SUCCESSFUL AQUACULTURE OPERATIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS. Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Dr. Joseph Buttner, program coordinator at Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center, will discuss the operations at the Cat Cove Marine Laboratory in Salem. The research facility raises freshwater and marine organisms, both finfish and shellfish. Since opening in 1999, the hatchery has produced more than 20 million soft-shelled seed clams, which have been planted on sand flats throughout the state. Open to all; donations appreciated from nonmembers in attendance. 978-744-0804, www.explorerslli.org.
NORTH SHORE WOMEN OF THE CIVIL WAR. Friday, Oct. 4, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Women’s studies historian Bonnie Hurd Smith will discuss notable local women of the Civil War, including abolitionists, sanitary commissioners, and writers. www.hwlibrary.org.
TAKING ACTION AGAINST INTIMIDATION. A forum on abuse of power, bullying and what we can do about it, Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University’s North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Guest Moderator R.D. Sahl, broadcast journalist and B. U. professor, with panelists from the Anti-Defamation League; Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth; Daughters of Abraham; Essex County District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Office; Healing Abuse, Working for Change; Sean Newton, Salem State University assistant dean of students; adjunct faculty Jeff Cohen, a victim of a hate crime that was successfully prosecuted. Free. www.salemstate.edu.
MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE. Courageous photographer, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m., Flint Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Ground-breaking photojournalist from the 1930s to 1950s, as depicted by actress Sally Matson. Visit www.MargaretB-W.com or call the library at 978-774-8132.
BROWN BAG LUNCH. Monday, Oct. 7, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Co-director and museum educator Stacey Fraser de-Haan will discuss “The Archaeology of Agawam,” a history of Native American groups who inhabited Ipswich and Essex County during the 17th century and before. Free admission to Ipswich seniors. http://www.ipswichmuseum.org/calendar.