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‘Essex Coastal Byway’
The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum will present “The Essex Coastal Byway” with Joel Brown on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., in the Waterline Center, 66 Main St. Admission is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Call 978-768-7541 or visit www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org.
Free shingles clinic
The Essex Board of Health will hold a free shingles clinic, for Essex residents over 60, on Thursday, Nov. 21. To register, call 978-768-7614. Those eligible to receive the vaccine will be notified of their appointment time. If demand exceeds supply, there will be a wait list, and those wait-listed will be notified when additional vaccine is available. Bring proof of residency and insurance information. Uninsured individuals will not be turned away.
Harborlight Community Partners, a nonprofit affordable housing operator and developer on the North Shore, is raising money through green initiative repurposing of donations of new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and video games. A container has been placed at the Transfer Station, 30 Landing Road, and donations may be dropped off Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Donations support local affordable housing programs for working families, elders and those with disabilities. Visit www.harborlightcp.org.