ARTRAGEOUS!27. Montserrat College of Art’s annual art auction party, Saturday, April 6, 6 p.m., 300 Jubilee Drive, Peabody. The auction is the college’s single biggest event and raises scholarship funds for 90 percent of Montserrat’s students in need of financial aid. Event features Boston artist Raul Gonzalez III and a curated auction of more than 200 paintings, prints, photographs, illustrations, sculpture, jewelry, giftware, trips and more. Attendees can watch students create at Art-in-the-Moment stations, enjoy signature cocktails and culinary delights from Timothy S. Hopkins Catering, and hear live music by Machine 475. Tickets range from $100 to $150. Auction details and tickets available at http://montserrat.edu/auction27/index.php. email@example.com or 978-921-4242, ext. 1114.
FARMS-PRIDES 4TH OF JULY AUCTION. Saturday, April 6, 7 to 11:30 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Includes food from Beverly Farms restaurants, cash bar, “Instant Wine Cellar & Mini Bar” raffle, music and dancing later in the evening. Also, more than 200 items will be up for bid during the live and silent auctions. Silent auction closings start at 8:45 p.m. Admission is $10. Auction proceeds support the Beverly Farms-Prides Crossing Fourth of July Celebration events.
GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER. Wednesday, April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., Miles River Middle School, 787 Bay Road, Hamilton. Hamilton-Wenham club’s event includes refreshments, a silent auction and a raffle of the floral designs created by Priscilla Styer, a creative designer. Styer will teach attendees how to spot treasures and incorporate them into floral designs. Silent auction features indoor and outdoor gardening items and gift certificates from local businesses. Free event; open to the public. Event supports the garden club’s scholarship awarded to a student who is continuing his or her education in environmental sciences, horticulture, landscaping, and other related fields. www.hwgcsite.org.
Workshops and games
DESIGNING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN. Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to noon, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. The adult workshop led by Catherine Carney-Feldman, an accredited organic land care professional and owner of Shamrock Acres Landscape Design, will teach attendees how to design their own butterfly garden using native plants. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies and the host and nectar plants that are necessary to attract and sustain them. Attendees will leave with a completed design. $30/nonmembers, $25/Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.