Celebrate Easter and spring
34TH ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY WALK. Friday, March 29, registration from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, Cabot Street, Beverly. A portion of the route will head down Hale Street to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms, where lunch will be served. Following lunch, walkers will retrace the route back to St. John the Evangelist. Transportation options are available for seniors; call 978-927-5847 to make arrangements. All registered walkers will receive T-shirts. The walk raises funds for North Shore families in need. email@example.com or www.goodfridaywalk.org.
38TH WALK FOR HAITI. Sponsored by Faith and Concern Inc. of Peabody on Friday, March 29, 9 a.m., on the track adjacent to the Torigian Life Center, 79 Central St., Peabody. Anyone interested in participating in the walk or helping raise money for Haiti’s continuing recovery from the earthquake of 2010 should call 978-535-1431 or 781-598-1838. Checks made payable to Faith and Concern Inc. should be sent to 6 Wildwood Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT. Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. Children will hunt for eggs outside, then, with help from the farm’s education director, dye an egg inside the greenhouse. Free. 978-468-2277.
“EASTER EGGTRAVAGANZA.” Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to noon, sign up at the registration table by the Best Buy entrance at the Liberty Tree Mall, 100 Independence Way, Danvers. Mallwide event with Easter arts and crafts, visits and pictures with the Easter Bunny, cookie decorating, free admission to Mall Tots, offers/activities in participating stores, and more. Free.
TRADITIONAL EGG HUNT. Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Refreshments, including coffee for adults, will be available in the reading room prior to the hunt. Event will be held rain or shine. Participants should bring their own baskets. Register at 978-744-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICKERING WHARF EASTER EGG HUNT. Saturday, March 30, noon to 3 p.m., The Happy Sunflower, 78 Wharf St., Salem. Hunts will be divided into two age groups: ages 4 and younger, noon to 1 p.m.; ages 5 and older, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Following each hunt, participants can take photos with the Easter Bunny. Event includes giveaways from participating Pickering Wharf businesses and goody bags for parents of egg hunters. 978-594-8988.
ART ASSOCIATION EASTER EGG HUNT. Saturday, March 30, 12:30 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St. With the Easter Bunny. Children of all ages are invited to attend. Free. www.danversart.org/danversart.org/Welcome.html.
SPRING FLING. Saturday, March 30, 6 to 9 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Pamplemousse’s sixth annual event features a celebration of art with a number of local artists, food from Salem restaurants, wine and craft beer tastings, and live music by Qwill. Roman attire is encouraged. Event includes familiar characters from myth and legend and goddesses, satyrs and nymphs wandering the “Garden of Earthly Delights”; a reading with the Oracle; and an interactive photo booth. All-inclusive tickets cost $30 and are available at Pamplemousse and Salem Cycle, or at www.salemspringfling.com.
DANVERS EASTER EGG HUNT. Sunday, March 31, following 10 a.m. Easter service, All Saints Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. For area children ages 9 and younger. Rain or shine. Supervised by Sunday school teachers. www.allsaintsepiscopalnorthshore.org.
FUNDRAISER FOR ZEGAROWSKI FIRE FUND. Thursday, March 28, Pomodori’s Pizzeria, 146 High St., Ipswich, and Dairy Queen, 158 High St., Ipswich, will donate 20 percent of their profits. email@example.com or 978-395-1577.
MARBLEHEAD FESTIVAL OF ARTS’ ART AUCTION PREVIEW CHARITY NIGHT. Thursday, March 28, 6 to 9 p.m., The Landing on Marblehead Harbor, 81 Front St., Marblehead. A preview of selected auction items and door prizes; 20 percent of dinner proceeds will be donated to the festival. http://marbleheadfestival.org.
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY WALK. Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m., Salem Common. Wear blue and join Parents United of Salem for the second annual walk. Glow sticks will be provided for children. First 20 families in attendance will receive a blue light bulb to take home. http://parentsunitedofsalem.org/.
BITES FOR BATES. Wednesday, April 3, 6 to 9 p.m., Salem Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square. Bates Elementary School Council will sponsor the third annual Community-wide Food Fest, featuring a variety of foods from local restaurants, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets cost $20 per person and can be ordered in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made payable to Bates PTO and mailed to Bates Elementary School, 53 Liberty Hill Ave., Salem, MA 01970.
Harness your creativity
EASTER EGG-DECORATING CLASS. Thursday, March 28, 7 to 9 p.m., Orthodox Church of St. John the Russian, enter parking lot at 34 Lafayette Road, Ipswich. The ancient pysanky egg-decorating craft has been passed down through generations. Adults interested in learning the craft are invited to reserve a space 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.
“ONE INSTRUMENT, MANY SOUNDS.” Monday, April 1, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Joe Boccia produces a variety of sounds, tempos and tunes from his Korg TR-61 synthesizer. Boccia will explain how he produces such a wide variety of musical effects from a single instrument. He’ll also share his repertoire of music, which includes soundtracks, American songbook classics, oldies, dance melodies and more. Part of 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.
CAITLIN CORBETT DANCE COMPANY LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION. Monday, April 1, 11 a.m., Veteran’s Hall, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St. Explores movement-driven dance that celebrates human quirkiness and the notion of beauty. Includes repertory work and a discussion on Corbett’s creative process. Free. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO GAME DESIGN. The Teen Department at the Peabody Institute Library is offering a free, three-week class for teens ages 11 to 18 on Tuesdays, April 2, 9 and 23, at 7 p.m. in the Main Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Teens will learn what it takes to create a video game, and then design simple games using Scratch software and programming language. Teens will create online Scratch accounts so they can access their video games outside of class. The hands-on workshop will be taught by experienced Scratch teacher Rosemary Slattery. The program is funded by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries. Space is limited. Teens can sign up on the library’s “Events for Teens” calendar, available at www.peabodylibrary.org, or by calling the library at 978-531-0100, ext. 14.
POETRY WORKSHOP AND OPEN MIKE NIGHT. Wednesday, April 3, 6 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Local poet and creative writing professor J.D. Scrimgeour will lead a workshop prior to the library’s open mike session. Anyone interested in performing music, poetry or prose is welcome to participate in the open mike portion of the event, which begins at 7 p.m. Sign-up required for both events; register at 978-774-0554.
Lectures, discussions and workshops
ADVENTURE JOURNALIST TO SPEAK. Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library Main Branch, 82 Main St., Peabody. Jeff Wise, author of “Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger,” will present a lecture titled “The Upside of Fear.” Wise will discuss the benefits of fear and its startling influence on physical and mental powers. Event funded by The Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries. Registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
THE THRILL OF BIRD-WATCHING. Thursday, March 28, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary naturalist Scott Santino will highlight the fascinating and enjoyable world of bird-watching in a PowerPoint presentation. Santino will also introduce local bird species and their histories. Supported in part by a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES. Monday, April 1, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. The museum’s monthly event features a discussion, facilitated by museum member Martha Mauser, on “The Killer Angels” by Michael Schaara, the selected book for Ipswich Public Library’s Ipswich Reads ... One Book! program. The book is a novelized account of the Battle of Gettysburg. Bring a lunch; coffee and tea served. Free. 978-356-2811 or www.ipswichmuseum.org.
AGGANIS FORUM. Monday, April 1, 6 p.m., Salem State University Recital Hall, Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave. Sidney Hutter will kick off the 2013 series with a presentation on understanding the business of art and the interconnecting roles of artists, galleries and collectors. Hutter is a world-renowned glass sculptor who works on displays in both well-known museums and private collections. Free admission. Seating is limited; reservations required at 978-542-2426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“STORIES MY MOTHER AND OTHER STRANGERS TOLD ME.” Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m., First Church, Cleveland Room, 316 Essex St., Salem. Jim McAllister’s Winter 2013 Lecture Series presents a collection of stories gathered over the years from Bowman’s Bakery, the Essex Camera Shop, street corner conversations, local publications, unpublished memoirs, unsolicited letters and other sources. $12 admission. Use new entrance to the right and rear of the church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. email@example.com or 978-745-6314.
IPSWICH READS … ONE BOOK! EVENT. Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. The library will screen “The Killer Angels,” an award-winning 1989 film based on the novel by Michael Shaara. The film tells the story about the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. 978-356-6648.
“LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER.” Monday, April 1, 10 a.m. to noon, Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, main conference room on the first floor, 102 Endicott St., Danvers. Program provided by the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association teaches cancer patients hands-on cosmetic techniques to help them cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. Wig care, scarf and hat use, skin care, and nail care will be discussed. All participants will receive a free makeup kit. Registration required. 978-882-6073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOARDING PRESENTATION. Wednesday, April 3, 4:30 p.m., John Bertram House Assisted Living of Salem, 29 Washington Square, Salem. Marnie McDonald of North Shore Elder Services will discuss the issue of hoarding and what resources are available to those affected. Reserve a spot at 978-744-5640, ext. 222.
Music and theater
THE FOLLEN ANGELS. Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St. “In the Still of the Night,” featuring popular music from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Tickets cost $22 if purchased in advance by phone at 800-418-7771; $23 at Arnould Gallery and Framing, 11 Washington St.; or $28 at the MLT box office the night of the show. www.follenangels.com.
CARRTUNES TRIO. Monday, April 1, 6 to 9 p.m., Su Chang’s, 373 Lowell St., Peabody. Trio includes percussionist Donn Carr, saxophonist Tom Reppucci and John Carmilia on keyboards. www.suchangspeabody.com or www.donncarr.com.
COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Saturday, March 30, 8 to 11 a.m., Masonic Hall, 20 Washington St., Beverly. All-you-can-eat menu includes blueberry and plain pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and all the fixings. Proceeds support the Masons’ charitable programs. $5/adults, $3/children. 978-807-4150.
GREEN EGGS AND HAM BREAKFAST. Saturday, March 30, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly. Beverly Kiwanis will host in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday. The Cat in the Hat and other storybook characters will be in attendance. Breakfast includes eggs, ham, pancakes, milk, orange juice and coffee. Event will also include face-painting, balloons and other activities. $5/adults, free/children; tickets available at the door. Children must be accompanied by an adult. www.beverlykiwanis.org.
HERITAGE FILMS. March 28, 11:30 a.m., “Mysterious Places in Essex County”; 12:15 p.m., “Ghost Stories of New England.” April 2, 11:30 a.m., “Colonials and the British”; 12:15 p.m., “Ghost Stories of New England.” $5 admission. Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. 978-777-2711.
SALEM PEACE COMMITTEE FILM. Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m., St. James Conference Room, enter from the parking lot at the corner of Bridge and Flint streets, Salem. Screening of “Body of War,” a documentary of an Iraq War vet who was paralyzed from a bullet to the spine and his physical and emotional journey as he begins to question war in Iraq. Free. 978-740-9917.
STUDENT EXHIBIT. On view through May 2, Shetland Park atrium, Building One, 27 Congress St., Salem. Exhibit features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs from Montserrat College of Art’s student-run Bear Gallery. Exhibit part of Shetland Arts at Shetland Park series. email@example.com or 508-932-0865.
“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.