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Saturday, Oct. 19
Drop off old appliances and electronics for safe, easy and responsible disposal at an Appliance & Electronic Recycling Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Masconomet Regional High School parking lot at 20 Endicott Road in Topsfield. Recycling fees range from $5 to $30. Proceeds support the music programs and music parents' scholarship fund at Masconomet Middle and High School. For more information or a list of accepted items, call 978-887-1283, or email email@example.com.
Sail over to the annual model ship show today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St., Peabody. Explore more than 100 model ships made from wood, paper, plastic, and other miscellaneous media. Ship modelers will be on hand to discuss their work and share their stories about making these miniature vessels, which, according to Salem News reporter Alan Burke, are often painstakingly built, with every line researched, every spar and every capstan fashioned to scale. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. Attendees should enter through the side entrance. For more information, call 978-531-2254.
Everyone is invited to attend the free health fair hosted by Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Beverly Hospital campus at 77 Herrick St., Beverly. The health fair includes prizes; refreshments from Henry's Market; facial skin cancer and blood pressure health screenings; hearing evaluations; flu shots (no appointment necessary; insurance company will be billed); a pharmacist and dermatologist available to answer questions about medication and skin care; information and resources for seniors; and much more. For details or directions, call 978-927-4110.
Meet Michael Sáenz, the actor, director, playwright and teaching artist in New York City who's debut novel is called “The Thousand Natural Shocks.” Sáenz will be in the Sutton Room at Peabody Institute Library's Main Branch where he will read from and lead a discussion about his teen novel, as well as answer questions about writing and self-publishing. Copies of “The Thousand Natural Shocks” will be available for purchase. Sáenz’s visit will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., at 82 Main St. in Peabody. For more information, contact Melissa Robinson at 978-531-0100, ext. 14.