“HOW IS CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES.” Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., National Park Service Regional Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem. Salem Sound Coastwatch and the National Park Service’s five-part lecture series on “Climate Change in New England” features Jonathan Parker of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site presenting “How is climate change affecting our natural resources?” Parker will share the National Park Service’s response to climate change and how the rise in sea level is affecting the Site. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-741-7900.
MANHATTAN IN MARBLEHEAD: MALCOLM GLADWELL. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m., JCC, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. The JCC’s speaker series “Manhattan in Marblehead” kicks off with Malcolm Gladwell, award-winning author of “The Tipping Point.” Gladwell will reveal the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty. $10 person. jccns.org, 781-631-8330.
AGGANIS FORUM. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m., Recital Hall, Central Campus, Salem State University, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. SSU’s Bertolon School of Business’ fall 2013 Agganis Forum, an annual forum for entrepreneurial business leaders, features Eliot Tatelman, president and chief executive officer of Jordan’s Furniture. Tatelman will share the store’s philosophy of giving back to the community. Free. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required at IA_Events@salemstate.edu, salemstate.edu/agganisforum, or 978-542-2293.
PEM/PM PARTY, 80 DAYS: A STEAMPUNK CELEBRATION. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum Atrium, East India Square, Salem. Celebrate PEM’s international art collection with steampunk revelry. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction with a Victorian take of what the future might look like. Wear steampunk fashion, enjoy musical performances, create steampunk art and more. All museum exhibits will be open for viewing. Cash bar; snacks available for purchase. Free/museum members and Salem residents with ID, $10 at the door; $5 admission to Fabergé Revealed exhibit. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.