of the Ukrainian war
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 danverslibrary.org.
Sale of library books
The Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library will be holding their Spring Book Sale, starting with Members Night on Friday, April 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (subscriptions accepted on Opening Night ) and will continue on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, April 11, from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 12, from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the library, 14 Union St. , Hamilton. Credit cards will be accepted. For more information, call 978-468-5577; email: [email protected]; or visit: https://friendsofhwlibrary.org/
Student Art Exhibition
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 are exhibited, as well as art history. 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.
On April 28 there will be a spring cleaning of the town of Ipswich from 9am to 11am. Volunteers will meet at the Town Riverwalk Mural to get trash bags and homework. This biannual event is sponsored by the Shade Tree and Town of Ipswich Beautification Committee with corporate sponsor Pentucket Bank. This cleanup is planned in coordination with the Commonwealth’s “Keep Mass Beautiful” campaign. Contact Pat Beirne for details: [email protected] This event is part of our Earth Week series. Send your questions to [email protected]
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 danverslibrary.org
“Sundays at 5 p.m.”
on the ascent
On Sunday, May 1 at 5 p.m., the historic Ascension Memorial Episcopal Church in Ipswich kicks off the first of inspirational and out-of-this-world 30-minute monthly gatherings simply referred to as “Sundays at 5 p.m.” Led by young people but designed for all ages, this spiritually uplifting opportunity is for people who find Sunday mornings problematic for getting to church. Music, art, poetry, scripture and other creative elements will be drawn from modern and ancient sources of faith and wisdom for the short service, followed by snacks, entertainment and games. “Sundays at 5 p.m.” talks about something that is missing in life, especially after the pandemic, and is the result of many dialogues with the inhabitants of the region. All are welcome in the church at 31 County St., Ipswich. Questions ? Email Brad Clark at: [email protected]
for all’ begins
On Thursday, April 28, from 5-7:30 p.m., join Beverly Main Streets for the launch of a free Cabot Community Conversation event, “Downtown for All,” a Beverly Main Streets initiative to make downtown Beverly a welcoming place for all. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., the evening begins at 5 p.m. with a performance by Endicott College’s Jazz/Rock Ensemble with director Ray Novack. After the show, we will screen “Lives Well Lived”, a film by Sky Bergman, which celebrates aging and the incredible spirit, wisdom and life experiences of older people living full and meaningful lives in their last years. Please let us know you are coming by registering at: https://thecabot.org/event/downtown-for-all. The Cabot Theater is located at 286 Cabot St, Beverly. Questions? 978-927-3100.
‘In the woods’
to Salem State
Salem State presents its production of “Into The Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine at the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, directed by Bill Cunningham with musical direction by Karen Gahagan and choreography by Alex Jacobs. Grimm’s fairy tales blend together to create an epic story about wishes, family and the choices we make. Salem residents are invited to enter for free for Salem Night on Friday, April 15 by emailing [email protected] Regular performances are April 14-16 and April 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and April 24 at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit: www.salemstatetickets.com. $20, general; $15, seniors and students; free for those under 18, For more information, visit: https://salemstate.edu/arts for schedule information.
to Salem State
Explore actions for a just and livable world, as Salem State University celebrates the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day with a series of in-person and virtual events beginning April 5 and continuing through April 19. April. This year’s theme is “Climate Crisis: Actions for a Just and Liveable World” focuses on the science and impacts of climate change and solutions, including offshore wind with Port Authority Deputy Seth Lattrell of the city of Salem; climate reporting with Boston Globe columnist Dharna Noor; the role of museums in the climate crisis with Jane Winchell, curator of the Peabody Essex Museum; and a conversation on climate risk and adaptation politics in Massachusetts with Associate Professor of Global Studies Rob DeLeo (Bentley University). All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at salemstate.edu/earthday.
The Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus invites men of all ages who love to sing to join in. The choir rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Peabody Electric Light Company, 201 Warren Street Extension, Peabody, except the first week of each month, when the rehearsal is on Thursdays. Come to the next rehearsal, or for more information call 866-727-4988.
Online Salem Poll
until April 15
The City of Salem is seeking feedback and feedback from residents on the city’s quality of life and services through the 13th Annual Salem Resident Survey, now online. Visit: www.salem.com/mayors-office, click on “Salem Residents Survey” and choose a language from English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic and Chinese. The survey will be online until 10 a.m. Friday, April 15 for you to voice your opinion on a range of issues facing the City of Salem and municipal departments. Final data is compiled and included in the Mayor’s annual budget, released later this spring at www.salem.com/fy23. The information provides information on residents’ priorities and goals, as well as important measures performance and results.
Visits to the castle
From April 16, Castle Hill will be open for guided tours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, as well as for the April school holiday week, April 18-22. Each offers a different experience for all ages and interests and lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Tickets include admission to the park for a 3 hour visit. Tour prices vary, for full details visit: https://thetrustees.org/program/castle-hill-tours. Castle Hill on the Crane Estate is located at 290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich. Please note: La Grande Maison will not be open on Sunday 17 April.
Calling all juniors
The Hamilton Wenham Garden Club Junior Program is looking for children aged 8 and up who are interested in gardening. We will meet at the museum’s Burnham Hall, Main Street, Wenham, on Wednesday, April 20, 10-11 a.m. Participants will help select plant material (vegetables, herbs, and flowers), discuss growing seeds and plant placement, and can take seeds home as they help HW Garden Club Junior’s establish a garden . Seed planting begins the first week of June. Interested? Email Jennifer Tymann at: [email protected]
Professionals active in a local Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to visit the Simon Mall Peabody Learning Academy on the morning of Tuesday, April 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to meet enthusiastic students as well as Peabody PREP (Personalized Remote Education program) students. , network with other business leaders, share your “call me when” and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. The academy is located at the Northshore Mall; entrance is marked and located in the lower rear parking lot to the right of Macy’s, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Questions? Contact Maria Terris at: [email protected] This Chamber for Good Nonprofit of the Month series is made possible by Peabody Wealth Advisors.