BENEFIT IN MEMORY OF DANIEL WALKER. Friday, June 28, 7 to 11 p.m., Holy Ghost Society, 20 Howley St., Peabody. Benefit in memory of Daniel Walker who was killed in a motor vehicle accident three weeks ago. Donations are being accepted. Fundraiser tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the Courthouse Pub, 43 Central St. 978-531-9791.
BASEBALL FOR A CAUSE. Friday, June 28, 7 p.m., Fraser Field, 365 Western Ave., Lynn. Marblehead resident Kathryn Percy presents the fourth annual North Shore Navigators baseball game to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event raises awareness of diabetes and raises money to find a cure. Includes food, fun and fireworks. Tickets cost $6 per person. Purchase tickets in advance by calling the Percy family at 781-799-3812.
TOUR DE SHULS. Sunday, June 30, starting and ending at Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. Participants of this bicycling fundraiser ride a 10-, 25-, 50- or 75-mile route to visit area synagogues and take in ocean views. Start times are 7:15 a.m. (75-mile ride), 9:15 a.m. (50-mile ride), 10:30 a.m. (25-mile ride) and 11 a.m. (10-mile ride). The event benefits the Tikvah program at Camp Ramah in Palmer, which is an overnight camping program for individuals with developmental disabilities that is integrated into the typical camp. For more information, visit www.tourdeshuls.org and click on New England Ride link.
STRAYS IN NEED DOG SHOW. Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Peabody Institute Library’s lawn, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Annual show features games, raffles, a look-alike contest and fashion parade. All pets welcome. Prizes awarded for several categories. Proceeds benefit the animals helped by Strays in Need. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE & CULINARY ARTS RECEPTION. Sunday, June 30, 5 to 7 p.m., outside at Fort Sewall in Marblehead. Marblehead Festival of Arts’ annual reception celebrates the opening of the MFoA’s summer season. Event includes menu specialties from area restaurants; dance, rock, funk, soul, and rhythm and blues music by White Lightnin’; hat contest; and more. Guests are encouraged to wear fun hats for the contest; prizes will be awarded for the most creative and elegant hats. Fundraising event for summer arts festival. $55 donation per person. www.MarbleheadFestival.org.
Music and theater
DANVERS ROTARY CONCERT. Thursday, June 27, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Refreshments and grill fare available by the Boy Scouts and ice cream from Goodies. Bring chairs and blankets. Winner of Danvers Honorary Mayor to be announced. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
CONCERT ON THE COMMONS. Thursday, June 27, 6 to 8 p.m., Beverly Commons Bandstand, Essex and Dane streets. Beverly-based Civil Disturbance Jazz Band will kick off the summer concert series sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. The six-instrument band features Dixieland and swing music in the New Orleans and big band tradition. Free. Attendees are advised to bring blankets or folding chairs. www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.
MAHI SUMMER MUSIC SERIES. Thursday, June 27, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., aboard the Hannah Glover, accessible at 23 Congress St., Salem. Original rhythm and blues, soul and groove band HDRnB will perform. Event features live music, beer, tropical cocktails, and grilled food. $19/person, or $15 per person in groups of five or more with advance purchase. Tickets and details at 978-825-0001 or www.mahicruises.com.
SUMMER FAIRY TALE MUSICAL SERIES: “SNOW WHITE.” Friday, June 28, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Tickets range $10 to $12. 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.
DANVERS IDOL. Friday, June 28, 7 p.m. at Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road, Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. A showcase of local talent. Ten finalists will perform in front of the public and a judges panel composed of a former “American Idol” finalist, a national recording artist and other local musical dignitaries. Audience will participate in the first round of voting to narrow the field down to three performers. The three finalists will perform the same evening, and one will be crowned the 2013 Danvers Idol. All 10 will receive sponsored prizes. Special performances by judges and a former Danvers Idol winner. Audience members welcome. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
PLUMERAI LIVE. Friday, June 28, 8 p.m., Gulu Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex St., Salem. Plumerai returns to Salem after national tour. Free admission. www.plumerai.com or www.facebook.com/Plumeraiband.
DANVERS GARDEN CLUB CHILDREN’S CONCERT. Saturday, June 29, 10 to 11 a.m., Children’s Garden at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Rain location, Holy Trinity United Methodist Church. Steve Blunt provides entertainment for the whole family, including songs, stories, music and movement. Anna Bertini, 978-774-5323.
HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2013. Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Concert starring The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders) and Gary Lewis & The Playboys. Tickets range $29.50 to $69.50. 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.
MUSIC & MORE SERIES: “CLAIRE DE LUNE.” Salem Theatre Company’s Music & More Series presents the Mugford Street Players’ production of Georgette Beck’s “Claire de Lune” on stage through Saturday, June 29. John Fogle directs the memory play about a long, strong friendship between two women. Performances Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. $20/adults, $15/senior citizens, $10/students. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-790-8546, www.salemtheatre.com or 866-811-4111.
THE CATALINAS REUNITE. Saturday, June 29, 9 p.m., The Pickled Onion, 355-357 Rantoul St., Beverly. The Catalinas will perform together after being apart for eight years. Concert includes some of the band’s original pieces, cover songs by the Beatles, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and more. satchk.com.
PEABODY STREET PARK CONCERT SERIES: MACHINE 475. Sunday, June 30, 3 to 6 p.m., Peabody Street Park, 15 Peabody St., near Lafayette and Derby streets on the South River Walkway in Salem. Hosted by the city of Salem and Mamadou Diop, leader of world fusion band Mamadou. Free and family-friendly. www.junglerhythm.com.
COMMUNITY CONCERT. Sunday, June 30, 4 to 6 p.m., Hall-Haskell House lawn, 36 S. Main St., Ipswich. Featuring the Merrimack Valley Concert Band.
SUNDAYS IN PATTON PARK CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, June 30, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A, Hamilton. The 2013 series features Daisy Nell, Captain Stan and the Crabgrass Band, performing songs of the sea, shore and crabgrass. In case of rain, call 978-468-4818 for concert location. Supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council. Free. www.PattonParkConcerts.org.
“A PATRIOTIC REVIEW.” Monday, July 1, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Beverly resident John Archer and Dan Murphy will present a repertoire of patriotic songs with piano accompaniment to celebrate the Fourth of July. Free. Light refreshments served. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT THE WILLOWS. Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m., Salem Willows Bandstand. Second concert of North Shore Concert Band’s free, six-week series featuring 25 professional musicians performing a variety of music, including Broadway, classical, big band, Disney, patriotic and solo tunes. The series will run for six consecutive Tuesdays, and in case of rain, concerts will be postponed until the following Tuesday. Gordon Bowman, 978-531-9339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BROWN BAG LUNCH. Monday, July 1, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Museum docent and college professor George Gray discusses the rewards and challenges of teaching Chinese students in the United States. Free to Ipswich seniors. 978-356-2811 or www.ipswichmuseum.org.
“ALL THE KING’S MEN” BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES. Monday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Main Branch, 82 Main St., Peabody. The library’s annual summer book discussion series, led by Harvard University Professor Theoharis C. Theoharis, features a five-part series focusing on Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men.” Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Upcoming meetings on July 15 and 29 and Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Details and registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
Festivals and community gatherings
COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Saturday, June 29, 8 to 11 a.m., Masonic Hall, 20 Washington St., Beverly. All-you-can-eat blueberry and plain pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and all the fixings. Proceeds support the Mason’s charities. $5/adults, $3/children. George Haile, 978-807-4150.
SECOND ANNUAL FAERY FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Fly on gossamer wings and wave faery wands. Enjoy tea, listen to enchanting tales, and build tiny houses. Professional photographs are available through Underwood Photography. Children may wear their own costume or choose to borrow one of the museum’s. Rain date, June 30. Free with museum admission. Pay in advance online through FamilyId.com or by calling the museum, 978-468-2377.
NEW ENGLAND PIRATE FAIRE. Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Salem Pioneer Village in Forest River Park, Salem. Pirate show, comedy sword-fighting troupe, period games and music, food, a reproduction pirate ship, cannon and weaponry demonstrations. $14/adults and $10/children ages 4 to 11; $2 discount for seniors and members of the military. Rain or shine. 781-854-6916, www.pastimesentertainment.com or www.pioneervillagesalem.com.
NORTH SHORE PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 29, noon, parade route starts on Margin Street then right on Norman Street, down New Derby Street to continue on Derby Street, then Hawthorne Boulevard, and ending on Salem Common where the Pride Festival takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. The North Shore Pride after-party takes place at Murphy’s Pub, 300 Derby St., from 5 to 10 p.m. Free. northshorepride.org/events.
FOURTH OF JULY DANCE. Saturday, June 29, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Farms-Prides Community Association will host its annual fundraiser with music by local band 80’s Reunion. Admission is $10; cash bar available. Attendees must be 21 and older. http://www.beverlyfarms.org/community.shtml.
FIREWORKS FESTIVAL. Wednesday, July 3, 5 to 10:30 p.m. at Plains Park, Holten Richmond Middle School, 55 Conant St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Includes live music, rides, food, games, patriotic program, raffle, and fireworks display. Bring blankets and chairs. Rain date, July 5. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
MARBLEHEAD FESTIVAL OF ARTS KICKS OFF. Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7, at venues throughout downtown Marblehead. Features fine art exhibits; outdoor concerts; outdoor film festival; workshops, exhibits, and presentations by authors, novelists, poets, essayists and journalists; family events including a kite festival, sand sculpture competition, children’s festival, model boat building workshop followed by a regatta at Redd’s Pond, and a street festival; Tea Room; Artisans’ Marketplace; and more. The event is the largest all-volunteer arts festival in the region. It is a celebration for all ages, and almost all events are free. www.MarbleheadFestival.org.
FRIDAY FLICKS AND FIRES. Friday, June 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Endicott Park, 57 Forest St., Danvers. Watch a “green themed” movie in the Carriage House and then head out to the campfire for roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Drop-off program suitable for children in grades three to five. $12. Sign up at danversrec.com.
“EAT MY DUST.” Monday, July 1, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Charlie Willliams is a mud-slinging, noise-making children’s comedian. Watch the story of Henry Ford’s first car race and learn how to imitate a dirt bike and monster truck. www.hwlibrary.org.
DIG INTO ART: DIGGING UP DINOSAURS. Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m. for ages 8 to 11, 11 a.m. for ages 5 to 7, Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Explore the ancient world of dinosaurs, learn all about fossils, then dig for and make fossils out of clay. Advance registration required at 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
THE NOISEGUY. Tuesday, July 2, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Charlie Williams, the noiseguy, is an author, vocal sound impressionist and children’s comedian. 978-774-0554.
Fun with the family
FAMILY FARM DINNERS: EARTH OVEN PIZZA NIGHTS. Friday, June 28, 5:30 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Join the farm staff and a volunteer guest chef for a Friday night pizza party on the farm. Children can visit the chickens, pick herbs for their pizzas and play some good old-fashioned games while homemade pizzas are baked in the new earth oven in the outdoor kitchen. Salad (from the farm) and tart lemonade for all. Attendees can also make their own ice cream for dessert; bring a bowl. Event part of Appleton Cooks! program. $10/person. 978-356-5728 or email@example.com.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT. Friday, June 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gerry No. 5, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead. Presented by the Church of the Holy Name, with a portion of the proceeds from food sales benefiting the church. Event includes a menu suitable for all ages, a cash bar with soft drinks, beer and mixed drinks, raffles and a 50-50 drawing. www.churchoftheholyname.com.
ENDICOTT PARK DAY. Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Endicott Park, 57 Forest St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Family outing with activities and events for all ages. Includes Doll Carriage Parade, Bicycle Parade, kids activities, demonstrations, rides, business and craft booths, chili contest, Johnny the K Show and more. Wide variety of food available. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
ICE CREAM SCOOP-AH-BOWL. Saturday, June 29, 1 to 3 p.m. at Endicott Park, 57 Forest St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. 11th annual event presents flavors from local ice cream parlors for sampling. $5 ticket buys a sample from each ice cream sponsor. Also, take a ride in a hot-air balloon, sponsored by ReMax Realtors, with all proceeds to benefit the Donnie Barnett Scholarship fund. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY. Saturday, June 29, 1 to 3 p.m., Peabody Institute Library’s Main Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Free party includes food, crafts, hip-hop dance and a musical concert with award-winning musician Steve Blunt. Families can also visit and have their photo taken with the children’s book character Maisy. The party will also present the first opportunity to sign up for the library’s summer reading programs and summer events. For a complete calendar of events, visit www.peabodylibrary.org, or call 978-531-0100, ext. 29, for more information.
IT’S MY HEART: BOSTON WALK & FAMILY PICNIC. Sunday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Endicott Park, 57 Forest St., Danvers. Third annual Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Heart Walk, sponsored by It’s My Heart, New England Chapter. Walk begins at 10:15 a.m.; family picnic and fun day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.itsmyheart.org/boston.
ARTIST RECEPTION FOR “SEVEN”: ALLISON COLE. Thursday, June 27, 4 to 6 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Montserrat Galleries is hosting “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” which features seven artists, one of whom is Allison Cole, who have transformed the seven gallery walls, highlighting the performative aspects of drawing. On view through Aug. 8. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-867-9624, or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
“FISHERMEN’S PLATTER.” Opening reception on Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Cloister Gallery, 136 Lafayette St., Marblehead. The exhibit features original paintings and drawings by Tom Brennan, one of Maine’s leading artists. On view through July 25. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-4951 or email@example.com.
“DOWNTON ABBEY STYLE” OPENING RECEPTION. Sunday, June 30, noon to 3 p.m., Cassidy Art Museum, 33 Washington St., Peabody. Opening reception for Peabody Historical Society and the Peabody Art Association’s two new exhibits, “Downton Abbey Style, 1900-1925: Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Wear from the Collection of the Peabody Historical Society” and “Poetry on Canvas II.” Free admission. Heather Leavell, 978-977-0514.
“SUMMERTIME.” Sunday, June 30, 3 to 5 p.m., at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. Opening gala for Swampscott Art Association’s exhibit. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded. Show features work by Swampscott Art Association’s member artists. On view through July 31. Venue is handicapped-accessible. For details, contact gallery director Nancy Ferguson at 781-631-3685.
WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT. On view through Sunday, June 30, at Mingo Gallery & Custom Framing, 284 Cabot St., Beverly. The exhibit titled “You Have To Wake Up Sometime” features watercolor drawings by Michael Crockett. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-927-5964.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE EXHIBIT. On view through June 30 at Artists’ Row, building No. 2, 24 New Derby St., Salem. The Salem Arts Association’s “People’s Choice” exhibit. Visitors to People’s Choice are invited to vote for their favorite art work. Free. www.salemartsassociation.org or email@example.com.
TEMPORARY SCULPTURES ON VIEW. Three contemporary sculptures, created by artist Austin Collins, are on view through early November on Artists Row along New Derby Street, at the intersection of Front and Washington streets, and on the green in front of the former Salem Jail, next to Sgt. James Ayube Memorial Drive in Salem. The sculptures are painted steel and range from 10 to 22 feet tall. For more information, contact Dominick Pangallo, chief administrative aide in the office of Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, at 978-619-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART EXHIBIT: DAN MURPHY. On view throughout June and July at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Exhibit features oil paintings of nautical scenes by local artist Dan Murphy. The exhibit may be seen before and after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, or by scheduling an appointment at 978-774-7582. www.nsuu.org.
PAINTINGS IN STETSON GALLERY. Paintings by artist and Marblehead resident Jeri Rabchenuk will be exhibited throughout June in the Stetson Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. For information, call 781-631-1215.
SUMMER MEMBER EXHIBIT. On view through July 14 at the King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. Marblehead Arts Association’s annual exhibit features work in various mediums that have been juried in two categories: fine art and photography. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 781-631-2608 or marbleheadarts.org.
CHURCH YARD SALE. Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody. Church-sponsored sale in the air-conditioned church hall. All proceeds help defray the costs of church repairs. Sale includes bargains on Christmas items, clothing, home furnishings and more. Portuguese food will also be available for purchase. 978-532-0272.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Gordon Room, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale, which continues through July 13. Books, videos, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be available for purchase. Proceeds support various library/Friends projects and fund museum and attractions passes offered by the library. www.danverslibrary.org.