PEABODY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. Sunday, Sept. 8, festivities begin at 10:45 a.m. in Peabody Square. The city of Peabody celebrates its ethnic heritage with more than 60 booths featuring ethnic foods and entertainment on three stages: Peabody Square, Upper Lowell and Leather City Common. Art by local artists on display in the International Festival Galleria. Games and entertainment for children on Leather City Common. Rain date, Sept. 22. www.peabodyinternationalfestival.com.
WELCOME BACK TEA. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m., Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. The General Israel Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will greet members, guests, and the general public at a “Welcome Back Tea.” High school student Andrew Mulholland, president of the Judge Samuel Holten Society of the Children of the American Revolution, will present a short program on “Bees” as part of the opening celebration.
SQUARE DANCING. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 to 9:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, corner of Holten and Cherry streets, Danvers. Free night of dancing and homemade soups. Classes continue each Wednesday from 7 to 8:15 p.m. for 15 weeks at $65 per person for the 15-week session. Sponsored by the Riverside Squares. 978-468-2004, email@example.com or www.riversidesquares.org.
LIFE ON A SALTWATER FARM. Paine House Tours for 17th-Century Saturdays, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Greenwood Farm, Jeffrey’s Neck Road, Ipswich. Tour the 1694 Paine House at Greenwood Farm, the site of 250 years of family farming. Explore trails through the pastureland and salt marsh; open daily, sunrise to sunset. $8 adults, free for children 12 and under and Trustees members. 978-356-4351, ext. 4049, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHIPPLE HOUSE TOURS. For 17th-Century Saturdays, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Tour the 1677 Whipple House and see the authentic reproduction of the 1657 Knight House. $7/nonmembers, free/members.
GEDNEY HOUSE TOURS. For 17th-Century Saturdays, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gedney House Museum, 21 High St., Salem. Tours leave on the hour for an architectural masterpiece that spans four centuries of construction and social history. Free for Historic New England members and Salem residents, $5/adults. Space is limited. 978-744-0440 or www.HistoricNewEngland.org.