STORIES FROM SOUTH SUDAN. Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m., Zumi’s Cafe, 40 Market St., Ipswich. Zumi’s concludes its 10th anniversary lecture series with a talk on world travel and development. Ipswich resident Ana Laguarda will share her experiences living and working in Kajo Keji, South Sudan, from September 2010 through July 2011, and consulting with teachers and principals about improving elementary schools. Free admission. 978-356-1988 or email@example.com.
“MIDDLETON READS! CHARLES FLINT’S BIRTHDAY.” Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Adults are invited to learn more about Flint and his many accomplishments. www.flintlibrary.org.
PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER SHARES EXPERIENCE. Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Room, 25 N. Main St. Judy Gates, 70, returned home in January 2012 after three years in the Peace Corps serving as a business volunteer in Mongolia. Gates will share her experiences in an illustrated presentation accompanied by samples of the local crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. 978-356-6648.
ENDICOTT SINGERS’ POPS CONCERT: OFF THE HOOK. Thursday, May 2; Friday, May 3; and Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Tia’s Theater, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Endicott Singers and guests perform pop, rock, hip-hop and country music in a “pops” setting with cafe tables, refreshments and club ambiance. The singers will perform as a chorus and with the select women’s choir, Harmonelle; the select men’s group, Bassline; guest student performers from this spring’s songwriting course; soloists; and a live band. $10/general, free/EC ID holders. Admission includes desserts and soft drinks. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT. Friday, May 3, Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Double-bill folk concert featuring Bill Staines and Cormac McCarthy. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $23 at the door. 781-631-8987 or www.meandthee.org.