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North Shore news in brief | social communication

“Sundays at 5” at AMC Ipswich

Ascension Memorial Church hosts “Sundays at 5” every Sunday. “Sundays at Five” is youth-led but designed for all ages, and is a spiritually inspiring opportunity especially for people who find Sunday morning church timings problematic. Music, art, poetry, the Bible, and other creative elements will be drawn from both modern and ancient sources of faith and wisdom for the 30 Minute Service. Snacks, fun and games to add to the evening. For more, go to Or call 978-356-2560. Ascension Memorial Church is located at 31 County St. , Ipswich.

“Ghosts and Legends” Last Invitation

Join senior storyteller, podcaster, and author Jeff Belanger at the Peabody Library Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. for “Ghosts and Legends” storytelling that explores the unusual and the unexplained: havens around the world and in your own backyard. This multimedia adventure draws from Jeff’s research into his books, podcasts, adventures, and TV shows. At the Main Library, 82nd Street, Peabody Street, followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Registration is required at:

The most prominent indigenous plants

Master Gardener Gretel Anspach will present ‘Native New England Plants’ at the November 10 meeting of the North Shore Horticultural Society at 7:30 pm and the meeting will take place at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 60 St School, Manchester. Anspach will focus on plants native to the area that are easier to maintain, are more tolerant of New England weather, and may offer better resistance to deer and rabbits. The trees, shrubs, and perennials that developed here will grow here with much less input from you. Find out how to “become a native” and reduce your workload while creating a paradise for native birds and pollinators. Anspach is a life master gardener with the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and a retired systems engineer. She also helped establish and maintain two food production parks that supply fresh produce to the Marlborough Food Pantry. NSHS meetings are free for members. For non-members there is a $5 fee. Annual NSHS membership is $25 (single) and $35 (family). Membership includes 10 meetings, see for more information. Free parking (behind the church) for all meetings. Arrangements have been made for safe and socially distanced personal meetings.

The movie Hammond in Hamilton

Heritage Films Theater and Dan Tremblay presents “Mysteries of Hammond Castle, Gloucester” on Wednesday, November 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union Street in Hamilton. This program is free and open to all. Viewers can also discuss experiences at this unique castle on Magnolia Beach. More information is available by calling 978-777-2711.

Free Membership Sponsored By Mail

During the week of November 4-12, AMVETS is offering free 2023 membership to any veteran or current service member. Bring your DD214 or Military ID and fill out an application. You will have free AMVETS membership and access to Vittori Rocci Post 56 properties, 143 Brimbal Ave. , Beverly, for the 2023 membership year. For more information, call Captain Tom Roccio at 978-223-0229.

2023 feature calendars are on sale

Our 2023 calendars are now on sale at the Beverly stores listed below. Great for holiday and birthday gifts, the more you buy, the more you can help cover veterinary care, food, and supplies so much needed for local stray and homeless animals in and around Beverly. Calendar can also be shipped upon request. To purchase visit: And click the yellow donate button on the right side of the web page. In the following PayPal form, please leave the address you wish to ship the calendar to and the number of calendars purchased. Calendars are $15 + $4 shipping for the first calendar + $1 for each additional calendar. Also available at Copper Dog Books, 272 Cabot Street, Beverly; DogSpa, 45 Enon St., #5, Beverly and Dogs by Design & Cats Too!, 131 Dodge Street, Beverly. Questions? E-mail: [email protected] Or call 978-927-4157.

Murder on the Nile

Who killed the rich, spoiled, newlyweds Kay Mustaine? North Shore players from Danvers present Agatha Christie’s classic mystery play Murder on the Nile. Curtain at 7:30 p.m., November 11 and 12, and 2 p.m. on November 13, at Maple Street Congregation Church, 90 Maple Street, Danvers. For parking, use the GPS 13 Charter St.

Enlarge the Peabody Institute Library

Zoom in on new virtual programming for November from the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers. Check the schedule and tell us what you’d like to join, so we can send you the Zoom link and make it history. Please note: Registration in the Zoom link for all programs is required via the event calendar at: Monday, November 7, at 7 p.m., we’re slated to bring our heroes home – inside the Defense Prisoners Agency/MIA Accountability Agency with retired Navy and World War II research analyst Tim Keeler on Zoom. Using dental battlefield DNA satellites to identify American MIAs, from Europe to the jungles of Southeast Asia; Monday, November 14, 7 p.m. Using FAN Group Research for Genealogical Hacking – led by Julie Roberts Schebankewicz, a genealogist, writer, and speaker with nearly 30 years of ancestral research experience; Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m. “Master of Suspense” with Hank Phillippi Ryan – Join bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryanon Zoom from the Cary Memorial Library literary café. Creator of 13 award-winning psychological thrillers, talking with Lexington’s Marjan Kamali (author of Together Tea and The Stationery Shop. And on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m., Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice — join the Dr. Nicole Eustace, Distinguished Lecturer at the Organization of American Historians on Zoom, explores her Pulitzer Prize-winning book on how a brutal attack on an indigenous hunter in 1722 sparked a competition between Native American and European forms of justice.

Beverly Farms Art Gallery continues

The Beverly Artists Guild and Beverly Farms Library are sponsoring an art gallery for a month from November 1-30, during business hours, 2-4:30 p.m. at Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine St. , Beverly. Participating artists are: Natalie Batchler, Claire Curtin, Katrina Gates, Martin Lien, Martha Lincoln, Amy McKenna, Ron Pruitt, Marcia Sivory, Mary Scannell, Anna Marie Walsh, Joe Woetkowski, who will display their artwork in Oils/Acrylics, Watercolors, Graphics, mixed media and photography. Everyone is welcome to witness this fascinating and diverse range of works that capture all the moods and attractions of Beverly, Cape Ann and other landscapes, seascapes, nature as well as still life. Questions? E-mail: [email protected]

Turkey Dinner at Beverly Church

Grab a turkey dinner on Saturday, November 19, at Second Church, 35 Conant Street, Beverly, between 1 and 3 p.m. It comes complete with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and vegetables, all ready to heat in the microwave. The number of containers is limited, so first come first serve. Place your order, $7 per dinner, with the church office at 978-922-5722, or email [email protected]no later than noon Thursday 17 November.

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