BASIC CHEESE-MAKING. A one-day course by The Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms. Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 219 County Road, Ipswich. Learn how to make a basic soft cheese, ricotta and butter, and then take some product home. Workshop provides an opportunity for discussion on the basics of milk, curd and the cheese-making process. Participants gain direct hands-on experience in cheese-making on a small scale without a lot of investment in equipment that can be used in the home kitchen. $70/TTOR members, $95/nonmembers. 978-356-5728, ext. 18, or www.thetrustees.org.
“LEARN AS YOU SOW.” Saturday, April 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 572 Essex St., Beverly. Learn about seed starting and help sow the first big round of seeds, which will grow into the cutting flowers in Long Hill’s Pick-Your-Own Flower Fields. Hosted by The Trustees of Reservations at Long Hill. Suitable for families with children ages 8 and older. Free admission. Register at www.thetrustees.org.
TEEN RETRO GAMING PROGRAM. Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. Go back in time and play with old-school video games. Michael and Tiber will provide attendees with old-style gaming systems. Board games will also be available. Free admission. Program suitable for students in grades five through 12. Register at 781-595-8867, ext. 304.
Lectures, discussions and presentations
“CAMELOT CHIC.” Lecture by James Archer Abbott, author of “Designing Camelot,” on the restoration of the White House during the Kennedy administration. Thursday, April 4, 12:30 p.m., Salem Five Bank Community Room, 210 Essex St., Salem. A visit to White-Silsbee House to see Zuber wallpaper, which played a role in the restoration, will follow the lecture. To attend, email email@example.com with “Camelot Chic” in subject line. At 8:30 p.m., a symposium on Zuber wallpaper will be held at Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St. Those wishing to attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Scholarly Soiree” in subject line.