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Bates College honors resident with service award

Photo slugged bates. CUTLINE: Bates President Clayton Spencer, left, presents Nate Walton  with the Bruce Stangle Award for Distinguished Service. COURTESY PHOTO / BATES COLLEGE

Marblehead resident Nate Walton was honored by Bates College with the Bruce Stangle Award for Distinguished Service during the college’s reunion last month. Walton was recognized for providing mentorship to Bates students and recent graduates through the college’s Purposeful Work internship program. Walton, a member of the Bates Class of 2008, is the founder and principal of Sachem Strategies, a consulting firm based in Boston.

Learn about America’s first hostage crisis

The Marblehead Museum will host its first Michael Smith Memorial Lecture on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The lecture is free and will spotlight the new book, “Prisoners of the Bashaw: The Nineteen-Month Captivity of American Sailors in Tripoli, 1803-1805.”

Written by Frederick C. Leiner, a lawyer and historian of American maritime history, “Prisoners of the Bashaw” recounts America’s first significant hostage crisis and discusses naval warfare, diplomatic negotiations and survival during imprisonment.
This lecture honors the late Ambassador Michael Smith, reflecting his commitment to educating the public about significant historical events. To sign up, email

Citizen Police Academy
The Marblehead Police Department, in collaboration with the Council on Aging, is accepting applications for its eighth Citizen Police Academy. The fall session, which runs Sept. 8 through Nov. 3, will be held every Friday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Council on Aging, 10 Humphrey St.
Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Marblehead Police station and the Michael Ruane Judicial Center in Salem.
Interested Marblehead residents who are at least 18 years old can apply.Class size is limited and applicants are required to attend all sessions and submit to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. Learn more at

Meet with state Rep. Armini
Marblehead state Rep. Jenny Armini will visit the Council on Aging on Thursday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m.

Vinyasa yoga with Celine

Join Celine this summer on the Abbot Public Library’s lawn for her outdoor community yoga classes. These vinyasa-style classes feature poses centered around stretching and strengthening the body, connecting with the breath and creating energy to power you through the rest of your day. Grab a yoga mat or a towel and come find your flow. Please note: the library opens at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library.

— Mondays, July 17, 24 and 31, 8 a.m. (before library hours)

— Wednesday, July 12, 8 a.m. (before library hours)

— Wednesdays, July 19 and 26, 7 p.m. Meet on the side lawn at the Eveleth School; rain location is the program room.

Midday Movie Matinee

On Saturday, July 15, at 1 p.m., join Abbot Public Library’s Midday Movie Matinee for adults where we will show a popular movie based on the life of a legendary rock and roll star.

To see what movie will be presented, visit or call the library at 781-631-1481.

Teen DIY: Grab and go craft kits

Abbot Public Library at Eveleth School presents Teen DIY: Grab and Go Craft Kits. Visit the Teen Room on Thursdays, July 13 and 27, from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. to pick up a DIY kit with materials for crafts you can make on the go.

Painting nature journals

Abbot Public Library at Eveleth School presents painting nature journals, a creative program for children in grades 4-6. Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the program room. Each child will receive a journal for writing and art, and explore the library’s backyard. Registration is required, so please call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481 to reserve your spot.

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