SOCCER BOOSTERS CAR WASH. Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., parking lot across from Danvers Town Hall, intersection of Elm and Hobart streets. Danvers High School Soccer Boosters will hold its annual car wash to support the school’s teams. $5 per car.
CELEBRITY SCOOPS. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2 to 4 p.m., Goodies, 46 Maple St., Danvers. Rita Rose Pasquale and Anthony Pasquale, owners of United Martial Arts in Danvers, will be celebrity scoopers at Goodies from 2 to 4 p.m. when 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
RILEY ROCKS FAMILY CARNIVAL. Sunday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road, Beverly. Arts and crafts, raffles, dunk tanks, games, bouncy houses, face painting and carnival food. Proceeds will be donated to the Riley Rocks Fund to help defray medical costs for 6-year-old Riley Fessenden, who has cancer. www.rileyfessendenrocks.com.
BRAMBLE IN BEVERLY. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Beverly Golf & Tennis Club, 134 McKay St., Beverly. Golf tournament benefits Beverly Main Streets and Beverly Kiwanis. Event includes lunch, four-person bramble format, golf, cart, dinner and auction. Details and registration at 978-922-8558 or www.beverlymainstreets.org.
CATS. Through Sept. 1, at North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $45 to $75. 978-232-7200.
SUMMER’S BOUNTY. Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 to 9 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Menu focuses on the farm’s August bounty. If the weather cooperates, the menu will include roasted corn, red pepper and tomato chowder; eggplant and tomato gratin; summer risotto with grilled squash, mixed peppers, and fennel; and berries in almond cream. A shared meal ends the evening. Participants will keep the recipes. $75/Trustees of Reservations members, $85/nonmembers. 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or email@example.com.
IN THE FIELDS AND FARM KITCHEN. Saturday, Aug. 24, 3 to 5 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Take a guided walking tour to the field to see how crops grow. Choose one specific crop for the group to harvest and then head back to the farm kitchen to learn new ways of preparing it, followed by sampling. Chef-teacher Carolyn Grieco will lead the two-hour workshop. Wear boots. $45/Trustees of Reservations members, $55/nonmembers. 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE FIELDS. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6 to 9 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Learn new, interesting ways of cooking with tomatoes. The farm’s tomatoes will be featured throughout the menu, from appetizer to entrée to fun salads and special sides. Participants will share the meal at the end of the program. Chef-teacher Carolyn Grieco will lead the three-hour, hands-on cooking workshop. $75/Trustees of Reservations members, $85/nonmembers. 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or email@example.com.
Lectures and discussions
SUMMER SALON SERIES. Price Grisham, Friday, Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. Grisham presents “Jane Austen: Portrait of a Lady.” Grisham will have handouts of various portraits all purported to be of Austen, and attendees will examine them to see if they differ from one another. No tickets or reservations required. www.salemathenaeum.net, 978-744-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS, IN THE STABLE AND ON THE ROAD.” Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Beverly Farms Library, Conrad Lecture Hall, 24 Vine St., Beverly. Historian Nancy Coffey presents an illustrated lecture about indoor servants, grooms and chauffeurs on the Beverly Farms estates. Handicapped-accessible. 978-922-2513 or email@example.com.
BAHAR YURUKOGLU. On view from Saturday, Aug. 24, to Saturday, Sept. 21, at Montserrat College of Art 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly. Boston-area artist in her first solo exhibition, “Melting North,” which investigates how light interacts with the natural and man-made landscape through the combination of photography, sculpture and moving image. With artist’s talk Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 23 Essex St., room 201, and artist’s reception on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. www.montserrat.edu/galleries or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATERCOLOR AND MIXED MEDIA EXHIBIT. On view through Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Grosvenor Park Nursing Center and Rehab, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. Exhibit features watercolor and mixed media paintings by Barbara Rafferty. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. 978-741-5700.
LAURA ELKINS STOVER. On view throughout September at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Oil, pastel and acrylic paintings by local artist Laura Elkins Stover will be on view. Stover is best known for her still-life paintings, portraits and paintings of animals. The exhibit will be open for viewing before and after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, or by appointment at 978-774-7582. www.nsuu.org.
CASTLE HILL SUMMER PICNIC CONCERT SERIES. Help!, Thursday, Aug. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Beatles tribute band. Gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking and close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only; $30 per car, $20 per car for members of The Trustees of Reservations, $10 for walk-ins. www.thetrustees.org or 978-356-4351.
MARBLEHEAD SUMMER JAZZ. Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Concert features the Dmitry Baevsky Quartet. Tickets cost $26 to $41. For tickets, visit Arnould Gallery, 111 Washington St.; Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant St., or www.marbleheadjazz.org.
Festivals and gatherings
FAMILY FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR. Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wenham Museum lawn, 132 Main St., Wenham. Forty-first annual fair features more than 60 juried regional artisans offering unique handcrafted items, family activities, barbecued food and open museum galleries. The Community Band will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. Also, bring a doll to the doll clinic for minor repairs, appraisal referrals or to schedule repair appointments, and commission a keepsake. Proceeds support the museum’s educational mission. Rain date, Aug. 25. 978-468-2377 or www.wenhammuseum.org.
ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT FESTIVAL. Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, 10 White St., Salem. The 31st annual festival features vintage motor yachts, sailboats and hand-powered craft, exhibits, artists, crafts market, old-time band music, children’s activities, blessing of the fleet, and a chance to board vessels, meet skippers and crews and vote for a favorite boat. On Sunday at 3:15 p.m., parade of boats in Salem Harbor, at the end of Derby Wharf. $5 donation, free for children under 12. 617-666-8530 or www.boatfestival.org.
MARBLEHEAD MUSTER. Saturday, Aug. 24, 12:30 to 3 p.m., Pond Street at Lime Street, Marblehead. Antique hand pumper fire engine contest. Come see and/or participate in the oldest organized sport in the U.S., a competition to see which crew can shoot the longest stream of water with an antique hand-pumped fire engine. Marblehead boasts two teams, the Okommakamesit and the Gerry 5.
DOWN TOWN TUESDAYS. River Walk Dancing, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 to 9 p.m., River Walk Patio, corner of Union and Market streets, Ipswich. Big Band swing dancing. Dance instructions from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dancing under the stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
CASTLE WENHAM MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Build castle crafts, a medieval siege engine and defend the castle in a foam-noodle tournament. Come early to explore the museum’s Family Discovery Gallery staged as a medieval castle. $10/members, $14/nonmembers. Register at FamilyID.com.
GWENDOLYN THE GRACEFUL PIG. Thursday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St., Salem. Author David Ira Rottenberg will read his book, “Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig,” and ballerinas from A Performing Arts Academy will perform the story. A mini-movement lesson will be offered following the performance. Autographs will be available. Free. 978-744-0860.
TROUBLE THE DOG. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 4 p.m. Children’s author Sheila Duncan shares adventures of children’s character Trouble The Dog at Wit & Whimsy Children’s Bookstore, 60 Atlantic Ave. in Marblehead. Information, contact Duncan at 781-631-0887 or email Sheiladuncan@verizon.net. www.troublethedog.net.
SALEM WALKING TOUR. Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m., Armory Park, across from Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. Local author Bonnie Hurd Smith will lead a walking tour of the Salem Women’s Heritage Trail. Meet at Armory Park. Rain or shine. Allow 11/2 hours for the tour. $10/person. Trail books may be purchased in advance at historysmiths.com.
LOBSTER BAKE FUNDRAISER. Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 to 9 p.m., Franco-American Club, 44 Park St., Beverly. State Rep. Jerry Parisella’s campaign committee will host. Boiled lobster, chicken, corn on the cob, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Suggested donation $15 to $35. Brandon Cox, 770-362-9930 or email@example.com.
GULU-GULU CAFE. Thursday, Aug. 22, Arms and Ears, 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 23, The Found Objects, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 24, Darq, featuring DJ Vudu, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 28, open mike, 7:30 p.m. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
VICTORIA STATION. Thursday, Aug. 22, open mike, 9 p.m. to midnight; Friday, Aug. 23, DJ JDubbs, 9 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, Aug. 24, The Merj, 9 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, Aug. 25, Tigerman Whoa, 6 to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 28, karaoke, 9 p.m. to midnight. 86 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-745-3400.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Friday, Aug. 23, 10 p.m. to midnight, North Shore Acoustic Project; Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 p.m. to midnight, 12More Times; Sunday, Aug. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Steve Spungin. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-744-9653, www.feedyourwolf.com.