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Put on work gloves, pack a pair of trimmers and head to Salem Athenaeum's building and grounds work day from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at 337 Essex St. in Salem. The Athenaeum's Building and Grounds Committee is seeking extra hands to help with pruning, raking, cleaning and storing outdoor furniture, placing storm windows and doors, and draining and storing air conditioners. Most tools are available, but volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves and snippers. Have questions? Visit http://www.salemathenaeum.net for answers.
Anyone drawn to art will be drawn to Brooksby Farm, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a Harvest Art Festival celebrating the artwork created by students in kindergarten through grade 12 in the Peabody school district. Festivities include live entertainment, refreshments and an art activity for children. Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Admission is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1. Brooksby Farm is located at 54 Felton St. in Peabody. For more information, visit http://www.greenpeabody.org/drawn-to-brooksby.
The Swampscott Police Department is offering informative tours through the new police station from noon to 2 p.m., and an opportunity for residents to see the equipment and tools used by police officers, including police cars and motorcycles. In addition to the open house, the department will offer crime prevention information and treats for children. Light snacks and beverages will also be available. Tours begin every 15 minutes from noon to 2 p.m, at 531 Humphrey St. in Swampscott. For more information, call 781-595-1111, or email Rmadigan@swampscottpolice.com.
Branch Church is sponsoring a “Trunk or Treat” event for children of all ages from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Covenant Christian Academy in Peabody. Admission is free and includes candy, inflatable bounce houses, hot dogs, drinks, prizes and giveaways. Attendees should bring a bag for their candy. The event will take place at 83 Pine St. For details, visit www.branchchurchonline.com.