MUSIC AT EDEN’S EDGE. Monday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. North Shore chamber music ensemble Music at Eden’s Edge performs “Yet in September, String Quartets,” with violinists Daniel Stepner and Maria Benotti, violist Mark Berger, and cellist Lynn Nowels. Details and registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
AMERICA’S MUSIC: BROADWAY AND TIN PAN ALLEY. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Second event in the America’s Music film and discussion series focuses on the music of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. Program features the film “Broadway: The American Musical” and “Episode 2: Syncopated City.” Details and registration at www.peabodylibrary.org or 978-531-0100, ext. 10.
Families & children
BUTTERFLIES, DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn about the differences among butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies, then search the sanctuary for these insects. At Nature Center, attendees will create combination wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry likenesses of selected butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. Led by watercolorist Brenda Sloane. For families with children ages 6 to 12. Members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $10 adult, $8 child. Meet in the Nature Center. All materials provided. Dress for weather. Preregistration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
WILD WONDERFUL WHEELS. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Bike, scooter and skateboard demonstrations, safety tips, ice cream and games. 978-468-2377, www.wenhammuseum.org.
COOKING. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 South Main St., Middleton. Children in grades four through six are invited for a nutritious farm-to-table cooking class where they will learn to make a healthy dinner and a delicious dessert of homemade ice cream. Sign up at www.flintlibrary.org, 978-774-8132.
Lectures & presentations
LEARN ABOUT LYME DISEASE. Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Katina Makris, author of “Out of The Woods: Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit,” will speak about Lyme disease prevention, diagnostics, treatment options and more. A question-and-answer session will follow. $5 donation at the door. 978-314-0174, email@example.com.