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May 9, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


The Salem News

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FUNDRAISING DANCE. Friday, May 10, 7 p.m. to midnight, Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly. For The One Fund Boston. Tickets cost $20 at the door or $15 in advance. Advance tickets can be purchased by emailing spowers23@gmail.com.

COAST OF HOPE “WALK ‘CAUSE YOU BELIEVE!” Saturday, May 11, 7:15 a.m., Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. The family-friendly 5K and 2K walk, hosted by Bright Happy Power and The Trustees of Reservations, kicks off with Bright Happy Power’s annual origami paper crane drop. Individuals, families and teams are invited to participate and raise funds for a charitable cause of their choice. Same-day registration opens at 7:15 a.m. at the casino on the Crane Estate, followed by the walk at 8 a.m. Routes include 5K and 2K paved/unpaved paths out to Steep Hill Beach, and a 2K paved route for those with strollers or wheelchairs. Walk starts and ends at the casino. Food, beverages and activities available after the walk. $15/person, $40/family. www.coastofhope.org.

CLASSES FOR THE ONE FUND BOSTON. Saturday, May 11, at 7:30, 7:45, 8:30, 8:45, 9:30 and 9:45 a.m., barre n9ne, 9 Page St., Danvers. barre n9ne will hold fitness classes. All classes are free, however, a $15 donation per class is suggested. All proceeds go to The One Fund and barre n9ne will match all donations up to $3,000. Each person who makes a donation will be entered into the raffle drawing. Attendees are encouraged to wear yellow and blue to show support. http://barren9ne.com/.

ZUMBAFEST. Saturday, May 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department, 16 Union St., South Hamilton. African Development through Drum and Dance’s Salem CultureFest kick-off fundraiser presents a Zumba dance session from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Vendors, refreshments, activities and raffles for participants and guests before and after the session until 4 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. $20 to participate. Proceeds go toward Salem CultureFest, which raises money to support an ongoing project of educational development in Senegal, the distribution of medical supplies to areas in West Africa, and to support a local charitable organization. www.a3dinc.org/tickets.

Get outside

SPRING BIRDS AND SONG. Saturday, May 11, 8 to 11 a.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Male songbirds sport their brightest plumage and finest songs in the spring. Join Carol Decker for a workshop to learn how to identify the songs of some common spring songbirds. Bring binoculars and a field guide to birds; some binoculars will be available. $19/adult, $16/Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.

SPRING BIRD WATCHING. Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m., meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Environmentalist and bird watcher John Benson will lead a short hike through some of Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary’s open spaces. For details, contact Karen Brown, 781-595-8836, ext. 12, or kbrown@uucgl.org.

MEET THE BABY LAMB DAY. Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. A free, educational event for children. www.gmfarm.com or 978-468-2277.

CANOEING FOR BEGINNERS. Saturday, May 11, 1 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn how to canoe or brush up on skills, and explore areas of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary that aren’t normally open for canoeing. Close-up views of marsh birds, beavers, muskrats, otters and more. Necessary equipment and basic instruction provided. $18/adult, $15/Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.

MORAINE FARMS GEOLOGY AND FARM WALK. Saturday, May 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Geologist and Beverly Open Space and Recreation Committee member James Matz and Moraine Farm manager Gretta Anderson present the Moraine Farms Geology and Farm Walk, the third in a series of free Earth Day walks sponsored by the Beverly Open Space and Recreation Committee. James will discuss the farm’s namesake from a geological perspective and the farm’s unique and valuable soil types. Gretta will introduce The Trustees of Reservation’ 23-acre vegetable farm and will talk about organic farming practices and community-supported agriculture. Space is limited to 30 people, and registration is required at www.thetrusteesofreservations.org/morainefarm. Driving and parking directions will be mailed to registrants.

CELEBRATE THE BENEFITS OF PLANTING. Tuesday, May 14, 4 to 8 p.m., James Street Park, 1 James St., Peabody. Volunteers from Northeast Nursery, Inc. and Brian Stone Landscape of Peabody present a public planting as part of the “Don’t Just Stand There…PLANT SOMETHING!” campaign, which seeks to get more people to enjoy gardening and support their local, independent nurseries, garden centers, landscapers and growers. In addition to the public planting, residents will gather at James Street Park to celebrate the grand opening of the renovated children’s park and a dedication in honor of “Mr. Little League.” www.plantsomethingma.org/May15.

TWILIGHT PADDLE ON THE IPSWICH RIVER. Tuesday, May 14, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn how to canoe or brush up on skills. During a twilight paddle, explore areas of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary that aren’t normally open for canoeing. Close-up views of marsh birds, beavers, muskrats, otters and more. Necessary equipment and basic instruction provided. $32/adult, $28/Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.

Don’t forget Mother’s Day

“MOM’S NITE OUT.” Thursday, May 9, 5 to 8 p.m., Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. All mothers and mothers-to-be are invited for refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, vendors, food and wine samples, a style segment focusing on trends for mothers and their children, and a large-scale silent auction with all proceeds benefiting The One Fund Boston. www.simon.com/momsnightout.

SPRING SOIREE. Thursday, May 9, 5 to 8 p.m., ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. Shine Jewelry will host a Spring Soiree featuring Shine’s limited edition line of Venetian glass jewelry, handcrafted by the designers employed at Northeast Arc’s Heritage Industries. Event includes live jazz stylings, sangria and appetizers. Free admission; walk-ins welcome. 978-531-7146.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA. Saturday, May 11, 2 and 3 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the Northshore, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Mother’s Day Tea features an assortment of teas, sandwiches, pastries, and a vintage tea cup for $25, or assorted teas, sandwiches and pastries for $10. Two seatings: 2 and 3 p.m. Children 5 and under are admitted for free. To reserve tickets, contact Carol at bouffardcgb@yahoo.com, or call the church office at 978-774-1150.

SCARF DYING PARTY. Saturday, May 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Saint Peter’s Church, 4 Ocean St., Beverly. Women of all ages are invited to dye silk scarves. All materials will be provided. Women will bring home their creations. $35/person, $60/two people. Proceeds benefit St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Space is limited; advance reservations required. dena@stpetersbeverly or 978-922-3438.

ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY WALK. Sunday, May 12, 9 a.m., Ross Park, Johnson Street, Peabody. The “Flip Flop Friends” will sponsor the third annual Power of Pink Mother’s Day Walk along the Independence Greenway Bike Path. Attendees are asked to wear pink. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by 9 a.m. walk. $5/student walker, $10/adult walker, $25/donation per family. All proceeds support the “Flip Flop Friends” team’s participation in the Susan G. Komen 60-mile, three-day walk, July 26 to July 28 in Boston.

Presentations, discussions and lectures

LYME DISEASE PRESENTATION. Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Katina Makris, author of “Out of The Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit,” will share practical healing information and inspiration on chronic Lyme disease recovery. Sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Library. $5 suggested admission fee. 617-452-6562.

WWII AND AMERICA’S “GHOST ARMY”: A DVD BY JIM MORROCCO. Thursday, May 9, 7 to 8 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Beverly Historical Society trustee Jim Morrocco will show a 36-minute DVD slideshow, assembled as a preview to Rick Beyer’s upcoming documentary, “The Ghost Army” (PBS, May 2013). DVD includes historic photographs, patriotic and period music selections, recordings of speeches by Eisenhower, Churchill, and President Roosevelt, and more. Free. Light refreshments served. 978-921-6062 or flynn@noblenet.org.

“LETTING GO: HOW, HOW MUCH, AND WHEN.” Thursday, May 9, 8 p.m., Pingree School, 537 Highland St., Hamilton. Adolescent psychologist Dr. Lisa Lewis of the Tufts University Counseling Center presents a free workshop for parents of teens who are getting ready to head out for college. Free admission; open to all parents of high school students and interested educators. Handicapped-accessible. 978-468-4415, ext. 233.

“BELL AND WATSON: THE TELEPHONE AND BEYOND.” Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Presented by the Topsfield Historical Society as part of its monthly lecture series. Local historian Jim McAllister will trace the respective careers of one-time Salem resident Alexander Graham Bell and his famed assistant, Salem native Thomas Watson. Free admission; donations accepted. Refreshments served. Beth Johnson, bjohnson@etjohnson.com or 978-887-9137.

“SHARKS OF NEW ENGLAND.” Wednesday, May 15, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Mae Taylor, an adjunct professor at Salem State University, presents an exploration of the common sharks of New England and the lesser known ones as well. There will be time for questions. Free. Program is suitable for children ages 8 and older. www.hwlibrary.org.

SEVEN LECTURES AT SEVEN GABLES: PARANORMAL SALEM. Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Part of The House of the Seven Gables’ annual lecture series honoring Nathaniel Hawthorne and his literary works. Kimberly Bizjak will explore the paranormal side of Salem’s history. Learn the history and theory of ghost hunting, debunking, and equipment. Bizjak will share her spooky findings in Salem, and maybe find some more during the lecture. Registration and details available at www.7gables.org.

WEDNESDAY EVENING LECTURE SERIES. Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Northeast Region Cultural Resources specialist for The Trustees of Reservations Susan Hill Dolan will present “Art in the Landscape: Three Major Sculptors at Castle Hill.” The lecture will explore three major American artists who created works of art for the Crane family at Castle Hill. Lecture series sponsored by First Ipswich Bank. Refreshments served. $10/nonmembers, free/members. www.ipswichmuseum.org.

Music

MUSIC THROUGH THE DECADES. Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, South Branch, 78 Lynn St., Peabody. An entertaining and informative music program that features a mix of history and songs celebrating 1890 through 1960. Reserve a spot at 978-531-3380, or register at the library.

ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT. Friday, May 10, Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Zoë Lewis with Bethel Steele. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $23 at the door. 781-631-8987 or www.meandthee.org.

DRUMFEST. Saturday, May 11, 10 to 11 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. African Development through Drum and Dance’s Salem CultureFest kick-off fundraiser features a DrumFest, an all-inclusive drum circle event led by Mamadou Diop, president of A3D and leader of the band MAMADOU. Bring a drum; extras will be available to those who need one. $10 donation requested. Proceeds go toward Salem CultureFest, which raises money to support an ongoing project of educational development in Senegal, the distribution of medical supplies to areas in West Africa, and to support a local charitable organization. www.a3dinc.org/tickets.

BEVERLY NORTHSHOREMEN CONCERT. Saturday, May 11, 3 p.m., Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road, Beverly. The Beverly Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus presents its 65th annual show. The chorus and its three quartets will perform along with former Northeastern District Champion Quartet “Downtown Crossing,” and “G20,” the award-winning youth chorus of Fall River. Tickets cost $20, available at the door. Details and tickets available at 978-927-7894, 978-374-8865, and northshoremen@verizon.net.

MONTHLY CONCERT SERIES BEGINS. Saturday, May 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Derby Square, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Salem Jazz and Soul Festival will begin its SJSF/Berklee Summer Series with a concert featuring the Berklee Bob Marley Ensemble, directed by Matt Jenson. Free admission. Show includes an educational interview about Bob Marley’s music and the Berklee College of Music experience. salemjazzsoul.org.

Theater and dance

“ANNIE.” On view Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly. Neverland Theatre presents the Broadway musical “Annie.” Venue is handicapped-accessible. Tickets cost $15 to $20. www.neverlandtheatre.com or 978-500-8832.

“A DELICATE BALANCE.” On stage Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, June 1, at the Salem Theatre Company Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. The STC concludes its 10th anniversary season with a production of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Performances run on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information, visit www.salemtheatre.com, email info@salemtheatre.com, or call 978-790-8546.

“MAGIC FRUIT: THE TALE OF A REAL SMOOTHIE.” Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m., Memorial Building, 502 Cabot St., Beverly. North of Boston Arts Center presents its first original musical. Family-friendly event. Free; donations welcome. For reserved seating, email info@the nobac.org or call NOBAC-8-0033.

BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION: A DRAMATIC READING. Friday, May 10, 7 p.m., Callan Studio Theatre, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Celebrate the release of Salem State professor J.D. Scrimgeour’s new book, “Territories,” with a dramatic reading. Salem State theatre students Taylor Botticelli, Paige Fasold and Nick LaRoche, under the direction of Salem State theatre professor Peter Sampieri, will perform some of Scrimgeour’s dramatic monologues. The 40-minute performance will be followed by a reception and book signing. Free. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.

“NEXT TO NORMAL.” Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m., Marblehead Firehouse, 12 School St. Marblehead Little Theatre presents a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Tickets cost $23 for adults, $15 for students (matinees only). Tickets available at the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore or www.mltlive.org.

GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE III. Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Presented by students of the Endicott College Repertory Dance Ensemble, featuring original works by contemporary and modern choreographers Sarah Jerome, Caitlin Meehan and Katherine Naame-Roesch. Dancers from the Quicksilver Dance and artistic director Mariah Steele will also perform. $5/general, free/Endicott College ID holders. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.

“BRAIDS.” Fridays, May 10, 17 and 24, at 8 p.m., and Saturdays, May 11, 18, and 25, at 3 and 8 p.m., at Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. The Sea Change Theatre Company presents Joseph Frost’s lyrical one-act play as the final production in its inaugural season. In the play, the lives of three women, a mother and her daughters, intertwine as they struggle with the perplexities of womanhood, family responsibilities, and abandonment. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call 978-500-3885, or email boxoffice@seachangetheatre.com. Run time is approximately 40 minutes.

Film

HERITAGE INDEPENDENT FILMS. Thursday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 14, 11:40 a.m., “Schoonermen of Gloucester”; 12:10 p.m., “Ghost Stories of New England”; 12:40 p.m., “Mysteries of Danvers State Hospital,” at Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. $5/general, $4/seniors. 978-777-2711.

DAVID COPPERFIELD MOVIE & DISCUSSION. Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The North of Boston Dickens Fellowship presents a screening of the 2009 BBC “David Copperfield,” followed by a lunch break, then concluding with a brief discussion. Free. For details, contact Deb at 978-979-0574.

INSPIRATIONAL EVENINGS: “MIRACLES.” Monday, May 13, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. “Miracles” incorporates Jorgelina “Jayzee” Zeoli’s two autobiographical films about healing from trauma through self-awareness, spirituality, music and art. Videotaped discussions with holistic practitioners, trauma survivors and members of different faiths follow both films. Registration is requested by contacting Rebecca Shea, 978-468-5577 or rshea@mvlc.org.

Art

ARTIST’S OPENING RECEPTION. Thursday, May 9, 7 to 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Meet artist John Maciejowski and talk with him about his featured paintings in the exhibit “Impressionism To Abstraction,” on view at the library through June. www.hwlibrary.org.

ANNUAL ART WALK. Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., throughout Marblehead’s central business district. The Marblehead Arts Association and the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce will host the sixth annual Art Walk 2013, featuring open studios, art making events, store promotions, plein aire painting, music and performances. Events are family friendly. For a full list of events, visit www.marbleheadarts.org or www.marbleheadchamber.org.

WORKS BY ARTHUR WESLEY DOW ON VIEW. Exhibit on display throughout the summer at First Ipswich Bank, 31 Market St., Ipswich. The public is invited to view two paintings by Arthur Wesley Dow and works by other local artists during the bank’s regular business hours. First Ipswich Bank is a stop along Ipswich Museum’s “A Walking Tour.” Details available at firstipswich.com.

“THE PAINTED STORY: NEW WORK BY BRIAN BROGAN.” On view through Friday, May 24, True North Gallery, 25 Woodbury St., Hamilton. Exhibit features North Shore artist Brogan’s vibrant paintings inspired by indigenous traditions from around the world. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. 978-468-1962 or gallerydirector@truenorthgallery.net.

SPRING EXHIBIT. On view through Thursday, May 30, at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Exhibit features work by local artists Peggy Farrell of Marblehead and Jan Condon of Salem. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Handicapped-accessible. Details available at 978-741-5700.

For children, teens and families

FAMILY HONEY HARVESTING WITH CAPE ANN WALDORF SCHOOL. Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 5 and older. Join instructors from the Cape Ann Waldorf School for a hands-on program to harvest honey and beeswax, and learn about the honeybee and how humans and honeybees can support one another. Participants will bring home a little bear filled with honey. $9/adults, $7/children (discount for Mass Audubon members). Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.

GALLERY SPOT: DINOSAUR POTS. Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wheatland Family Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Head up to “A Legacy of Change: Native American Art” to meet a museum educator and take a closer look at the exhibit’s pots. Try some hands-on activities and learn how a young contemporary artist named William Andrew Pacheco mixes his traditional Santo Domingo Pueblo roots with his personal affection for dinosaurs to create new and exciting art. pem.org/calendar.

THE ART OF NATURE: PONDS. Saturday, May 11, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 6 to 12. Join watercolor artist Brenda Sloane for a creative, hands-on experience connecting art with nature. Walk to a pond and discover what’s living in and around it, including dragonfly larvae, back-swimmers, frogs, and birds. Afterward, participants will create paintings of what they’ve observed using wet-on-wet watercolor techniques. All materials provided. $10/adults, $8/children (discount for Mass Audubon members). Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.

STUDIO DISCOVERY: CLAY TEAPOTS. Saturday, May 11, 1 to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Bartlett Gallery, East India Square, Salem. Learn techniques for making a teapot using air-dry clay. Teapots have been around for centuries and can be shaped to look like just about anything. Event for families. pem.org/calendar.

CUPCAKE WARS. Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. Teens can participate by themselves, or with a team of friends. Newman’s Bakery is donating undecorated cupcakes and half moons. Celebrity judge Austin Sagan and other members of the Swampscott Public Library Teen Advisory Board will rate contestants’ decorating skills. Bring artistic skills and an appetite. For information call 781-596-8867.

Sales

SPRING SALE. Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Route 62, Danvers. The public is encouraged to attend and browse the CTR parishioners’ spring sale. Games and activities for children are planned. www.ctr-anglican.org or 978-774-3163.

ANNUAL GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE. Saturday, May 11, 9 to 11 a.m., Gerry 5 VFA, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead. The Marblehead Garden Club will hold its 82nd annual plant sale featuring plants from the Jeremiah Lee Mansion’s gardens and those from members’ gardens. Garden club members will be available to answer questions and provide gardening tips. Proceeds from the plant sale will assist in the cost of maintaining the organic gardens at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-1768.

PLANT AND YARD SALE. Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St., Beverly. Plants and flowers on sale; plant expert available to answer questions and help pick out plants. Event also includes a silent auction and a chance to give blood in the MGH Bloodmobile, which will be parked in the church parking lot. Building is handicapped accessible. For details or to make an appointment to give blood, call 978-922-5711.

GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE: “FROM OUR GARDEN TO YOURS.” Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to noon, on the Hall Haskell House lawn, 36 S. Main St., Ipswich. Ipswich Garden Club’s plant sale features heirloom tomatoes, annuals, perennials, herbs, antique plants and face painting for children. All sale proceeds support the ongoing beautification projects in Ipswich and horticultural education. In case of rain, the sale will be held inside Boone Hall at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St.

ANNUAL PLANT SALE. Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the front lawn of the Church of the Holy Name, corner of Monument Avenue and Thomas Road, Swampscott. Home-baked treats and hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase. Rain or shine. www.churchoftheholyname.com.

BOOK AND SPRING FLOWER SALE. Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, main library, courtyard lobby, 82 Main St., Peabody. The Friends of the Libraries’ sale features gently-used books, book bags, mugs, note cards, and other merchandise with library and literacy messages. Hot beverages and light snacks available for purchase. Also, pre-paid orders of geranium and impatiens will be accepted through May 9; plants will be ready for pick up at the book sale. All proceeds benefit Peabody’s three branch libraries. 978-531-0100, ext. 25.