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Saturday, Oct. 5
Celebrate autumn at a fall-themed family event with games, arts and crafts, a barbecue picnic, vendor tables, raffles, music, ice cream, face painting and lots more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of today's proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Danvers Dog Park. The event will take place both inside and outside of Timothy's Restaurant, located at 225 Newbury St. in Danvers. For more information, call 978-774-7270 or email email@example.com.
Drop by the Peabody Essex Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the second day of the Big Draw Festival. This year, PEM joins the internationally acclaimed campaign that is celebrated for its ambitious reach and simple goal: to get everyone drawing. Come create a sketchbook, discover the meditative benefits of zentangle or leave a mark on the world in sidewalk paint. Grab a crayon and bring an imagination; remember, everyone can draw if given the chance. Learn more at PEM.org, or 978-745-9500. The museum is located at 161 Essex St. in Salem.
Stop by the Beverly Bootstraps parking lot for an Ethical Electronics Recycling Drive from 2 to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, and drop off almost anything with a battery or plug for recycling. The cost is $1 for each pound in a load weighing less than 50 pounds, and 50 cents for each pound in a load of more than 50 pounds. A discounted recycling fee of 85 cents per pound in a load of less than 50 pounds is available to senior citizens, teachers, Beverly Rotary Club members, Beverly Bootstraps volunteers and employees, and those who donate canned food at the event. Hazardous materials of any kind will not be accepted, but e-readers, cell phones, tablets, laptops, ink and toner cartridges, and loose wires, cords, and cables will be accepted for free. The drive benefits Beverly Bootstraps and takes place rain or shine at 371 Cabot St. in Beverly. For more information, contact Christopher at 617-233-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A concert to benefit the impoverished children of Santa Lucia and the orphanage Casa Hogar Divino Nino Jesus in Salcedo, Dominican Republic, will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the St. Thomas School gym at 5 Margin St. in Peabody. The concert lineup features Latin music by Lenguas de Fuego, Stacey Vasquez, and Grupo Esperanza; dancing by Los Angeles; light rock by Protest; contemporary and pop by Zach and Talia, K. Leigh Regan and Berklee student Stephanie Skye; and praise and worship songs by Mike and Anne. Raffle tickets, Dominican pastilitos, pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door, or at 978-531-0002 or 978-531-0224. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Sunday, Oct. 6
Support breast cancer education, awareness, patient care, and research by participating in the 3 mile Breast Friends Foundation Walk Around The Neck Fundraiser, which takes place rain or shine. The walk begins at 9 a.m. on Devereux Beach, then travels around Marblehead Neck. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, visit www.breastfriendsfoundation.org.
Learn about Margaret Bourke-White, a ground-breaking photojournalist from the 1930s to 1950s who was the original star photographer for Fortune and Life magazines and the first accredited female photographer of World War II. Actor and educator Sally Matson has obtained the rights to many of Bourke-White's photos and will portray the daring photojournalist as she travels through Russia, England, Germany, India and more. The presentation begins at 2 p.m. at Flint Public Library, located at 1 South Main St. in Middleton. For more information, visit www.MargaretB-W.com, or call 978-774-8132.