CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets, June 7-14

Current Events spotlights exciting happenings in the coming week. If you’d like to contribute a listing, please email Current associate editor/senior reporter Leigh Blander at   

On your mark, get set, shop
Saturday, June 10
The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce is launching its townwide sidewalk sale. Retailers along Atlantic Avenue, Pleasant Street and around the historic district will offer sales and discounts. 

Juneteenth celebration
Wednesday, June 14, 4:30 p.m.
Join the town of Marblehead and North Shore Juneteenth Association for a Juneteenth ceremony at Abbot Hall. There will be African drumming and storytelling, and Marblehead students will sing and share poetry.

Marblehead Cruise-in
Tuesday, June 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This monthly cruise-in at Riverhead Beach is a great place for car enthusiasts to come together and appreciate all makes and models. More info at

Intuitive dance
Sunday, June 11, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come dance freely and intuitively to the rhythm of your soul, in a safe and non-judgemental space at The Yoga Loft. Expressive arts facilitator Peyton Pugmire will guide participants to set an intention, warm up and then dance independently to music carefully selected to inspire an emotional journey. No dance experience needed. Dancing is followed by a savasana for rest and a voluntary sharing circle. $40. Details and registration at

Ever thought about publishing a book?
Wednesday, June 14, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
As part of its Summer Reading: Find Your Voice theme, Abbot Public Library is hosting literary agent Doug Grad to discuss how to get your book published. Grad, a 37-year veteran of the publishing industry, will give you the cold, hard reality of the business — from landing a deal with a major publisher to self-publishing your manuscript. Details at

From art teacher to artist: Adrienne Kelliher COURTESY PHOTO

Art teacher in 25 schools to display own work
Throughout June
Marbleheader Adrienne Kelliher is exhibiting her acrylic paintings at the Stetson Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church all month. An art major at St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame, she taught art to students at Cobbet Junior High and 24 elementary schools in Lynn. Kelliher became a full-time artist after working as a graphic designer for the Marblehead Reporter. 

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Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.

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