LIVE A CLUTTER FREE LIFE. Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Professional organizer Tatjana Nugteren shares techniques on keeping things organized, and how to stay organized during the holidays. www.hwlibrary.org.
YO-YO PEOPLE. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1 and 2:30 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Watch yo-yo tricks by the Yo-Yo People, and discover the history behind the yo-yo craze and 50 years of fads in the museum’s Fab Fads exhibit. Sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Advance ticket purchase: $6 member, $10 nonmember; at the door: $8 member, $12 nonmember. wenhammuseum.org, 978-468-2377.
“GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS.” Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m., St. Thomas Church, 5 Margin St., Peabody. Bill Graham of Beautiful Things in Salem “gets ready for the holidays” with an afternoon of fashion, dressing up the little black dress, and floral arrangements, which will be raffled off. Light refreshments served. $20 admission. Proceeds benefit the Bring Back the Bells to St. Thomas Fund. For tickets and details, contact St. Thomas Office, 978-531-0224; Sally Hayes, 978-745-0505; Colleen Kolodziej, 978-531-2278; and Marcia Pelletier, 978-744-7099.
“ALL IN A DAY’S WORK: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM OF THE AUCTION BUSINESS.” Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m., Hamilton Hall ballroom, 9 Chestnut St., Salem. Stephen Fletcher, partner/executive vice-president and chief auctioneer at Skinner Inc., presents the 2013 Hamilton Hall Americana Lecture. Fletcher will be introduced by Dean Lahikainen, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art at the Peabody Essex Museum. Admission, which supports the ongoing restoration of Hamilton Hall, is $25 per person. Seating is limited. To register, visit www.hamiltonhall.org.
“WHEN YOUR HEART SKIPS A BEAT.” Monday, Nov. 4, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. North Shore Medical Center cardiologist Michael S. Katcher will address issues related to an irregular heartbeat and other questions related to heart rhythm disturbances. Katcher is board-certified in electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. His clinical interests include pacemakers, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Presentation part of library’s Monday Mornings lecture series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062, email@example.com.