“PORTRAITS-PEOPLE-PETS.” Beverly Guild of Artists exhibit on view through Saturday, March 30, at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Features more than 50 pieces of artwork, including a variety of paintings and photographs, by 19 guild members. On view during library hours.
Lectures, discussions and workshops
EASTER EGG-DECORATING CLASS. The Orthodox Church of St. John the Russian will offer pysanky Easter egg-decorating classes on Thursday, March 21, and Thursday, March 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. The ancient egg-decorating craft has been passed down through generations. Adults interested in learning the craft are invited to reserve a space for either date by calling 978-380-6499. Limited space is available. Tools and special dyes will be provided, but participants should bring three or four uncooked white eggs, a pencil, a plumber’s-style candle in a holder, and an old, soft dish towel to work on. More information will be provided upon phone registration. Attendees are asked to enter the church parking lot at 34 Lafayette Road in Ipswich.
LATE WINTER PRUNING WORKSHOP. Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to noon, Long Hill, 572 Essex St., Beverly. Learn the best techniques for pruning spring blooming shrubs, and ask other shrub and tree questions during the hands-on workshop. Attendees will learn tips and gain confidence in caring for their landscapes. $28/Trustees members, $35/nonmembers. Register at www.thetrustees.org.
GUIDE DAY. Sunday, March 24, 11 a.m., Orvis Peabody, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Features a presentation by Orvis Guide of the Year Calil Boghdan, who will discuss fishing the Essex River. Also, fly-fishing guides Dan and Tom Harrison will present a video, presentation and fly-tying demonstration on how to catch big fish. Attendees will have a chance to win free Orvis gear. Free admission; coffee and pastries provided. 978-531-0185.
NORTH SHORE FORUM TO END HOMELESSNESS. Sunday, March 24, 2:30 to 5 p.m., First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. Families and youths are invited. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Megan Sandel, a professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston University School of Medicine. North Shore representatives and senators invited. 978-910-0190.