IPSWICH DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, VFW, 110 County Road, Ipswich. Annual breakfast with featured speaker Congressman John Tierney. Also, the Community Service Award will be presented to the Ipswich River Watershed Association. $30/person, payable at the door. All are welcome, regardless of political views.
SPECIAL MUSIC WORSHIP IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Sunday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The church’s Chancel Choir will present four songs from John Rutter’s cycle of spirituals in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation and Black History Month in February. Concert will feature vocal, bass and percussion soloists. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-774-4510.
MLK JR. CONVOCATION. Monday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m., Salem State University, Veterans Hall, 352 Lafayette St. Danvers resident and Salem State board chairwoman Pamela Scott will be the keynote speaker. Open to members of the SSU community, students from area elementary and middle schools, and the public. Also, winners from SSU’s essay contest, which challenged local students to write about the legacy of King, will read. 978-542-7500 or email@example.com.
ANNUAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY NIGHT. Friday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., Salem High School auditorium, 77 Willson St. The Salem High Winter Colorguard and new Salem Junior Colorguard, featuring middle school students, will present a preview of their 2013 competition shows. Refreshments served. Free admission; donations accepted. On Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m., the school will host the New England Scholastic Band Association contest with the Junior Colorguard competing at 3 p.m., followed by the Senior Colorguard at 5 p.m. $8/adults, $5/students and seniors. Hot and cold food and 50-50 raffle in the cafeteria. 978-740-1136.
CHAMBER SERIES CONCERT. Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m., Endicott College, Center for the Arts, Rose Hall, 376 Hale St., Beverly. U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty Chamber Recital Series features individual talents in the band’s instrumental and vocal sections. A reception will follow. Free admission. Tickets may be reserved at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or by leaving a message at 978-998-7700.