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Two receptions today celebrate artwork by students and teachers. The first, from 5 to 8 p.m., honors "TBD," an exhibit featuring the work of Montserrat College of Art seniors Daniel Ceritto, Shannon Gemma, Dana Robinson, Melanie Mastrangelo and Darek Bittner. The second, at 6 p.m., is a reception for the Art + Design Faculty Showcase, featuring the work of faculty from Salem State University's nationally accredited Art + Design Department. "TBD" is at 301 Cabot St., Beverly; for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 978-867-9604, or visit Montserrat's website. The Art + Design Faculty Showcase is on view through Dec. 11 at Salem State's Winfisky Gallery, inside the Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. For more on this exhibit, visit Salem State's website or call 978-542-7890.
Get a rare look at the 1677 Whipple House and 1657 Alexander Knight replicas — by candlelight. Tonight from 6 to 7:30, enjoy free candlelit tours of both homes as part of Ipswich is First...Period, a celebration of Ipswich having more first period houses — 52 — than any other town in the country. Head to 54 S. Main St., Ipswich, tonight to see for yourself. For more information, visit the Ipswich Visitor Center website.
Join historian Christopher Daley to relive the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated and examine the question of lone gunman versus conspiracy tonight at the Peabody Institute Library's Danvers branch, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Daley will scrutinize the life of Lee Oswald himself, witness testimonies, ballistics, and autopsy evidence in an attempt to dispel myth and adhere strictly to the facts. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. For details and registration information, visit the library's website or call 978-774-0554.