Salem Volunteers Newsletter - October 17, 2017

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The Fountain Stage and the House of the Seven Gables continue their programming this weekend, and the Salem Common Neighborhood Association Kids Carnival joins them in the October lineup. The Fountain Stage and Kids Carnival will return next weekend as well, and the Seven Gables opportunities will be available every day from Friday through Halloween.

Help at Thursday's Salem Academy Blood Drive, organized by a Salem Academy student who was awarded a SPUR seed grant to organize the event. This is one of three projects supported by SPUR grants to students to support community projects. This past weekend's Breast Friends Walk and the Diamond Fall event on October 19 are also grant supported and student run. Read more about the Breast Friends Walk and the SPUR seed grants.

The North Shore Moving Market, October's PEM/PM, and Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry round out the week's offerings.

This Week

Wednesday, October 18: North Shore Moving Market

The North Shore Moving Market (NSMM) is a free food, free delivery service operating to assist low-income elderly, handicapped, and disadvantaged individuals and families. The NSMM delivers groceries monthly to nearly 200 households in local communities. The NSMM is also the only mobile market that includes pet food with regular delivery.

We all need to be fed. Here's how you can feed and be fed!

Volunteers are needed to help deliver groceries on Wednesday mornings from approximately 9am to noon. Come and learn the side roads of Salem, see first hand how your volunteering helps, and hear a heartfelt "God bless you." All you need is a car and a warm heart!

Contact Linda at sjharvest@comcast.net.

Thursday, October 19: Salem Academy Blood Drive

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Angelica, a Salem Academy Charter School senior and SPUR seed grant recipient, is organizing a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross.

The drive will be held on Thursday, October 19 from 2 to 7pm at Salem Academy at 45 Congress Street in Salem (in Shetland Park). Volunteers will be needed from 1 to 8pm for set up and take down.

Sign up on line.

Thursday, October 19: PEM/PM

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The PEM/PM programs are creative, lively evenings in the museum with a party atmosphere and lots of interesting content. PEM/PM occurs on the third Thursday of every month. We have a cash bar, tapas-style food, music, art making, gallery experiences, and more.

October's PEM/PM is Glow. Come celebrate the Art & Nature Center's new exhibition XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions. Snap a picture in our black-light photo booth, bust a move in the silent disco, watch a contemporary dance performance in the exhibition, make your own lava lamp, and more.

Volunteer responsibilities include:

If you are interested or would like more information on volunteering, please contact Doneeca Thurston at doneeca_thurston@pem.org or 978-542-1662.

Friday, October 20: The House of the Seven Gables

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The House of the Seven Gables is seeking reliable volunteers to help in a number of areas in October.

Help is needed:

Volunteers receive employee perks such as free admission to the site and museum store discounts.

Contact Melissa Reynolds at 978-744-0991 x111 or mreynolds@7gables.org.

Saturday, October 21: Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry

Joseph's Storehouse's mission is to alleviate hunger with supplemental food and emergency food assistance in the greater Salem area; to provide children with life-changing opportunities; to deliver groceries to the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged; to offer programs to all ages that promote growth and self-confidence; and to serve the community with grace, dignity, and non-discrimination.

Volunteers are needed to help at Joseph's Storehouse food pantry on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

Contact Carl at 978-594-4423.

Saturday, October 21: The House of the Seven Gables

See the Friday, October 20 listing for information about volunteering at the House of the Seven Gables in October.

Contact Melissa Reynolds at 978-744-0991 x111 or mreynolds@7gables.org.

Saturday, October 21: SCNA Kids Carnival

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Volunteer for the Salem Common Neighborhood Association's Kids Carnival on Salem Common!

This is a community service event providing a family fun area in Salem during the Halloween season. This is also a fundraising event, with the proceeds going toward our free Summer Concerts on the Common in July.

Help is needed for:

Sign up at SignUp.com. Contact Barb Swartz at oper8npa@hotmail.com.

Saturday, October 21: Fountain Stage

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The Fountain Stage provides live music in downtown Salem in October. Volunteers are needed to make the shows run smoothly!

Volunteers are needed for:

Contact Elena at elena.rodgers@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 22: The House of the Seven Gables

See the Friday, October 20 listing for information about volunteering at the House of the Seven Gables in October.

Contact Melissa Reynolds at 978-744-0991 x111 or mreynolds@7gables.org.

Sunday, October 22: SCNA Kids Carnival

See the Saturday, October 21 listing for information about the SCNA Kids Carnival.

Sign up at SignUp.com. Contact Barb Swartz at oper8npa@hotmail.com.

Sunday, October 22: Fountain Stage

See the Saturday, October 21 listing for information about the Fountain Stage.

Contact Elena at elena.rodgers@gmail.com.

Monday, October 23: The House of the Seven Gables

See the Friday, October 20 listing for information about volunteering at the House of the Seven Gables in October.

Contact Melissa Reynolds at 978-744-0991 x111 or mreynolds@7gables.org.

Tuesday, October 24: The House of the Seven Gables

See the Friday, October 20 listing for information about volunteering at the House of the Seven Gables in October.

Contact Melissa Reynolds at 978-744-0991 x111 or mreynolds@7gables.org.

New Listings

Wednesday, October 25: Diamond Fall event

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Ashley, a Salem Academy student and SPUR seed grant recipient, is organizing a fashion show/business fair to spread awareness about self-esteem in young women and encourage confidence in ones own skin.

Sign up online.