WELCOME TO THE GRAVEYARD. Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. The Gravestone Girls, Brenda Sullivan, Maggie White and Melissa Anderson, present a 90-minute virtual tour of Danvers cemeteries from colonial burial grounds into the 21st century to examine the symbolism and artistry of cemeteries and gravestones. The Gravestone Girls present a historical perspective of old cemeteries by documenting and preserving the art featured on gravestones and in cemeteries. Register at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.
Children and families
EARLY CHILDHOOD PARTNERS KIDS FAIR. Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop School, 325 Bay Road, Hamilton. Includes information on early childhood programs and services, plus opportunities to meet and network with professionals who work with children and to meet and network with other parents of young children. Fair features Curious Creatures, 10:45 and 11:15 a.m.; music and finger plays, noon; face-painting, crafts and play activities; frozen yogurt and pizza. Free admission. Food donations accepted for Acord Food Pantry. 978-468-5489.
MEET THE COWS. Saturday, March 2, 2:30 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Explore the farmstead buildings and visit with calves and heifers. Meet the cows in the dairy barn during milking, which is ordinarily closed to the public. Program for ages 5 and up. $4/Trustees of Reservations members, $5/nonmembers. www.thetrustees.org.
CHILDREN’S COMIC BOOK CLUB. Wednesday, March 6, 4 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Comic Book Club for children who enjoy reading and drawing comics. Free. 978-887-7323.
“HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU.” Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m., St. James Conference Room, enter from parking lot, corner of Bridge and Flint streets, Salem. Film identifies a critical message of Katrina, the need to recognize and protect nature’s safeguards. The natural coastal buffer that once sheltered New Orleans from severe storms has drastically deteriorated, in part due to engineering actions, depleting the protective wetlands and leaving the city open to Mother Nature’s ferocious forces. Free. Sponsored by Salem Peace Committee. 978-740-9917.