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Ipswich candlelight vigil
The fourth Ipswich Aware Candlelight Vigil will be held on Thursday, September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ipswich Center Green, next to the Ipswich Visitor Center, to remember those who have lost an overdose, and come together through a sharing of stories, music and resources to support people with addiction and their families. Ipswich Aware is a non-profit community coalition that strives to bring educational resources and programs to the greater Ipswich community to promote addiction awareness, education and prevention in our town . We strive to reduce the stigma of addiction. For more information, visit: www.ipswichaware.org or contact Ilia Stacy, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 978-867-1037. If the weather is uncertain, check out the Ipswich Aware Facebook page.
Crypto and NFT
On Thursday, September 23 at 7 p.m., join digital security expert Mark Horvath at Salem Athenaum, 337 Essex Street in Salem and experience the whole new world of blockchain and crypto currency. A senior director at Gartner, a technology consultancy and consultancy firm, Horvath – who holds a BS in Physics from Pennsylvania State University and a PhD. in Astronomy from the University of Massachusetts – specializes in secure application development, quantum computing and post-quantum encryption and advises clients on how to improve their software development processes. Suggested donation: $ 10 members, $ 15 non-members. Register at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eijgs8560b5bc022&oseq=&c=&ch=. For more information, call 978-744-2540, or visit. [email protected]
Need for volunteer drivers
Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers to cover Ipswich delivery routes. Volunteers work about two hours in the late morning, picking up and delivering meals to older residents. Help seniors get a nutritious daily meal with the social benefit of a quick support visit. As a volunteer, you can follow the situation and status changes of your elders and alert SeniorCare for a follow-up of the registration. Protocols have been put in place to ensure the safety of volunteers and beneficiaries. Work one day a week or five days a week, whichever suits you! Teams from other organizations can also share responsibilities. For more information, call 978-281-1750.
The ballet school celebrates its 50th anniversary
The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new season of workshops and classes to meet the interests of children, teens and adults of all skill levels. Choose from ballet to ballroom dancing, live online or in the studio at 115 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Special workshops highlight Broadway in the “Theater Arts Workshop”, six weeks with Karen Marie Pisani, former Dance Captain and performer of the National Touring Company of A Chorus Line, from September 22 to October 27, from 4:30 pm to 5 am. 30:30, Modern dance technique with Ivan Korn, musical bases of beat and rhythm and phrasing. Students aged 12 and over develop the choreographic technique, Saturdays from October 2 to 23, from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and the monthly dance adventure. The world dance workshop includes Balinese, Peruvian Baroque and Andalusian Spanish escuela bolera). Monthly, Mondays Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. All levels students 12+ welcome. Register at: Marbleheadschoolofballet.com/classes/schedule/. Questions? 781-631-6262 or [email protected] For courses and all other information, visit: bit.ly/MSBschedule.
The music of
On Thursday, October 21, at 7 p.m., the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, will host a Zoom program with educator, arranger, composer and producer, Galen Abdur-Razzaq. “Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement by Flutejuice Productions. This “Wrap Around” program combines a lecture with a flute prelude performed by Abdur-Razzaq and a chronicle of music from the turn of the century to the present day, highlighting the artists and their music, their influences and their struggles, as well as the role of jazz in defending and funding the civil rights movement through events such as the Freedom Rides and the 1963 March on Washington. A Q&A will follow. Hosted on Zoom and sponsored by the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers. registration for this event is required at: danverslibrary.org.
Education Fund grants available
The Salem Scholarships and Education Committee accepts applications for grants from the Education Fund for Salem Educational Programs, Teachers, and Organizations. These small grants provide additional funding for education for local needs and funding for existing adult literacy programs. Applications must be sent before 5 p.m. on October 14. For more information and to apply, www.salem.com/scholarship, click on the “Education Funding Request” button on the left side of the page. Questions? Contact the Town Hall at 978-619-5600. Please note; Grant funds cannot be used for salaries or allowances.
SSU’s new Bachelor of Liberal Studies
Salem State University is launching a new flexible university major in Liberal Studies, offering an interdisciplinary curriculum, meeting the many needs of students and allowing an option to graduate at Salem State. It will benefit traditional, transfer and adult learners who seek to develop knowledge in various academic fields and become creative and critical thinkers. The major is primarily designed to meet the needs of learners with previous college credits or students who have changed major and are looking for a route to integrate what they have learned and graduate on time, and is offered by the department interdisciplinary studies. For more information, visit salemstate.edu/interdisciplinairestudies or contact President Duclos-Orsello at [email protected] or 978-542-6354.
Donate blood, get your hair cut for free
The American Red Cross and its partner, Sport Clips Haircuts, are urging eligible donors to donate blood in September to help meet the needs of patients who depend on life-saving transfusions. More donations are needed to meet critical continued demand as concerns grow over a COVID-19 outbreak. As a thank you, those who donate blood or platelets until September 30 will receive a coupon for a free Sport Clips haircut by email. You can make an appointment to donate blood or platelets using the Red Cross blood donation app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733- 2767) or by activating the blood donation skill on any Alexa Echo. device.
Salem High Hosts ‘Mass Class’ Reunion
The Salem High School classes of 1980, 1981 and 1982 hold a common class reunion on Friday, November 12 at the Danversport Yacht Club from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets cost $ 60 per person. You can send the money to @ Patty-Levasseur (80) or email your class representative to find out where to send a check. Class of 1980 Patty (Tremblay) Levasseur at [email protected], class of 1981 Jeanne (Pare) Muse at [email protected] and class of 1982 Chris (Nardella) Yobaccio at [email protected] Include full name (maiden name if applicable) class and contact details.
Ipswich offers 3rd dose of Pfizer
Immunization clinics in the city of Ipswich can now offer a third dose of Pfizer vaccine to eligible people. Those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are more likely to have severe illness with COVID-19 and less likely to develop an adequate response to the two-dose series of Moderna or Pfizer. An additional dose is recommended for those who have received a primary series of Pfizer or Moderna due to a number of conditions and medications. Eligible people who want a third dose should speak to their doctor for specific recommendations, such as stopping a medication before receiving the vaccine. City clinic staff cannot offer individualized medical advice. There is currently no recommendation from the CDC regarding the need for a second dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Doses of J&J Booster are currently not available and the City is awaiting further guidance from federal authorities. Clinics are open to anyone aged 12 and over who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts, on Mondays at Our Lady of Hope Rectory, 1 Pine Swamp Road. Register at: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/capeann. Please choose the “second dose” option.