“FOR THE BIRDS.” A gala to support the restoration of the John James Audubon’s elephant folio collection “Birds of America,” Friday, April 5, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Special guest David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of “National Audubon Society: The Sibley Guide to Birds,” will talk about his work. A selection of original prints from “Birds of America” will be displayed. Reservations are $100 each, and space is limited. Reserve a spot at www.peabodylibrary.org/forthebirds or at any of the Peabody Institute Library locations.
SUPPORT WOMEN IN ACTION. Volunteer on Saturday, April 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart St., Beverly Farms. Event to help The Food Project start seedlings in the greenhouse. Individuals and families with children ages 5 and older are invited. Women in Action works to increase access to nutritious food and physical activity for underserved children. Registration is required. firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANNED FOOD AND ETHICAL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DRIVE. Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2 to 5 p.m., Beverly Bootstraps’ parking lot, 371 Cabot St. All are welcome to participate. The cost is less than $1 per pound of materials if canned food is donated; seniors, members of Beverly Rotary, and Beverly Bootstraps volunteers and employees receive a discount. Recycling fees are payable by cash or check, and receipts will be provided. Net proceeds benefit Beverly Bootstraps Community Services. 617-233-4120 or email@example.com.
MARBLEHEAD FESTIVAL OF ARTS’ 42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION. Saturday, April 6, silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by live auction with auctioneer Gene Arnould at 7:15 p.m., at Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., Marblehead. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, music and door prizes. Art pieces in various mediums by local artists, gift certificates for goods and services, outings, and other items will be up for auction. $30/ticket, purchased at the door. www.marbleheadfestival.org. Auction is a major fundraiser for the Marblehead Festival of Arts, which is scheduled for July 4 through 7 in downtown Marblehead. www.marbleheadfestival.org.