WALK FOR A NEW SPRING. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Bridge, Salem. Buddhist monks and walkers meet at Veterans Memorial Bridge at 2:30 p.m., then walk to City Hall and meet Mayor Kim Driscoll at 3:30 p.m. A potluck will be held at 6 p.m. at the First Church of Salem, 316 Essex St. Walkers and monks will join in conversation and reflection when Charmaine White Face, Zumila Wobaga, of Ogala Sioux Tribe discusses uranium mining from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. 978-740-9917.
Vacation week activities
TIME FOR TEETH. Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with local dentist Dr. Priscilla Magnuson. Stories and songs about teeth, gums and dentists. All ages welcome. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
SKATEBOARD WORKSHOP. The Community Architecture Lab, a nonprofit design studio based in Salem, will hold a five-day workshop for students to learn how to construct a high-performance longboard deck, including trucks, wheels and bearings. The class will run Feb. 18 through 22 at two separate times: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $300 per person and includes materials and hardware. The class will be held at 209 Essex St., Salem. http://www.uvarchlab.org/.
MONDAY SCHOOL VACATION WEEK AT PEM. Monday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Part of weeklong celebration of the many ways that people play around the world. Events include giant games and games from different cultures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; abstract magnetic puzzles, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; indoor hopscotch design, 1 to 4 p.m.; yo-yo show from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.; and a screening of “Alice in Wonderland” from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Included with museum admission. Advance reservations required. 978-745-9500, ext. 3011, or pem.org/calendar.