Essex Heritage Annual Spring Meeting, 8 to 10 a.m., Ken Olsen Science Center, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Updates on Essex Heritage initiatives, introduction of new commissioners, and announcement of the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant recipients. Continental breakfast reception, 8 a.m.; business meeting, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Free; reservations requested at 978-740-0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Landry Home Decorating, 53 Lowell St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Landry Home Decorating host an after hours event with informal networking in a relaxed setting. Free/PACC members, $10 nonmembers. email@example.com.
Thursday, May 1
Legislative Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Misselwood, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Sponsored by Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce. Full breakfast with a presentation by local and state elected officials on local business-related topics. $35/chamber members, $50/nonmembers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-232-9559. For details, visit www.greaterbeverlychamber.com.
Trust, Estate and Insurance Planning for Art Collections, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Spinelli’s, Route 1, Lynnfield. The Essex County Estate Planning Council invites professionals in the field of estate planning to a discussion with Katja Zigerlig, vice president of Fine Arts, Wine & Jewelry Insurance at AIG Private Client Group, on the benefit of insuring collections of various kinds. Continental breakfast served, followed by program. Registration required at www.essexcountyepc.org, or by email to Michelle Xiarhos Curran at email@example.com.
Social Entrepreneurship: How to Do Well AND Do Good, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem. Entrepreneurs who are running companies primarily motivated by the greater good will speak about what they are doing, why they chose to become “social entrepreneurs” and offer insights for others interested in this growing trend. Speakers: Carter Crockett, director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Gordon College; Nathaniel Mulcahy, founder and director, WorldStove. Presented by the Enterprise Center. Free. Register at www.enterprisectr.org.