“ALL THE KING’S MEN” BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES. Monday, July 29, 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 meeting on Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Details and registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
IN THE FIELDS AND FARM KITCHEN: FRESH CROP COOKING SERIES. Saturday, July 27, 3 to 5 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Take a guided walking tour to the field to see how crops grow. Choose one specific crop for the group to harvest and then head back to the state-of-the-art farm kitchen to learn new ways of preparing it, followed by sampling. Chef-teacher Carolyn Grieco will lead the Appleton Cooks! two-hour workshop. The crop variety is not predetermined but will be chosen by what is in season on the farm. Wear boots. $45/Trustees of Reservations members, $55/nonmembers. 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR THE PANTRY: PICKLING. Wednesday, July 31, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Appleton Cooks! program will teach attendees how to safely preserve a summer harvest. Hands-on demonstration with a discussion about food safety. Produce and materials provided to make a batch of seasonal preserves. Space is limited. $20/Trustees of Reservations members, $25/nonmembers. Preregister at 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or email@example.com.
FREE SUNDAY MORNING YOGA. Sunday, July 28, 10 to 11 a.m., Swampscott High School field, 200 Essex St., Swampscott. With Cindy Hellman. All ages and levels welcome. Bring a mat and water. Sponsored by the Swampscott Farmers Market. www.swampscottfarmersmarket.org.
DOWN TOWN TUESDAYS: RIVER WALK DANCING. Tuesday, July 30, 6 to 9 p.m., River Walk Patio, corner of Union and Market streets, Ipswich. Disco dancing. Dance instructions from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dancing under the stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission.