COAST OF HOPE FUNDRAISING BIKE RIDE. Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m. start, Ipswich High School, 134 High St. To raise money for Bright Happy Power Foundation, which helps children and families living with cancer or similar catastrophic illnesses. $45 registration fee ($25 students) plus tax-deductible donations. www.brighthappypower.org/Site/Bike_Ride!.html or 978-356-3780.
BABY GEAR DROP-OFF. Saturday, June 16, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 198 Rantoul St. parking lot, Beverly. Boots, Straps and More: Bargains for a Cause, in conjunction with Community Giving Tree, is hosting a one-day drop-off event. Donors can bring the following: baby gates, high chairs, pack-and-plays, strollers, car seats (dated later than 2006), crib bedding and bouncy seats. No books or toys. All items will be given to families in need through the Community Giving Tree. communitygivingtree.org or 978-921-4710.
PEABODY STREET PARK CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, June 17, 3 to 6 p.m., Peabody Street Park, 15 Peabody St., Salem. Leaders Led, a rock fusion band performing a mix of genres ranging from rock to Latin music and more, and Flabberghaster performing a hybrid of classic and modern music. Salem's free summer concert series is hosted by Mamadou Diop. www.junglerhythm.com.
SUNDAYS IN PATTON PARK CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, June 17, 5 to 7 p.m., Route 1A, Hamilton. 2012 Summer Concert Series features Broadway in the Park, a concert of popular show tunes performed by local talent. In case of rain, call 978-468-4818 for concert location. Supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council. Free. www.PattonParkConcerts.org.
Children and families
FAMILY DUSK PADDLE: WELCOMING SUMMER. Friday, June 15, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. While paddling, look for plants and animals. All equipment provided; participants must be able to swim. $15 adults and $13 children (member discounts available). Suitable for family and children ages 6 to 16. Registration required. 978-887-9264.