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. email@example.com or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com or www.studioatportermill.com.
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. www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.