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SCRAPBOOK. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. First meeting of open scrapbooking lab. Bring scrapbooking supplies. Drop-in program for those who want to work on their own independent projects while being inspired by the ideas of others. Participants can come and go at their convenience. Space is limited. Reserve a spot at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
CAPTURE THE COLORS OF FALL. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 to 4 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Spend an afternoon with Bob Speare, Wildwood director, on the sanctuary photographing the natural beauty of the fall colors. Learn specific camera settings and field techniques that can be used to strengthen autumn photos. Visit locations overlooking the fields and wetlands to help create beautiful compositions. Meet in the Nature Center. Bring a digital or film camera with extra batteries and enough memory or film to take about 200 images; bring a tripod if available. Program for adults. $25 member, $30 nonmember. Pre-registration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
JOURNAL ABOUT NATURE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Nature journaling is a tool for making discoveries about nature by taking a closer look. It involves drawing, writing, labeling, and making notes. After a brief orientation and introductory exercises, the class will explore the journaling process along the trails of the sanctuary. For families with children ages 6 and up. Leader: Cori Brauer, assistant education coordinator. Members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $10 adult, $8 child. Meet in the Nature Center. All materials provided. Dress for weather. Pre-registration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
HIP-HOP. Monday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m., Dance Studio, O’Keefe Sports Complex, Salem State University, 225 Canal St., Salem. Hip Hop Master Class with Sean Bjerke. Free. 978-542-7890, salemstate.edu/arts.
DESIGN VIDEO GAMES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Gaming for Good, a program for teens ages 11 to 18, begins. Teens will work in teams or on their own to design video games that can create social change. Led by scratch instructor Rosemary Slattery. No experience needed. Program counts toward community service and volunteer requirements. 978-531-0100, ext. 14.