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.