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Ipswich Museum Brown Bag Lunch

The Ipswich Museum invites you to share interesting objects found on his travels on the North Shore with Roland Arguin, an amateur archaeologist, on Monday June 7th at 12 noon. The event will take place in a tent in front of Heard House, 54 S Main St, Ipswich. Don't hesitate to bring your own brown bag lunch and refreshments. Members are free, non-members pay $ 5. Masks are compulsory. Please send an answer to [email protected].

Salem-grown expanded sales

Mack Park Farm, a city agricultural project, and the Salem Pantry have expanded their partnership to improve community access to fresh, Salem-grown produce. Mack Park's products will be distributed to senior and social housing, low-income neighborhoods and public schools during the 2021 growing season. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Salem Pantry has adapted its model and expanded its services across Salem and on the north coast. As of March 2020, the pantry has distributed food to more than 3,000 different households, affecting more than 9,500 people.

Victims of the witch trial honored

History Alive Inc. and Jennifer Emerson of the Petticoat Pages are working to commemorate the first executions of the Salem Witch Trials because the execution occurred before noon on June 10, the day Bridget Bishop was executed at 10 a.m. The group plans to honor Bishop's life and the lives of other victims of witch trials by laying flowers, singing 17th-century songs, gently sailing the trees at the memorial, and reading a reflection by Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell. Everyone is cordially invited to take part in person or via livestream.

Start of the LGBT Pride month

Pride Month for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People begins in Salem with a Pride Flag-raising ceremony in Riley Plaza on Thursday, June 3rd at 11am. Isabella Strobing of Salem will donate the flags and Gary “Gigi.” Of Salem ”Gill will continue the tradition with Mayor Kim Driscoll of inviting the North Shore community to hoist the flag and celebrate Salem's proud diversity. More information is available at

BIPOC votes on the common

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Voices is a book discussion group designed to promote an understanding of systemic racism, privilege and prejudice in order to break down racial inequalities and racism. Explore these titles through an anti-racism lens to enable open and honest conversations in a safe, respectful environment. BIPOC Voices is a partnership between Abu Toppin, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the City of Beverly, and the Beverly Public Library. All age groups are welcome, no registration required. The group meets on Beverly Common. Bring a blanket or a beach chair! Books are available in the library. Stop by or call 978-921-6062 to request a copy. Next on the program is June 16 at 7 p.m. (Rain date: June 23rd) “Dear Marti” by Nic Stone.

Sea Chanteys with Gary Foreman

Enjoy a night of Folk Songs of the Sea with Gary Foreman in the garden of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 161 Washington St., Marblehead on Thursday, June 10th at 7:00 pm. Explore the history of seaman's songs with Foreman, who served 20 years in the Navy and 23 years interpreting the story of "Old Ironsides" at the USS Constitution Museum. He has performed with Sea Revels, Summer Revels (and more) and most recently with Three Sheets to the Wind, the Gloucester shanty group. To register, visit or call 781-631-1768. Tickets are $ 10 for members and $ 15 for non-members.

Garden event in Glen Magna

The Friends of the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers has a free outdoor gardening event scheduled for June 2nd at 10:30 am at Glen Magna, Ingersoll St. 29, Danvers. Participants can stay after the lecture and stroll through the gardens. Registration is required. Visit the library's calendar of events at to reserve a spot. When it rains, the event takes place in the tent. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Danvers Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a government agency.

Marblehead Festival of the Arts

The Marblehead Festival of Arts is cautiously but optimistically planning to hold the Arts Festival on July 4th 2021. The current plan is subject to change due to changing regulations. Online registration is now open for all artists who wish to participate in the exhibitions, including Painting the Town. Three venues are currently planned in Marblehead to display art for public viewing on site. Due to the current Covid regulations, the art must be submitted and assessed virtually, and only one work of art per exhibition. For more information and instructions on how to submit art, please visit: Please visit the festival website regularly for the latest event information:

An Afro-culinary evening June 10th

The Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, along with 25 public libraries across the state, will welcome bestselling author and culinary historian Michael W. Twitty in a virtual event on Thursday, June 10th at 7pm. Book of the Year 2018 winner of the James Beard Foundation Foundation Award, Twitty will speak about his book "The Cooking Gene". The discussion, hosted by chef and author Chef Bill, centers on how Twitty, the African American, found a huge hole in American cuisine history. In his unique memoirs, he traces his family history through the history of Southern and American food using genetic research, historical interpretation, nature studies, heirloom gardening, and interviews with contemporary voices to trace him back to his family's origins in West and Central Africa to lead. He adds all of this to his popular Afroculinara food blog. ”Ten participants who register through the Peabody Institute Library will receive a bottle of Mr. Wesley Jones Antebellum BBQ Spice from the author's Line of Spice Tribe Cooking Blends. Two viewing modes are offered: Zoom Webinar and Live Streaming via NewTV. Registration is via the library's calendar of events on and closes 2 hours before this event.

Film Tuesdays at Tapley Hall

Bring your lunch and meet fellow movie buffs on Tuesdays at 12 noon at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, Danvers for a full series of shorts and casual discussions led by Heritage Films volunteer Dan Trembley. Due to the limited space of 10 people, please register with Nora at 978-777-1666 or by email: [email protected]. For a full list of films, visit: DanversHistory.Org Recommended Donation $ 5 to support the Danvers Historical Society's conservation efforts.

"Curtain call" from North Shore players

North Shore Players of Danvers will stage a virtual production of an original comedy from new Massachusetts playwright Matthew Garlin on June 5th at 7pm. Written in the fast-paced, rhythmic style of David Mamet or Aaron Sorkin, "Curtain Call" revolves around a first-time playwright who refuses her director's ideas to commercialize her play. Add to this the personal problems of the cast and the plot gets sticky. Streamed on YouTube, with a pay-what-you-can model for donations ($ 10 recommended), links can be found at: The North Shore Players is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information, contact Martin Fucio, Executive Secretary at: [email protected] or call 978-921-0297

Call for Artists at Gordon College

The art department at Gordon College is planning a gallery exhibition – "Squish Fold Twist" – for the fall and an open call to the community for submissions. Planners invite local artists for this joyful creative practice, looking for sculptural ceramic works that explore the strange, wild, and whimsical. Clay as the chosen medium makes you want to be in the mood: the organic nature of the material and its processing naturally lead to a playful artistic process. Submissions are possible until June 27th, the exhibition can be seen from August 28th to October 8th. The open call is jointly curated by Justin Kedl and Bruce Herman. Visit for submission details.

Summer auction of the citizen ballet

The North Shore Civic Ballet (NSCB) invites the public to participate in its online summer auction to support the performing arts on the North Shore. The non-profit dance company solicits donations of gift cards and certificates for hotel stays, car care, restaurants, spas, massages, photography, retail stores, crafts, luxury services, sporting events, concerts, performances, theaters, museums and more. Volunteers are also needed to contribute their time or talent. Call 781-631-6262 or email [email protected] for opportunities to help with the auction or dance company. The auction website,, opens at 6:00 p.m. for bidding. on Friday June 4th and lasts through Friday June 25th. The NCSB is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Ask? Call 781-631-6262 or visit:

Concours d’Eleganceset from 16.-18. July

Misselwood Estate at Endicott College is hosting its annual Misselwood Concours d & # 39; Elegance fundraiser with a weekend event from July 16-18. Elegant, historic automobiles and motorcycles from the east coast will make their way to the award-winning conference venue. Also on display this year are British Classics, Woodie Wagons and Micro Cars, as well as an eclectic mix of vehicles from the early 1900s to the late 1970s. State and local COVID19 guidelines and regulations are strictly followed. The events begin on Friday, July 16, with a welcome reception in the evening, followed by the Tour d’Elegance on Saturday morning, followed by the Concours Dinner. The main event, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance, begins on Sunday, July 18, at 9 a.m. Since its inception, this event has raised nearly $ 200,000 in scholarship money for Endicott students. All funds raised this 11th year will be used directly to support Endicott College student scholarships. Tickets and more information can be found at: [email protected]. Since its inception,

Virtual concert series starts

The Peabody Institute Library's free Spring 21 Concert Series are virtual this year. Viewers can subscribe to our calendar to receive a zoom link in their email. The series is brought to you by the Peabody Institute Library Foundation and the McCarthy Family Foundation, and the rest of the schedule is as follows: Monday June 7th, Irish harpist Áine Minogue will highlight the beauty and joys of summer with unusual and haunting selections der from Celtic Wheel: Wednesday, June 16, Encore Show with Stephanie James: Monday, June 21, Ballroom and Latin Dance Duo Dance Caliente Raul Nieves and Eileen Herman-Haase, who as master teachers, choreographers and performers share an irresistible attraction , there will be 4-5 different dances. For more information, contact Gabi Toth, Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian at 978-531-0100 x17 or email: [email protected].