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Celebrate Montserrat College of Art alumnus and faculty member Jim Faick's self-titled exhibit during a closing reception at the college, 23 Essex St., Beverly, from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit, which includes paintings and sculptural ceramic pieces, is on view through March 22 at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St.
Curious about your family history but not sure where to start? Rhonda McClure, a genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society will present "Friends of the Family: Getting Started in Genealogy" at the Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., tonight at 6:30. Included in McClure's presentation are resources available at the library. Door prizes, a raffle and refreshments will be available in addition to the lecture. Tickets are free and are available at the reference desk. For more information, call 781-596-8867.
Talk radio host Michele McPhee kicks off the Seven Lectures at Seven Gables speaker series tonight at 7 at the House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Author of "When Evil Rules," McPhee will talk about the true story of a murder on Cape Cod, why people kept dying around the trash collector and what compelled her to write the book. The lecture is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and reservations are recommended. For more information, call 978-744-0991 ext. 104 or email email@example.com.