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Rocky Horror Show at Endicott

Perhaps even more relevant now than it was in 1975, The Rocky Horror Show will rock the stage at Endicott College’s Department of Performing Arts with live performances April 7-9. Audience participation comes to life as this tale takes flight, Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 April, at 7.30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Rose Theater in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College. General admission, $15; seniors and students, $5; free for ECID holders, at: For more information, call 978-998-7700.

Collection of medical supplies for Ukraine

Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St. Danvers, is hosting a drive for medical supplies to help support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine Monday through Friday, March 28 – April 1, 4-6 p.m. The supplies will be delivered to Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church in Jamaica Plain, and shipped to Poland via a Ukrainian logistics company, Meest. Most needed items are: tourniquets, bleeding stopper, quick gauze (Celox, Quikclot), occlusive chest seal, coagulation gauze, first aid bandage, first aid kit, medical nitrile gloves, CPR face shield, kit decompression devices, medical scissors, intubation tubes, intravenous catheters (G18), intraosseous catheters, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, hydrogen peroxide, vitamins C and D, walkie-talkies and batteries. For more information, visit Holy Trinity United Methodist Church’s Facebook page.

{p class=”p1″}Russian history in Ukraine

{p class=”p1″}On Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., join former Boston College history professor Cynthia Simmons on Zoom as she provides historical context for the war in Ukraine. Kyiv is the seat of Kyiv Russia and Eastern Orthodoxy, predating Russia as a state; “Little Russia” was the term used to refer to Ukraine during the Russian Empire. Simmons will discuss the Soviet period and how the war has more in common with the 1942 or 1982 war than with the post-Soviet era. Language, religion and cultural identity will be explored. To register for the Zoom link, visit: Calendar of Events at

JFK and the space race

On Tuesday, April 5 at 2 p.m., join a Zoom slide presentation with live commentary and Q&A from Presidential Library professor Rick Elias, who will explain how the United States managed to land on the moon in 1969 achieve the goal of landing on the Moon by 1969? Go behind the scenes of the Kennedy Space Program with photographs and stories from the collections of the Presidential Library and the John F. Kennedy Museum. To register for the Zoom link, visit: Calendar of Events at

First-Time Home Buyers Seminar

If you’re considering buying a new home but aren’t sure about market conditions, join Jess McLaughlin of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Gordon Room of the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, We’ll go over everything you need to know in a fun and interactive seminar. Find out which loan program is right for you, how much you can afford, and what you need for a down payment. Registration required at: Calendar of Events at

Hidden characters: the women of NASA

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Pat Monteith on Zoom on Thursday, April 21 at 11 a.m. as she takes you through the journeys of Katherine Johnson and some of NASA’s other pioneering female astronauts, including training for a 3-year mission to Mars. Monteith has conducted over 50 youth, family and adult programs on the Moon, Mars, ISS, NASA Women, James Webb Telescope and more. Sign up for the Zoom to: Calendar of Events link on

Talking Walk with Hollman

{p class=”p2″}The Peabody Institute at Danvers invites you to join media scholar Marjorie Turner Hollman Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom as she discusses “Finding Easy Walks.” Find local rides for a more positive outdoor experience, especially for seniors, people with disabilities and families with young children. To register for the Zoom link, visit: Calendar of Events at

Salem State Student Art Exhibit

Twenty-five outstanding students from Salem State University’s Art + Design department are displaying their artwork as part of the 2022 Student Art Awards exhibition through April 15, at the university’s Winfisky Gallery. Mediums such as painting, printmaking, 3D arts, graphic design and photography, as well as art history are exhibited. The gallery, on the ground floor of the center of Ellison Campus, North Campus, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. All are invited to attend an artists’ reception on Wednesday, April 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Online Monthly Book Club

The Peabody Institute Library partners with Ashland Public Library in Ashland, MA to present a monthly book club for the LGBTQ+ community and friends, meeting on the last Monday of each month, beginning Monday April 25 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. 15 to 100 year olds are invited to discuss books that celebrate LGBTQ+ life, as a springboard for discussing the challenges. April i’s selection—Casey McQuiston’s “One Last Stop”—can be picked up at both libraries. Sign up for your Zoom link at: Questions? Call 978-531-0100 x17 or email:[email protected]


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