YMCA’S HEALTHY KIDS DAY. Saturday, April 27, noon to 3 p.m., Salem Common, 18 Washington Square. Active play, educational activities, games, entertainment from Radio Disney, Scholastic book fair, face-painting, arts and crafts, water safety lessons from lifeguards, and more. Free event is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families. 978-740-9622 or www.northshoreymca.org.
CARFIT EVENT. Saturday, April 27, noon to 3 p.m., 108 Jefferson Ave., Salem. Joint venture created and sponsored by AAA, AOTA and AARP. Free 20-minute assessment of the fit of the car owner and his or her vehicle. Participants are offered recommendations about how to best adjust such things as the steering wheel, mirrors, seat belts, etc. Adaptive devices that may be helpful in entry and exit of the vehicle, improving the fit of the brake and gas pedal, and easing the turning of the key in the ignition can be sampled. Participation is by registration only, which can be made by calling 978-825-8700. www.car-fit.org/downloads/CarFit-Brochure-2009.pdf.
“SALEM SOUND, A SENSE OF PLACE.” Sunday, April 28, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Atrium Gallery of the Musculoskeletal Center, 4 Centennial Drive, Salem. Salem Sound Coastwatch photography show, winners of its yearlong photo contest. Photos capturing the beauty and nature of the Salem Sound watershed, taken in Beverly, Danvers, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Peabody and Salem. Winning photos selected by a panel of professional judges. Photographers to receive cash prizes. Show to run through May. Images of all 170 entries will be available for viewing at the opening. Light refreshments served. RSVP requested at 978-741-7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD FOR LIFE, KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH. Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m., 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Based on the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine 21-day program, this class discusses foods optimal for weight management. Learn about health, and get empowered with skills that will help you achieve better health. With cooking demonstration and healthful dishes to enjoy in a supportive group setting. With instructor Rose Lee Horwitz. Register at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.