READING AND BENEFIT BOOK SIGNING BY JAMES PHOENIX. Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Author of the new novel “Frame Up,” which features a streetwise Boston detective named Fenway Burke. Copies of the book will be available for sale, with all proceeds going to the library. 978-921-6062 or Flynn@noblenet.org.
HURRICANE SANDY FUNDRAISER. Friday, March 1, 7 p.m. to midnight, Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square East, Salem. Event features live music by Playing for Crickets, Kathy Corneau, Shawn Johnson, Dave Provost and The Spirit House Band, plus a silent auction, raffle and more. $10/ticket, available at the door. Supplies may also be dropped off. www.can-do.org, Kathy@balancedandbehaved.com or 978-305-7170.
FUNDRAISER FOR FURRY FRIENDS. Chet’s Video, 1 Essex St., Marblehead, hosts combination fundraiser for Friends of Beverly Animals, Friends of Marblehead Abandoned Animals and Friends of Lynn Saugus Animals on Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a raffle drawing at 8 p.m. Event features special sales at the store, raffles, 50-50, face-painting, Balloon Kid, refreshments, and an opportunity to speak with volunteers from each group about how to adopt, rescue and foster animals. Raffle tickets cost $3 each or four for $10. 781-631-9550 or www.chetsvideo.com.
THIRD ANNUAL ALL STAR ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT. Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Event includes dinner, dancing, door prizes, raffles, 50-50, silent auction and more. Proceeds support the Allstar Foundation, which works to find a cure for urea cycle disorder. www.allstarfoundationforucd.com.
COMEDY NIGHT. Saturday, March 2, Timothy’s, 225 Newbury St., Danvers. Event presented by Friends of Danvers Dog Park includes raffles, a cash bar, and comedians Patty Ross, Paul Gilligan, Mac Livingston and Sean Sullivan. Tickets cost $20 if purchased by Thursday, Feb. 28, or $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.; event starts at 8 p.m. Money raised will be donated to Friends of Danvers Dog Park. Carla.King@comcast.net or www.ScampsComedy.com.