“MAINTAINING A HEALTHY BRAIN.” Tuesday, March 26, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Beverly Historical Society and Museum, 117 Cabot St. Learn how to make a difference in brain health with whole food-based nutrition, the warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease, and how certain lifestyles reduce the risk of disease. Speaker: Mary Demakes of Private Home Health Care. Tea, hot chocolate and healthy cookies provided. www.eldersathome.com or 781-221-7142.
IPSWICH GARDEN CLUB LECTURE. Tuesday, March 26, 6:45 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Pieter Messelaar of Messelaar Bulb Co. presents “Tulips: Their History and Rearing.” Free.
FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP. Wednesday, March 27, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton Council on Aging Senior Center, 299 Bay Road. Representatives from The Boston Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine will discuss strategies and exercises for fall prevention, local resources and simple home modifications. Free. 978-468-4430.
A LECTURE TO INSPIRE. Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 p.m., Zumi’s Espresso & Ice Cream, 40 Market St., Ipswich. Wayne Castonguay, Ipswich River Watershed Association’s new executive director, will talk about the organization’s plans in the year ahead. Event is part of a series of lectures related to Zumi’s vision of encouraging positive community connections. Free. www.zumis.com or 978-356-1988.
“UNDERWATER IN SALEM SOUND” LECTURE SERIES. Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Dr. Robert Buchsbaum, Mass Audubon conservation scientist, presents “Salt Marshes Under Siege” as part of Salem Sound Coastwatch’s series. Free. 978-741-7900, email@example.com or salemsound.org.
FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION. Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St. Group will discuss “Wordstruck: A Memoir” by Robert MacNeil. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk; alternate formats may available. 978-921-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING. Saturday, March 23, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. For Jean La Rocca’s new book, “My Gangsters.” www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.