MARBLEHEAD ARTS ASSOCIATION. November exhibits, until Nov. 29, with opening reception, Nov. 8, 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring Holly Aloha Jaynes, "Mixed Media"; Michael Haley, "Shoebox Memories"; Susan Burgess, "Water's Edge"; Judy Beals, "A Moment In Time." 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. 781-631-2608 or DeborahG@marbleheadarts.org.
HAMILTON-WENHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY. The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton, features paintings of watercolorist Hiltrud Otjengerdes Bennett during November and December. Her work features floral and fruit paintings inspired by her extensive flower and fruit tree gardens.
GORDON COLLEGE. Faculty drawing exhibit, Gordon College, Barrington Center for the Arts, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. On exhibit from Nov. 10 to Jan. 29; Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Artists' reception on Nov. 8, 4 to 6 p.m. Free. 978-867-4751.
WINFISKY GALLERY. Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Salem State College, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Nov. 10 to Dec. 10. Works in printmaking, painting, glass, sculpture, photography and other media, with artists Haig Demarjian, Benjamin Gross, Mark Malloy, Ken Reker, more. Artist reception Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Gallery hours Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. Free. 978-542-7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.
STARGARITAVILLE. St. Mary Star of the Sea School, Beverly, auction, Thursday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Admission $40, includes full dinner. Bidding items include sport tickets, sporting goods, golf outings, Wii, gift certificates, electronics, jewelry, holiday gifts and raffles. 978-998-6848.
SALEM ARTS ASSOCIATION. The Salem Arts Association and Art Throb are holding The Row Wrap Party, benefit for both organizations featuring food, drink and dancing to mark the end of Artist's Row season, at Ward II Social Club, 1 E. Collins St., Salem, Saturday, Nov. 7, 7 to 11 p.m. Also featuring Art Supply Recycling Center; bring brushes, paints, odds and ends to swap. Raffle items from downtown businesses and restaurants. Visit Art Throb Web site to purchase tickets. 617-501-0011.
CELEBRITY BARTENDER. Fundraiser for The Open Road Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mandrake Bar Bistro Restaurant, 252 Cabot St., Beverly. Hamilton resident Karen McElvain, founder, director and producer of the Open Road Theatre, will tend bar, with assistance from Christina Bontempo, assistant director. Open Road Theatre is a nonprofit youth theater education program for North Shore youths ages 5 to 18.
ST. ANN'S CRAFT FAIR AND BAZAAR. Friday, Nov. 6, 5 to 9 p.m., 136 Lynn St., Peabody. Crafters, raffles, country store, full kitchen with fish chowder and lobster rolls. 978-532-1804.
CHURCH BAZAAR. Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody. Portuguese and American food, games, plants, raffles. 978-532-5445, ext. 309.
FALL FAIR. St. John Lutheran Church, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 32 Ellsworth Road, Peabody. Baked goods, white elephant table, books, jewelry and a fruit basket raffle will be featured. Lunch will be available. All are welcome.
NORDIC FEST. Morgensolen Lodge of Beverly, Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Methodist Church facility, 16 Sylvan St. (across from Peabody Institute Library), Danvers. Scandinavian gifts, Norwegian knits, rosemaling, baked goods, books, music and other items. Coffee and coffee bread in the morning, Scandinavian luncheon later. Lefsa made on site, available with toppings. Free. 978-887-8466.
CRAFT FAIR AND BAZAAR. St. Ann's, Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 136 Lynn St., Danvers. Crafters, raffles, country store, full kitchen with fish chowder and lobster rolls. 978-532-1804.
HOLIDAY FAIR. South Congregational Church, Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 60 Prospect St., in Peabody (across from Macy's). Attic treasures, baked goods, homemade apple pies, candy, crafts, used jewelry, silent auction and more will be featured. A lunch menu will be available. 978-531-1964.
HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, held in the school hall. 978-745-6303.
CROSSROADS QUILTERS FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Quilts, holiday decorations, gifts, children and baby items, home goods, and more. 978-921-8882.
TURTLE CREEK'S HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 401 Essex St., Beverly. Food, Christmas items, handmade items and gifts, a white elephant table, jewelry, toys, books, and tapes will be available. 978-922-6175.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CRAFTERS FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salem Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square East, Salem. With light refreshments, raffle tables with basket and gift items, 50/50 raffle, free door prize. Drawings at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit local Salem charities. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.
FLEA MARKET AND FOOD SALE. Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, corner of Bridge and Lemon streets, Salem, in the church hall. Flea market items, Ukrainian crafts and religious items, Ukrainian foods, homemade baked goods. Proceeds will benefit building maintenance fund. 978-745-3151.
NORTH SHORE BAZAAR. Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 to 4 p.m., Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., Peabody. Supporting fair trade and the local economy. Holiday shopping that does good, from local and international vendors: justly traded crafts, coffee, clothing, chocolate, jewelry, more. 978-535-5321.
EARLY BIRD CRAFT SHOW AND FOOD FAIR. Danversport Yacht Club, Route 62 east, 161 Elliott St., off I-95 Exit 50SB, 49NB, off Route 128 Exit 22, Danvers. Wednesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 207-946-7079, LTpromo@aol.com or www.newenglandcraftfairs.com. Wheelchair-accessible.
"MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE." A documentary exploring the health care system in America, how it developed that way and what it means to have for-profit health care. Discussion follows the film. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead, Monday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. 781-631-4951.
ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE. Saturday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Peabody Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St., Peabody. For families living with an Alzheimer's diagnosis and need resources. Dr. Juergen Bludau, Brigham and Women's Hospital's Division of Aging, keynote speaker. Registration at 781-231-7890. $10 per person, and elder professionals can get CEUs for $25 admission. There is no fee for respite service, only registration is required.
YOGA. Free yoga class for young adults, 16 to 25, at Green Tea Yoga, 7 Colonial Road, Salem, on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. Class is taught by Elaina Wagner and is open to all levels of fitness. www.greenteayoga.com, 978-740-9749.
"REIKI: HEALING ENERGY." For "optimal wellness," Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., West Branch Library, 603 Lowell St., Peabody. Lecture by Karen Pischke, RN. On feeling more relaxed, comfortable and calm, decreasing stress and pain, preparing better for surgery, enhancing healing, making positive changes in life. Registration is required at 978-535-3354.
"COPING SKILLS FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT.SDRq Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Hosted by the Lifestyle Management Institute at the Beverly Hospital at Danvers. Registration is required at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
LE GRAND DAVID. "An Anthology of Stage Magic," Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly, Sunday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m. Tickets $24 adults, $14 children 11 and under.¬ 978-927-3677¬ or www.legranddavid.com.
BALLROOM LATIN DANCE WITH GRUPO FANTASIA. Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Route 1A (next to Patton Park and across from the Police Station), Hamilton. Featuring Grupo Fantasia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 6:30 to 10 p.m. $12 cover includes 6:30 p.m. lesson and 7:15 to 10 p.m. dance. Beginners, music lovers and pros all welcome. Plenty of parking, plenty of seating. 978-468-4818 for details or www.communityhouse.org for directions, parking and more.
BANGKOK. Live rock, funk, reggae from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Darq, a goth/industrial club night, every second and fourth Saturday; jazz jam every Monday night from 7 to 10 p.m. 90 Washington St., Salem.
CARL RAYMOND AND COUNTRY FRIENDS. Country, blues and classic rock at Post 227, American Legion Middleton, 69 River St., every Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. Requests and audience participation welcome. 978-777-2711. No cover.
DALE ROBIN GOODMAN. Folk singer, at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton, free concert, Friday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m. 978-468-5577 or www.hw library.org. Visit www.dalerobin.com.
DODGE STREET. Live entertainment nightly. 7 Dodge St., Salem. 978-745-0139. All shows 9:30 p.m.
GULU-GULU. Nov. 5, Christopher Barnes and Mary Bichner; Nov. 6, Radio Scotvoid; Nov. 7, Rail; Nov. 9, Caroline Cobb Smith CD release; Nov. 11, open mike. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
IN A PIG'S EYE. Nov. 6, blues jam, with Eric Reardon, Jeff Tanzer, Helen Watson-Felt, Bob Hamel, Doug Blake, 4:30 p.m.; Nov. 9, open mic night; Nov. 11 and 12, local duos, 9 to 11 p.m. No cover. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.
ME&THEE. Pat Wictor and Jon Swain, Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. at Me&Thee coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St. $16 in advance, $18 at the door.¬ 781-631-8987 or www.meandthee.org.
SAM GLASER. "The hardest working man in Jewish music today," Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, family concert, Sunday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m., Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. With pizza dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for concert only $10, children under 2 free. Tickets for concert and dinner $18 adults, $14 children over two, children under 2 free. Tickets at JCC or, through Nov. 6, at 781-599-0322, ext. 111.
VICTORIA STATION. Nov. 5, Open Mic Night, 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 6, Erin Brown; Nov. 7, Cindy Pelland; Nov. 9, Stump Trivia, 8 p.m. 86 Wharf St., Salem, 978-745-3400.
JEWISH BOOK MONTH. Wednesday, Nov. 11, Girls Night Out, dinner and JBM Beauty Bar, Kernwood Country Club, 1 Kernwood St., Salem. $55 per person, includes valet parking, 5:30 p.m., with Beth Teitell, author of "Drinking Problems at the Fountain of Youth," advance registration required. Thursday, Nov. 12, dessert and coffee, 7 p.m. Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Academy Road, Marblehead. $12, with Noah Alper, author of "Business Mensch: Timeless Wisdom for Today's Entrepreneur," founder of Bread and Circus. 781-631-8330, ext. 132, or jccns.org.
ALUMNI POETRY READING. Joe Salvatore and Jen Kiernan, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., Salem State College, Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Poets Joe Salvatore, Jen Kiernan, graduates of Salem State, present new and collected poems. Free. 978-542-7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.
JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY'S LETTERS. "A New Eyewitness Account: Observations and Thoughts from Judith Sargent Murray's Letters," Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m., Salem Maritime National Historic Site Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem. Local author Bonnie Hurd Smith discusses her project to publish the recently discovered 18th-century letters of the essayist and women's rights advocate Judith Sargent Murray of Gloucester and Boston. Free. 978-740-1691.
"THE LAST DICKENS.SDRq reading by Matthew Pearl, Monday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Best-selling author of literary mysteries. Pearl will answer questions after the reading. Books will be sold at the event. 978-774-0554.
SDLqUNCORKED.SDRq St. John the Evangelist School Beverly legacy celebration, Friday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Wine, microbrew and vodka tasting followed by dinner and recognition of honorees. Tickets are $60 at 978-922-0048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORIC PUB NIGHT. Friday, Nov. 6, 6 to 9 p.m., Heard House Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Beer tastings, tapped from a cask, bratwurst, chili, hot dogs, free popcorn and entertainment. $10 admission includes one food item and three beer tastings. Additional beer and food can be purchased. 978-356-2811 or www.ipswichmuseum.org.
GRAND WINE TASTING. Held by Salem Wine Imports, for Historic Salem, Historic New England and the Salem Athenaeum on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. More than 80 international wines available for tasting at Old Town Hall, Front Street, Salem. $35, discounts for members of co-sponsors, at Salem Wine Imports, 32 Church St. With entertainment and light appetizers. 978-741-9463. All proceeds to three co-sponsors.
"ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.SDRq Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., Ferrini Dramatics Center, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton. A story of hope, with tropically inspired music, set on a Caribbean island. Tickets $12 adults, $10 students/seniors. For advance tickets, call 978-468-3626.
SALEM GARDEN CLUB. Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:45 p.m., First Church, 316 Essex St., Salem. Veteran garden lecturer Ginny Ballou with slides on best use of garden space to gain maximum bloom from March to October. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.
GHOST HUNTING. Presentation, Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Free and open to all. See the evidence. 978-777-2711.
COLLEGE FINANCING. Seminar, Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Manchester Essex Regional High School, 36 Lincoln St., Manchester. Hosted by the high school, presented by Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority. For parents and students: how to apply for financial aid, compare aid award letters, seek financing options. Families will receive seminar booklet. Time for questions and answers. 617-224-4861 or 978-526-7641.
BACKYARD ABOLITIONIST TOUR. Saturday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m., Gordon College, Jenks Library, room 406, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. A multimedia concert featuring Brant Christopher, with stories, pictures and video in a presentation of the current abolitionist movement. www.notforsalecampaign.org/events/backyard-abolitionist-tour.
SALVATION ARMY 125TH ANNIVERSARY. Saturday, Nov. 7, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 93 North St., Salem. Maj. Molly Shotzburger discusses ground zero on 9/11. Refreshments served. Free. 978-927-2079 or 978-922-3994.
GADGETS AND GIZMOS. Sunday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m., Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. The function and history of the odd-looking gadgets in the cabinets at the Phillips House explained, in a tour of the dining room, china closet, kitchen, of the house circa 1920. $5 for Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers. Part of Historic New England's Year of the Kitchen celebration. Register at 978-744-0440, email@example.com.
"A TIME TO FORGET; A TIME TO REMEMBER." Sunday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., commemoration of Kristallnacht at Temple Ner Tamid, 386 Lowell St., Peabody. An original play by Shari D. Frost, "The Night Before the Night," the music of Hope Rising and original information from that night 71 years ago, presented in a manner to bridge the gap in time and generations. Doors will open at 6 p.m. www.templenertamid.org or 978-532-1293.
WRECKS OF CAPE ANN. Monday Mornings, Monday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. coffee, 9:30 a.m. presentation, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Local diver Dave Millhouser with slide show. 978-922-8329.
BOSTON'S BLUE HERON. Master class, Monday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Endicott College Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Performers of early Renaissance music. Free and open to the public. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
"NEW TRADITIONS FOR THANKSGIVING." Monday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Creating a Thanksgiving menu with chef Liz Barbour. Participants will receive samples of each dish prepared during demonstration. Registration required at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org/adults/registration.html.
PAJAMA STORYTIME. Monday, Nov. 9, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton, www.hwlibrary.org, 978-468-5577. With Jeanne Wiksten of Crosby's Marketplace. For preschoolers and kindergartners. Children may wear pajamas.