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.