A MATTER OF TASTE. Thursday, Nov. 21, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. All Care Hospice, a nonprofit organization, will host its 12th annual charity auction and wine tasting fundraiser, “A Matter of Taste.” All proceeds from the event will benefit All Care Hospice patient care, bereavement and volunteer programs, which support patients and their families through end-of-life journey. For tickets and details, visit www.allcare.org.
THE FASHION OF CHANGE. Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Manchester Community Center, 40 Harbor Point, Manchester. Change is Simple Inc., a nonprofit organization in Beverly, will host “The Fashion of Change,” a cocktail party and fashion show fundraiser. Fashion show features Change is Simple’s latest line of eco-friendly apparel and accessories from local jewelers and artisans. Event includes a silent auction, raffles, appetizers and more. Event proceeds support Change is Simple’s mission to provide environmental education. Tickets cost $50 per person and may be purchased at www.changeissimple.org.
PAWS WITH CLAUS. Saturday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem. People and their pets are invited for a holiday photo shoot with Santa Claus. $6 per photo. Participants receive a goody bag. All proceeds support Northeast Animal Shelter, an all-volunteer no-kill shelter, and its efforts to rescue abandoned animals. www.northeastanimalshelter.org/2013/10/paws-with-claus-november-23/.
ESSEX HARMONY & CANDLELIGHT STROLL. Thursday, Nov. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Greenwood Farm, 47 Jeffrey’s Neck Road, Ipswich. The Essex Harmony, an ensemble of American voices, will perform in the 1694 Paine House, an American home. Also, the Trustees of Reservations presents a candlelight stroll and tour of the 17th-century saltwater farm. Free. Both are part of Ipswich is First ... Period, a celebration of Ipswich having more First Period homes than any other town in the nation. Ipswich is home to 52 out of the 250 houses that were built between 1620 and 1720 that are still standing. www.IpswichVisitorCenter.org.