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Salem Democratic Caucus March 5

On Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m., Salem Democrats from Wards 1-7 will meet via Zoom to elect 32 delegates and 28 alternates to represent Salem at the 2022 Democratic State Convention. Registered and pre-registered Democrats ages 16 years old on February 4 can vote and be elected delegates or substitutes. Youth (16-35), people with disabilities, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community not elected as delegates or alternates are encouraged to apply to be additional caucus delegates or by visiting massdems.org/caucus. Zoom link at: https://bit.ly/3IjZmHM and participants can participate remotely. Interested in the Salem Democratic City Committee? Contact Chris Malstrom at [email protected] or 443-465-3285.

Artists wanted for the festival

Beverly Main Streets is accepting applications from artists and vendors for its 19th Annual Arts Festival, which takes place June 18. Tell us about yourself and your work. Keep in mind that this is an interest form to be reviewed on an ongoing basis; those invited to apply will receive a complete file for examination by a jury. If you have any questions or helpful suggestions, email us at [email protected] For more information, visit: https://www.bevmain.org/arts-fest-beverly.

Beverly Library Book Sale

The Beverly Public Library will be holding its Spring Book Sale beginning Thursday March 24 and running until Sunday March 27 at the following dates and times at the Main Library, 32 Essex St, Beverly. . On Thursday, March 24, from 7-9 p.m., there will be a Friends Preview Night for the Spring Book Sale. From Friday March 25 to Sunday March 27, friends’ spring book sale. The sale will open on Friday. & Sat., 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.; and Sun., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Paperbacks $1, hardcovers $2, children’s books $0.50. Bag/Box day last day of sale, Sunday March 27. Questions ? Contact Meghan at [email protected] or call 978-921-6062.

Financial Workshops in Beverly

The Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St, Beverly, is hosting a series of financial workshops for young people offered by the Babson Financial Literacy Project, starting Tuesday, March 15. The first—Jump Start Your Financial Future, aimed at ages 17-30—will take place Tuesday, March 15, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 7-8 p.m. Health Insurance and Retirement Savings — A Babson Financial Literacy Project workshop. Register at: www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/calendar.

At the Peabody Institute Library

The Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, has great programming on March 10. At 7 p.m. there will be a Zoom program — The First Kennedys — that explores the roots of an American dynasty. Also at 7 p.m., WBZ meteorologist Eric Fisher discusses his book, “Mighty Storms of New England – The Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, and Floods That Shaped the Region, via Zoom. Registration for the Zoom link for both is required at: Calendar of Events at danverslibrary.org.

Zen community in Beverly

Beverly Public Library’s Sohier Room invites you to join “Community Zen” on Fridays, March 11, 18, and 25 at noon. The offering will be a time dedicated to connecting with others to discover the basics of meditation and getting in touch with our own stability and sanity. Led by Zen Center Founder, Joan Amaral, in partnership with Zen Center North Shore and The Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Questions? Call 978-921-6062.

Grant applications sought

The Coburn Charitable Society invites grant applications to 501©(3) non-profit organizations whose mission is to provide residential, medical and other care and relief to poor elderly people in Ipswich and adjacent towns. Funding preference will be given to applications made for Ipswich residents. Proposals should include a detailed description of the project, the project budget, including reference to other sources of project funding, and a discussion of measurable ways the project will benefit the population served. Applicants must provide a complete hard copy and an electronic copy in PDF format, postmarked/dated by Friday, March 11. Mail to Coburn Charitable Society c/o Dr. Carl Soderland, 2 Green St., Ipswich, MA, 01938-0170. Electronic copies go to: [email protected]? Email Dr. Soderland at the address provided. Pricing will be announced by April 21.

Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers

Share your love for your community and give back by volunteering at the Essex County ReStore Habitat for Humanity at 58 R Pulaski St in Peabody. Volunteer to help keep store operations running smoothly. From merchandising the sales floor to customer service, volunteers help do it all! Contact [email protected] to try it out. No commitment necessary! But if you like it, join the team this spring. The ReStore sells new and gently used furniture, housewares, appliances, and building materials at discounted prices. Proceeds directly support Essex County Habitat’s vision that one day everyone will have a decent, safe and affordable home.

St. Andrew’s invites young people to join the choir

St. Andrew’s (Episcopal) Church in Marblehead invites young people aged 6 and up to join its youth choir. No musical experience is necessary and church membership is not required. Choir members learn to read music, are introduced to basic music theory, and sing on sight. Rehearsals are Mondays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. The youth choir sings with the church’s adult choir at the 10 a.m. service once a month. Interested? Contact Jodice at [email protected] St. Andrew’s Church is at 135 Lafayette St. (Route 114) in Marblehead and is handicapped accessible. Visit www.standrewsmhd.org.

North Shore GOP meets March 9

North Shore Republicans from the cities of Danvers, Salem, Beverly, Peabody, Marblehead, Swampscott, Middleton and Topsfield will host a joint Republican Candidates Night on Wednesday, March 9 at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The evening will focus on Republican candidates and statewide election issues in November. Confirmed candidates at the meeting are Rayla Campbell for Secretary of State; Chris Doughty for Governor; and Darius Mitchell for governor. This meeting is open to the public. All registered Republicans are encouraged to bring friends. Please use street parking on Sylvan St. Peabody Ave, or Pond St. or the municipal parking lot across from Danvers City Hall. For more information, email [email protected] or call 978-774-5262.

NSCC Supervisor Training Workshops

North Shore Community College Corporate Training Solutions offers a free Essential Skills Program for Supervisors to help improve employee supervisory skills. Ten three-hour remote and interactive “live online” sessions will be delivered from April 20 to June 22. Training topics cover difficult conversations, effective delegation, employee performance, motivation and conflict, labor laws and more. The Manpower Training Fund reimburses you for up to 100% of training costs for eligible businesses with fewer than 100 employees and up to 50% for large businesses. The first applications are recommended. For more information, visit www.northshore.edu/corporate/essential-skills.html or contact Lorin Buksa at [email protected] If you are applying for the express grant, also contact Lorin Buksa.

Journalism Summer Program for Teens

The New England High School Journalism Collaborative is reaching out to students, parents, teachers, and New England high school newspaper counselors about its all-expenses-paid summer workshop for students interested in journalism. The dates for the 2022 workshops are June 25 to July 1. The program is intended for students from traditionally underserved urban populations. Some preference is given to current high school juniors and seniors. Students will learn how to report, write and edit for a newspaper, and produce multimedia projects for a website. They will be assigned articles, do interviews, and be exposed to working towards a deadline to create their own journal. For the portfolio, visit: https://issuu.com/nenewspaper/docs/nehsjc-horizon. The New England Newspaper and Press Association will help with nominations; for guidelines visit: http://nehsjc.org/summer-program-application/.

Danvers NSCC PCR Testing Kiosk

North Shore Community College is hosting an RT-PCR Testing Kiosk for COVID-19, at 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers Campus, through March 4, on the following days and times: Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ; Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On-site registration is accepted, but registration is preferable and there are currently many openings. Results are usually available within 1-2 days. Hours of operation may change due to weather or holidays. There is no out-of-pocket fee, but if insured, provide insurance information. To book a slot, go to: https://book.curative.com/sites/34398

Music Camp at the Gould Barn

Join the Northeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO) for its second annual Summer Music Camp the week of July 18-22, at the historic Gould Barn in Topsfield. A combination of small and large ensembles, jazz, pop, violin, sound painting, symphonic, etc. – young musicians with at least two years of instrument studies with a private teacher and the ability to read music can register. No audition required. Play music in the barn and under the field canopies. This is an opportunity to play music and improve during the summer break. For information/registration, visit: nmyo.org. The application deadline is June 15. You can also email [email protected] or call Executive Director Terri Murphy at 978-309-9833.

Database explores the diversity of Marblehead

The Marblehead Museum, a private non-profit organization, has launched its newest digital resource: an online database documenting free and enslaved people of color in Marblehead in the 19th century. The stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are all here, written in an accessible narrative form. Designed for genealogists, researchers, students and anyone interested. Entries will be added regularly and visitors will be able to search by name or keyword, with images included where possible. To access the database, visit: https://bipocdatabase.marbleheadmuseum.org/.

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