Saturday, Jan. 12
Danvers: College Career Advice, 9 a.m. to noon, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. Retired orthodontist Louis Giamarco gives advice for parents or students on how to get the most out of the college experience, laying the foundation for a successful career. Free.
Peabody: Marine Corps League Meeting, 9 a.m., 20 Stevens St. All Essex County Detachment members and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen invited. Refreshments served. 978-777-0988 or 978-535-4066.
Salem: Family Gallery Exploration: Silk!, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Japanese Art Gallery, East India Square. Drop by the exhibition “Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China,” where a museum educator will explore hidden symbols in an incredible silk robe. Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
Hamilton: Dads & Donuts, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Story time designed especially for dads and children ages 2 and up; moms are invited, too. Snacks follow 30 minutes of stories based around the theme “Star Light, Star Bright!” Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
Wenham: “The Elves and the Shoemaker” Marionette Show, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. A full-scale marionette performance with harpsichord accompaniment of Grimms’ fairy tale. Registration is required; seating is limited. Free with museum admission; $8/adults, $6/children. 978-468-2377 or www.wenhammuseum.org.
Salem: Studio Discoveries: Silk Paper Making, 1 to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Bartlett Gallery, East India Square. Using silk filaments and simple paste and water, attendees can create their own colorful pieces of paper. Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
Danvers: Fourth annual Chocolate Walk sponsored by the Danvers Bi-Peds, 1:30 p.m., Putnamville School, 224 Locust St. Ski or walk the northern portion of the Danvers Rail Trail from Wenham to the SwampWalk. Finish up with hot chocolate and chocolate treats. All, including dogs on leashes, are welcome. 978-777-4661 or danversbipeds.org.