OPEN HOUSE, ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m., Brooksby Village, McIntosh Clubhouse Catering Room, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Brooksby Village hosts an open house from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and an arts and crafts fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fair features 30 crafters selling handmade jewelry, paintings, holiday items, soaps, scarves, watercolor artwork, glass work, knitted items and more. Fifteen percent of proceeds donated to The Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund for student employees who are attending higher education in fall 2014. Raffle tickets and hot dogs for sale. Free admission to open house, $1 admission to fair. 978-536-7810, 1-800-979-7270.
AUTUMN HARVEST GIFT AND CRAFT FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, 562 Maple St., Danvers. Fair includes crafters, home party vendors, a bake sale, snack bar, super raffle, Kids Corner with free activities for children, and more. Sale proceeds benefit Essex Agricultural and Technical High School’s Classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Admission is $1 per person at the door, or a donation of a toiletry item, both of which will be donated to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Free admission for children 12 and under.
WEEKEND FESTIVAL. Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. The celebration for the redesigned Art & Nature Center continues. Explore the new art studios, meet artists, and enjoy a puppetry spectacle. Festivities include stacking stones art making; face painting with fur, feathers and more; Puppet Walkabouts; art making with Tagua Nut Scrimshaw and natural materials silk-screening; artist demonstration and art making with live owls and artist Sarah Seabury Ward; and a River Tales puppet show. A detailed schedule of events is available at pem.org/calendar.
Lectures & presentations
MEET JULIA CHILD. Friday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The Delvena Theatre Company presents “Meet Julia Child!,” a live performance featuring Lynne Moulton as Julia Child. Learn more about Child’s life and see her on the set of The French Chef television show. A discussion with the cast about Child will follow the performance. Funded by the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council. www.hwlibrary.org.