, Salem, MA

November 8, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

The Salem News

---- — Good causes

TRIVIA NIGHT. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Ward 2 Social Club, 1 E. Collins St., Salem. Salem Lions will host; cocktails served from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by trivia from 7 to 9:30 p.m. $15/person. Event includes prizes, T-shirts, food and drinks, 50-50 raffle, cash bar, and more. Teams should include four to six people. First-place winner receives $300, with $100 for the second-place winner. Event benefits Salem Lions’ charities. Space is limited and available on first-come, first-serve basis. 617-680-5768 or 978-745-0035.

VARIETY SHOW. Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Proceeds from Danvers Rotary Club’s third annual show will benefit community projects and charitable causes throughout Danvers. $50/ticket includes dinner and show. Tickets at the Danvers YMCA, or

MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Salem High School, 77 Willson St. The Salem High music department will sponsor, featuring name-brand mattress sets sold at 30 to 60 percent below retail prices. Top-quality mattresses with full factory warranties; all sizes and price ranges. Delivery available. Floor models displayed at high school. One-day sale only. Proceeds go directly to the music program.

“A NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY.” Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 to 10 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Fundraising gala featuring hot hors d’oeuvres, buffet stations, drinks, musical entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Black tie optional. Proceeds support the library’s internal renovations. $50/ticket. 978-774-0554 or

“AUCTION UP!” Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 to 10 p.m., St. Andrew’s Church Parish Hall, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Live and silent auction with dinner and a cash bar. Items include vacation home getaways, original art, jewelry, events, gift certificates, services and more. $15/ticket, available for purchase at Grace Sales, 185 Lafayette St.; Comina, 39 Atlantic Ave.; 781-631-4951; or

COMEDY FEST. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Gerry 5 VFA Function Hall, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead. Featuring professional comedians, including Marblehead’s Jack Walsh with Kelly MacFarland, Bob Seibel and Dave Andrews. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $15/advance, $20/at the door (if space is available). Cash bar and light snacks available; attendees may bring their own food. Attendees must be 21 and older to attend. All proceeds go to the Gerry 5 Scholarships Fund. Call 781-631-5214 for advance sales, or stop by the Gerry 5.

VESTING CEREMONY. Monday, Nov. 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Essex Park Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, 265 Essex St., Beverly. To present Manchester, N.H., K-9 Bud with a bullet and stab protective vest, which was purchased by nonprofit Vested Interest in K-9s using funds raised at Essex Park’s dog wash in July. Meet Officer Jake Tyler and Bud. Light refreshments served. Not a pet-friendly event. 508-824-6978 or

Veterans Day

ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PROGRAM. Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m., Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. The Gen. Israel Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its annual Veterans Day program. Guests, veterans, spouses and DAR District I are invited to enjoy a potluck supper and guest speaker Jim McAllister’s presentation, “The War of 1812: The North Shore’s Role.” 781-599-5885.

“SAVING PRIVATE RYAN” SCREENING. Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Ipswich Performing Arts Center, Ipswich High School, 134 High St. In observance of Veterans Day, the Ipswich Recreation Department presents a screening of Steven Spielberg’s five Academy Award-winning film. Free. 978-375-0324.

REDEDICATION CEREMONY TO HONOR GEN. GEORGE S. PATTON’S HEROES. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. Patton’s first fields were named for fallen heroes, and the tradition has continued with the opening of each new field. New bronze markers have been erected in the fields, and a large descriptive panel will be unveiled near the farm stand, which tells the story of each honored veteran. All veterans encouraged to attend. 978-468-3769.

HONORING OUR VETERANS: “RESTREPO” FILM VIEWING. Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Screening of feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Free. 978-887-7323.

FREE CAR WASH FOR VETS. Sunday, Nov. 11, all day, Triton Car Wash, 232 Highland Ave., Salem. For all veterans and active-duty military servicemen and servicewomen.

FREE CAR WASH FOR VETS. Sunday, Nov. 11, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Salem Car Wash, 51 Canal St., Salem. For veterans and current military service personnel. Offer is part of the Grace for Vets Free Wash Program, which honors and recognizes those that have and are serving in the armed forces. 978-745-1067, or

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION. Sunday, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m., Veteran’s Memorial Green, adjacent to town common on Common Street, Topsfield. Refreshments to follow. 978-479-2529.

VETERANS DAY SERVICE. Monday, Nov. 12, Danvers Senior Center, 25 Stone St. The Danvers Veterans Council will conduct a service to honor and commemorate all veterans. Kristine Babcock, an 11-year U.S. Navy veteran, will speak. Ceremony starts at 10:58 a.m., followed by two-minute drum roll, then a five-volley salute honoring all veterans. Public welcome to place small American flags in the memorial wreath following the service. 978-774-8014.

Music and theater

“HARRY — AN ADULT FABLE IN TWO ACTS.” The Salem Theatre Company presents Georgette Beck’s show Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 17, running at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. The show, directed by Kristine Burke, is a Mugford Street Players production as part of the STC Music & More Series at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students., or 978-790-8546.

“WORKING: A MUSICAL.” Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 10, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Margaret Jensen Theatre, Gordon College, Barrington Center for the Arts, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts. From the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. 978-867-3400 or

“FAME, JR.” Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Marblehead Veterans Middle School, Nelson Aldrich Performing Arts Center, 217 Pleasant St. Theater program presents musical based on a 1980 movie about students in New York City’s High School of the Performing Arts. $5/children, $10/adults. Handicapped-accessible. Tickets at or theater box office, space permitting.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.” Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, Ferrini Dramatics Center, 775 Bay Road., Hamilton. Directed by Chris Shailor. $10/students and seniors, $12/adults. 978-468-0400.

“PRICE OF LIBERTY” CONCERT. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 to 8:45 p.m., Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., Marblehead. The Sharon Concert Band, featuring 60 musicians playing music that honors all wars, theaters of battle and veterans. Free. 617-653-0662.

GORDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. First concert of the year, under the direction of Maestro Hangen. $10/general, $5/seniors.

JAZZ CONCERT. Monday, Nov. 12, 6 to 9 p.m., Donn Carr Performance Center, 13 Rear Main St., Peabody. Carrtunes Jazz Band, featuring percussionist Donn Carr, saxophonist Tom Reppucci, keyboardist John Carmilia and bassist Max Whiting. Jam session and refreshments will follow. $10/all ages. Free Carrtunes CD with reservations. 978-531-9262 or

HAND BELL CHOIR PERFORMANCE. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St.. The Meetinghouse Ringers of First Church in Ipswich, directed by Lisa Palance and consisting of eight members ranging from high school to retirement age. Free admission. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. 978-356-6648.

Children’s activities

TURKEY CRAFT. Thursday, Nov. 8, 3 to 5 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Room, 25 N. Main St. Make a decoration for the Thanksgiving table. Program appropriate for elementary schoolchildren; younger children may participate if accompanied by a caregiver. Free.

M IS FOR MUSEUM: THANKSGIVING WITH THE CLAFLINS. Friday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Experience how the earliest settlers lived, worked, dressed and played with a visit to the museum’s Claflin-Richard’s house; see artifacts and churn butter with a costumed interpreter. $10/museum members, $14/nonmember children, $7.50/nonmember adult. Includes museum admission, stories, games, songs, craft and snack. For children in preschool and older. Reserve a spot in advance at or 978-468-2377.

JAPANESE MANGA WORKSHOP. Friday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Learn about the history of manga (Japanese comics) and how to illustrate one with guidance from illustrators Andy and Veronica Fish. Workshop includes overview of history of manga, followed by a hands-on workshop with techniques and tricks for drawing comics in the manga style. Free. 978-887-7323.

STAR WARS SYMPOSIUM. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. “Star Wars” enthusiasts ages 5 and older are invited to this symposium, run by Peter Struzziero. Play Star Wars games set up on Xbox 360, show and tell Star Wars-related items, dress up like a Star Wars character, presentation and question-and-answer session with a Star Wars expert, Star Wars trivia. Prizes will be awarded to best show-and-tell item and best costume. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 781-596-8867.

DADS & DONUTS STORY TIME. Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Join Nicole for fun stories and a craft catered to attendees ages 2 and older. Free.

MIKE THE BUBBLE MAN. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Children of all ages are invited to a 40-minute interactive show about the science and wonder of bubbles. Free. 978-887-7323.

Books, writing

and authors

WRITERS’ WORKSHOP. Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Join library director and author Nanci Milone Hill. Session consists of warm-up exercises followed by a period of reading and critiquing. Bring two to four typed pages to share with the group. Writers and aspiring writers of all genres and topics are welcome. Free. 978-887-7323 ext. 2.

“NATURAL REFLECTIONS, A YEAR IN THE WOODS.” Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Susan Gabriel and Gail Byrnes will discuss and sign copies of their book of poems and images, which celebrates the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Light refreshments and giveaways., or

WRITERS SERIES EVENT. Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St. Features Alexandria Peary, Enzo Silon Surin and Ayshia Stephenson. Free. 978-542-7890 or

ACCLAIMED POET AND NOVELIST VISIT. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., Endicott College Chapel, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Marge Piercy will read. Reading hosted by professors Doug Holder and Charlotte Gordon. 617-628-2313.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Kernwood Country Club, 1 Kernwood St., Salem. The JCC of the North Shore’s Girls Night Out program features Rachelle Bergstein, author of “Women From the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us.” Vintage clothing expert Jimmy Raye will also be in attendance for conversation, fashion, food and cocktails. Tickets cost $75/person; includes dinner and a signature cocktail. or 781-631-8330.


TURKEY HUNT TO THE SWAMP WALK. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m., Choate Farm Conservation Area, 401 Locust St., Danvers. With Danvers Bi-Peds. Whoever finds the lucky turkey will win the Sharing and Caring Raffle; half of the raffle goes to the finder and the other half to the Danvers Food Pantry. Refreshments provided. Rain date Nov. 11. 978-777-4661.

NATURE TALES: LIFE IN A LOG. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Read “A Log’s Life” by Wendy Pfeffer and discover that logs are their own little habitats. Using hand lenses and bug boxes, examine salamanders, fungi and other log dwellers. Led by Kim LoGrasso. For families with children ages 3 to 6. $7/Audubon member, $9/nonmember; $6/child member, $7/child nonmember. Meet in Nature Center. Dress for weather. 978-887-9264 or

THE ART OF NATURE: LATE FALL BIRDS. Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Join watercolorist Brenda Sloane to learn about the habits of migrating and nonmigrating birds, then head out onto the sanctuary to see what birds can be found. Return to the Nature Center to create a perspective watercolor painting of birds of choice. For families with children ages 6 to 12. $8/Audubon member, $10/nonmember; $7/child member, $8/child nonmember. All materials provided. Dress for weather. Register at 978-887-9264 or

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 8 and older. Join Gary Meehan and other members of the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club for a program focusing on the northern lights, what causes them, and when and how to observe and photograph them. Learn how to use the Internet to track their activity. Also, view celestial sights, including the planet Jupiter, through North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club’s telescopes. Event coincides with the Taurid meteor shower. Meet in barn; indoor portion of event runs rain or shine. $6/members, $7/nonmembers; $5/child member, $6/nonmember. Registration required. 978-887-9264 or

SENSE OF WONDER WALKS FOR FAMILIES: COOL CAMOUFLAGE. Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. In order to survive, animals use many disguises. Following a short introduction indoors, go on a hike to look for secretive creatures that hide themselves from prying eyes, then design a camouflaged moth. Meet in the Nature Center. Dress for the weather. Led by Rita Gallant. Open to families with children 3 and older. $7/Audubon members, $9/nonmembers per walk. Register at 978-887-9264 or

Holiday festivities

VISIT WITH SANTA CLAUS. Through Monday, Dec. 24, Santa will take time off from his busy schedule to spread holiday cheer at the Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Visitors can share their Christmas lists and letters with Santa and his helpers; photo opportunities are also available. or 978-531-3440.

Workshops and demonstrations

OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., Middleton Community Center, 38 Maple St. The Middleton Art Association will present with Ruth Mowder, president of the Peabody Art Association. Attendees are encouraged to bring supplies and paint. Free; new members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Refreshments served. 978-774-9466.

CRANBERRY PICKING & CANNING WORKSHOP. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 to 9 p.m., Crane Beach and Castle Hill on Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Learn about the history and habits of cranberries, and get a boots-on-the-ground feel for the matrix of trails that crisscross Castle Neck. Pick cranberries at the bog. Later, head up to the Great House kitchen on Castle Hill to make something tasty. $15/members, $20/nonmembers. Advance registration required at 978-356-4351, ext. 4062, or

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Miles River Middle School, 787 Bay Road, Hamilton. Hamilton-Wenham Garden Club meeting. Club member Mary Huntoon will speak and create holiday designs, which will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Learn a few design tricks and have fun. Also, a silent auction will be held to benefit the beautification of Hamilton and Wenham. Refreshments served. Free. 978-468-2055.


BEAR GALLERY RECEPTION. Thursday, Nov. 8, 4 to 6 p.m., Cell Signaling Technology, 3 Trask Lane, Danvers. Montserrat College of Art’s student-run gallery’s exhibit. or

OPENING RECEPTION FOR EXPRESS YOURSELF: “PULSE.” Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carol Grillo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Features the artwork of more than 400 youths collectively created for and presented onstage at the Citi Performing Arts Center-Wang Theatre. Exhibit on view through Jan. 4. 978-232-2655 or

ALL MIXED UP: MIXED MEDIA ART EXHIBIT. Reception Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., The Gallery at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. Eleven North Shore artists display the mixed media products of the Montserrat College of Art class that united them at Beverly’s Gallery at Porter Mill. Exhibit features a selection of differing takes on mixed media, two- and three-dimensional artwork, varying styles and techniques ranging from non-objective collage and sculpture to realistic imagery. Free reception. On view through Nov. 25. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. or

TRAIN TIME 17 MODEL TRAIN EXHIBITION OPENING. Friday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m., Thompson Gallery, Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Discover a miniature world of model locomotives, featuring 15 model train layouts. Geo-Trax Toy Train layout on view Nov. 11 and 12, Snow Train to Bakersville layout on view through Feb. 24, and Gingerbread Express layout on view Dec. 8 to 15. or 978-468-2377.

SHETLAND GALLERY ART OPENING. Friday, Nov. 9, 4 to 6 p.m., Shetland Park, Building One atrium, Congress Street, Salem. Four-story atrium is transformed into a gallery for “Water Visions, a Group Show,” featuring works by artists Christopher Pendergast, Laurie Simko, Jenny Chava Hudson and Andy Montone. Exhibit on view through Jan. 3. 508-932-0865 or

SALEM ARTISTS EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Friday, Nov. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Kensington-Stobart Gallery, Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. Artist reception for exhibit of works by Salem artists who are connected by neighborhood affiliation, personal relationships or both. On view through Sunday, Dec. 2. Free. 978-825-0022.

“NEW ENGLAND SCENES” EXHIBIT. Opening reception Sunday, Nov. 11, noon to 2 p.m., Stetson Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St. Artist, teacher and author Sheila Farren Billings of Salem will exhibit a selection of her work. 781-639-1215 or

SENIOR THESIS EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 to 8 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 301 Cabot St., Beverly. Reception for “Washed Up,” Montserrat’s senior thesis exhibit featuring Brienne Allan, Brian Galderisi, Kelly Mahoney, Liz Sultzer, Kristen Avitabile and Dante Li. On view through Nov. 16., 978-867-9604 or

Fairs and festivals

ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR. Friday, Nov. 9, 5 to 9 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St., Danvers. “Holiday-Arts-A-Glow” features original work by Danvers Art Association members. Fair includes jewelry, folk and fine art, hand-painted pieces, welcome signs, original paintings, framed photography, decorative items, handcrafted knit goods, ornaments, seasonal foods, ongoing children’s workshop, and raffles. Free admission.

A FAIR FOR ALL SEASONS. Friday, Nov. 9, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody. Hand-knit items, gift baskets, jewelry, holiday boutique, raffles, food, baked goods, children’s activities and more. 978-535-2314 or

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA. Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 24 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Event includes jewelry, gift items, holiday and ceramic items, baked goods, children’s items, silent auction, raffles, lottery tree, grandma’s and grandpa’s attic, luncheon, snacks, and more.

HOLLY BERRY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Danvers Square. Maple Street Congregational Church’s second annual fair includes a holiday table with seasonal gifts, hand-quilted wall hangings and place mats, handmade scarfs, jewelry, felt bags, gift cards, and more. Bakery shop with home-baked beans; Indian pudding; frozen, unbaked apple, mince and lemon meringue pies; assorted breads; quick breads; cookies; gluten-free baked items; holiday treats; and more. Nana’s Attic filled with books, puzzles, children’s toys and more. Fair also includes children’s game room, Cake Walk and Chinese Auction. The Maple Tree Cafe will be open for coffee and snacks; lunch served at noon. Also, a traditional Maple Street Church Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 978-774-4510.

OLD VILLAGE FAIRE. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Church of Danvers, Congregational, 41 Centre St., Danvers. Home-baked goods, baked beans, jelly, holiday items, jewelry, toys, around-the-house items, crafts, white elephant table and quilt raffle. Free admission. Coffee, cider doughnuts and fried dough served for breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon of beef stew, sandwiches and corn chowder from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 978-774-0116.

HARVEST FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St., Beverly. Silent auction, food table, handcrafted items, baked goods, books, jewelry, Christmas items, Froggatt’s Frogs, international handicrafts from SERRV, snack bar and more. Also, Bloodmobile from Massachusetts General Hospital will make an appearance if there are enough donors. To donate, sign up at 978-922-5722.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St., Danvers. “Holiday-Arts-A-Glow” features original work by Danvers Art Association members. Fair includes jewelry, folk and fine art, hand-painted pieces, welcome signs, original paintings, framed photography, decorative items, handcrafted knit goods, ornaments, seasonal foods, ongoing children’s workshop, and raffles. Free admission.

CRAFTERS FAIR AND VENDORS EXPO. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. More than 41 tables of local artisans, crafters and vendors, an expanded white elephant room, silent auction room, drawings, and holiday luncheon. Free, on-street parking available. 978-774-1150.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Hope, Parish Hall, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Crafts, candy, raffles, knitted goods, baked goods, Christmas decorations, gift baskets, silent auction, gently used jewelry, handbags, scarves, teapots/teacups, candlesticks, lunch and snacks. Proceeds support parish activities for youth education. Free admission; ample parking available. 978-356-3944.

FALL FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 32 Ellsworth Road, Peabody. Includes a baked goods table with Finnish coffee bread available for purchase and order, jewelry table, and white elephant table. 978-979-6635.

HOLLY-DAY CRAFT FAIR AND GRANDMA’S ATTIC. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beverly Franco-American Club, 44 Park St. 20 crafters and vendors, grandma’s attic, holiday cafe, raffles, and more. Free parking. 978-922-1950.

AUTHORS EXPO: HOLIDAY BOOK SALE. Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 to 7 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Numerous New England authors, illustrators, publishers, writer’s groups, schools, associated businesses and sponsors. Meet authors, artists and celebrities, purchase books, and discuss book writing, illustrating and printing with dozens of publishing professionals. Free. 978-372-5825.

A FAIR FOR ALL SEASONS. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody. Hand-knit items, gift baskets, jewelry, holiday boutique, raffles, food, baked goods, children’s activities and more. 978-535-2314 or

HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centerville Elementary School, 17 Hull St., Beverly. Third annual market includes a Kids Craft Room, Kids Drop Room, bake sale, raffles, lunch, festive greens and poinsettias for purchase, arts and craft vendors, and more. Market benefits student enrichment programs, community-building events and classroom materials., or

WEEKEND FESTIVAL: WEAVING TALES OF GLORY. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Experience the life and art of medieval Europe through performances, demonstrations and hands-on fun, including building a catapult. For families with children. or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

HOLLY FAIR. Sunday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salem Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St., Salem. Salem Moose Family Center’s third annual Holly Fair includes door prizes, two holly wreaths, 50-50 raffle and refreshments served all day. All proceeds go to Moose charities.

PARISH CHRISTMAS FAIR, Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., St. John the Baptist’s school gym, cafeteria and thrift shop, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. Unique gifts, Christmas shopping ideas, holiday decorations, sports collectibles, player autographs, raffle prizes, supervised children’s activities, crafters, vendors, fair trade, fundraising, fried dough and baked goods tables, wheel of fortune, grandma’s attic treasures, and more. Fair opens with express lunch at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m., following a Dominican dinner served at 5 p.m. Also open Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m., and closing at 3 p.m. following a Dominican lunch served from 12:30 to 3 p.m. 978-531-0002.

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE OPENING RECEPTION. Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cloister Gallery and Guild Room, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Opening reception featuring hand crafted artworks and newly-published books by parishioners; paintings, hand-knit scarves and sweaters, books, hand-painted decorative home accessories and greeting cards available for purchase. Marketplace open through Nov. 29. 781-631-4951 or

Lectures, presentations and discussions

“RIGHTING THE WRONGS: CREATING A MORE JUST IMMIGRATION SYSTEM.” Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Aviva Chomsky will speak about immigration. Chomsky is a professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University. 978-774-7582 or

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY LECTURE SERIES. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Topsfield Historical Society’s monthly lecture series features “Surveying the Paleo-Landscape: The Ancient Peoples of New England,” presented by archaeologist Dr. Suanna Crowley. Lecture examines regional sites that date back to the end of the last glacial advance; examining New England’s ancient landscape helps archaeologists understand the Paleoindian peoples and their adaptation to a vastly different environment. Free admission. Refreshments served. Beth Johnson, or 978-887-9137.

“BIRDS IN FOCUS WITH BARBARA BOSWORTH.” Friday, Nov. 9, 7:45 to 9 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Bartlett Gallery, East India Square, Salem. Renowned photographer Barbara Bosworth shares select images of birds and their habitats from her past and present work about humans’ interactions with nature, ranging from her series on bird banding in Massachusetts and Ohio to documenting the nation’s “champion” trees. Free. Also, pre-talk gallery tour of Bosworth’s current show, “Natural Histories, Photographs by Barbara Bosworth,” 7 to 7:30 p.m.; meet in PEM’s Atrium., or 978-745-9500 ext. 3011.

FILM DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Group will discuss “Rushmore.” Group discusses the art of filmmaking, and current trends and historical contexts that drive the creation of selected films. View film prior to discussion. Details and registration at 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or

PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: JAN MOSCOWITZ. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Artist Jan Moscowitz will give a public artist talk about the extensive academic and professional experience in both client-side marketing and communications. or 978-867-9624.


FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Friday, Nov. 9, 9 p.m. to midnight, Matt McKay and Debbie Lewis. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-774-8485.

GULU-GULU. Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Lowman; Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Exiles; Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Sarah Fard. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.

HARDCOVER CAFE. Nov. 9, Katie O’Brien Duo. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.

HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Nov. 8, System Soul; Nov. 9, Nick Consone; Nov. 10, Adria Smith Trio; Nov. 11, 6 to 8 p.m., Steve Spungin. All shows are 10 p.m. to midnight unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-774-9653 or

ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Nov. 9, Garnet Rogers with Linda Sharar opening. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8 p.m. show. 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Tickets $18 in advance at 781-631-8987,, Spirit of ’76 Bookstore or Arnould Gallery. $21 at the door.