HIGHLIGHTING THE ARTS OF ILLUSTRATION AND STORYTELLING. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Guest storyteller Alicia Quintano will tell folktales and sing original songs. The featured story is “The Vingananee and the Tree Toad.” Refreshments served. All ages welcome. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.
DANVERS AUTHOR DAN KENNEDY. Monday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Dan Kennedy will discuss his book “The Wired City,” the story of the New Haven Independent, a nonprofit community website reinventing local journalism. Details and registration at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.
DANCES FROM THE EAST. Friday, Sept. 20, 4 to 6 p.m., Tia’s Theater, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Travel around the world in two hours and learn intricate rhythms and unusual body isolates in a workshop titled “Dances from the East.” Practice traditional Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka and learn some Egyptian and Turkish belly dancing. Open to the public. $5 general admission, free/ECID holders. Reserve tickets at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.
AN EVENING IN LA BELLA ROMA. Saturday, Sept. 21, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. Spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna (meat or vegetarian),salad, desserts and beverages. $8 adults, $6 children 12 and under. Raffles and entertainment. 978-745-2291.
HAM AND BEAN SUPPER. Saturday, Sept. 21, 5 to 6 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St., Beverly. Menu features two kinds of home-baked beans, ham, coleslaw, rolls and beverages. Home-baked pies, $1.50 slice. $7 adult, $6 senior citizen, $3.50 child. Musical entertainment provided.
HISTORIC HOUSES OF ENDICOTT: A WALKING TOUR. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Free campus walking tour of the historic buildings at Endicott College, including estates used as summer homes by prominent Boston families. www.trailsandsails.org.
SALEM WITCH TRIALS OF 1692 WALKING TOUR. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m., Witch Trials Memorial on Charter Street, Salem. Guided walking tour highlights several key sites relevant to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Allow 45 minutes for walking. trailsandsails.org.