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Peabody Institute Library Open House

The Friends of the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, will be holding its annual free open house on Sunday, December 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. children and adults and door prizes. The public is invited to stop by the Gordon Ground Floor / Children’s Rooms and share in some fun and joy. Masks required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute library and supported in part by a grant from the Danvers Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council. Questions? Call 978-774-0554.

Decorative Delights sales returns

The Hamilton-Wenham Garden Club is once again bringing you Decorative Delights, an annual sale of festive evergreen arrangements, on Saturday, December 4. embellishments. We will be outside the Holiday Boutique at Winthrop School, 325 Bay Road, Hamilton, and we can also design custom arrangements for local businesses. To order, email / text Juliana Lloyd at 617-901-7445, or Mardi Lowery at 978-468-7136.

Repertory dance ensemble at Endicott

The dancers of the Repertory Dance Ensemble will perform original works created by the faculty of Endicott College. This is the 6th showcase of the faculty, with works choreographed by Chantall Doucett, Kara Fili, Julie Pike Edm, Alie Romano, Joseph Jefferies and Nikki Sao Pedro-Welch on stage at the Rose Theater, 406 Hale St., Beverly. Friday December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday December 11 at 2:00 p.m. General admission $ 10; Seniors and students from other institutions $ 5; Free ECID holders. Essential masks for all. Tickets at:

Ascension Christmas Bazaar Saturday

Ipswich’s Ascension Memorial Church will host its popular annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to a silent auction filled with new goods, products, tickets and services, this year’s bazaar will also feature an eclectic mix of vintage items, antiques and collectibles for the Ascension Shop, the boutique online “upscale” of the bazaar. Held at AMC’s Boone Hall at 31 County St., Ipswich, the event will feature sweet or savory baked goods and fun themed gift baskets of all kinds. The bazaar will follow security measures and masks are mandatory.

Art at the South Branch Library

Sheila Farren Billings’ artwork is on display at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library until December 27. The exhibition can be viewed during library opening hours. and the works are available for purchase. Award-winning local artist and author / illustrator of five children’s books, her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and galleries across the North Shore. The exhibition is free and everyone is welcome, but the masks must be worn by everyone from 5 years old. The Billings website is at Questions? [email protected] or 978-531-3380 # 11. The library is located at 78 Lynn St., Peabody.

Winter farmer’s market on December 4

Hamilton Community House is hosting a new Winter Farmer’s Market on December 4 and 18, from noon to 3 p.m., on its front lawn, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Vendors include Al’s Hives and Honey, Beet Your Best – Vegan and Gluten Free Energy Bars and Granola, Candles by Erin, Made-to-Order French Pancakes, Iron Ox Farm Organic Products, Living Soil Gardens Green Salads, Marshview Farm – Root vegetables, greens and eggs, meats raised locally at Moonlight farm: rocket pestos in the kitchen of the community house, at the Valicenti pasta farm – pasta sauces on the farm; Gourmet Ravioli; Unique fresh pasta; Ready-to-cook lasagna. Visit

Wilder at Salem University

From December 2 to 12, Salem State University presents the award-winning play “The Skin of Our Teeth” by Thornton Wilder, at the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. 356, rue Lafayette, Salem. The play is filled with farce, burlesque and satire, as one family narrowly escapes one disaster after another. Tickets are: $ 15 general / $ 10 seniors / free for college students and under 18. Buy at

Oppose anti-Semitism

The Call to Action Committee on Anti-Semitism invites those interested in working on community programs to learn about anti-Semitism and to implement means to combat it effectively, to join the working committee. The committee is open to people of all faiths. Email Rabbi Michael Ragozin at [email protected] for more information.

Bertram Field Fundraiser

The City of Salem has launched a private fundraising campaign associated with the Bertram Field Improvement Project. The $ 6 million effort will result in modern, accessible and sustainable sports facilities for football, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, community and youth sports, and other activities. While the majority of the funding came from the city’s capital budget – including the bond, Community Preservation Act funds, and a state grant – the project team set a goal of $ 400,000 in donations. All donations over $ 500 will be recognized by posters in the field. Larger donations, including naming opportunities and corporate sponsorships, are also available. All are tax deductible. To donate by credit card or electronic check, visit Checks should be made payable to “City of Salem” with “Bertram Field” on the memo line and sent to the Treasurer’s Office, City of Salem, 98 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970.


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