Saturday, Jan. 19
Hamilton: Wintertime Stories & Craft, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Enjoy stories that celebrate a winter wonderland and then create a fun craft. Program appropriate for children ages 2 and older. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
Peabody: Music Together, 11 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, Children’s Room, 82 Main St. Music Together with Teresa Coelho features a music and movement demonstration class for children up to age 5 and their families. Registration is required at 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
Beverly: Author reading and talk, 3:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Julia Newman, author of “The Loose Lip Brigade” and the blog “Feed Me Daily,” will read from her book and talk about what it’s like to be an online author. Free. Refreshments served. Copies of Newman’s book will be available for purchase. 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beverly: “The Best Ever Launching the 4th Party,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St. The Farms-Prides 4th of July Committee will host its annual fourth of July reception. Event includes a short talk on planning and fundraising needs for the Farms-Prides fourth of July celebration. Also, Atlas PyroVision Productions, which provides fireworks each year, will present “The Making of a Fireworks Show,” which describes how shows are designed and choreographed; the “Grand Finale” is a short video of the company’s world championship performance in Montreal last summer. Food and beverages will be available, and videos and photos of past celebrations will be on display. Free. Kevin Smith, email@example.com.
Peabody: Committee to Elect Ted Bettencourt Fundraiser, 7 to 10 p.m., Azorean Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Ghost, 20 Howley St. The Committee to Elect Ted Bettencourt will hold a fundraiser, which will include light refreshments and a cash bar. $25 donation per person.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Salem: Peabody Community Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Phillips House Museum, 34 Chestnut St. Historic New England invites Peabody residents for tours at the Phillips House Museum. Learn about the lives of the Phillips family and their domestic staff in the early 20th century. View the collection of fine furnishings, paintings, Chinese export porcelain, ship paintings, and architectural details. Free admission offered only to Peabody residents. Bring proof of residency. 978-744-0440.
Salem: Salem Philharmonic Orchestra, 3:30 p.m., Salem High School auditorium, 77 Willson St. Salem Philharmonic Orchestra’s winter concert series features a concert with violinist Lisa Brooke and trumpeter Jean Pocius. Free. Handicapped-accessible. www.salemphilharmonic.org.