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Moonlight Productions Presents Once Upon A Mattress 
Date::Friday, March 27th - March 28th
Location: First Church in Georgetown 

Moonlight Productions are a non-profit theatre group presenting Once Upon A Mattress on Thursday, March 26th through Saturday the 28th. We are a warm, welcoming company and we are always looking for new members! This show is shaping up to be a great one, and we sound incredible. This event will take place at the First Church in Georgetown.

Sound of Music
Date: Friday, March 27th - Sunday, March 29th
Location: Rockport Middle School, 26 Jerdens Ln,

Come see the hills come alive this week and weekend as the Rockport Middle School students present "The Sound of Music" starting Thursday, March 26th through Sunday, March 29th. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Shows will start at 7:00 p.m. while Sunday's Show will be at 2:00 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 27th, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Eastern Point Lit House

 Arlo Aldo is a unique and gorgeous twist on modern American alt-folk. Inspired by the beautiful snowy winters and post-industrial landscape, the band re-examines blues and folk musical roots with an indie-rock twist. Join Arlo Aldo for a solo performance at Eastern Point Lit House on Friday, March 27th starting at 7:30 p.m.

Cape Ann Big Band Fundraiser 
Date: Friday, March 27th
Location: 12 School St, Rockport

See the fabulous Cape Ann Big Band in a fundraiser for New Year's Rockport Eve on Friday, March 27th in the handicap-accessible sanctuary of the First Congregational Church of Rockport. For more information visit 

Rockport Rotary Club Wine Tasting
Date: Friday, March 27th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Gloucester Elks Lodge, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester

Tickets are going fast! Come bring your friends & family to the Rockport Rotary Club's Annual Wine Tasting on Friday, March 27th. This event will take place at the Gloucester Elks Lodge located on 101 Atlantic Road in Gloucester starting at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres with different tasting on wines provided by Seabreeze Liquors. For more information or tickets contact Rob Audano at 978-546-5230.

Sale for Change
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: 43 Railroad Avenue, Beverly

Come support this great cause to raise money for the Ally Foundation and Ally's mission trip to Africa. Ally will be selling clothings, shoes, and more on Saturday, March 28th from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. This event will take place at Ally's basement located at 43 Railroad Avenue in Beverly. For more information visit

Breakfast Buffet
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Kings of Columbus, 96 Main St, Peabody

Boyscout Troop 88 is hosting it's first Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, March 28th, from 7:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast with the family and friends! 

NECC Open House
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hartleb Technology, 100 Elliott St, Haverhill

Are you interested in Music? Looking for colleges? Well Northern Essex Community College would like to invite students interested in music to their Open House on Saturday, March 28th located on 100 Elliott St in Haverhill. For more information contact Ken Langer at

Strong Breezes and Passing Clouds
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 3:00 p.m.
Location: 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester

Come stop by the Cape Ann Museum and enjoy the wonderful paintings and story of Strong Breezes and Passing Clouds. This event will take place on Saturday, March 28th at 3:00 p.m. For more information visit

A Glittering Past
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Phillips House Museum 

Come to the Phillips House Museum for a half-day workshop to learn about the fascinating history of jewelry from 1700 to today with Historic New England’s Associate Curator Laura Johnson. This workshop will take place on Saturday, March 28 from 1:00 p.m.–  4:00 p.m. at 34 Chestnut Street in Salem. The cost is $40.00 for the general public and $25.00 for Historic New England members. Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 or visit for more information. 

4th Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: American Legion Hall 

The 4th Annual Dinner Dance fundraiser will be on Saturday, March 28th which will feature the Rock, R&B and Soul band, Manchester MidLife Crisis.  is a Rock, R&B and Soul multi-piece party dance band. This event will take place from  7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in support of the Manchester Community Center!  You can help celebrate the beginning of spring and support the MCC to insure we may continue to fund quality programs for all ages in our community. 

Beverly Youth Hockey Association
Date: Saturday, March, 28th
Location: Giggles Comedy Club, Rte 1 South, Saugus
Organization: Beverly Youth Hockey Association

Come support the Beverly Youth Hockey Association's largest fundraiser event with Comedy Night on Saturday, March, 28th at Giggles Comedy Club located on Route 1 in Saugus. For more information visit

Country Line Dance Lessons
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Amvets Post 32, 14 Prospect Street, Gloucester
Organization: Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 32 

Come put on your dancing shoes and join instructor Eric Illenthal for some Country Line Dance Lessons on Saturday, March 28th, from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. This event will be located at Amvets Posts 32, 14 Prospect St in Gloucester. 

Electronic Recycling Drive
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Church, 140 Bridge St, Beverly 

Troop 2  and 6th Beverly are holding their 4th annual electronics recycling event on  SATURDAY MARCH 28th, at the IMMANUEL CHURCH located on 140 BRIDGE STREET, from 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM. For more information email Troop 2 Beverly at

Shadows: A Service of Tenebrae
 Date: Sunday, March 29th, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sacred Heart Church, 62 School St, Manchester-by-the-sea

On Sunday, March, 29th at 3:00 p.m, the combined choirs of the churches of Sacred Heart (Manchester) and St. John the Baptist (Essex) are presenting "Shadows" - a moving, musical meditation of the "Passion of Jesus Christ" with orchestral ensemble. It is truly a compelling introduction to the "agony" and "ecstasy" of Holy Week. We welcome you to share in this magnificent effort that brings us closer to the reality of Christ's passion and death. Please join us  at Sacred Heart Church, 62 School Street, Manchester by the Sea, MA.

Gallery Talk for Light/Dark, White/Black  
Date: Sunday, March 29th, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy 

Come walk around and enjoy Gallery Talk for Light/Dark, White/Black with exhibition curators Allison Kemmerer and Kelley Tialiou will be on Sunday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. For more information visit

Glow with Grace
Date: Sunday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O Johnson Rd

The 3rd Annual Glow with Grace Candlelighting will be on Sunday, March 29th at the Gloucester High School. This event is to help raise awareness for their mission to help those in crisis on Cape Ann. For more information contact Lisa Vincent at

MSPCA's Spring Vaccination Clinic
Date: Sunday, March 29th, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Nevins Farm, Methuen

Keep your dog or cat safe, by keeping them up-to-date with vaccinations!  Our Spring Vaccination Clinic is open to the public, with no advance appointments required on Sunday, March 29th at the Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway in Methuen.  Bring your dog on a leash or your cat in a carrier, along with any previous vaccination records if available. For more information or if you'd like to schedule an appointment visit

Palm Sunday Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Date: Sunday, March 29th, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Spiran Lodge, corner of Broadway & School St., Rockport

Spiran Lodge #98 is hosting it's annual Palm Sunday Swedish Pancake breakfast on Sunday March 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Spiran Hall on the corner of Broadway & School St. Breakfast includes Swedish Pancakes, sausage, fruit cup, lingonberries, juice & coffee for $8 adult & $4 children. Tickets sold at the door.

Spring Fling Shopping
Date: Sunday, March 29th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: RARA, 295 High St, Lowell

RARA will be hosting it's Spring Fling Shopping on Sunday, March 29th, from 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. RARA is a non profit agency that provides activities to special needs adults in the Merrimack Valley area. We have nights and weekend programs. We have vendors from Thirty one bags, tupperware, rada knives, yankee candle, origami owl Jewelry Mary Kay, Stella & Dot jewelry, Fuller Brush, and Pampered Chef. For more information contact Sandy at

Date: Monday, March 30th - Friday, April 3rd
Location: Salem High School

Gerald T. McCarthy Insurance Agency is proud to bring the state-of-the-art Distractology 101 tour to Salem High School during the week of March 30th through Friday April 3rd from 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Distractology 101 is an interactive program developed by the Arbella Insurance Foundation to teach new drivers the dangers of distracted driving. The campaign features a 36-foot-long, neon-yellow mobile classroom outfitted with high-tech driving simulators designed to give new drivers the chance to experience the perils of distracted driving, including texting while driving.
Current Concepts in Aging & Alzheimer's Disease
Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Twin Oaks Center, 63 Locust St, Danvers

Twin Oaks Center will be holding a special presentation on the concepts in aging and Alzheimer's Disease on Tuesday, March 31st, starting at 5:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. This informative presentation is conducted by Dorene M. Rentz, PsyD, a clinical neuropsychologist with dual appointments in the Departments of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. To RSVP or more information email Jennifer Tineo at 

Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Location: Salem High School

On Tuesday, March 31st at 9:30am, Senator Joan LovelyState Rep Paul Tucker, and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll will all visit Distractology and try out the simulator. Media interviews and photos are available.
Perhaps you would be interested in doing a preview story letting people in your community know that this important training is coming.  Once the bus arrives, we encourage you to do a longer story. 
We can also arrange for reporters to try out the simulator.  Interviews with students and representatives from the insurance company are available as well.  You can also visit the DistractU website at for more information.

The Mugford Street Players Present Alphabetical Order​
Date: April 2th through 19th
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead
Organization: Mugford Street Players

Come enjoy the comedy "Alphabetical Order" with award winner comedic Michael Frayn  on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. starting April 2nd through 19th and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. For more information or tickets visit

Living Last Supper
Date: Thursday, April 2nd & Friday, April 3rd
Location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 45 Central St, Ipswich

Immanuel Baptist Church invites you to attend a theatrical presentation entitled the "Living Last Supper" on Thursday, April 2nd & Friday, April 3rd. Through song and narration, you are brought back in time and placed in that upper room to observe the last gathering of Jesus with his disciples before the crucifixion. The Immanuel Baptist Church is located on 45 Central St in Ipswich. For more information contact Rev. Glenn Prescott (978) 356-2010."

As the Crow Flies
Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present As the Crow Flies: An Evening of Celebration and Conversation in partnership with Common Crow Natural Market on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will feature the artists Coco Berkman and Rocky Delforge. Cape Ann Museum is located on 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester.

Good Friday Walk Steps Off 
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Location: St. John's the Evangelist School, 552 Cabot St, Beverly

The Annual Good Friday Walk will take place on Friday, April 3rd at the St John's Evangelist School located on 552 Cabot St in Beverly. Walkers enjoy the camaraderie, views of the Beverly shoreline, great refreshments and the knowledge they are doing something to help their neighbors in need here on the North Shore. To sign up to walk or volunteer contact Alan Battistell at 978-927-5847.

Jazz Appreciation Day
Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex St, Salem

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Day on Tuesday, April 4th at Salem Five Community Room, located at 210 Essex St in Salem. This event will take place between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you enjoy Jazz music, you won't want to miss this! For more information contact

Kiwanis Club of Beverly's GREEN EGGS AND HAM BREAKFAST 
Date: Saturday, April 4th, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:ICC Rantoul St, Beverly

Come and have some green eggs and ham with the Cat in the Hat and the Kiwanis Club of Beverly on Saturday, April 4th. Adults are $5 and children are FREE! Event includes eggs, ham, pancakes, books for the kids, raffle prizes, face painting, visits from pixar/disney/dr seuss characters, photo booth! It's an awesome time for all!

Two Old Friends in concert
Date: Monday, April 6th
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St, Haverhill

Join Two Old Friends for a return engagement at the Haverhill Public Library on Monday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m. Classics of folk, Irish music, and American country will be played at this free concert. 

Chocolate, The Perfect Indulgence
Date: Tuesday, April 7th
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St, Haverhill

On April 7th at 7:00  p.m. the Haverhill Public Library (located on 99 Main St in Haverhill presents an education but sweet Chocolate presentation. Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence! During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality and how to eat it, too! Join us as Mike Cross, Instructor of Chemistry at NECC, teaches us about the wonders of chocolate! For more information or other events visit

MAA Night 
Date:Tuesday, April 7th, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Landing Restaurant, 81 Front St, Marblehead

Robert Simonelli of the Landing Restaurant at 81 Front St. has generously offered to donate 20% of all dining room food sales to the Marblehead Arts Association for one night in early Spring. This is part of an ongoing program that Robert devised to aid local non-profits and charities.  What better way to usher in the coming of Spring? Bring your appetite and bring your friends to enjoy the seaside atmosphere and great food. The more you indulge the more the MAA benefits! This donation goes to support our programming, exhibits and resources.

A Story of Change​
Date:Thursday April, 9th
Location: Sheraton, 1657 Worcester Rd, Framingham

Join us as we celebrate our supporters and volunteers at the 2015 United Way of Tri-County Annual Recognition Breakfast “A Story of Change” on Thursday, April 9th. The program will feature our keynote speaker and best selling author Liz Murray who will share her story of growing up in poverty with loving but drug-addicted parents, living homeless and on the streets of New York, and how with the help of others she was able to not only survive but receive a scholarship and graduate from Harvard University. 

A Night At The Races
Date: Friday, April 10th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester

Come enjoy videotaped horse races, raffles, cash bars, food and lots more at the Night At The Races on Friday, April 10th starting at 6:30 p.m. This event will take place at the Cruiseport Gloucester located at 6 Rowe Square in Gloucester. For more information contact David Slade at 978-526-7131.

Dominican Republic Benefit Concert
Saturday, April 11th, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location: St. Thomas Church, 5 Margin St, Peabody

The 5th benefit concert for the Dominican Republic is being held in the school gym of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 5 Margin Street, Peabody, on Saturday, April 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All proceeds from this concert will benefit the poor children of the community Santa Lucia and the orphanage Casa Hogar Divino Niño Jesus in Salcedo. For more information call 978-335-2080.

Chelsea Berry in Concert
Date: Saturday, April 11th, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Community House, 284 Bay Road, Hamiltion

With incredible edge, power and world class vocals, Chelsea Berry delivers the perfect Remedy for spring-fevered New Englanders. Chelsea will bring her compelling presence and artistic finesse to The Community House on Saturday, April 11 @ 7:30 p.m. For more information visit

Indoor Flea Market
Date: Saturday, April 11th, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm Street, North Andover

Come to the annual Indoor Flea Market held on Saturday, April 11th at the Trinitarian Congregational Church located on 72 Elm St in North Andover. There will be raffle tables, white elephant tables and even provided lunch. 

The Honey Dewdrops and Low Lily
Date: Saturday, April 11th
Location: First Congregational Church, 12 School St, Rockport

The Honey Dewdrops and Low Lily will be having a show on Saturday, April 11th at the First Congregational Church. The Honey Dewdrops are an award winning, internationally touring couple who fresh, original songs focusing on vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation. Low Lily (the band formerly known as Annalivia) is an American 'roots and branches' string-band that draws from tradition and today to create its own brand of new acoustic folk music. For more information or other events contact Geof Lynn at

Divine Mercy Service
Date: Sunday, April 12th, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: St John the Baptist Church, 19 Chestnut St, Peabody

Please join us for our Divine Mercy Service on Sunday, April 12th  from 2:30pm to 3:30 p.m. in the Lower Church Hall. Followed by fellowship.

North Shore Youth Rugby Spring/Summer Program​
Date: Sunday, April 12th
Location: Palmer Cove Rugby Field, Salem

North Shore Youth Rugby in Partnership with Salem Parks and  open for new players from Elementary through High School starting Sunday, April 12th.

Melrose Humane Society's Comedy Night 
Date: Sunday, April 12th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Prince Pizza, Route 1, Saugus
Organization: Melrose Humane Society

Come support the Melrose Humane Society by joining them for a Comedy Night as well as pizza at Prince Pizza on Sunday, April 12th from 6:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m.

Sales Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 15th, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St

North of Boston is hosting its annual Sales Meeting on Wednesday, April 15th from 8:30 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. This event will take place at the Marblehead Museum on 170 Washington St in Marblehead.

North Shore Volunteer Fair​
Date: Thursday, April 16th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Danversport Yacht Club

North Shore Volunteer Fair will be held on Thursday,  April 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the  Danversport Yacht Club.  Bring a friend and come to meet with representatives from local non-profits to learn about the many Volunteer Opportunities in our communities. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring a non-perishable food donation; collection bins will be located at the fair for our local food pantries. For information, contact:

The Harlem Quartet
Date: Thursday, April 16th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport

On Thursday, April 16th starting at 7:00 p.m., hear the Harlem Quartet perform in a free, community concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  The Harlem Quartet, "will be bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.For more information visit

"Making A Difference" 
Date: Thursday, April 16th
Location: Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St, Andover

Join Greater Lawrence Family Health Center to benefit the Health Care for the Homeless program, providing needed healthcare and services to those less fortunate on Thursday, April 16th at the Andover Country Club. A live and silent auction, along with an outstanding dinner is just part of the evening. John Albert from Home Health VNA will be receiving the 2015 "Making A Difference" award, and Jerod Mayo from the New England Patriots will be on hand, signing autographs for a donation. For more information call Mary Lyman at 978-722-2871

Community Reiki Share
Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Manchester Community Center, 40 Beach St, Manchester, MA

Enjoy a relaxing Reiki Session and take pleasure in the potential benefits (peace, comfort and calm) while helping out Cape Ann Animal Aid. Donations from the April Reiki Share will benefit the Animal Aid, helping to provide shelter, food and medical care for homeless dogs and cats. For more information call 978-283-4258 or email to register in advance. 

Carry Out Cafe's Gallery with Art by Beverly A. Mitchell
Date: Friday, April 17th
Location: Carry Out Cafe, 1555 State St, Newburyport

Come enjoy the wonderful art work of Beverly Mitchell on Friday, April 17th at the Carry Out Cafe located on 1555 State St in Newburyport. Enjoy great food, beverages, raffles and an opportunity to meet with the artist herself.

Salem Food Tour to benefit Historic New England
Date: Saturday, April 18th
Location: Philips House Museum

Tickets are going fast for the Salem Food Tour on Saturday, April 18th. Enjoy the wonderful food of Salem as you are guided through a cultural walk of the historic of Salem. This is the perfect way to explore Salem while enjoying tastings at some of Salem’s best food shops and restaurants. Enjoy talking with chefs and fellow food lovers. Learn about early colonial dinners, local history and culture, Salem’s illustrious maritime spice trades, and more. To place a reservation or for more information please visit

California Dreamin'
Date: Monday, April 20th - April 24th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mass Audubon's Moose Hill

Mass Audubon at Moose Hill’s Wildlife Sanctuary offers children the opportunity to discover and have fun learning as they experience CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ during the Spring Vacation Week, Monday, April 20th through April 24th. Explore the Giant Sequoias of the Sierra Madre, learn how Gila Monsters survive in the hot, Sonoran desert, discover the Northern Spotted Owls of Coastal Range, and explore the Mediterranean climate of Monterey Bay.  Add in the sleeping volcanoes of the Cascade Range and the San Adreas Fault to the south, and you have one amazing place!  Each day is a blend of hands-on/minds-on activities, outdoor explorations, creative art projects and games.  Come and be amazed by the wonders of nature and our creative staff.

Date: April 21st , 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Don't miss this Chewonki Presentation on tide pools! 
The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Which species can endure the waves, tides and temperature changes of the rocky coast? Using this interactive traveling display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine's rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean's most magnificent species. 

Collectors Artistic Community
Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St

An onsite visit to Montserrat will follow on Thursday, April, 23 6:30-8:30pm. Maggie and Montserrat's Take20 team, a group of student gallery teachers, will bring participants  for a closer look at leading Montserrat student work and for a visit to a Senior Thesis Exhibition with students working in a variety of disciplines.

Haverhill Reads
Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St, Haverhill 

Haverhill Public Library will be hosting it's 11th annual Haverhill Reads event on Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00 p.m. We will be reading the book The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. Programming will take place in April and will tie into the book, making for a community wide reading experience.  For more information visit

Date: Friday, April, 24th, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Northeastern University, 430 Nahant Road, Nahant
Please join us for the annual Riser Lecture, an annual academic talk that honors the life and work of Dr. Nathan "Doc" Riser, first Director of the Marine Science Center (formerly the Marine Sciences Institute) on Friday, April 14th at 4:00 p.m. Northeastern University located on 430 Nahant Road in Nahant.  This event will take place in the Bunker Classroom at the MSC. Light refreshments will be served half an hour before the start of the event.

31st Annual Lend-A-Hand Auction by the Sea 
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Blue Ocean Music Hall, Ocean Front North, Salisbury

Opportunity Works is presenting the 2015 Lend-A-Hand Auction by the Sea, hosted by Bob Lobel, on Saturday, April 25th at 6:00 p.m. This live and silent auction includes hors d’oeuvres and supports programs and services for people with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. For more information visit 978-462-6144.

The Smithereens
Date: Saturday, April 25th
Location: Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St, Beverly

Smithereens will rock the Larcom Theatre on Saturday, April 25th with their huge powerpop hits "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "A Girl like You," "Blood And Roses," "Only a Memory," "Blues Before and After" and more. For more information or other events visit

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

Date: Sunday, April 26th, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis, Beverly

Join us at the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Spring Gala Fundraiser featuring Cape Ann Big Band and North Shore Jazz Band on Sunday, April 26th. This event will be located at Larcom Theatre on 13 Wallis St in Beverly. For more information visit

Free Geology Class
Date: April 28th, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Haverhill Public Library

Learn about how to trace your family’s history through genealogical resources. Join the Haverhill Public Library staff for a one hour presentation on April, 28th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information visit

Shared Spaces: Maintaining History in Condo Living
Date: Saturday, May 2nd
Location: Phillips House Museum

Historic New England and Historic Salem, Inc. are teaming up to help condominium owners preserve historic integrity in shared spaces on Saturday, May 2nd. Sally Zimmerman, a preservation expert from Historic New England will share information on creating a priority project list and exterior projects—including paint selection
For more information visit

Running & Walking Well 
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 8:30 a.m.
Location: Lynch Park, Beverly

Come support and join the 2nd Annual Running and Walking Well on Saturday, May 2nd at the Lynch Park located on 55 Ober St in Beverly starting at 8:30 a.m. This year we would like to build at least one well in Tanzania, Africa. We have selected an area called Tanga which needs water for their new secondary school and people who live in the village. Currently, the people in Tanga have to walk over 10km to get clean water during the dry season.

Arts Fusion
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Marblehead Art Association, 8 Hooper St
This second annual collaborative fundraiser by the Marblehead Festival of Arts and Marblehead Arts Association will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

You’re invited to join local artists and art enthusiasts on Saturday, May 2, from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Abbot Hall in Marblehead for a fantastic evening of music, fun, auction and art. The evening will include delicious food and drink, interactive experiences, and live music while guests in their party finery peruse silent auction items. Following the close of the silent auction, a fast-paced live auction will begin, featuring works by selected artists from the North Shore and beyond. Dancing to a fabulous live band and more tasty treats to round out the evening. Don't miss a great chance to party creatively and take home some fabulous art while supporting your local creative community.

I Carry" Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Cut A Thon
Date: Sunday, May 3rd
Location: The Salon CC, 2 Bourbon St, Peabody

This is a Cut-a-thon to benefit Brittany Petrillo of Topsfield will be held on Sunday, May 2nd at Salon CC located on 2 Bourbon St in Peabody. Brittany is 20 and has recently been listed for a double lung and liver transplant. There will be discounted Hair cuts, get your nails painted, raffle baskets and the Red Sox have donated autographed merchandise. 

Project Bread's 47th Annual Walk for Hunger

Date: Sunday, May 3rd
Location: Boston Common
Organization: Project Bread

On Sunday, May 3rd, more than 40,000 people will come together with one voice and walk for our neighbors in need at Project Bread’s 47th annual Walk for Hunger. Every step builds hope for thousands across the Commonwealth. Join Project Bread on the Boston Common on May 3rd and together we can create a fresh approach to ending hunger in our communities-- where the opposite of hungry isn’t full, it’s healthy. Register and donate today at 

Royalty of Rock 'N Roll 
Date: Saturday, May, 9th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Durham Road, Beverly

Come enjoy the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's with Royalty of Rock 'N Roll at North Shore Music Theatre. This event will be Saturday, May 9th starting at 8:00 p.m. You won't want to miss it!

A Taste of Seventeenth Century Salem
Date: Friday, May 15th
Location: Historic New England, Pickering House

Explore the lives of ship builders, traders, and a Witch Trial judge in a special food and beverage tour of seventeenth-century Salem sites in the historic McIntire District. Salem Food Tours leads the way from Gedney House to Pickering House with a final stop at Jonathan Corwin House on Friday, May 15th. Each stop features a unique dish and drink for tasting as well as a tour and talk about the property. Proceeds from the tours support the preservation of these historic homes. 

Pedr Solis by Per Bolland
Date: Friday, May 15th - May 21st
Location: Zack Box Theatre, Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway in Boston

Come enjoy the wonderful composer Per Bolland as she presents Pedr Solis starting Friday, May 15th through Friday May 21st at Zack Box Theatre, Boston Conservatory located on 8 Fenway in Boston. This will take place on Friday, May 15th & Thursday, May 21st, Saturdays, May 16th and Sunday May 17th all starting at 8:00 p.m. 

Colin Quinn comes to Shalin Liu
Date: Saturday, May 16th
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

On Saturday, May 16 at 8 pm, hear comedian Colin Quinn at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Well-known for his sharp observational humor and high profile stints on Saturday Night Live and his own critically-acclaimed Comedy Central show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. For more information visit

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
Date: Saturday, May, 23rd, 2015
Location: Riverside Park, Methuen 
Organization: Preeclampsia Foundation

Come join and support the Promise walk for Preeclampsia on Saturday, May, 23rd at Riverside Park located in Methuen. For more information visit

Against the Tide
Date: June 20th & August 15th
Location: DCR's Hopkinton State Park & Nickerson State Park

Against the Tide consists of a 1-mile recreational or competitive swim, 2-mile kayak, 3-mile fitness walk, and 5K or 10K run. You may participate in your choice of one or more of the recreational or competitive events in any combination. This family-friendly and inspirational statewide event brings people from all demographics and abilities together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention. The event will take place at DCR's Hopkinton State Park on June 20th in Hopkinton, MA and again at DCR's Nickerson State Park on August 15th in Brewster, MA.

Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival
Date: June 26th through June 28th
Location: Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafeyette St, Rochester, NH

On June 26th through June 28th, the Rochester Fairgrounds will play host to the 11th Annual Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music festival.Dan, Dave, and Mark Andelman will be there during the three-day affair, which will feature award-winning pitmasters from across the globe, a country music festival, carnival entertainment and several extreme competitions, beer and wine gardens and family-friendly fun. ​Friday, June 26th will be from 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. , Saturday, 11:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.

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

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

"Faithful For India Mission 2015"
Date: July 2015
Location: (India)
Organization: Lynfield Calvary Christian Church

For 16 days in July 2015 Calvary Christian Church will be leading a team of people on a mission’s trip to Kolkata, India. While in Kolkata, they will be working with Calcutta Mercy Ministries doing outreach and medical missions. Their website is and they will have the opportunity to assist in their feeding program that serves 25,000 children a day and their Red Light ministry that cares for the thousands of women and girls who have been sexually trafficked and are now trapped in a life of prostitution. they also will minister to the daily, medical and spiritual needs of the people of Kolkata. Donations are welcomed!

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

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

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

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

Rockport Jazz Fest
Date: August 13th - 18th
Location: TBA

Come enjoy a great lineup of artist at Rockport's 4th Annual Jazz Festival starting Thursday, August 13th through Tuesday, August 18th. Some artist that will be featured that week are Mikarimba, Alicia Olatuja, Joey Alexander Trio, Sean Jones and lots more! For more information or location of each event visit

Salem Country Festival
Date: August 28th - 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


Twelfth Night
Date: Ongoing through April 11th
Location: Salem Theater Company, 90 Lafeyette St

Salem Theatre Company invites you to The Twelfth Night now through April 11th located on 90 Lafeyette St in Salem. Fridays and Saturdays shows will be 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 p.m. For more information or to see more shows visit

Track & Field
Date: Saturdays starting April 4th
Location: Gloucester High School

Gloucester High School starting April 4th 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

Essex County CASA Playhouse Palooza
Date: Friday, April 17th through April 26th
Location: Northshore Mall, Peabody

Join Essex County CASA starting April 17th through April 26th as they are having 3 custom children's playhouses on display at the Northshore Mall to raffled off - one ticket for $5 and 5 for $20. These playhouses are being built by North Shore CDC Youth Build, Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute, and Tebou Carpentry and Woodworking from Glouceter, materials for the playhouses were donated by Home Depot Danvers, Moynihan Lumber of Beverly, and Timberline Enterprises of Gloucester. Your children won't want to miss this!

Mass Audubon's Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery
Date: Ongoing through April 28th
Location: Moose Hill Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon

Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibit “Winter” nature’s most dramatic season providing endless visions, volatility and dimension as the mysteries of this season evolve. This insightful and imaginative juried body of work reveals the creative aspirations of four remarkable artists: Lawrence Brink, Mark Landman, Andrea Lovett and Fernando Martins.Please visit our website at or call 781-784-5691for details.

Bill of Lading: The Art and Poetry of Roger Martin
Date: Now through June 28th
Location: Cape Ann Museum

Roger Martin, founder of Monserrat College of Art, and well known poet will be featured in Cape Ann's Museum Now through June 28th 

Calling all knitters and crocheters!
Date: April 4th & April 21st
Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St, Haverhill

The public library’s Knit and Crochet Group will meet twice this month on Apr. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Apr. 21 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Come and talk about your favorite books, yarns and patterns. Bring your knitting and/or crochet project and make some progress while we chat! No registration is necessary.

Draw Me a Story: Tomie de Paloa and Friends
Date: Ongoing through  April 27th 2015

Explore the creative world of children’s literature in a display of original book illustrations in Wenham Museum’s annual children’s book illustrator exhibit, Draw Me a Story: Tomie and Friends, on display March 6 – April 27, 2015. Celebrate the art of the award-winning author/illustrator Tomie dePaola and five fellow guest children’s book illustrators Jesse Watson, Lisa Cinelli, Katia Wish, Elizabeth Wolff and Cyndy Szekeres Prozzo in a vibrant display of original works featured in this joyful exhibit.

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

UNO Pizzeria & Grill on Paradise Road will be hosting “LIGHT UP SWAMPSCOTT!  Guests will be able to support the purchase of the new projector by having 20 percent of their total bill donated directly to this cause by presenting a fundraiser ticket to their server during this time period.  Parents, students, local businesses and members of the Swampscott community are asked to consider UNO Pizzeria & Grill of Swampscott their restaurant of choice from March 23-May 25 to help support the purchase of this projector. “LIGHT UP SWAMPSCOTT!” Fundraiser tickets are available on the Swampscott Public Schools website,, under “Community Flyers and Information” and the UNO Pizzeria & Grill Swampscott Facebook page,  “LIGHT UP SWAMPSCOTT!” fundraiser tickets are valid for use in the restaurant and bar, as well as for take-out, delivery and event or business catering.  

Get Brighter Burlington
Date: Ongoing through  April 17th
Location: Uno's Pizzaria & Grill

PTO and Uno's Pizzeria & Grill have teamed up to help fundraise for the first time Get Brighter Burlington on Monday, March 9th through April 17th. This event will help improve public education as well as give teachers and students more access to cutting edge technology. 20% of the ticket will go to the school of your choice. So come by Uno's Pizzeria and Grill located on 75 Burlington Mall Road in Burlington to support this great caise.

Date: Ongoing through May 3rd
Location: Marblehead Arts Association
               8 Hooper Street, Marblehead 

The Spring  exhibit at the MAA will feature the work of 5 member artists as well as the work of the students in the National Art Honor Society of Marblehead High School, throughout all 6 galleries of the historic King Hooper Mansion in downtown Marblehead. This event will take place on Friday, March 21st through May 3rd.

Adult Scrabble
Dates: Meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 10:30a.m.
Location: Langley-Adams Library

Adult Scrabble will meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at Langley-Adams Library located on 185 Main St, Groveland, MA

Date: May 9th - October 4, 2015
Location: Saco Museum

After the Saco Museum's successful 2013 sampler exhibit, "I My Needle Ply With Skill," and the book by the same title, the museum has been recognized as an important repository for and center of scholarship on northern New England samplers and silk embroideries. This spring and summer the museum offers a second exhibit on schoolgirl needlework, with extensively researched and documented samplers and silk embroideries from Maine and New Hampshire. Don't miss this chance to see never before exhibited samplers from the tail end of the 18th century through the mid-19th century and learn about the female academies in which they were created. 

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

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

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

Dyer Library/ Saco Museum Events
Date: Ongoing
Location: Dyer Library and Saco Museum, Saco, Maine
Organization: Dyer Library/ Saco Museum

Dyer Library and Saco Musuem have many events coming up throughout the summer. This includes exhibitions like At Home in the Victorian Era, displaying the 18th century Victorian obsession with the material world and extravagant clutter. Nature Artist, Royce W. Stevens will have artwork displayed at the Dyer Community Gallery for the entire month of July. Programs such as the Fizz, Boom, Read: Youth Summer Reading Program, Watercolor Classes with Judith Kinsman, as well as book clubs and crafting groups are open and ready for attendees! Sign up for your group or exhibit today! The Dyer Library is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, Museum hours and rates, and events, please visit

Freedom from Smoking - Quit Smoking for Life!
Date: Ongoing starting April 14th, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kariotis Conference Room, 3 West, 41 Mall Road, Peabody

Take advantage of the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking program and make the choice to give up tobacco. Peggy Ruso, CTT-M, tobacco treatment specialist, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, and other Freedom from Smoking certified instructors will review this step-by-step plan for tobacco treatment. Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so that you may start enjoying the benefits of better health! Enjoy a small group setting, fun, interactive learning environment and participant workbook and other informative materials. Please pre-register at or call the Quite-line (781-744-7848) for assistance or further information.

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

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

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

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

Date: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Promise North Shore
Date: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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