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The Roe family:

an american story

On Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m., The Peabody Institute Library, Danvers invites you to join investigative journalist Joshua Prager on Zoom for a talk about his deeply researched book, “The Family Roe: An American Story,” With abortion rights, “The Family Roe,” named a 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist, offers extraordinary insight into the most controversial Supreme Court case and its plaintiff, Norma McCorvey. A family saga, it confronts half a century of propaganda and myth, Prager’s book took years to come together with Norma. Prager, had access to his personal papers, witnessed his last moments. He also found Roe’s unknown baby, Shelley Thornton, whose conception prompted the lawsuit. Hailed by critics on both sides of the debate, Prager looks with honest eyes at the five decades of struggle that have brought us to today. Radio Boston host Tiziana Dearing will host. Registration is required for your Zoom link at: Events Calendar at

Monday morning

at the Beverly Library

Beverly Public Library’s popular Monday Mornings series returns to the Main Library’s Sohier Room. On Monday, September 19 at 9:30 a.m., join us for “Alaska, Bears and Beyond” with Joy Marzolf. Green Beverly ends the month with a Climate Prep Week program on September 26 at 9:30 a.m. Find the complete program on Questions? Contact Ona at [email protected] Sponsored by Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

maritime salem

launch the program

Join the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Tuesday, September 20 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20 for a virtual event on teaching the history of slavery and freedom in Salem. This free webinar – in partnership with The Hard History Project and local teachers – highlights new educational programs and digital resources for teachers in grades 3-8, but is open to all educators interested in best way to understand and teach this history. Hear directly from participating teachers about their experience. Take part in an on-site field trip, eight-minute film, lesson plans and primary resources, and more. For more information and to register, go to:

Fall Book Sale


All are welcome to join as members when the Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton, holds its Fall Book Sale on Monday, September 19 from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 20 . , from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Credit cards will be accepted, save a tree and bring reusable bags. For more information, call 978-468-5577, email: [email protected] or visit

lunch with

Nathalie Jacobson

The North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s “Thrive” initiative features Boston TV news anchor Natalie Jacobson at a luncheon Thursday, September 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spinelli’s, Route 1, Lynnfield . It’s one of the first public speaking engagements since the publication of her memoir, “Every Life A Story: Natalie Jacobson Reporting.” For decades, Jacobson told stories of countless lives as Boston’s first woman to present the evening news. Now she shares her own story, from growing up as an immigrant in Chicago to being one of the most trusted and respected journalists in greater Boston. The event aims to empower female careerists to succeed both personally and professionally. At 11:30 a.m. with registration and lunch. The program starts at noon. Admission is $55 for Chamber members, $75 for non-members. Registration is required at: or call 978-774-8565, ext. 1.

PLAV Harvest

Table service

Walter Dombrowski Post 63, Polish League of American Veterans USA will host a Harvest Dinne (DOZYNKI) fundraiser on Sunday, October 2 at The Portuguese American War Veterans Post 1 Hall, 103 Tremont St., Peabody, beginning at 1 p.m. Post 63 honors Dombrowski, a Peabody native. All are welcome, tickets are $20. by calling Walter or Ann Blazewicz at 978-531-7999, or by sending a check payable to Plav Post 63, 46 Clement Ave., Peabody.

“From roots to kinship”

continues September 22

The Peabody Institute Library’s “Kinship Roots” continues Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. with a Zoom program of oral histories led by Rachael Cerrotti. Documentary storyteller and author, Cerrotti offers this workshop to share how you can research your own family history using recorded testimonies and oral histories. Rachael will talk about her work with the USC Shoah Foundation and other institutions, and share suggestions for using resources to tell our own family stories. Earlier this year, his memoir, “We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory and Migration,” was read and discussed by members. This fall, we invite members to create their own family stories and tell their own stories. To sign up for your Zoom link, go to:

8 weeks free

senior workshops

The Hamilton Senior Center will be hosting free workshops called “A Matter of Balance” for seniors on Mondays, September 26-November 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus will be on education and support of the elderly around falling and the fear of falling. Through group discussions, practical strategies and light exercises, participants will reduce fear and the risk of falling, helping them to stay active and involved! For more information and to register, contact Linda Baker at 978-281-1750 or [email protected]

Essex County
celebrate the arts

Hundreds of artists and community leaders will converge on The Cabot, 286 Cabot St., Beverly, at 9 a.m. September 30 to celebrate five years of the Creative County Initiative, support of the County Community Foundation of Essex has a strong creative ecosystem in Essex County. This county-wide gathering connects the many people who play a part in arts and culture in Essex. San San Wong of the Barr Foundation; Spoken word artist Michelle Poetica and officials from the North Shore Children’s Museum in Peabody are part of the lineup. Limited registration for the optional Beverly Art Tours after the summit will focus on Beverly’s architecture, art galleries and Free Wall. Learn how to apply for future public art collaborative grants, funding for location-based projects, and support for underfunded artists and cultural groups beginning in early 2023. Creative County has awarded nearly $700,000 in grants partnership to support creative partnerships. The program lasts until 2:00 p.m., and breakfast and lunch are included. Tickets are $25 at:

Meals on Wheels

delivered to you

Meals on Wheels may be right for you if you are 60 or older and are unable to prepare a balanced meal due to physical, mental or emotional limitations, or a lack of home help from your family, friends or neighbours. If this sounds like you and you can’t comfortably or safely participate in the catering program, Meals on Wheels delivers daily to your doorstep. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program. For more information, call SeniorCare Inc. at 978-281-1750 or 866-927-1050.

Amal Clooney

to Salem State

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is scheduled to visit Salem State University, Tuesday, September 20, the Salem State University Foundation, Inc., celebrates the 40th anniversary of its series of popular speakers and the return to in-person events. Clooney’s appearance in Salem State includes a discussion of her work as an international human rights lawyer, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the university’s O’Keefe compound. Tickets can be purchased on the series website at or by calling 978-542-7555.

choir rehearsal

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.

Waste deposit

in Salem

Salem residents with proof of residence or ownership can drop off their yard waste at the Salem Transfer Station on Swampscott Road on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garden waste must be deposited in a paper bin. bagged or discarded in bulk at designated location on site. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted and stumps and branches over 2 inches in diameter will also not be accepted. Curbside yard waste collections take place the weeks of September 19, October 17, November 28 and December 12. Curbside collection takes place on the scheduled garbage day for the street. Curbside yard waste must be in paper bags or barrels. Do not place yard waste in waste management carts. Overflow bags are available for $2.50 each at the Department of Public Service, 5 Jefferson Ave., the City Collectors Office, 93 Washington St., Crosby’s Marketplace, 109 Canal St. and Winer Brothers Hardware, 86 Lafayette St. For more information, visit:


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