HAM AND BEAN SUPPER. Saturday, June 15, 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Hamilton and Essex, 391 Bay Road, Hamilton. Ham and Bean Supper in the classic tradition of the Essex United Methodist Church. Event includes silent auction featuring Red Sox items, home baked cookies, baskets, framed photographs, grocery gift certificates and more. All proceeds go toward the church’s local missions. $7 suggested donation per person. Reservations requested at 978-468-1256.
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FBI SPECIAL AGENT TO SPEAK AT ROTARY CLUB LUNCHEON. Thursday, June 13, 12:15 p.m., Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front St., Marblehead. The featured speaker at Marblehead Rotary Club’s luncheon is Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Division, which is the agency’s 10th largest office and covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. DesLauriers leads a group of more than 500 FBI agents, intelligence analysts and professional support personnel responsible for the investigation of terrorism, espionage and criminal matters in this geographic region. All Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Rotarians outside of Marblehead Rotary Club and their guests are asked to reserve a spot in advance by contacting Tanya S. DeGenova at email@example.com. www.marbleheadrotary.com.
NORTH SHORE COMPUTER SOCIETY PRESENTATION. “Vacation, Camera, Action!,” Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m., Peabody Municipal Light Plant, McCarthy Auditorium, 201 Warrant St. Ext., Peabody. North Shore Computer Society meeting features a presentation by a photographer/instructor on mirrorless cameras, light sensors, megapixels and noteworthy computer software. Tech Talk Time will be held. Free. Seating is limited. www.northshorecomputer.org or 888-955-6727.
“YES! YOU CAN GROW ORCHIDS!” Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. George Crozer, vice president of the New Hampshire Orchid Society, will explain techniques for growing orchids, the various species, and where they are found. He will have plants for sale. Made possible by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library. Register at www.boxfordlibrary.org.