“GET TO KNOW THE FESTIVAL POETS.” Program will discuss the work of poets who will be featured at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, which will be held in Salem from May 2 to 4. Led by poet and Salem State University Professor Jennifer Jean, the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 12:30 p.m. at the Peabody Institute Library Main Branch, 82 Main St., Peabody. The poets discussed will be: April 8, Carol Ann Duffy; April 15, Li-Young Li; April 22, Susan Rich; and April 29, Cornelius Eady. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
CRAFT TIME. Thursday, April 3, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. A nature-related craft time. Workshops geared for prekindergarten children to grade three. Free; drop in at 11 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. 978-468-2277.
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS. Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., Aviv Woodbridge, in the community room, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Peabody Garden Club’s meeting features professional designer Priscilla Styler who will create floral arrangements. Styler’s demonstration includes tips on containers, color and material selection. Arrangements will be raffled off during the meeting. Guests welcome; $5 guest fee may be applied to membership. Diane Currier, 978-531-4417.
Art exhibits & events
FINE ARTS II SENIOR THESIS RECEPTION. Thursday, April 3, 5 to 8 p.m., Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. Featuring works by Montserrat seniors Emily Fung, Ania Gruca and Elizabeth Paddock. The fifth senior exhibition in a weekly series of receptions. On view through April 13. email@example.com, 978-867-9624.
SENSATIONAL INDIA. Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. Sensational India, PEM’s annual weekend festival, features music, dance, art-making, lectures, demonstrations, stories and more to explore India’s many contributions to the world of design. Included with museum admission. Also, on Saturday, April 5, 9 p.m. to midnight, PEM hosts a Bollywood Dance Party for ages 21 and up. $15/members, $20/nonmembers. pem.org/calendar.