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Author and teacher Phyllis Karas presents “Finding Your Voice,” a workshop to help dissolve some of the mystery around publication, today at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Karas is the author of “BRUTAL: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger’s Irish Mob” and “Where’s Whitey.” For more on this and other events, visit. www.marbleheadfestival.org.
Learn aboout life in the 17th century through four different house tours in the area, all of which take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. As part of 17th-Century Saturdays, visit the Paine House at Greenwood Farm, Jeffrey's Neck Road, Ipswich; the Whipple House, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich; the Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House, 132 Main St., Wenham; and the Gedney House, 21 High St., Salem. Nominal fee at each location; For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-356-4351 ext. 4049 (Paine); call 978-468-2377 or visit wenhammuseum.org (Claflin-Gerrish-Richards); or call 978-744-0440 or visit www.historicnewengland.org (Gedney).