EVENTS AROUND TOWN

To submit a Marblehead event, send the details & photo to Discovermhd@gmail.com

Jan 25th @ 12pm

Are Managers and Leaders up to the Challenge of Leading Young Professionals?

You’re invited to an information-packed Zoom meeting on Tuesday, January 25th at 12pm with Changing Behaviors Consulting. When you understand the generation differences in the workforace, you increase your leadership effectiveness, particularly when you have knowledge of what motivates your young professionals and how to keep them engaged and productive. Reserve your spot at lesley@changingbehaviorsconsulting.com

Jan 27th: 7pm – 8pm

The Anti-Vaccination Riot of 1730: A Turning Point in Marblehead History

During the 1720s, Marblehead was becoming a commercial seaport in the Atlantic world of trade. Ambitious locals had brought about major changes in the town’s political and religious power centers and some Marblehead vessels were being sent into the world – not to go fishing – but to carry cured fish to overseas ports to make money off the exchange of goods. These activities launched a new leadership cadre in the town — one that had capital, connections and commercial ambitions. The smallpox epidemic of 1730 brought a lot of tensions and rivalries to a head, and finally resulted in an uprising that was nothing short of a coup. Marblehead author and historian, Robert Booth, will entertain and allow time for lively discourse. Donations Accepted, By Reservation Only, Limited Space, Reservations: broomandblade@gmail.com

Jan 29th @ 5pm

Annual March to Old Burial Hill

Lovers of history, townsfolk of Marblehead, please join Glover’s  Marblehead Regiment’s Annual March to Burial Hill for the Commemoration of General Glover’s life on Saturday, January 29th at 5:00. Arrival time to march is 4:45pm at the Old Town House. Bring lanterns if you have them. The more the merrier! The Regiment will march along Washington St. and Orne St. to Burial Hill where they’ll conduct a short ceremony followed by rendering of honors. Post honors, we return to the Old Town House, divert to State St and Glover Sq. where we’ll fire a single volley outside the General’s house to return to the Old Town House.

Jan 30th @ 10am

Virtual Vision Board

Calling all fierce wanters! Ready for a fresh start? Thriving North Shore is pleased to announce our partnership with Lisa Abbate for the Vision Board Online Workshop. They’re especially looking forward to the momentum session to help strategize your vision for 2022!

Jan 30th: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

The History of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Marblehead (Part One)

Abbot Public Library presents in cooperation with the Marblehead Museum, League of Women Voters of Marblehead, Marblehead Racial Justice Team, and Marblehead Ministerial Association – The History of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Marblehead. Join for a two-part series that represents a personal journey of discovery, Ginny von Rueden will discuss known facts, debunk old myths, and showcase new information about the history of black, indigenous, and people of color in Marblehead. Part One, on January 30th, focuses on long years of enslavement of black, indigenous, and people of color in Marblehead and their participation in the Revolutionary cause that created a new nation. Zoom or in person at Abbot Public Library.

Jan 31st @ 7pm

Suicide Awareness

The MMHTF Speaker Series presents Suicide Awareness, a community discussion, on Monday, January 31st at 7pm in the MHS auditorium.

Feb 2nd: 6pm – 8pm

Knotted Jewelry

Students will learn how to properly knot cording between beads, making either a spaced or continuous bead necklace or knotted bracelet. You may choose traditional silk style knotting or knotting w/large hole beads & leather. $20 + materials. Location: Eos Designs Studio.

Feb 3rd: 7pm – 8pm

Celebrating Black History

Black History is also the story of individual Black people in the places where they lived. Let’s take a look at two Marbleheaders, one a boy born into slavery and sent from Marblehead to Ipswich, returning, when free, to live and work in Marblehead; and one a girl from Salem, probably born into a family who were not enslaved, who married a Marbleheader, settled here, and became one of the notable people of her generation. What was their experience of early life? What do we know of their adult lives in the town, and of the community of other Black people whom they knew here? Marblehead author and historian, Robert Booth, will entertain and allow time for lively discourse. Donations Accepted, By Reservation Only, Limited Space, Reservations: broomandblade@gmail.com

Feb 6th: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

The History of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Marblehead (Part Two)

Abbot Public Library presents in cooperation with the Marblehead Museum, League of Women Voters of Marblehead, Marblehead Racial Justice Team, and Marblehead Ministerial Association – The History of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Marblehead. Join for a two-part series that represents a personal journey of discovery, Ginny von Rueden will discuss known facts, debunk old myths, and showcase new information about the history of black, indigenous, and people of color in Marblehead. Part Two, on February 6th, focuses on the abolitionists in Marblehead, the famous personalities who came to town to support the anti-slavery movement, and the dangerous work of the Underground Railroad. Zoom or in person at Abbot Public Library.

Feb 8th: 5pm – 7pm

Calligraphy Intensive – Section One

This is a 12-session workshop, with The Abbey Studio, in which participants will learn six different calligraphic hands in chronological order as they were used historically. Using traditional tools and historic examples, participants will be guided through the five main broad-edged lettering styles, and one script style (pointed-pen). If you have wanted to expand your calligraphic experience into multiple hands, this is the course for you! 

Feb 9th: 6pm – 8pm

Beaded Hoop Earrings

Learn how simple it is to create beautiful earrings with wire and beads. Students can choose from beginner or intermediate projects depending upon skill level. $20 + materials. Location: Eos Designs Studio.

Feb 10th: 7pm – 8pm

Marblehead: Slavery, Anti-Slavery & the Underground Railroad

Like all other seaport towns, colonial Marblehead had families who owned enslaved persons; and there were a few free Blacks and Black families in town as well. How did they live, and what was the attitude of their fellow townspeople? With the creation of the United States — a new nation that continued to permit slavery — how did things change in town? Rolling forward into the 1830s, as many places in the North adopted abolition — anti-slavery — in their politics, what happened in Marblehead? What was the standing of Blacks in the town? As some Northeners took a direct role in helping Blacks to escape slavery through the so-called Underground Railroad, what was Marblehead’s attitude, and who got involved? Marblehead author and historian, Robert Booth, will entertain and allow time for lively discourse. Donations Accepted, By Reservation Only, Limited Space, Reservations: broomandblade@gmail.com

Feb 12th: 10am – 3pm

Indoor Sidewalk Sale

The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Annual Indoor Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, February 12th from 10am-3pm at the Masonic Hall, 62 Pleasant Street, Marblehead.

Feb 16th: 6pm – 8pm

Kumihimo

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding technique employed to make rope ties for Kimonos. Jewelers have adapted this technique to make beautiful cord or beaded ropes in many styles. In this class we will complete a round 8 strand beaded rope bracelet with a tie slide knot closure. This is a popular class so sign up early! $20 + materials. Location: Eos Designs Studio.

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Feb 20th @ 7pm

Seven Times Salt Concert

Boston-based band Seven Times Salt, an English concert specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music, will perform at the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead on February 20 at 7 p.m. (Snow date, February 27.) The concert, titled “Banbury Ale,” will bring the best of the Elizabethan pub scene to the present day, with drinking songs, love ballads, rustic catches, and country dances from around the British Isles, performed with period instruments and dialect. Admission is $20. Please purchase tickets in advance. Seats are limited owing to social distancing requirements. Face masks are required inside the church.

Feb 23rd: 6pm – 8pm

Bracelets on the Loom

Using a simple loom learn how to weave seed and Czech beads into beautiful patterns. Students will either need their own loom or purchase one from the shop. $20 + materials. Location: Eos Designs Studio.

Feb 27th: 4pm – 6pm

30-Day Oracle Journey

Step foot on a sacred 30-day journey, guided by your own intuition, inner wisdom, truth…and oracle cards! This month-long experience will empower you to go within yourself for clarity, peace, and inspiration for the sake of receiving transformational guidance on all of life’s topics. Your facilitator is Peyton Pugmire, of Creative Spirit, spiritual intuitive and lover of all things magical​.

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