FRIENDS OF DANVERS DOG PARK FUNDRAISER. Thursday, Sept. 20, 4 to 10 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 301 Newbury St., Danvers. Between 4 and 10 p.m., Texas Roadhouse will donate 10 percent of all guest sales when a Dog Park Donation Night ticket is shown. Proceeds benefit the Danvers dog park project. Also, a table will be set up with raffles, dog park T-shirts and other information between 5 and 9 p.m. For a ticket, email Friends of Danvers Dog Park chairperson Carla King, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Sept. 21, 6 to 8 p.m., YMCA, 254 Essex St., Beverly. Zumba dance event, led by local Zumba instructors, to support YMCA’s Y For All Campaign. Pre-register at www.northshoreymca.org, or at the Sterling Center Y, with a donation of $8 for Y members, or $10 for the community. All fitness levels are welcome. For more information, call 978-927-6855.
SECOND ANNUAL NIGHT OF FREEDOM. Friday, Sept. 21, 8 to 11:30 p.m., VFW Post 2005, 321 West Shore Drive, Marblehead. Lyman Rollins VFW Post 2005 hosts C.A.P.T.S. Calling All Patriots Troop Support second annual Night of Freedom to pack and send care packages to troops. Event includes 50/50, raffles and music by Marblehead Stones. Donations of coffee, juice packs, beef jerky, snacks and more will be collected. For details and a list of accepted items, visit www.capts911.com or contact the Brings Family at 781-631-4714.
BENEFIT YARD SALE. Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ipswich High School, 134 High St., Ipswich. Yard sale to support the Ipswich High School Cheerleaders.
YARD SALE. Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saltonstall School, back parking lot, 160 Federal St., Salem. The yard sale, sponsored by the school PTO, will raise money for the school’s enrichment funds. 978-740-1236.
SHRED-A-THON. Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to noon, First National Bank of Ipswich, 31 Market St., Ipswich. Shred-A-Thon to benefit the American Red Cross of Northeast Mass. Bring sensitive and confidential documents and pay a tax-deductible $10 per 13-gallon bag, or $15 per box. All shred material is recycled. 978-356-3700.
OKTOBERFEST BENEFIT. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 to 5 p.m., Wenham Tea House, 4 Monument St., Wenham. The Wenham Tea House will celebrate Oktoberfest with samples of knockwurst, sausages, franks and beer, and music from the Oompah Band. $10/advance ticket, available at Henry’s of North Beverly, Henry’s Wine Shop and Wenham Tea House, or call 978-223-9787. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston’s 25th Walk.
EMMA’S REVOLUTION BENEFIT CONCERT. Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Me&Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Emma’s revolution, an award-winning duo of activist musicians, will perform to benefit the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. The concert will celebrate the band’s release of its third CD. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $23 at the door. 781-631-1215 or www.meandthee.org.
Music and theater
YASMINA REZA’S “ART.” Name-your-own ticket price preview performances on Thursday, Sept. 20, and Friday, Sept. 21,7:30 p.m., Salem Theatre Company, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Production opens Saturday, Sept. 22, through Oct. 13. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, 5 p.m. STC opens its 10th anniversary season with Yasmina Reza’s Tony-Award winning “ART,” a play revolving around three friends who tangle over the merits of an all-white painting that one of them has purchased for a tidy sum. www.salemtheatre.com, 978-790-8546 or email@example.com.
TAPLEY HALL CONCERT. Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. As part of the Trails and Sails weekend, Danvers Historical Society will present “Huzzah ... Welcome Home” concert, featuring the society’s artists-in-residence “The Essex Harmony.” Free. Light refreshments served after the concert. Reservations at essexheritage.org or 978-740-0444.
BOSTON STRING QUARTET CONCERT. Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., First Church of Danvers, 41 Centre St., Danvers. The Boston String Quartet will perform music from The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. Free for children under 18, $20/general public. Attendees are asked to donate one non-perishable food item to the Danvers Food Pantry. 617-875-7851 or www.bostonstringquartet.com.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 to 6 p.m., Peabody Street Park, 15 Peabody St., Salem. Features Gumbo Diablo. Free. http://www.junglerhythm.com/concert-series-schedule/cat_listevents/-.html.
MUSIC AT EDEN’S EDGE. Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Music at Eden’s Edge presents Spell: Flute and Strings Weave Magic for Summer’s End, featuring flutist Orlando Cela, violist and composer Mark Berger, violinist Maria Benotti, and cellist Lynn Nowels. Registration required. 978-531-0100 ext. 10 or http://www.peabodylibrary.org.
MUSIC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT. Monday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Salem State University, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. The Salem State music faculty jazz ensemble kicks off the musical year with a program of original works and standards. Free; donations accepted to benefit the John Finnegan scholarship for music students. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
Children and families
ANGRY BIRDS LIVE. Friday, Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. “Angry Birds” game brought to life; make birds and towers, then test bird launching abilities to take down egg-stealing pigs. For children ages 7 and older. Free. 978-887-7323.
PUBLIC SAFETY DAY. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St., Salem. Fourth annual event includes public safety information; public safety vehicles on display; demonstrations by Essex County Sheriff’s Canine Unit at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; visit from McGruff the Crime Dog from 10 a.m. to noon; create a free, personal record for a child, including fingerprints, DNA sample, tooth impression, video interview and voice recording as part of the MYCHIP program; and the Mass General Bloodmobile will be open for blood donations. Food available. Rain or shine. Visit the events calendar at www.salem.com.
SPIRIT DAYS. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, downtown Marblehead.
The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce Community Events Committee presents a weekend of town-wide sidewalk sales with promotions, raffles, giveaways, refreshments and more throughout the downtown business district; school groups and nonprofit groups showcased at paired participating businesses’ location; week-long Keep It Local Scavenger Hunt; and a celebration of Marblehead’s 2012 London Olympians on Sunday at 1 p.m., at Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St. www.marbleheadchamber.org.
History presentations and tours
“WHAT’S NEW AT THE ARCHIVES?” Thursday, Sept. 20,7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Danvers Historical Society will kick off another year with a presentation by town archivist and society trustee, Richard Trask, on the collections at the Danvers Archival Center. Free to society members, $5/nonmembers. Light refreshments served. Reservations suggested. 978-777-1666.
HOOKED RUG ARTISTRY. Friday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Wenham Museum’s ENHC Trails and Sails event presents the art of rug hooking in a lecture, demonstration and display of Massachusetts-themed hooked mats. Presented by the Mayflower Chapter of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists President Robyn Hodges. Free. www.trailsandsails.org.
A YOUNG MAN’S HOLOCAUST DIARY. Friday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Holocaust historian Barbara Wolf will tell the story of her relative’s recently discovered diary. Bennoter Berg, who died in Auschwitz concentration camp in l942, had entrusted his diary to a childhood friend on the eve of his deportation to the death camp. 978-744-0804 or www.explorerslli.org.
TOURS OF THE GEDNEY HOUSE. Friday, Sept. 21, noon and 1 p.m., Gedney House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. Tour Historic New England’s Gedney House as part of Essex National Heritage Commission’s Trails and Sails series. Free, 50-minute tours start at noon and 1 p.m. Pre-registration required at www.trailsandsails.org. 978-740-0444.
WALKING IN DANVERS HISTORIC FOREST. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m., 54R Buxton Road, off Route 114, Danvers. A Trails and Sails event hosted by the Danvers Bi-Peds. Dave McKenna will lead a walk and talk about the forest and its inhabitants, both past and present. Walk is 1 to 2 miles on trails. Insect spray and clothing to protect skin from ticks are recommended. Free. www.trailsandsails.org.
HOLTEN HOUSE OPEN. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 171 Holten St., Danvers. The 1670 Judge Samuel Holten House will be open as part of the Trails and Sails weekend of events. The historic chapter home of the General Israel Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a study of three and a half centuries of local history and of the life of Danvers’ most illustrious native son, Judge Samuel Holten. Free. 781-599-5885.
IPSWICH’S RUM HISTORY.
Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, 1 to 5 p.m., Turkey Shore Distilleries, 23 Hayward St., Unit 8, Ipswich. Turkey Shore Distilleries will offer tastings and tours as part of Essex National Heritage Commission’s Trails and Sails events. Free tours of Ipswich facility along with a brief overview of rum’s influence in the region. Samplings of award-winning Old Ipswich Rum for adults 21 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Handicapped-accessible. Dogs welcome on leashes. Tour space is limited. 978-356-0048 or www.turkeyshoredistilleries.com.
“STRONG WOMEN OF THE GABLES.” Saturday, Sept. 22,2 p.m., House of the Seven Gables, Turner Street, Salem. Sharon Kennedy’s presentation of The Strike for Bread and Roses will honor the women textile workers of Lawrence in the centennial year of their most famous strike. Part of the Essex National Heritage Trails and Sails event and a continuation of the Seven Lectures at Seven Gables lecture series. Free. 978-744-0991 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALKING TOURS. Sunday, Sept. 23, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main St., Ipswich. Museum will participate in Essex National Heritage Commission’s annual Trails & Sails with two walking tours. 1:30 p.m., museum’s weekend manager Bob Purzycki leads walking tour of historic Ipswich, including Riverwalk area and South Village Green; 3 p.m., learn about Arthur Wesley Dow Gallery with Dow curator Stephanie Gaskins, followed by a Dow Walking Tour past landmarks and views significant to Dow’s life in Ipswich. Free. Register 10 minutes prior at museum. 978-356-2811.
“NORMAN ROCKWELL: AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE.” Monday, Sept. 24,9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. As part of the “Monday Mornings” lecture series, former Norman Rockwell Museum docent Don Zaik will speak about the noted American illustrator. Talk includes slides of Rockwell’s favorite works, along with some personal information about his life and family. Free; Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.
CURATOR MELISSA BANTA ON “A CHRONICLE OF THE CHINA TRADE.” Wednesday, Sept. 26,exhibit at Baker Library of Harvard Business School, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main St., Ipswich. PowerPoint presentation on exhibit about Heard family, Ipswich residents, and their 19th century business in the China trade. Exhibit includes items from Ipswich Museum (Heard House) collection. 978-356-2811, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.library.hbs.edu/hc/heard/index.html.
Lectures and discussions
TEENAGERS AND SEXTING.
Thursday, Sept. 20, noon to 1:15 p.m., Martin Luther King Room, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Speaker Jessica Ringrose will present on postfeminist media cultures and the affective, moral and visual economy of sexting. Yvonne Vissing, 978-542-6144 or email@example.com.
PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: JOSEPH RAVENS. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Artist Joseph Ravens will talk about his performative art. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-867-9624.
“MOUNT WASHINGTON: HOME OF THE WORLD’S WORST WEATHER.”
Tuesday, Sept. 25,7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Eric Pinder describes the joys and terrors of living in the clouds and explains Mount Washington’s geology and weather. Pinder worked for the Observatory for seven years. Free; suitable for children ages 8 and older. www.hwlibrary.org.
ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE INFORMATION. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Learn about the Asian longhorned beetle and how to spot the signs of infestation. Early detection could save thousands of trees. Eric Seaborn of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Urban Forestry staff will speak briefly and answer questions after the screening of a 25-minute documentary. www.hwlibrary.org.
Books and writing
FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Group will discuss “Nothing Daunted” by Dorothy Wickenden. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk; other formats may be available. 978-921-6066.
WRITERS SERIES OPENING. Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Faculty members Ann Taylor and Kevin Carey will read from their new works: Taylor’s “The River Within” and Carey’s “The One Fifteen to Penn Station.” Free admission to reading. $30 admission for wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with poets at 6:30 p.m.; proceeds benefit SSU’s Ellen B. Vellela Scholarship. salemstate.edu or 978-542-7890.
ANNUAL BOOK SALE. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 23, noon to 4 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. Hosted by the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. 781-596-8867.
WORDCRAFTERS POETRY GROUP MEETING. Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library West Branch, 602 Lowell St., Peabody. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their original poems; group will critique original poetry. This month’s theme is “courage or bravery.” Group is a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society. New members welcome for $15/year. Nonmembers welcome to attend. Free; handicapped accessible. 978-740-3212.
MOVIE SCREENING. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Screening of “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” rated PG-13. www.hwlibrary.org.
AN EVENING IN ‘LA BELLA ROMA.’ Saturday, Sept. 22,4:30 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, desserts, and soda, coffee or tea. $8/adults, $5/children 12 and under. Raffles, music and dancing after dinner. 978-745-2291.
LOCAL FOOD CELEBRATION. Monday, Sept. 24, 6 to 8 p.m., Beverly Farmers Market, Veterans Park and The Beverly Depot, Beverly. Greater Salem Green Drinks presents a Local Food Celebration with a vermicomposting demonstration and a possible cooking demonstration by local restaurant. Rain or shine. Cash bar available in the saloon beginning at 7 p.m. $2 suggested donation per person to benefit the Beverly Compost Initiative. http://www.greendrinks.org/MA/Greater%20Salem.
“FAMILY, PLACE, HOME” OPENING RECEPTION. Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. Exhibit explores the theme of family and home. Sugarcane Restaurant will provide food samplings. Free. Handicapped-accessible. http://www.facebook.com/ArcWorksCommunityArtCenter.
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 to 4 p.m., Pingree School, 537 Highland St., South Hamilton. Reception for the third annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, on view through Nov. 18. Free; open during daylight hours.
SOLO EXHIBIT. On view through Tuesday, Sept. 25, Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. “Olfactory Gleanings: An Exploration in Absurdity and the Letterpress Process,” featuring work by artist Sarah Smith. Exhibit includes letterpress, handmade letterpress printed books, woodblocks and process materials. Free. 978-232-2655, email@example.com or www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
“TRANSFORMING BODY: DRAWINGS BY ALEX RHEAULT.” On view through Wednesday, Sept. 26, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St. Rheault’s drawings explore raw humanity, movement and the ever-changing potential of the human body. Free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
“ART IS AGELESS.” On view through Sunday, Sept. 30, Parlor Gallery, Marblehead Arts Association, Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St. Exhibit features sculptures by Beverly Seamans, oil paintings by Gail Noyes and watercolors by Benneville Strohecker. Title reflects a long friendship and mutual admiration of the artists from
their many years of life on the Marblehead waterfront. 781-631-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“THE NORTH SHORE ATELIER.”
On view through Wednesday, Oct. 3, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. Exhibit features oil paintings and drawings by North Shore artists. The exhibition highlights the achievements of a community of North Shore artists working with teaching artist Lully Schwartz. A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefit the church. email@example.com, 978-388-3007 or 978-944-0567.
“THROUGH MY EYES.” On view through Thursday, Oct. 4, Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Vinnin Square, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Marblehead photographer June A. Rhodes will showcase various photographs in her first
solo show. Handicapped-accessible. 978-741-5700.
TIM HARNEY EXHIBIT. On view through Oct. 13, Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. “My Mother’s Hands, My Father’s Heart: Paintings and Collages, 2000-2012.” Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.gordon.edu/timharney, 978-867-4751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“DRAWING WITH LIGHT.” On view through Friday, Nov. 2, Time & Tide Fine Art, 4 Market St., Ipswich. Featuring The Pole Project by Stoney. 978-238-8848 or email@example.com.
GUERRILLA GIRLS EXHIBIT. On view through Dec. 15, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, 23 Essex St., Beverly. “Not Ready to Make Nice, Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond,” a multimedia, expansive exhibit that illustrates the vital and revolutionary work of the anonymous, feminist-activist collective Guerrilla Girls. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-867-9604 or www.montserrat.edu/galleries/.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL.
Sept. 20, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., Conor Shannahan; Sept. 21, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., Take Two. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-744-8485 or email@example.com.
Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Lowman; Sept. 21, 8 p.m., Mark T. Small; Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Birdface. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
Sept. 21, Lee Hawkins. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Sept. 20, Michael Fioretti and Chris Noyes; Sept. 21, North Shore Acoustic Project; Sept. 22, John Waterman; Sept. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Steve Spungin.
Events begin at 10 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE. Sept. 20, Lydia Harrell; Sept. 21, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam; Sept. 22, Matt McKay; Sept. 23, 7 to 10 p.m., Zeke Martin; Sept. 24, Open Mike with Dave Bailin; Sept. 26, Grateful Ted and Pete Tentindo.
All events 9 to 11:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.
Sept. 21, doors open at 7:30 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m., Me&Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Erin McKeown; Barnaby Bright opening. $18/advance, $21 at the door. Refreshments available for purchase. Handicapped-accessible. Tickets available at 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org, or the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore and Arnould Gallery. www.meandthee.org.
Sept. 20, Adam Payne. Live music every Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. 245 Derby St., Salem. www.bencosgrove.com or www.saintanyway.com.