Cars and trucks
VEHICLE DAY AND HOT DOG PICNIC. Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to noon, Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Hosted by the Ipswich Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library. Climb on trucks, check out a police car and eat a hot dog. Details and registration at 978-356-6648.
MISSELWOOD CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE. Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Misselwood Estate, Endicott College, 407 Hale St., Beverly. Boutique car and motorcycle show attracts car owners and crowds from across New England. Event features judged Concours Field, fashion shows, seaside brunch, jewelry, music, fancy hat contest and more. $15 at the door, free/children under 12. Rain or shine. All proceeds benefit scholarships for Endicott College students. www.endicott.edu/concours.
15TH ANNUAL VEHICLE NIGHT. Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Visit the library’s parking lot for a festival of fire engines, emergency trucks, cruisers and snow plows. Event made possible by the fire, police, and public works departments of Hamilton and Wenham; Dodge Tree Service; and Mix 104.1. www.hwlibrary.org.
CASTLE HILL SUMMER PICNIC CONCERT SERIES: GRUPO FANTASIA. Thursday, July 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Latin music. Gates open 5 p.m. for picnicking and close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only; $30 per car, $20 per car for members of The Trustees of Reservations, $10 for walk-ins. www.thetrustees.org or 978-356-4351.
MAHI SUMMER MUSIC SERIES. Thursday, July 25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., aboard the Hannah Glover, accessible at 23 Congress St., Salem. Island, reggae and rock music performed by The Absolute Gentlemen. 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. Event for ages 21 and up. Tickets and details at 978-825-0001 or www.mahicruises.com.