“Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) — The Keys to the North Shore’s Economic Future,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., North Shore Community College, Health Professionals and Student Services Building, room 106, 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. North Shore Technology Council will set plans for its STEM outreach and hear a presentation from Joyce Plotkin, president emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and chairwoman and CEO of Digits. Plotkin will speak about how investment in K-12 STEM education will keep the economy competitive and provide good jobs for future generations. Register at www.nstc.org. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Nov. 9
North Shore Business Forum: “Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft,” 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Barbara Anthony, Massachusetts undersecretary of consumer affairs, will speak. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Saturday, Nov. 10
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning Demystified,” 10 a.m. to noon, Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K, Beverly. Learn how advance planning can help protect assets for the future. Attorney Julie Low will explain estate-planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, health care proxies, and Durable Power of Attorney. Free, but registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Creative Economy Association of the North Shore, Breakfast Meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Matthew Wilson, director of MASSCreative, will discuss plans to bring more resources and attention to the creative community and arts education in Massachusetts. Jay Finney, deputy director for marketing communications and new media at Peabody Essex Museum, will provide a brief overview of the museum’s multimillion-dollar expansion. Paula Richter, curator for exhibitions and research at PEM, will offer a brief overview of the exhibit “Hats: An Anthology” by Stephen Jones. Free. Registration required at email@example.com or 978-921-4242, ext. 1121.
Lunch & Learn Seminar, noon, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221E, Beverly. “From Employee to Entrepreneur: Exploring Franchise Ownership as a Career Option,” a free seminar about franchise ownership as a career option. Light lunch and beverages included. Topics discussed include available franchise opportunities, franchise education and terminology, how to conduct thoughtful research and identify the right opportunity, how to finance a business and get paid, how to use a coach and other resources, and franchise coaching opportunities. Seating is limited. Reservations required at www.BeverlySeminar.com or 866-834-0003.