Children and families
WINTERTIME STORIES & CRAFT. Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Enjoy stories that celebrate a winter wonderland and then create a fun craft. Program appropriate for children ages 2 and older. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
MUSIC TOGETHER. Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, Children’s Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Teresa Coelho features a music and movement demonstration class for children up to age 5 and their families. Registration required at 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
“THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.” Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Gordon Room, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, and Monday, Jan. 21, 10 and 11 a.m., Danvers Historical Society, Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Film is about slave movement on the North Shore with a look at tunnels under Salem, and a perspective on Robert Rollins, a black soldier buried in Andover, who fought in the 54th Regiment Massachusetts in the Civil War. Free. 978-777-2711.
HERITAGE INDEPENDENT FILMS. On view every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 31, at Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. Films include “Gloucestermen” at 11:40 a.m. and “Civil War Life and Medicine” at 12:15 p.m. $5/general, $4/seniors. 978-777-2711.
HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21, Peabody Essex Museum’s Morse Auditorium, Salem. Jan. 19, 1 p.m., “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” and 3:15 p.m., “Bidder 70”; Jan. 20, 1 p.m., “They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain,” and 3:15 p.m., “Words of Witness”; Jan. 21, 1 p.m., “Pink Ribbons, Inc.,” and 3:15 p.m., “Salaam Dunk.” www.pem.org.
SHELLEY GILL, AUTHOR, ADVENTURER AND DOG MUSHER. Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Community House, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Friends of New England Sled Dogs will host a presentation by Gill, who will share her experiences as one of the first women to race in the Iditarod, her research of humpback whales for Eye of the Whale Marine Mammal Research, her observations regarding climate change and her life as an adventurer-author. Free. A meet-and-greet with light refreshments will follow. Gill’s visit is part of the programming for the New England Sled Dog Races 2013, slated for Feb. 2 and 3. 978-468-7927.