Two free author events designed for kids are planned:
- Meet children’s book author Jane Sutton who will read from her book “Don’t Call Me Sidney” from 10 a.m. to noon at NSJCC, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. After book reading and signing, meet the NSJCC staff and tour the classrooms. Event includes refreshments and balloon-animal fun with Brucealooney. All are welcome. For more information, call Arlyne at 978-471-5520.
- Author and mixed media artist C.L. Martin will do a book reading and signing of “Luna Hijinks” from 2 to 4 p.m. at Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and older. Special treats will be available by Kids are Cooking. For more information, call 781-631-2608 or visit the association's website.
Brushstrokes Gallery will host an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. for an exhibit of works by Endicott College’s Bachelor of Fine Arts faculty and students. Artwork includes includes paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design, mixed media and ceramics. Can't make it for the reception? The exhibit is on view through April 25. Brushstrokes Gallery is at 14 Prospect St., Marblehead. For more information, call 781-929-1612 or visit the gallery's website.