Fairs and festivals
“HIRING OUR HEROES” VETERANS EVENT. Thursday, Oct. 18, 1 to 4 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 69 River St., Middleton. Job fair for veterans, active-duty military, members of the National Guard and reserve components, and military spouses. Free hiring fair for both employers and job seekers. email@example.com or 202-463-5807.
GREEK FESTIVAL. Friday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, Oct. 20, noon to midnight; Sunday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5 Paleologos St., Peabody. St. Vasilios Church’s festival includes Greek food, pastries, a country store, boutiques, kids entertainment and more. A DJ will provide entertainment on Friday, followed by live music on Saturday night. Admission and parking are free. 978-531-0777.
HIGGINS SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Higgins School, 1 King St. Ext., Peabody. The 12th annual fair features several local crafters, vendors, a cookie walk, raffles and a gold buyer. firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY PEOPLE SUSTAINABILITY FAIR. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Shore Community College Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road. Second annual fair features exhibits, environmentally sound vendors, lectures on environmental and wellness issues, and face-painting and free pumpkins (while they last) for kids. Licensed drivers (valid driver’s license required) will have an opportunity to test-drive a Chevy Volt, provided by Amesbury Chevrolet. Also, student-led tours of NSCC’s new Health Professions and Student Services Building. Free. email@example.com or 978-762-4000, ext. 5560.
DICKENS’ “THE SIGNALMAN.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Screening presented by the Dickens Fellowship, North of Boston Branch. The railway signalman tells the story of a ghost that has been haunting him. Each spectral appearance precedes a tragic event on the signalman’s lonely stretch of railway, where he controls the movements of passing trains. When there is danger, his fellow signalmen alert him by telegraph and alarms. Three times, he receives phantom warnings of danger when his bell rings in a fashion only he can hear. 1976 production by BBC TV, rated PG, runs 40 minutes. www.hwlibrary.org.