Here's What's Happening

 

Free Geneology Class
Date: Tuesday, August 25th 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. 
Location: Haverhill Public Library 

Come learn about your family’s history!
Learn about how to trace your family’s history through genealogical resources. Join library staff for a one hour presentation Aug. 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Register online starting July 14 at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586.

Rockport Music presents: Guy Mendilow Ensemble
Date: Thursday, August 27th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport

Enjoy a music presentation of Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom performed bny Guy Mendilow Ensemble. Mendilow revives the fantastic world of Ladino Song with global grace in tales from the forgotten kingdom. Tickets are $19 - $34. For tickets, visit http://rockportmusic.org/guy-mendilow/ or call the Rockport Music Box Office at (978) 546-7391.

Frank Camarda Golf Tournament 
Date: Friday, August 28th 8:00 a.m.
Location: Far Corners Golf Course, 5 Barker Rd, Boxford, MA 
Organization to Benefit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Childrens Hospital 

Come help raise money to support children at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.The tournament will take place on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Far Corners golf course, 5 Barker Road in Boxford, Mass. To register or sponsor the tournament, you can pick up forms at The Three Cod Tavern, 141 Pleasant Street in Marblehead or on the website at www.frankcamardaopen.com or you can contact: Paul Camarda: padramac@msn.com or Jeannine Camarda: JCamarda53@gmail.com

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

Come stop by and bring your kid's to the Salem Country Festival on Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th. This event will take place at the Salem Willows located at 187 Fort Avenue in Salem. Enjoy great food, great music and lots more. You won't want to miss this! To see who is playing as well as more information visit http://www.festeventsne.com/event-details.asp?eventid=41

Help Hope Live for Sarah Carr Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, August 29th, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Essex Room, Woodman's of Essex
Organization to Benefit: HelpHopeLive for Sarah Carr Fund

A fundraiser will take place on Saturday, August 29th at the Essex Room at Woodman's to help raise funds for a handicap van for a Beverly woman in need. Sample food from many of the North Shore's finest  restaurants and dance to the Orville Giddings Band. There will be a silent auction and raffles. Suggested donations are $100 and will be collected at the door.

CIA to Host Open House at Beach Bluff Park
Date: Saturday, August 29th, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Beach Bluff Park, situated on the Marblehead/Swampscott line

The Clifton Improvement Association will be hosting an Open House at Beach Bluff Park, situated on the Marblehead/Swampscott line, Atlantic Avenue between Seaview and Beach Bluff Avenues, on Saturday, August 29, from 3-6 pm. They encourage the public stop by and discover the park.
Many folks use Beach Bluff Park, at the entrance to Preston Beach, on a regular basis but don’t really know much about the property or its history. Most don’t even realize it is actually privately owned.
 
Beginning at 3 pm there will be refreshments, discussions and interpretive signage in the park highlighting its features. Visitors are welcome to discover the park and its features, flora and fauna, and how science and sculpture came together in the creation of the stone sun circle.  There will be face painting and popcorn for the kids and the members of the CIA Board of Directors will be on hand for a fun meet and greet, featuring wine and light bites.

This is a free, family friendly event and there will be no charge for parking in the lot. Rain date will be Sunday, August 30th. In case of rain, check our website, http://ciabeachbluff.org/ or our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Beach-Bluff-Park-at-Preston-Beach/126495624031486 for details.

MSPCA "End of Summer V" Adult Cat Adoptathon: Fees Waived!
Date: Saturday, August 29th - Sunday, August 30th, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: MSPCA at Nevins Farm
Organization: MSPCA

Thinking about a new feline friend? Now is the time to act, because August 29th & 30th is the MSPCA’s “End of Summer V” Fee Waived Cat Adoptathon! Thanks to generous donors, the adoption fees for adult cats over one year old will be entirely waived! With hundreds of amazing cats waiting at the MSPCA’s adoption centers for new homes, we’re certain to have the perfect match for your family. Please consider giving a forever home to a homeless cat in need - you’ll never regret it! Visit www.mspca.org/nevins to learn more and to meet some of the available cats! Address: MSPCA at Nevins Farm 400 Broadway Methuen, MA 01844 

Swim and Fin Race for Salem Sound!
Date: Saturday, August 29th, 10 a.m.
Location: Forest River Park, 98 West Avenue, Salem

Salem Sound Coastwatch's 10th Annual Swim & Fin, open water races in Salem Harbor, will be held Saturday, August 29 at 10 a.m. There are races for all ages and levels -- 500 meters, 1-mile and 5K. The races are sanctioned by US Masters Swimming and USA Swimming. The event will include raffles, music, food and children's activities. Detailed information at www.swimandfin.org.

Library Park Blues Festival
Date:Saturday, August 29th 1:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Library Park Harrison Ave, Woburn, MA 

Blues Festival on Saturday August 29th from 1 pm - 8 pm. Presenting New England Blues Summit featuring Darrell Nulisch & Matt Stubbs. Also performing are The Peacheaters, 12:01 Blues Band, Michelle Willson and the "Evil Gal" Orchestra, Drivin' Blind and the Charlie Keating Band. $20.00 Adult- Children under 12 FREE with paying adult. Active duty Military with i.d.- No entrance fee. The Super heros will also be appearing 2-4 pm. Bring your camera for Princess Elsa, Superman, Capt. America, Spiderman, Hulk, Batman, Robin, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Children under 12 are free to attend and must be accompanied by a paying adult. Adult admission is $20.00 Enjoy the many foods offered by vendors including a beer & wine tent. 

GHS Fisherman Street Hocket Tournament 
Date: Saturday, August 29th 9:30 a.m.
Location: Gloucester High School Tennis Courts 

Come support Gloucester High School Hockey and participate in this fun street hockey tournament! Teams are guaranteed two 4 on 4 Games. Each game will consist of two15:00 minute running time periods with a 5:00 minute break between them. 5:00 minute sudden death OT is the tie breaker. Maximum rosters allowed 6 players. (4 players, 1 sub and 1 goalie).Tournament Fee: $125.00 must be received with your teams 6 man roster by Aug 27th 2015. Teams can also register on August 26 from 4-7pm in front of the GHS field house. Please Contact Jen Costanzo with any questions (978) 729-0450

Micro Living Spaces Talk 
Date: Saturday, August 29 1:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library 

Tiny House Expert Chris Page talks about micro living spaces
On Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. join Tiny House expert Christopher Page for a presentation on small living. Learn how tiny houses benefit you, your wallet and the environment! Please register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586.

Abstract Art "Transcending Reality" Gallery Reception
Date: Saturday, August 29th 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Location: 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 

Abstract Artists Group of New England presents “Transcending Reality”. "Transcending Reality" will bring together the work of local abstract artists in an annual exhibit at the Newburyport Art Association from August 25th September 5th, 2015. The gallery is open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm and Sunday, 1-5pm.The public is cordially invited to attend a reception on Saturday August 29th, 7-9 pm

6th Annual Beverly Bank "Bramble in Beverly" Golf Tournament
Date: Monday, August 31st, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Beverly Golf & Tennis Club, Beverly 

Help support Beverly Main Streets & Beverly Kiwanis by participating in the 6th Annual Beverly Bank Golf Tournament. $125 gets you golf + lunch + dinner + prizes! Best deal in tour and you are supporting a good cause. Tee off is at 1:30 p.m. at BG&T. Sign up online and get a free 1-year subscription to Golf Digest Planner. Or you can download the registration form and drop. ** Be sure to register by August 21st.** For more information or registration visit http://www.planmygolfevent.com/28079-2015BrambleinBeverly/.

17th Century Saturdays at the Gedney House Museum 
Date: Saturday, September 5th 11:00 a.m- 3:00 p.m.
Location: 21 High Street, Salem, MA 

Visit Gedney House during Seventeenth Century Saturdays and see why it is not your typical historic house. View original post-and-beam timbers, brick nogging, and early decorative finishes in Salem’s second oldest historic house. The next Seventeenth Century Saturdays will take place on Saturday, September 5. Tours are $5.00 for adults and free for Historic New England members and Salem residents. The museum will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with tours available on the hour. Space on tours is limited due to the structure of the house. Please call 978-744-0440 or visit www.historicnewengland.org for more information. The Gedney House is located at 21 High Street in Salem. The Gedney House will be open one final time to the public in 2015—on October 3 for the final Seventeenth Century Saturdays.


6th Annual Field of Honor
Date: Tuesday, September 8th through Monday, September 14th
Location: Bartlet Mall, Newburyport

This Field of Honor program is a community event, charitable fundraiser, americanism awareness program, and an amazing and unifying experience for all involved. The Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport is pleased to sponsor this 6th annual event to commemorate 9/11. 350 flags will be placed to serve as a "healing field" where people can find solace and reflection. The field will be dedicated on the afternoon of Sunday, September 13th. Patrons may purchase a flag for $40 to honor first responders, veterans, or our personal heroes at the event. For more information contact Ben Iacono at 978-462-7028 or email biacono@comcast.net.

Cub-Scout Sign-Up Night 
Date: Friday, September 11th 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Location: Alvin S. Brown Scout Hall, 47 Mount Pleasant Street, Rockport, MA

Join the Fun! Join Cub Scouting! Cub Scouting wants you! Now is the time to join the fun and excitement of America’s foremost youth program for boys—Cub Scouting. Pack 55 will be holding a sign-up night on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6-7:30 pm at Alvin S. Brown Scout Hall, 47 Mount Pleasant Street, Rockport. Fliers with additional details will be distributed at school. Designed for boys in grades 1 through 5, Cub Scouting combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun and exciting program that helps families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 11, 12, 13
Location: Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH

As one of the "Top 100 Events in North America" The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival needs hundreds of volunteers to make it happen! Please consider becoming a volunteer for this 3 day extravaganza. It's a fun place to meet new people, reacquaint with old friends, network, and take pride in showing off Hampton Beach. Volunteer positions include: Traffic Control, Crossing Guards, Coke Sales, and many more!  In exchange for volunteering you will receive a crew t-shirt, free admission, and one of the best parties you'll ever attend at the Ashworth By The Sea with dozens of door prizes.To register visit http://sff.volunteerhub.com/Events/Groups.aspx

26th Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 11th, 12th, 13th
Location: Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach NH

OneMain Financial is the Presenting Sponsor for this year's festival. The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is a giant street fair on closed-to-traffic Ocean Boulevard. It features over 50 restaurants cooking an incredible array of seafood and non-seafood delicacies under a sea of tents.Entertainment will also enclude crafts, displays, culinary demonstrations, lobster roll eating competition, a sky diving demonstration, a children's entertainment area, and a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday, September 12th at 8:15 p.m.

First Annual Cornhole Tournament
Date: Saturday, September 12th, 12 noon
Location: Bradford Swim Club, Haverhill 
Organization: The Marino Donnelly Foundation

The Marino Donnelly Foundation is having their first annual Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, September 12th at the Bradford Swim Club in Haverhill. The tournament begins at 12 noon. This tournament is open to the public. There will be food, music, beer, soda, 50/50 raffle, and huge double elimination Cornhole Tournament with a prize for the winning team. 100 % of the proceeds go directly towards the Marino Donnelly Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer. 

More information can be found at http://marinodonnelly-foundation.squarespace.com/ or  https://www.facebook.com/events/1602973166658170/

3rd Annual Muddy Leprechaun Mud Run
Date: Saturday, September 12th, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Marini Farm, Ipswich

Register for the Ipswich YMCA Mud Run 5K. This run will benefit the Heart Health Initiative in Ipswich. With over 8 obstacles this course runs along the amazing Marini Farm. For more information or to register go to http://www.northshoreymca.org/programs/healthy-living/road-races/other-y-road-races/muddy-leprechaun/.

One World Coffeehouse -- First show of the season!
Date: Saturday, September 12
Location One World Coffeehouse, Essex 

Join One World Coffeehouse, on Saturday, September 12th as they kick off their series of music with their first show of the season! Allen Estes will host a Songwriter's Circle with Jon Butcher and Nashville's Louise Mosrie! 

14th Annual Melissa Barrowclough Memorial Golf Tournament
Date: Saturday, September 12th, Noon
Location: Apple Hill Golf Club, East Kingston, NH
Organization: The Danvers YMCA

The Danvers YMCA is sponsoring a Golf Tournament in memory of Melissa Barrowclough, who was killed in a tragic car accident.All proceeds from this tournament support youth and teens that need financial assistance so that they may participate in a program of their choice or join as a member. Registration for the tournament is $100 per player which includes a celebration BBQ at the end of the tournament. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and wrap up with a Barbeque at 5:30 p.m. 

Free To Breath Lung Cancer 5k
Date: Sunday, September 13th 8:00 a.m. 
Location: Harrington Elementary School 120 Richardson Rd, Chelmsford, MA 

Your one day of action will have a lifetime of impact for those affected by lung cancer! Fundraise and register to walk or run with hundreds of community members as they gather at the Chelmsford Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk September 13 at Harrington Elementary School. The 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk will be the main focus of this enlivening day, highlighted by a silent auction, opening and closing rallies, recognition of top fundraisers and kids’ dash. 
All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Help us double lung cancer survival by 2022! To register and begin fundraising, visit freetobreathe.org.  

A Reason to Ride Dedicated to Michelle DiGangi
Date: Sunday, September 13th 8:00 a.m.
Location: Liberty Tree Mall, Danvers, MA 

An annual bike-a-thon through the North Shore, A Reason to Ride raises critical funds for cancer care and research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.Registration is $25 per child, $75 per adult, and $150 per family to benefit cancer care and research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The family-friendly event also features a trike-a-thon for kids, a Fuddruckers cookout, raffles, music, and much more. Join us on Sunday, September 15 for the eighth annual ride. Please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/areasontoride/2014 to register for this year’s ride.

Annual Polish Festival
Date: Sunday, September 13th, Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 34 St. Peter Street, Salem

St. John the Baptist Parish is holding a Polish Festival on Sunday, September 13th from Noon to 8:00 p.m. Polish food will be available as well as a bake table and full liquor bar. Raffles and entertainment for children will be available. Dancing and Polish music by "To My Band" from Conecticut will entertain. Everyone is welcome; no admission fee. The hall is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. For more information, please call the parish office at (978) 744 - 1278.

Road Cyclists Tour de Greenbelt: 50/25 mile rides
Date: Sunday, September 13th, 8:40 a.m.
Location: 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex

Essex County Greenbelt will host an inagural road cycle event to benefit local land conservaton. Tour de Greenbelt will offer two untimed cycle routes that can be enjoyed at your own pace - a half-century (50 miles) and a shorter loop (25 miles). Both routes showcase some of the Greenbelt's finest conserved properties. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a course safety/briefing overview beginning at 8:40 a.m followed by a staggered start at 9:00 a.m (50 mile) and 9:45 a.m. (25 mile). To pre-register or for more information please visit www.bikereg.com/tour-de-greenbelt.

4th Annual Opportunity Works Golf Classic
Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Haverhill Country Club

Join the 4th annual Opportunity Works Golf Classic at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane, on Tuesday, September 15th. Tournament registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with a 9:00 a.m. gunshot start scramble format. Your entry fee includes greens feeds and cart, use of the practice facility, player gift item, and entry into several contests. The tournament will end with a delicious lunch and awards ceremony. Entry fee is $200 per player or $750 per foursome if paid before August 15th. All proceeds will benefit Opportunity Works indivuals and programs. To register or for more information go to www.opportunityworksgolf.com

Huge Garage Sale!!
Date: Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th
Location: The Scala Center, 28 W. Main Street, Georgetown

34 years of Scala's Antique items have accumulated and are now for sale! The Scala Center will be holding the sale on Friday, September 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. AND Saturday, September 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Northeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer's
Date: Sunday, September 20th, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Brickstone Square, Andover

Join the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Start a Team and Walk to End Alzheimer's in Northeastern MA on Sunday, September 20th at Brickstone Square in Andover! Choose either the 1 or 3 mile and walk to fight against Alzheimer's! Register at www.alzwalkMANH.org.

Fish Box Derby
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Location: Gloucester, MA

Register your kids (ages 8 to 14) for the 22nd annual Fish Box Derby. There is no entry fee for the kids! The cars are entered into one of two categories: "Freestyle" or "Modified". Prize categories include First, Second, Third, Fourth, Best Pit Crew, and Coolest Car. Any donations will help cover all race related expenses and be placed into a scholarship fund for the young participants! Every participant is eligible to apply for one of four $1,000 scholarships. You may also consider purchasing an advertistment to be placed on one of the hay bales on the course for just $25 a bale, or $100 for 5. For more information, to register, or to purchase an advertisment visit www.fishboxderby.org.

Troubled Water: Opera
Date: Friday, September 18th through Friday, September 24th
Location: The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 Fenway, Boston

Troubled Water plays for five performances: Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19, at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, at 8:00 p.m.An audience talk-back will directly follow the Sunday, September 20th performance. Tickets will be available on September 9th. ($15 general admission, $10 senior citizens). To purchase tickets visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets.

"Some Like It Hot!" Chili Cookoff
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Location: Town Common, Rowley

On Saturday, September 26th, Rowley will host its 12th Annual "Some Like It Hot!" Chili Cookoff. This popular community event will feature a judged chili competition with all the fixings, live music, a German style Beer and Wine Garden, raffles, games and activities for the kids. All proceeds benefit the Rowley Public Library. The Chili Cookoff is also in need of cooks!! The organizers invite all amateur and professional chili cooks to participate as contestants or individual contributors. Categories include Red Chili, Green Chili, Vegetarian and People's Choice. Cooks interested in entering should email friends@rowleylibrary.org for more information and registration forms. 

MSPCA at Nevins Farm Walk for Animals
Date: Saturday, September 26th 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 400 Broadway, Methuen

Register for the 7th annual Walk for Animals. All proceeds will benefit animals who are in need of our help! Form a team, walkwith family and friends, and help raise money to help animals! With contests, prizes, food, music, kids' activities, canine demonstrations and other animal antics, there is something for everyone at the Walk! Visit www.walkforanimals.com to learn more and register!

BHS Golf, Dinner & Auction Social
Date: Monday, September 28th
Location: Beverly Golf and Tennis Club

Support Beverly High School as they host a fundraiser at the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club on Monday, September 28th. This outing will start with a golf tournament at noon, with a scramble format 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament will end with Cocktails/Dinner/Auction featuring the BHS Jazz Band (cash bar available) at 5:30 p.m. To register for or sponsor this event go to www.bhsgolfouting.org. Questions? email bhsptogolf@gmail.com

Fall Frolic 5K and Fun Run
Date: Sunday, October 4th, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Lynch Park, Beverly
Organization: Beverly Public Elementary School/ Fall Frolic 5k Committee

Join in the fun for the Sixth Annual Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run event set for Sunday, October 4th. Part of the 2015 NERC road race series, this 5K race begins at 9:30 and will travel the traditional Beverly Homecoming route beginning and ending at Lynch Park, 55 Ober Street. The half-mile Kids Fun Run begins at 9 am and is open to all kids grade 5 and younger. Entry fees for the 5K before Sept. 21st are $20 (K-5th grade students are $15) and Family cap (4 max applications) is $60. After Sept. 21st fees are $25 for all individuals and family cap (4 max applications) increases to $80. $2 for the Fun Run. Not a runner? No problem – Come walk the route with a friend or push a stroller and have fun supporting Beverly Public Elementary Schools. (no dogs please) Register on-line at www.fallfrolic5K.com and visit the site for more information. Don’t delay- register today!

Thursdays at Twilight 
Date: Thursday, October 8th
Location: Phillips House Museum, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem

On select Thursdays in October, enjoy a casual wine reception, historic home movies, and a twilight mansion tour. Thursdays at Twilight will be taking place on October 8 and 15. There will be two sessions to choose from each night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Phillips House Museum. Cost is $30 for nonmembers;$15 for members. A casual wine reception will start the evening and selections from Phillips family home movies will provide a glimpse of how the family lived and entertained in the house. At twilight visitors will be allowed to explore the museum and see how electric light of the early twentieth century transforms a house. Please cal (978) 744-0440 or visit www.historicnewengland.org for more information or to register. Registration is required.

Harrifest
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. 
 
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 http://hplfundraiser2015.brownpapertickets.com/ 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!

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 www.historicnewengland.org to reserve. 

"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)

Rockport Music Presents: David Deveau
Date: Saturday, October 24th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shailin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966

Enjoy an evening of piano as the Rockport Chamber Music Festival's artistic director, David Deveau, will perform works of Liszt, Brahms and the piano arrangement of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. Tickets: $58, $48, $39

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.

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 www.HistoricNewEngland.org or call (978) 744-0440.

Rockport Music Presents: Elias Quartet
Date: Saturday, November 14th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shailin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport

Enjoy a day of food and entertainment. The Quartet will embark on a groundbreaking project to perform and record the complete string quartets of Beethoven. Diploma in a Day, 2:00-7:30 p.m. ($99, includes dinner). The conert at 8:00 p.m. will include All-Beethoven with tickets priced at $39, $35, $25.


MONTHLONG EVENTS:

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 carawhite@capeannmuseum.org.

Insects: Miniature Marvels Summer Exhibit
Date:July 27th through September 15th
Location: Massachusetts Audubon, 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon

This show highlights the artwork of 17 juried artists who have captured the delicate detail and curious artistry of the world we share with insects. Experience and enjoy these fascinating and riveting creatures in the delicate balance of nature and design in this inspiring body of work. The Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information visit www.massaudubon.org/moosehill or call 781-784-5691 for details.

Photography Gallery: Jim Fenton Wildlife Biologist
Date: August 15th through September 13th
Location: 25 L Inn Street, Newburyport

Sweethaven Gallery is featuring is feauting the photographs of Haverhill-based photographer Jim Fenton in a new exhibit entitled "The Avian Spirit ~ An Intimate Look," which runs from August 15th through September 13th. Check out these incredible, up close and personal images of birds! The public is invited to see the work during regular gallery hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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.

Essex Heritage Guided Boat Tours
Date: July 1st through September 7th
Location: Salem Ferry Dock

Register for an escorted, guided boat tour aboard landing craft, Naumkeag, to Bakers Island Light Station. Bakers Island is located at the mouth of the harbor in Salem. A lighthouse was built on the island in 1820- on the site. A guide will lead passengers on a 2 hour tour around the 10-acre light station property and onto the island. Tickets: $35 -- available online for purchase at www.EssexHeritage.org/boat.

Carolyn B. O'Connor Scholarship Nominations
DEADLINE: Monday, August 31st
 
The Businesswomen’s Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the 2015 Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship.
This scholarship, is awarded annually to a local woman looking to get back into the work force. The nomination deadline is August 31, 2015 .
To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must have graduated from high school or earned a GED. In addition, she must have been out of the work force for some time and/or is looking to make a career change, and seeking education or training to further her career. For more information or to get an application please contact Kerry McKenna at Kerry@capeannchamber.com or call the Chamber office (978-283-1601).

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 ww.salemreg.com with Salem Recreation. Cost is $80 per player. Players must also register at www.myrugby.org 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 tagrugby@nsrfc.com or visit www.nsyrfc.com

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 williamsonshawn@yahoo.com

Marblehead Little Theatre Children's Summer Programs
Date: August 24-28
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead

Now accepting registration for Summer Children's Workshops! The theatre is offering three sessions of theatre workshops for children ages 7 to 12. These half-day (morning) workshops involve writing and producing a play in one week and performing the play on the last day of the workshop for family and friends. For more information or to register go to www.MLTlive.org under the Youth Threatre tab.
Session Three: August 24-28

Summer Lunch Program
Date: July 30 - August 28
Location: Various

KIDS EAT FREE through Beverly’s Summer Lunch Program, which provides free lunches to any child 18 or under who are at risk of missing meals during the summer without access to the school lunch program.  For a schedule of times go to
BeverlyBootstraps.org/FoodAssistance/SummerLunchProgram.php This program is a collaboration between Beverly Bootstraps, Beverly Public Schools Food Services, Beverly Recreation Department, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Project Bread, the Greater Beverly YMCA and the USDA. 

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. 

Catmobile
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 www.catmobile.org.
 
Free Comedy Show
Date: Every Saturday night, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Splash Salisbury, 3 Broadway, Salisbury
Organization: Community Entertainment

Have a night of friends, music, and good and free jokes! Come to Splash Salisbury every Saturday night for a free comedy show, live music performances, and drink specials! Bring your own food! For questions, call 978-808-5166.

Volunteer Recruitment Ongoing Events!
Date: Ongoing
Location: All over the North Shore!
Organization: Children's Friends and Family Services

Children’s Friends and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older to be matched with one youth mentee from the North Shore. Youth are between the ages of 5 and 18, and as a mentor you would meet every week for at least two hours to establish a one-to-one relationship that over a year’s time matures into a genuine, caring friendship. Our current program waitlist has 36 youth, there is a significant need! If you are interested or would like to know more, please visit http://childrensfriend.net/services/youth-mentoring/ or contact Samantha Alves at 978-219- 1528

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 Lahey.org/TobaccoTreatment or call the Quite-line (781-744-7848) for assistance or further information.

"Look Good... Feel Better" Program at Lahey Hospital and Lahey Medical Center
Date: Every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington and Lahey Medical Center, 1 Essex Center Dr., Peabody

The American Cancer Society condicts the Look Good... Feel Better program for women undergoing cancer treatment. Guided by volunteer cosmetologist, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. Following the program, participants are provided a complimentary make-up kit. For class availibility or to register please call Deborah Smulian- Siegel, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, BC-DMT, at 781-744-7779.

Blood Cancer Support Group at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody
Date: 3rd Monday of each month, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lahey Medical Center, 1 Essex Center Drive, Peabody
Organization: Lahey Medical Center

A free support group will be held in Conference Room A, second floor, North Wing (next to Orthopaedic Surgery) for blood cancer patients. Dinner will be served. For more information or to register, please contact Deborah Smulian-Siegel, MSW, LCSWMFT, BC-DMT, at 781-744-7779.

DanversCARES
Date: Ongoing

An alarming number of pre-teens are already drinking alcohol.  Which makes it urgent to find every opportunity to talk to your kids about the dangers of underage drinking.  They really do hear you.  For tips on what to say, visit underagedrinking.SAMHSA.gov.  That’s www.underagedrinking.S-A-M-H-S-A.gov.   Talk.  They Hear You.  A public service message from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and brought to you by DanversCARES.

Making a Commitment to Difficult to Place Orphans
Date: Ongoing
Organization: Bethany Christian Services

Many adoptable children are overlooked because of special needs and go through life without knowing the love of a forever family. Bethany Christian Services, a non- profit, global family preservation and child welfare agency, is launching the "These 400" initiative in 2014 to find loving homes for 400 special needs children. If you have room in your heart and home for one of these vulnerable children or you'd like more information, please visit bethany.org.

North Shore Postpartum Help
Date: Ongoing
Organization: North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force

The North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force is available to women experiencing postpartum stress, as well as the family members, friends and practitioners who support them. They are available for help, hope and connection. Visit their website at NorthShorePostpartumHelp.org. Those needing to talk to someone immediately may call the Parental Stress Hotline at: 1-800-632-8188. It is the goal of this Task Force to bring together the practitioners, organizations, research, and best practices that North Shore families need for a healthy postpartum experience. The initial scope of this Task Force is the North Shore United Way community, including the following towns: Beverly, Manchester, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester, and Rockport.

Spectrum Caregiver Support Groups
Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1820 Turnpike St, Suite 106, North Andover
Organization: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program

Spectrum Caregiver Support Group (Free respite care upon request) 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Information & education about Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. Increased understanding through shared experiences. Mutual support from other caregivers. Light Refreshments will be provided. Free respite care on site upon request. 

Early Onset Social Group - North Andover
Date: 4th Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: 1820 Turnpike St, Suite 106, North Andover
Organization: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program

Early Onset Social Group A comfortable and supportive environment for people and their loved ones to discuss the struggles and challenges of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease before the age of 65 4th Wednesday of Every Month, 5:30–7:00 pm A light dinner will be served. All ages are encouraged to attend. Free Respite care on site upon request. 

Spectrum Caregiver Support Group - Beverly
Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176X, Beverly
Location: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program

Spectrum Caregiver Support Group – Beverly (Free respite care upon request) 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information & education about Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. Increased understanding through shared experiences. Mutual support from other caregivers. Light Refreshments will be provided. Free respite care on site upon request. 

Survivors of Breast Cancer: Wellness Group at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody
Date: 1st Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room A, First Floor, Lahey Medical Center, 1 Essex Center Drive, Peabody

Are you a breast cancer survivor? The Survivors of Breast Cancer Wellness Group meets on the first Thursday of each month. There is no fee. For further information or to register, please contact Deborah Smulian- Siegel, MSW, LCSWMFT, BCDMT, 781-744-7779.

Suicide Survivor Support Group Meets in Beverly Farms
Date: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

Safe Place, a peer-run suicide survivor support group is held for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The support group is sponsored by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley of Lawrence, MA. Friends and family are welcome and invited to attend the free support group that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church, 705 Hal St, Beverly Farms on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. There is no fee. Pre-registration is not required. For further information, please call Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, North Andover

A free Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group is held at the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program in North Andover on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Free respite care is available upon request. Light refreshments are served. The support group provides information and education about Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorder, increased understanding through shared experiences, mutual support from other caregivers.
To RSVP for respite care or with questions, please contact Gail McCarthy, LCSW at 978-921-5020 ext. 1138. 

Free Cognitive Screenings For Alzheimer's Disease
Date: Ongoing
Location: ActivMed Practices & Research, Methuen MA

Do you think you may have Alzheimer’s? Are your memory issues causing you some concern? Free Memory testing is now available for the public. ActivMed Practices & Research is offering free cognitive screenings for individuals suffering with memory problems. All testing is completed by trained medical staff and reviewed by a board certified physician. For more information please contact Alison or Rakesh at (978)-655-7155 or visit our website at activmedresearch.com

Healthy Streets Outreach Program
Date: Ongoing
Location: 100 Willow Street, 2nd Floor, Lynn

Healthy Streets Outreach Program, a program of Health Innovation, Inc.,
provides HIV, Hepatitis C testing, STI testing, Narcan and overdose prevention
training, referrals to substance use treatment and mental health
services.
For further information, please call: 781-592-0243.
 
PAWS Wakefield
Date: Ongoing

Welcome a loving pet into your home today.  Serving communities North of Boston, the PAWS Wakefield foster network cares for orphaned cats and dogs until they find their forever families. Please consider saving a life by adopting locally. You can also help local animals-in-need by volunteering your time, becoming a foster parent, sponsoring a pet that needs long-term care, or donating funds or supplies to support the PAWS programs.
 Please help PAWS make a difference for people and pets in your community. Visit pawswakefield.org or call 781-246-6111 for more information. 

Family Promise North Shore
Date: Ongoing

Can You Volunteer A Couple of Hours to Help Homeless Families on the North Shore Get Back on Their Feet? Since May, Family Promise North Shore Boston has been putting up homeless families in houses of worship and assisting parents in finding jobs and sustainable housing. They need volunteers, ages 18 and up, at the Day Center in Beverly on Sundays, evenings and overnights at various houses of worship on the North Shore every day.  A shift is usually just two hours; and you don’t need to be affiliated with a congregation to volunteer!
For more information please call 978-922-0787

Bay State Textiles Recycling Rebate Program
Date: Ongoing
Location: Wakefield, Melrose, Beverly Public Schools
Organization: Wakefield, Melrose, and Beverly PTO’s, Bay State Textiles

Bay State Textiles has partnered with PTO’s in North Shore communities (along with others) in an effort to promote recycling. A collection box is placed outside each public school in the district and the PTO’s generate a $100 rebate based on the tonnage of collection that is deposited into the box. Many items ranging from footwear to linen are accepted as long as they are clean and dry. To find out more information on recycling locations or the program, visit the Bay State Textiles Facebook page.
 
Next Step Forward Support Group
Date: Every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: 556 Cabot Street, Beverly
Organization: Renewed Hope Project

The Next Step Forward (a part of Renewed Hope Project) is a free interactive & educational support group for families, friends, and loved ones of addicts and alcoholics. This group meets every week on Thursday evenings at the Beverly Church of the Nazarene. Those who run the group are focused on giving you the information needed to make your own decisions on where you are in your crisis at the time. The meetings are free and you will find many peers, learning to deal with similar issues related to a loved ones addiction.
For more information, please call 978-522-4310 or emailmw@rhpb.org
 
Go Green
Date: Ongoing
Organization: Change is Simple

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

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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