INDOOR YARD SALE. Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 12 Dane St., Beverly. Featuring small items, puzzles, games, books, CDs, toys and white elephant items. To donate, call 978-927-1066.
CRAFT FAIR/YARD SALE. Sunday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St., Salem. The Salem Moose Family Center will hold a craft fair and yard sale. For details, contact Dawn Boltas at 978-601-3934.
Fairs and festivals
AUTISM AWARENESS FAIR. Saturday, April 6, 3 to 5 p.m., Salem Common. Hosted by Parents United of Salem. Service providers will be available to answer questions and provide information to families affected by autism. Event also includes sensory-friendly crafts and activities. Free. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Salem YMCA, 1 Sewall St. www.parentsunitedofsalem.org.
Art shows and receptions
“FIELD OF DREAMS” OPENING RECEPTION. Thursday, April 4, 6 to 8 p.m., Gallery at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. Exhibit features paintings by Boston-based artist Maria Malatesta and Beverly-based artist Christine O’Brien. Event part of Beverly’s First Thursday Art Walk. On view through April 28. www.studiosatportermill.blogspot.com.
“FINE ART OF CRAFT.” Artisan Jewelry Trunk Show, Thursday, April 4, 6 to 9 p.m., King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. Featuring four local jewelry designers, part of Marblehead Arts Association’s “Fine Art of Craft” exhibit. Light refreshments served. Free admission. 781-631-2608.
EXHIBIT OVERVIEW. Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main St., Ipswich. Local teacher, author and researcher Scott Jewell will present an overview of the museum’s exhibit, “Ipswich in the Civil War,” which was put together following the research for his book, “Ipswich in the Civil War.” Exhibit showcases the role Ipswich played in the Civil War through the stories of 462 people who lived in Ipswich before, during and after the war, and served in the military. Jewell will sign copies of his book. Free/members and children, $7/nonmembers, $5/seniors. 978-356-2811 or www.ipswichmuseum.org.
MATT CURLEY EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Wednesday, April 10, 6 p.m., Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Artist’s reception for Matt Curley’s exhibit, “Honors in Art: Painting.” Exhibit on view through April 18. Free admission. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.