THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022 Page 17 next Wednesday (July 27) at 6 p.m. at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site (located at 244 Central St. in Saugus). Jump Street will perform Pop, R & B, Blues, Jump and Classic Rock next week in the Wednesday evening series, which will last through Aug. 24. Here is the rest of the Summer Concert Series at a glance: August 3 — Squeeze Box Stompers: Cajun & zydeco. August 10 — Memorylaners: 50’s, 60’s & 70’s music. August 17 — Decades of Rock Band: classic rock 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. August 24 — Marina & Bernardo: acoustic folk. Each concert will be held outdoors, weather permitting. (See SaugusPublicLibrary. org for updates/cancellations.) Bring your own chair or blanket. Picnics welcome! “Zoom” Book Study The Rev. John Beach of St. John’s Episcopal Church wants to get the word out to Saugonians who might be interested in participating in a new book study, via Zoom videoconferencing. The book is called “The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic” — by Jillian Peterson, PhD and James Densley, PhD. It’s the Winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award. According to the website theviolenceproject.org, “Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including fi rst-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence. “Frustrated by reactionary policy conversations that never seemed to convert into meaningful action, special investigator and psychologist Jill Peterson and sociologist James Densley built The Violence Project, the first comprehensive database of mass shooters. Their goal was to establish the root causes of mass shootings and fi gure out how to stop them…” Theviolenceproject.org quoted Nicole Hockley of Sandy Hook Promise: “If you ever wondered how can we stop mass shootings, this is the book for you. By mixing compelling fi rst-person interviews with mass shooters and signifi cant data analysis, The Violence Project illustrates the tangible ways we can intervene and prevent a tragedy from occurring. No one is helpless — read this book and help stop violence before it starts.” Rev. Beach says the book study meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 East Coast Time, from Sept.7 through Oct. 5. For more information, contact The Rev. John Beach at revjbeach@gmail.com. What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this summer, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. Here are this month’s highlights: Disney Dance Party at the Saugus Ironworks: Monday, July 25 at 4:30 p.m. with Miss Toniann — stories and dancing — wear your favorite dress-up clothes. 3-D Fish Bowl Crafts: Wednesday, July 27, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the Craft Room. Create and decorate your own 3-D fi sh bowl — ages four and up. Registration is required (at the Children’s Desk or email nshmueli@noblenet.org). Check out the Whalemobile, Thursday, July 28, at the Saugus Ironworks. Four time slots available: 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. Ages fi ve and above only — registration required. Backup location for rain or extreme heat: Saugus YMCA. Check the event calendar the morning of the event for weather updates. Coming events: Princess Ariel Storytime at the Saugus Ironworks: Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Stories, songs and activities with Ariel — all ages — registration not required. Tie-dye with Zoe: Thursday, Aug. 4, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Craft Room. Ages eight and up — registration required. Email melton@noblenet.org to register. Please bring one item to tie-dye. Another scam to beware of If you have a loved one you are advocating for who lives in an assisted living facility, a nursing home or even in their own home, here’s a scam you might want to be on the lookout for. I discovered this new scam only by reviewing my brother Wayne’s Medicare Summary Notice. A company based in Coral Gables, Fla., had recently billed Medicare for more than $4,000 for some durable goods, including a knee brace and a back brace. Medicare approved more than $3,000 of the amount and indicated that Wayne may be billed close to $700 later. What?! Why is a Florida-based company billing Medicare for goods that Wayne’s doctor never ordered? And how is that my brother, who lives in an assisted living home in Southeastern Massachusetts, is dealing with a Florida company? It’s either a billing mistake or a scam or outright fraud, especially if Wayne never received the goods. An attorney friend advised me to check and make sure the package of unnecessary durable goods wasn’t stashed in his closet. Unfortunately, it was. As I later learned, a telemarketer for a company called POS Med Corp somehow got a hold of Wayne’s cell phone number and called him. He thought he was talking to somebody from Medicare, who infl uenced him to order “free” medical devices he didn’t need. At minimum, this is the kind of misrepresentation and deception that gets written up by the Better Business Bureau. And my attorney friend located one such review for POS Med Corp. After about four hours of talking to several Medicare representatives on the phone, I learned that this company did indeed do something improper: They are not supposed to solicit business over the phone when selling durable goods. Medicare told me that’s a violation and encouraged me to fi le a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Meanwhile, I took the package of unnecessary durable goods to UPS to be shipped back to the company. The task of writing complaints to Medicare and several other agencies remains to be done. My brother’s improper Medicare billing will eventually be corrected. But I believe this scam is more widespread than people may know, and I wanted to share this experience with our readers so other senior citizens don’t become victims of this consumer scam directed at elderly people. Saugus seeks student poll workers Town Clerk Ellen Schena is circulating that “Uncle Sam needs you” flyer again, in search of student poll workers for the town’s fall elections. “I am looking for 16, 17 & 18 years-old Saugus Students to work the September and November Elections,” Schena wrote in a recent email to The Saugus Advocate. “Both are Tuesdays and there will be no school. Attached is the fl yer I have used in the past.” The fl yer includes a facsimile of a poster with a pointing “Uncle Sam” and the declaration “I WANT YOU To Become a Poll Worker Today!” The fl yer, titled “Calling all Saugus High Juniors and Seniors,” promises to accommodate any hours the students want to work. It notes that the students can work as Community Services volunteers to fulfi ll their High School hours, or they can get paid as election workers: 16 year olds can work part-time shifts of 6 to 8 hours; 17 & 18 year olds can work fulltime shifts of eight to 12 hours. Interested students can stop by Town Hall or contact the Town Clerk’s Offi ce to apply for work. Ask for Andrew DePatto, the Saugus Election Coordinator. He can be reached at 781-231-4102. Another bonus for participating students: “Great to have on your College Applications/Resumes.” Food pantry seeks volunteers Here’s a message from Pastor Joe Hoyle of the Cliftondale Congregational Church about a collaborative community commitment to help needy Saugus residents: “The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is a partnership between the churches in Saugus to ensure that no one in our community faces food insecurity. “With faithful donations and volunteers, we have been able to give out thousands of meals to our neighbors in need throughout the years. The Food Pantry is open every Friday from 9:30am-11am, distributing pre-packaged groceries (including meat and produce) at 50 Essex St. “We are always in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Pastor Joe Hoyle, Executive Director at offi ce@clindalecc.org or 781-233-2663.” Compost site now open The community’s compost site is open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town of Saugus accepts checks only for payment of the $25.00. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. We ask all residents to please wear a mask and maintain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781231-4036 with questions or for more information. Concerts for vets Rockin’ 4 Vets presents “Homegrown Rock Concerts” and “Throw Back Thursdays” for New England Vets this summer at the Kowloon Restaurant’s outdoor venue on Route 1 North in Saugus. For tickets and prices, go to gimmelive.com. Home Grown Rock Lineup — doors open at 3 p.m. — concert at 4 p.m. JULY: July 24—Johnny A; July 31—Anthony Gomes. AUGUST: August 7—Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters; August 14—Rockin the House! Deric Dyer; August 21—James Montgomery—Christine Ohlman; August 28—Veronica Lewis. Tribute Bands — doors open at 6 p.m. —concert at 7 p.m. JULY: July 28—Aerosmith. AUGUST: August 4—Chicago; August 11—What A Fool Believes—Doobie Brothers; August 18—Another Tequila Sunrise—Eagles; August 25— Panorama—The Cars. SEPTEMBER: September 1—Being Petty—Tom Petty; September 8—Studio Two— The Beatles; September 15— Completely Unleashed—Van Halen. If you would like to attend a show, please call Lauren at 617-247-4112. Band photos are available upon request. More outdoor music at Kowloon The Kowloon Restaurant announced their outdoor concert series for July with a variety of live bands at their Route 1 North in Saugus outdoor venue. For tickets call the Kowloon Restaurant at 781233-0077. July Outdoor Concert Lineup: Up All Night!: a dance band with dynamic vocalists, Saturday, July 23, 7 to 10 p.m.. Eric Grant Band: country music band, Friday, July 29, 7 to 9 p.m. Fevah Dream: dance party band, Saturday, July 30, 7 to 10 p.m. THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 18

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