STYLE FOR SMILES. Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Hors d’oeuvres, mini makeovers, demonstrations by local businesses, shopping, performances, and fashion show of styles from Vamped Boutique. $40/ticket; 20 percent of proceeds benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. For tickets and details, call 781-558-2491, or visit www.facebook.com/vampedboutique.
Gatherings and festivities
HAUNTED HAPPENINGS PARADE: “WORLD ANIMAL DAY.” Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m., begins at Shetland Park, 27 Congress St., Salem. Salem Chamber Haunted Happenings Parade kicks-off Halloween with pageantry, music and Salem students in kindergarten up to college participating in a parade themed “World Animal Day.” http://hauntedhappenings.org/calendar_main/All_Daily_Events.
BAVARIAN HOFBRAU BAND’S OKTOBERFEST. Friday, Oct. 5, 10:15 a.m. to noon, Hamilton Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Dance along to the Bavarian Hofbrau Band at the library, followed by a traditional German luncheon for $10 at the Community House, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Reserve a spot for lunch by calling 978-468-4818.
CHOWDER FESTIVAL. Saturday, Oct. 6, noon to 3 p.m., behind Commuter Rail Station next to EBSCO Publishing, off Market Street, Ipswich. The Ipswich LIONS Club presents its annual festival featuring authentic Ipswich clam chowder from area restaurants, music, activities for children and families, and celebrity appearances. Also, the club’s Eyemobile will be available for eye and blood pressure screenings. All proceeds benefit local causes, and support clinics and research for sight and hearing loss. http://ipswichlions.com/missing.html.
Music and theater
JULIE DOUGHERTY TRIO. Friday, Oct. 5, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Seaport Cafe, Derby Street (Pickering Wharf), Salem. With Bobby Keyes on guitar and Woody Woodward on bass. No cover charge.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 to 6 p.m., Peabody Street Park, 15 Peabody St., Salem. Features The Folksoul Band. Free. http://www.junglerhythm.com/concert-series-schedule/cat_listevents/-.html.