Peabody Rotary presents the 2017 Taste of the North Shore on Tuesday, March 21
From the well-established Century House, to the new Berry Tavern, to over 20 other fabulous restaurants, join host Peabody Rotary Club for the annual “Taste of the North Shore” on Tuesday, March 21, from 6-9 p.m., at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Danvers. Due to the popularity of the event, Rotary chose a new and larger location this year. With Title Sponsors Fosters Point Financial, GraVoc, MRG Construction, Peabody Wealth Advisors, Salem Five Bank, TD Bank and hundreds of North Shore residents, you can enjoy the Rotary’s 13th annual celebration featuring a variety of delectable food, lots of fun and great entertainment.
Twenty-five of the area’s most popular restaurants will serve their tastiest dishes, from main courses to sides to desserts. In addition, a highlight of the evening will be the drawing of a $10,000 grand prize! Raffle tickets are $100 each and include two admissions to the Taste. Odds are in your favor as only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. The winner does not need to be present. Non-raffle admission is $40 per person. To purchase tickets and view participating restaurants and sponsors visit www.peabodyrotarytaste.com.
A silent auction with many coveted items – vacations, sports memorabilia, gift certificates and more – will be onsite. Numerous mystery bags and the ever-popular raffles will be available to “stock your cellar” with wine and beer.
As the biggest fundraiser of the year, the Taste of the North Shore raises money to fund the many important community projects Peabody Rotary supports for those in need. You and our many sponsors help Peabody Rotary to support student scholarships, feed the homeless, revitalize Peabody playgrounds and support many other projects and donations to local charities.
“We look forward to hosting a fabulous event this year at our larger venue, the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Danvers,” said Club President Alyse Barbash. “Rotary is expanding our signature event so we can help even more people in our community,” she said.
Events at the Peabody Institute Library
Library to host herbal tea lecture
The Peabody Institute Library is hosting “Brewing Wellness: an Introduction to the Benefits of Herbal Teas” at its West Branch location on Tuesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. The West Branch is at 603 Lowell St. in Peabody.
During this event, attendees will learn about some of the top herbal teas that support health and well-being, tea herbs they can grow right at home in the kitchen garden, and best-practice for brewing a potent “cuppa” for each herb variety! Attendees will have an opportunity to sample several beneficial herbal teas and will leave with a quick-reference sheet on the teas discussed in this seminar.
Space in this class is limited. Please sign up for this class from the Events for Adults calendar on the library’s website: www.peabodylibrary.org. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries.
If the Peabody schools are closed or the weather is questionable, please call the library for event cancellation status. The phone number for the West Branch location is 978.535.3354.
Library to host an evening with a Rwandan genocide survivor
The Peabody Institute Library is hosting “A Focus on Human Rights: an Evening with Rwandan genocide survivor Claude Kaitare” at its West Branch location on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. The West Branch is at 603 Lowell St. in Peabody.
Kaitare, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, will share with the audience the story of his family background, the events in Rwanda and his thoughts about whether or not the world has learned from the tragic lessons from Rwanda. He was born in Kigali, Rwanda, in 1982 and spent the early years of his life primarily occupied with school, friends and family. All this changed on April 6, 1994, when the president of Rwanda’s plane was shot down, an event that provided the catalyst for genocide. Kaitare and his family lived in constant danger until the mainly Tutsi rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was able to enter the city and relocated them and other neighbors who had survived to a refugee camp. He stayed in the refugee camp, which was in the northern part of Rwanda, where he worked in an orphanage full of kids who had been witnesses to the violence of the genocide. Claude and his family stayed in that refugee camp until RPF had ended the genocide and it was safe to return to what used to be home. He eventually moved to Kenya with some siblings, where he studied English, before coming to the United States, where he continues to testify about the tragedy in Rwanda and educate others about genocides and war crimes. His objective is “to raise awareness, in hopes of eradicating ignorance.”
Please sign up for this free event at the West Branch Events calendar on the library’s website: www.peabodylibrary.org. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries. Please contact Melissa Robinson with questions at 978.531.0100, ext. 25.