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All ages can participate in Otha Day: Drum to the Beat, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Children's Room at the Peabody Institute Library's Danvers branch, at 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Otha facilitates fun and lively drum/rhythm circle events. For more information, call 978-774-0554.
Kids ages 9 to 13 can explore the natural work and record your discoveries through drawing and writing at today's Nature Journaling program, also at 11 a.m. at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. The program, part of the library's Dig Into Reading summer program, is run by Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. To register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
Salem State University’s Glassworks Studio kicks off its new program, The Rosenberg Institute for Passionate and Emerging Artists, with a series of free open demonstrations this month by four glass artists in residence who are living on campus and creating new work in the SSU’s glassblowing studio. The first takes place tonight at 6 in the Glassworks Studio at the Enterprise Center, Suite 750, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. For more information, visit salemstate.edu/arts or call 978-542-7890.