“THE WIZARD OF OZ.” North Shore Music Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz” with performances through Sunday, Aug. 4, at 62 Dunham Road in Beverly. Performances will run on Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $75. Tickets and details available at 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.
HERITAGE FILMS. Thursday, July 25, 11:30 a.m., “Gloucestermen”; 1:15 p.m., “Two New England Warships.” Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. 978-777-2711.
FRIDAY FLICKS AND FIRES. Friday, July 26, 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.
Families & children
ECO-ART: MEADOW AND WETLAND FLIERS. Thursday, July 25, 9 to 11 a.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 4 to 12. Hike the sanctuary trails safari-style in search of dragonflies and butterflies. Learn about the life cycles of these fliers by catching them in sweep nets and comparing and observing them up close. After the safari, make models of the dragonflies and butterflies using recycled materials. Instructor: Meg Atkins, sanctuary field teacher and artist. Cost $10 adults, $8 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.
FAMILY DUSK PADDLE: OWLS ON THE IPSWICH RIVER. Friday, July 26, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. While paddling, look and listen for owls and talk about the different types of owls that are likely to be seen. All equipment provided; participants must be able to swim. Cost $15 adults and $13 children (member discounts available). Suitable for family and children ages 6 to 16. Registration required. 978-887-9264.
STARGAZING. Friday, July 26, 8 to 10 p.m., Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot St., Beverly. Cape Ann Waldorf School at Moraine Farm invites adults and grade school students to attend an evening of stargazing. Free. www.CapeAnnWaldorf.org or 978-927-1936.