ISRAEL SEMINARS MUSICAL HISTORY TOUR. Thursday, April 3, 7:45 p.m., Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. Jeremy Maissel of Kibbutz Alumim presents the Israel Musical History Tour. Seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations suggested at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be served.
FIRST MUSTER. The city of Salem celebrates the 377th anniversary of the first muster on Saturday, April 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a service at St. Peter’s Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. The annual event celebrates Salem’s federal designation as the birthplace of the National Guard, because the first regiment of the Massachusetts Militia to muster was the East Regiment in Salem. This year’s event features National Guard dignitaries, veterans groups, the Second Corps Cadets, National Lancers (horses), re-enactors, a howitzer salute and a flyover. Following the service at St. Peter’s, troops will process to Armory Park at Peabody Essex Museum for a ceremony at 10 a.m.; then to Salem Common for a second ceremony at 11; a pass in review of troops by a National Guard official and F-16 flyover (weather permitting) at 11:30; and a collation at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 94 Washington Square, at 12:30 p.m. For details, contact retired Lt. Col. Larry Conway, email@example.com.
“A KING, A JUDGE AND A FORT.” Sunday, April 6, 3 to 4 p.m., King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. As part of its Winter/Spring Program Series, the Marblehead Arts Association presents a talk by Judy Anderson of Marblehead Architecture Heritage. Anderson will discuss King Hooper Mansion’s second owner, Supreme Court Judge Samuel Sewall, after whom Fort Sewall was named, and the second period of ownership from 1791 until 1814. Presentation will illustrate some of the physical changes that took place; what people would have looked like; how they would have dressed; and they way they could have furnished their homes. $5/MAA members, $10/nonmembers. To sign up, call 781-631-2608.