ANNUAL SPRING CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN. Wednesday, March 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Endicott College Post Center, Field House, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Includes food, games, crafts and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Participants will receive a goody bag as part of an activity fair in lieu of an Easter egg hunt. Free; open to all Beverly children ages 10 and younger. A parent or guardian must accompany children. 978-232-2141.
WOMEN’S HISTORY WALKING TOUR. Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m., meet at the bottom of Town Hill, diagonally across from the Choate Bridge Pub, Ipswich. Join author Bonnie Hurd Smith for a stroll past historic sites in downtown Ipswich. Learn about women lace-makers, writers, artists, mill workers, tavern keepers, preservationists and reformers who — for four centuries — helped shape the town of Ipswich. Rain or shine. $10.
“HERBALISTS, MIDWIVES, NURSES AND PHYSICIANS: A HISTORY OF WOMEN HEALERS ON THE NORTH SHORE.” Monday, March 25, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. From herbalists and midwives in the 1600s, to the rise of the nurse, to physicians of the 20th century, local women have always been an integral part of health care in the area. Dr. Krag, oncology specialist and internal medicine practitioner at North Shore Medical Center, will discuss the important and fascinating roles of women as healers on the North Shore. Event is part of the library’s Monday Mornings Lecture Series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free. www.beverlypubliclibrary/services/programs, 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.
“IRISH NEED NOT APPLY”: A HISTORY OF THE IRISH IN BOSTON. Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Historian Christopher Daley will explore the first real migration of the Irish in 1718, the arrival of the Scot-Irish or the “Ulster Irish,” and the corresponding increase in anti-Irish/Catholic sentiment within Boston. Register at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.