Monday, Jan. 21
Danvers: “The Underground Railroad,” 10 and 11 a.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Heritage films presents a program 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 of the Civil War. Free. 978-777-2711.
Danvers: 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Awards Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St. Dinner sponsored by the Danvers Committee for Diversity. Recipients of Drum Majors for Justice Awards will be recognized. Event will establish an endowed scholarship fund to be named in honor of King and awarded annually to deserving graduating students who exemplify King’s principles. Keynote speaker: Paul Marcus of Community Change Inc. Music by High School Chamber Singers and Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir. Donations accepted for food pantry. $30/ticket, available at the Department of Planning and Human Services, or by contacting Susan Fletcher or Janell Corning, 978-777-0001, ext. 3095.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Danvers: Open House, 9 to 11 a.m., Children’s Montessori Center, 12 Bradstreet Ave. Parents and children are invited to visit, observe a classroom in action and meet teachers. The small, private Montessori school offers programs for children from 18 months to 6. To reserve a spot at the open house, call 978-774-2144.
Salem: Living Longer, Stronger and Happier, 10 a.m. to noon, Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St. Peter Spiers, senior vice president of Road Scholar, will discuss his book “Master Class,” which contains a straightforward, easy and effective program for achieving a rich, satisfying and brain-healthy lifestyle. Donations appreciated from nonmembers in attendance. www.explorerslli.org or 978-744-0804.
Swampscott: “Healthy Yummy Kids,” 6:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. Nina Manolson, a family wellness expert, helps parents cultivate a healthy mindset for their families, make changes without feeling overwhelmed, navigate the world of fast food and junk food, and understand the secrets to making healthy eating easy and fun. Free. 781-596-8867.