OPEN SUNDAYS. Ipswich Museum will be open on Sundays through April 7, excluding March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m., for its special Sundays winter exhibit titled “Ipswich in the Civil War,” on view at 54 South Main St., Ipswich. The exhibit showcases the role Ipswich played in the Civil War through the war stories of 462 people who lived in Ipswich before, during and after the war, and served in the military. The museum will also host various events and programs related to the exhibit. Admission is free for Ipswich residents visiting on the first Sunday of the month. Regular admission is free for museum members and children, $7 for nonmembers and $5 for seniors. For details, call 978-356-2811 or visit www.ipswichmuseum.org.
FLY TYING. The Orvis Co. will hold free classes on Saturdays through Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Orvis, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Includes an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques of fly tying, plus two flies and in-store shopping offers. Space is limited. 978-531-0185.
MAPLE SUGARING. Appleton Farms staff will offer a volunteer service learning program for children ages 13 to 17 to learn what it takes to produce maple syrup from the tap to the bottle. Participants will learn alongside Appleton Farm staff on Feb. 19 to 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or after school from 3:30 to 5 p.m., on Feb. 25, 26, 27 and 28, and March 4, 5, 6 and 7. For more information, visit www.thetrustees.org, or contact Becky Fahey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 978-356-5728, ext. 18.
HERITAGE INDEPENDENT FILMS. Tuesdays and Thursdays in February, 11:40 a.m., “Mysterious Places of Essex County,” and 12:15 p.m., “Ghost Tales of New England,” at Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. $5/general, $4/seniors. 978-777-2711.
Books & writing
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Room, 25 North Main St., Ipswich. Friends of the Library will hold its winter book sale. Proceeds provide library materials, programs, museum passes and scholarships. 978-356-6648 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.