WREATH-MAKING EXTRAVAGANZA. Friday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St. Essex County Horticultural Organization’s annual event. Bring an ornament and trim to decorate a wreath; greens will be provided. Members will also decorate a tree for the Parade of Trees showcased at Tapley Memorial Hall; bring another ornament for the tree. Attendees are asked to share their favorite snack. Friends and visitors welcome for $5 donation.
TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY. Friday, Nov. 23, 7 to 7:30 p.m., Beverly Common. Cocoa and cookies served. Free light sticks for kids. Sponsored by People’s United Bank. 978-646-3801.
HISTORIC HOLIDAYS. Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 149 Pine St., Danvers. Join Sgt. Francis Nurse and his family as they portray the Colonial celebration of the fall harvest. Activities include Colonial hearth cooking and textile demonstrations, reading of the original Thanksgiving proclamation by George Washington, Colonial children’s games, holiday-themed exhibit, and seasonal refreshments for purchase. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students, free/children under 12. 978-774-8799.
65TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE. Sunday, Nov. 25, 1:30 p.m., Cummings Center, 181 Elliott St., Beverly. Will form in the Cummings Center parking lot, then travel along Cabot and Rantoul streets, then return to Cummings Center. Ray Novack will serve as grand marshal. Parade theme is “Caroling Through Beverly!” Proceeds support purchase of new uniforms for Beverly High School marching band. Bring a dollar for the beneficiary and canned food items for Beverly Bootstraps Community Services.
“WELCOME YULE.” Wednesday, Nov. 28, Cove Community Center, East Corning Street, Beverly. The public is invited to the Friendly Garden Club’s holiday meeting. 6 p.m., wreaths, centerpieces and greens baskets for purchase, plus holiday boutique, raffle items and crafters corner; 7 p.m., Betsy Williams will give demonstration on how to decorate homes with fresh greens combined with fruits, vegetables, berries, cones and nuts. Designs will be raffled off. Proceeds support the club’s civic projects and scholarship awards. $8/advance, $10/at the door. Purchase tickets with cash, or check made payable to FGCB. 978-712-0712.