DANVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: ANNUAL PLANT SALE. Danvers Historical Society holds on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. throughout the month of May, at Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street, Danvers. Sale features perennials, herbs and select annuals and divisions from the Glen Magna gardens. Proceeds support the society’s ongoing preservation mission. www.danvershistory.org.
ANNUAL LONG HILL PLANT SALE. Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Long Hill gardens, 571 Essex St., Beverly. Features a vast selection of unusual plants; rare woody and herbaceous plants; hundreds of perennials; specialties propagated from Long Hill; empty and planted hypertufa troughs, some with dwarf alpine plants; vegetable seedlings provided by the Food Project; and a silent auction closing at 11 a.m. Also, stroll through the Sedgwick Gardens, which will be in peak bloom. Horticultural experts will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Rain or shine. A member-only preview sale will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. www.thetrustees.org.
Film & stories
“BAG IT.” Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Beverly Recycles (city of Beverly Solid Waste Management Committee) hosts the second of three screenings of this award-winning environmental documentary that follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of society’s dependence on plastic bags. Berrier learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.
“SHOW & TELL” STORYTELLING SERIES. Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Monthly series hosted by local writer and personal historian Meg Pier. Program coincides with Personal History Awareness Month. People are invited to share with others the meaning of a treasured personal possession. Bring a photo, object, article of clothing, a letter or other memorabilia from one’s life that may touch the lives of others. Presentations on items for sale will be excluded; this is a storytelling event, only. Each participant gets five minutes of sharing time. Attendees are not required to present. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.