore. Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis is credited with saving the lives of fifteen first grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012. She has chosen to share her story with others in the hope that they too can find strength in trying times and discover their unique purpose in life. . Her inspirational talk is suitable for everyone age 10 and older. Please join FMPS for this incredible opportunity to hear this nationally renowned speaker. FMPS is a volunteer-run 501(c) 3 charitable organization that raises money to provide grants that enrich the education of all Marblehead public school students.

Celebrate Active Aging - 6 Qualities for Aging Well
Date: Friday, October 16th, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Hamilton Council on Aging, 299 Bay Road, Hamilton

The Hamilton Council on Aging in conjunction with Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beverly, Boston Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Hamilton, and The Hamilton Fire and Police Departments are presenting a Wellness Event for Seniors 60+ on Friday October 16th from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.
During lunch we welcome Alice Bonner, Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs, Senator Bruce Tarr, and Representative Brad Hill.
Dancing contest, food, prizes and much more--please join us!Free Lunch to the first 100 who sign up! This is FREE but is by reservation only.
Call MaryBeth at 978-468-5595 for ticket information.

20th Annual Chowderfest
Date: Saturday, October 17th
Location: Ipswich Museum grounds, South Main Street, Ipswich
Organization: Ipswich Lions Club

Members of the Ipswich Lions Club will take to South Main Street in Ipswich on Saturday, October 17th to raise funds as part of the 20TH Annual Chowderfest! Restaurants from Ipswich and surrounding communities will serve their best chowder vying to take home the honor of “Best Chowder” by both Judges’ and People’s Choice awards. Over 35 local crafters and vendors, live music, children’s activities and raffles! According to Ray Morley, President of the Ipswich Lions Club, “Money raised on October 17th will allow Lions to purchase a “Spot™ Vision Screener”. The screener is a handheld, portable device designed to help users quickly and easily detect vision issues on patients from 6 months of age through adult. Spot™ screens both eyes at once from a nonthreatening 3-foot distance. Early detection is key in the prevention of vision loss. Lions members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. “You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community" 

Beverly Arts District Citywide Open Studios
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Beverly

Experience Beverly’s thriving art community on Saturday, October 17 from 12-5pm! Visit 50+ local artists in 30+ studios and venues across Beverly in the first Citywide Open Studios event! Celebrating all things local, artistic and creative. Enjoy art, music, kids’ activities and more. Free. Details at

Community-Wide Yard Sale Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Briscoe Middle School Parking Lot, 7 Sohier Road
Organization: Beverly High School Music Department

The Beverly High School Music Department will host a multi-family yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Briscoe Middle School Parking Lot , 7 Sohier Road, to raise money for the high school music trip. You’ll find everything from musical instruments and items to household goods and much more. Community members who would like to reserve a spot to sell their yard sale items for $20, please email Carolyn Pilanen at

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

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

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

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

Old Fashioned Bean Supper
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 2nd Congregational Church, 35 Conant Street, Beverly

Old Fashioned Baked Bean Supper: Saturday, October 17, at the Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St., Beverly, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Menu features two kinds of home baked beans, coleslaw, brown bread, rolls and coffee, tea, or milk. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00 and children $3.50. Slice of home-baked pie: $1.50. Musical Entertainment. 369Building is handicapped accessible. 

Dogtown Days
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, a day dedicated to all things Dogtown on Saturday, October 17 from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Hear from expert panelists on topics ranging from artists inspired by Dogtown to the geology of Dogtown and everything in between. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please email or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

MSPCA Fall 2015 Vaccination Clinic
Date: Sunday, October 18th, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: 400 Broadway, Methuen 
Organization: MSPCA

Keep your dog or cat safe, by keeping them up-to-date with vaccinations! The MSPCA's Fall 2015 Vaccination Clinic is open to the public, with no advance appointments required. Bring your dog on a leash or your cat in a carrier, along with any previous vaccination records if available. Microchips (a form of permanent identification) will also be available, as well as nail trims. Visit for more information on the vaccinations available and the costs. And don’t forget to license your dog in your city or town!
Author/Sports Columnist Bob Ryan
Date: Tuesday, October 20th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester
Organization: Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library

Bob Ryan worked at "The Boston Globe" for nearly half a century. He is an author of 11 books, including "Celtics Pride" and "When Boston Won the World Series." He will be discussing his newest book "Scribe: My Life in Sports." Bob Ryan has covered 21 NBA finals, 29 Final Fours, 11 Olympics, 11 World Series, 11 Super Bowls and 2 PGAs to name just a few of his experiences. There will be a Q &A and book signing.

Haverhill Public Library Fall Fundraiser
Date: Wednesday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Barking Dog Ale House, 77 Washington Street, Haverhill
Organization: Haverhill Public Library

Join the Haverhill Public Library for a night of food, fun and community at the Library's Fall Fundraiser. There will be classic American fare, a silent auction, and rip-roaring rounds of trivia (complete with prizes!), all in support of the Library. The funrdaiser is at the Barking Dog Ale House in Haverhill. The money raised will go towards improving the Library and to fund servies, special purchases, and events. Tickets are $35 in advance and may be purchased at or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Your ticket gives you access to a buffet of the Barking Dog’s fantastic American fare, exciting rounds of trivia with fantastic prizes, cash bar and silent auction featuring celebrity gifts, brewery tours, ski passes, fine dining and more!

SeniorCare to Host Free Presentation on Medicare
Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
Location: SeniorCare offices, 49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester

SeniorCare will host Lisa Rose, Regional SHINE Program Director, for a free presentation on Medicare and how elders and Medicare beneficiaries can obtain free, unbiased health insurance counseling on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the SeniorCare offices at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester, MA.   Light refreshments will be served. SeniorCare, a Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point, with offices in Beverly and Gloucester, is a regional consumer-centered organization that provides and coordinates services to elders and others, enabling them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice while remaining part of the community.  SeniorCare can be reached at 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050 (TTY 978-282-1836).  

Annual Burba Family Lecture
Date: Friday, October 23rd, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Northeastern University Marine Science Center, 430 Nahant Road, Nahant

Ecosystem-Based Management of our Oceans: Fairy Tale or Finally Here? Presented by Dr. Phil Levin Program Manager, Ecosystem Science NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center This free event will take place in the Murphy Bunker at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center. No RSVP is required for the lecture. Light refreshments will be served before the start. This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Burba Family, and is the 4th annual event in this lecture series.

Annual Fur Ball
Date: Friday, October 23rd, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Organization: Friends of Beverly Animals

Friends of Beverly Animals will host the Annual Fur Ball, their major fundraiser for the year, on Friday, October 23 at the ICC in Beverly from 7 to 11pm. The very popular band Ray Novack and Horizon will provide live music. There will be dancing, good food, and lots of great raffle items. All animal lovers are asked to come and support FOBA's rescue and adoption efforts. Besides saving animals in and around Beverly, FOBA's mission is also to establish a no-kill shelter in Beverly. Tickets are $25/person, cash bar. Contact Bonnie Hannable 978-922-7190 or Heidi Roberts at 978-927-4157 for tickets and further information. FOBA is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. Dress is casual or whatever you'd like to wear...since it's close to Halloween, some may wear costumes, which will add to the fun.

Gedney Glows
Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Gedney House Museum, 21 High Street, Salem

Explore Gedney House only by the glow of handhelf lights and see why this is not your typical historic house tour. See the architecture of a seventeenth-century Salem shipbuilder's home in a new light. Stand inside the chimney, explore dark nooks and crannies, and see original paint treatments from the late 1600s. Gedney Glows will be helf on Thursday, October 22nd with two sessions running from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and the second 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. COst is $10 for the public and $5 for Historic New England members. Advanced registration is strongly suggested. Call (978) 744-0440 or visit to reserve. 

Masquerade Ball - Feeling Groovy, Back to the 60's
Date: Friday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. - Midnight
Location: Turner Hill Mansion, 5 Manor Lane, Ipswich
Organizatin: Ipswich Rotary Club

Ipswich Rotary will hold its annual masquerade ball, an evening of 1960's period fun for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit the club’s community services in Ipswich and Rowley. Suggested dress is 1960’s costumes or black tie/cocktail attire. Features include live music by “Boston Common”, dinner, dancing, cash bar and silent auction. Tickets for this 21 and over event are are $65. Advance sales only from any Rotarian, and at any Ipswich or Rowley branch of First Ipswich Bank, Institution for Savings, or TD Bank.

Go for the Green at 7th Annual Keep Slidell Beautiful Golf Tournament
Date: Friday, October 23rd
Location: Pinewood Country Club

Golfers, mark your calendars! The Keep Slidell Beautiful 7th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Pinewood Country Club on Friday, October 23, 2015. The tournament cost is $100 per golfer. The entry fee includes lunch and dinner, drinks, green fees, carts, access to practice facilities and prizes. All proceeds will benefit Keep Slidell Beautiful’s community improvement projects, litter prevention and beautification efforts in the City of Slidell. The Keep Slidell Beautiful Golf Tournament is still seeking corporate sponsorships. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or about the tournament, please visit or call John Murchison at (985) 807-5891. 

Way Back Weekend: Myths of the 1692 Witch Hysteria
Date: Saturday, October 24th, 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 149 Pine Street, Danvers

After more than 320 years there have been countless stories told about the infamous 1692 Witch Hysteria. After so many yeras, and countless retellings can you tell the difference between documented fact and what is in fact a myth? Join the Rebecca Nurse Homestead as they delve through some of the most common myths and misconceptions. This lecture will be apart of the ongoing free history series to the public, funded in part through a grant from the Danvers Local Cultural Council.

"A REAL Night Out"
Date: Saturday, October 24th 
Location: The Glen Urquhart Schol in Beverly, MA 
Organization to Benefit: The Real Program (reading educational assistance learning) 

The Real Program is holding their 2nd annual fundraising event, called "A REAL Night Out" on October 4th at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly, MA. The event will feature live and silent auctions, speakers, and entertainment. The event will be attneded by 250-350 community activists, local philanthropists, parents of children in the program, educational professionals, community leaders, city officials, and city school employees. The Real Program is looking for sponsorship help with any of the following: 

  • Gift Certificate/Cash Donations of $100 or more for the auction 
  • Sponsorship of 1 or more children- sponsoring one child for one year is $1,000 
  • Purchase of an ad in the Event Program: 
    • Back Page Ad ($750.00)
    • Inside Cover Ad (front or back $500.00)
    • Full Page Ad ($400.00)
    • 1/2 Page Ad ($200.00)
    • 1/4 Page Ad ($100.00)

Trouble The Dog Toy Ride
Date: Sunday, October 25th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington
Organization: The Shriners Hospital for Children

Trouble The Dog Toy Ride to benefit children receiving services through the Shriners Hospitals for Children will take place on Sunday, October 25th. ( This scenic motorcycle ride, generously sponsored by Prime Motor Group, will start and end at the Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road in Wilmington, Mass. Tickets are only $20.00 per rider which includes coffee and donuts prior to the ride and lunch at the end of the ride. There will be music, a cash bar and raffles for some really great prizes! Proceeds from the Toy Ride will support the delivery of Trouble the Dog® plush healing puppies to children receiving services at The Shriners Hospitals for Children. Trouble will be a new buddy to hug, while helping kids heal, smile and have hope. Easily register online at: Donation: $20.00 per rider | $10.00 per passenger | $20.00 walk-ins All are welcome! Bike not required for participation. Sign in and on-site registration starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Kickstands up at 11:00 AM. For more information about the Toy Ride or The Kennek Foundation, contact: 781-631-0366 or email:

North Shore Restaurant Week
Date: October 25th - October 29th, November 1st - November 5th
Location: throughout Cape Ann
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the new Dine Out Cape Ann. Cape Ann is throwing away the tired restaurant week model and taking a fresh approach aimed at highlighting the unique flavor of each participating restaurant. Participating restaurateurs have been asked to create exclusive menu options that embrace their particular venue and highlight what makes them unique – from dishes that feature local seafood to signature cocktails and food pairings. This new spin culminates in a wide array of exceptional dining experiences that make up Dine Out Cape Ann. Cape Ann visitors, as well as locals, are invited and encouraged to indulge in the unique tastes of the area.  This two week event provides plenty of time to experience the creative menu offerings at a number of different restaurants on Cape Ann. Enjoy! For more information on this event, please contact the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at or 978-283-1601.

17th Annual DEEP Wine & Food Tasting
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers
Organization: Danvers Educational Enrichment Partnership

The Danvers Educational Enrichment Partnership’s 17th Annual Wine & Food Tasting will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers. Attendees will be able to sample numerous wines from Merchants Liquor Mart.  Food and desserts will be provided by local restaurants. There will also be door prizes, raffles and a live auction! The Danvers Educational Enrichment Partnership (DEEP) is a non-profit organization serving the Danvers Public Schools.  By building a relationship with the Danvers schools and area businesses, DEEP is able to offer the children of the Danvers Public schools additional opportunities for an exciting and engaging education.  Proceeds from this event will go directly in support of teacher grants to enhance student curriculum.  These grants are awarded to creative Danvers Public School teachers every May. Tickets for this event are $35 each and may be purchased at Merchants Liquor Mart, 88 High Street, Danvers.  Please make checks payable to DEEP. You must be 21 years of age with valid ID to attend. For more information or sponsorship opportunities please visit or contact DEEP President, Mary Beth Verry at

Downtown Trick or Treat
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cabot and Rantoul Streets, Downtown Beverly

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. Admission is free. For more information contact Beverly Main Streets at 978-922-8558 or

Trunk or Treat
Date: Saturday, October 31st, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: MCM at North Boston Korean United Methodist Church, 244 Lowell Street, Andover
Organization: Mosaic Christian Movement

The North Boston Korean United Methodist Church and Mosaic Christian Movement will proudly host a Trunk or Treat event for children and families on Saturday, October 31st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  at 244 Lowell Street in Andover. Bring the family and have a safe, fun Halloween at Trunk or Treat!

Tricks, Treats, and Treasures 
Date: Saturday, October 31st 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Location: 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA 

Take a stroll up historic Chestnut Street and join the sea chantey-singing Salem pirates for tricks, treats, and treasures at Historic New England’s Phillips House on Halloween night. The Phillips House is located at 34 Chestnut Street. This special family-friendly event is free and takes place on Saturday, October 31 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information.

"Samaritans: You Are Not Alone" 
Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Suffolk University's C Walsh Theater. 

“Samaritans: You Are Not Alone” a powerful film focusing on the lifesaving suicide prevention work by Boston-based Samaritans will be shown at 7 p.m. on November 3rd at Suffolk University’s C. Walsh Theater. The film features heartfelt commentary from many who have been touched by Samaritans’ services from attempt survivors, those who have lost a loved one to suicide as well as Samaritans’ volunteers. For more information or tickets, please go to

Phillips Politics
Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Phillips House Museum, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem

Join the Phillips House Museum on Election Night to learn about the political leanings of the Phillipses over five generations while hearing from original correspondence with preseidents and other dignitaries during the newest specialty talk and tour of the Phillips House Museum. Cost is $15 for the genral public; $10 for Historic New England members. Registration required. For more information or to register please visit or call (978) 744-0440.

Friend's Boutique (4th Annual Arts and Crafts Show)
Date: Friday, November 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Essex Shipbuilding Museum (Waterline Center), 66 Main Street, Essex
Organization: Friends of the Essex COA

Holiday shopping for the whole family! All items are hand-made, including: soaps, candles, wooden birdhouses, painted canvas placemats, hand-knitted hats, socks, and scarves, and many more handmade items. 

Electronic Recycling Event
Date: Saturday, November 7th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Beverly High School Parking Lot
Organization: Beverly High School Music Department

The Beverly High School Music Department will host its third annual electronic recycling event on Saturday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at the BHS parking lot. For a fee, drop off your old electronics at the BHS parking lot. Recycle your unwanted televisions, air conditioners, appliances, phones, fire extinguishers and much more. Proceeds will support the music department. If you wish to have an item picked up, or have questions, please email: or call 978-712-8146 and leave a message. For more information, visit us or on Facebook at the Beverly Music and Performing Arts Association (BMPAA) page.

Holy Trinity UMC Fall Fair
Date: Saturday, November 7th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 16 Sylvan Street, Danvers
Organizatino: Holy Trinity United Methodist Church

Come browse Grandma's Attic, used books, handcrafts and gifts, country store, and jewelry boutique. Bid on items in the Silent Auction. Start the day with a bite in the coffee shop. Lunch also will be served. Holy Trinity is completely handicapped accessible.

Drop-In Family Day
Date: Sunday, November 15th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover
Organization: Addison Gallery of American Art

Families are invited to explore the fall exhibitions through hands-on activities related to themes of inspiration and collaboration. Bring a friend or make new ones and create time capsules, write postcards, and more! All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Free and open to the public. 

Food For Families Fund Charity Concert
Date: Friday, November 20th, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose
Organizatin: Food For Families Fund

America’s best U2 cover band, Joshua Tree comes to Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. Melrose. The Knights of Columbus is proud to be sponsoring this event to benefit The Knights of Columbus Food  For Families Fund.  This will be the only chance to see Joshua Tree. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. This is an all ages show. The evening will include cash bar, raffle prizes, pizza and more. Tickets can be purchased at Melrose Knights Of Columbus website at and click Upcoming Events or send check payable to Melrose KofC to: Melrose Kof C, PO Box 760828, Melrose Ma. 02176. Call 781-662-9154 for more info. Tickets only $25.00 per person ($30.00 day of show or at the door) or reserve a premium seating table of 10 for $250.00 by calling 781-662-9154. Tables are limited. Get your tickets early. For more information, visit .

"Gratitude" the Saltbox Gallery 27th Fall Artists' Show
Date: November 20th - 22nd
Location: Topsfield Fairgrounds inside Coolidge Hall, Route 1, Topsfield

Exceptional artists and artisans offer their years' worth of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and woodwork under the theme of Gratitude, for all the art outreach they perform. The 27 year old gallery opens with a reception on Friday, November 20th and continues through the weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There is free parking and admission. For more information visit

Lecture for Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt
Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover
Organization: Addison Gallery of American Art

Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Art History, Contemporary Art & Aesthetics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, will discuss the work of LeWitt and Hesse in the context of the 1960s New York art scene. A book signing for Swenson’s new publication Irrational Judgments: Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and 1960s New York will follow. This program will take place in the Museum Learning Center. 

Lecture with Sebastian Smee
Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover
Organization: Addison Gallery of American Art

Pulitzer-Prize-winning Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee will talk about friendships between prominent artists, the subject of his forthcoming book. This program will take place in the Kemper Auditorium. Free and open to the public. 

11th Annual "No Place Like Home" Dinner and Auction
Date: Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Danversport Yacht Club
Organization: North Shore CDC

Join North Shore CDC in celebrating their 11th Annual “No Place Like Home” Dinner & Auction held on Wednesday, December 9th from 6:00- 9:00pm at the Danversport Yacht Club.  The event celebrates a year of North Shore CDC’s work and impacts throughout the region and includes annual pillars of the community awards, passed hors d'oeuvres, plated dinner, a wall of wine, Youth Build raffles, and a silent and live auction.The event attracts over 400 local stakeholders, who come together to support North Shore CDC as they invest in neighborhoods to create thriving communities.  Individuals and businesses are encouraged to attend by purchasing tickets and sponsorships in advance at All event proceeds directly benefit the neighborhoods and residents served by North Shore CDC.

Date: December 11th and 12th
Location: Holten Richmond Middle School & Holten Richmond Theater Organization, Danvers

Holten Richmond Theater Organization presents three performances of HONK Jr, performed by students at the Holten Richmond Middle School, on Friday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 12th at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. More information at


Marblehead Little Theatre Presents August: Osage County
Date: October 9th - 18th
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead
Organization: Marblehead Little Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for Marblehead Little Theatre’s upcoming production of August: Osage County. Book by Tracy Letts. Produced by Janet Neely and Steve Black. Directed by Steve Black. Stage management by Susan Parker. Set and Lighting Design by Tyson Miller, Costume Design by Elvira Schoenthal. August: Osage County received the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for drama. When the Weston family of Oklahoma is unexpectedly forced to reunite after years apart, addiction, dark secrets and an acidic matriarch mix to create a cocktail that unflinchingly exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. The production runs October 9-18th. Tickets and more information are available online at or at the Spirit of 76 Bookstore. Ticket prices are $25 with student pricing of $15 for Sunday matinee performances. 

Mary Poppins
Date: October 17 - October 25
Location: Stage 284 at The Community House, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton
Organization: Community House

Directed by Myriam Cyr and Jay Pension Musical Direction by Janet Glasser Choreography by Patricia Bochnak Based on the Disney movie and books by P.L. Travers Book by Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman New songs, additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Saturdays, October 17 and 24 – 3pm & 7:30pm Sundays, October 18 and 25 – 3pm & 7:30pm Thursday, October 22 – 7:30pm Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door TICKETS: 

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

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

Opening Hidden Doors: The Unifying Power of Art
Date: Third Tuesday of each Month, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Location: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

Join the Cape Ann Museum's new program, CAM Connections Third Tuesdays, which brings Cape Ann art, culture and history to older adults in the local community, and invites individuals with memory challenges and their care partners to be part of the experience. The program offers meaningful engagement with the Museum collection through small group conversation in the galleries on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to make a reservation, please call Cara White at (978) 283-0455 x24 or email

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

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

North Shore Youth Rugby Fall Development Clinic
Date: September 27th - November 15th
Location: Palmer Cove Rugby Field, Salem

Play Fall Youth Rugby! North Shore Youth Rugby is recruiting for the Fall Skills Development Clinic. Clinics take place on Sundays (September 27th to November 15th) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Clinics are open to players of all levels aged 7 to 18 years. Learn from certified, trained coaching staff. Fall clinics aim to prepare players for the late spring/summer season. Online registration opens August 12th at with Salem Recreation. Cost is $80 per player. Players must also register at with the North Shore Youth RFC for annual league insurance. Annual fees range from $20 to $40 depending on the level of play. Questions? Contact Des Crowley at or 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

Unifying Power of Art 
Date: Ongoing 
Location: Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA 

The Cape Ann Museum announces the start of a new and unique program called Third Tuesdays. CAM Connections Third Tuesdays, which brings Cape Ann art, culture and history to older adults in the local community, and invites individuals with memory challenges and their care partners to be part of the experience. The program offers meaningful engagement with the Museum collection through small group conversation in the galleries on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 
The heart of the Third Tuesdays program is to create a welcoming space for open-ended discussion, art appreciation and reflection. Art is for everyone. The Third Tuesdays museum experience of slowing down to explore the world of a painting, object or artifact stimulates wonder, and ignites new ideas and discoveries for participants.

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.
For more information or to contact us, go to

Spot It: Asian Longhorned Beetle
Date: On Going

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

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