Danvers: Modern square dancing, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St. (corner of Holten and Cherry streets). A free introduction, with exercise for mind and body. Entrance is at end of driveway on Holten Street, across from Danvers Town Hall. Homemade soup and chili will be served. No experience necessary, no partner needed to learn, casual dress. All you need is ability to walk briskly. Classes will continue on Wednesdays for 15 sessions at $65 per person. Sponsored by Riverside Squares. 978-774-8159 or riversidesquares.org.
Swampscott: “Fish Tales From the Fish House,” 7 p.m., Fish House, 425 Humphrey St. The Swampscott Yacht Club’s lecture features a talk and video titled “Lobsters vs. Cod” by Jon Grabowski, professor and researcher from Marine Science Center of Northeastern University. Grabowski will discuss the two most treasured seafood species of coastal Massachusetts and Maine and their interactions with each other. Free. Cash bar available. Reservations requested at 781-962-5587.
Thursday, Jan. 24
Beverly: “High Life” and “Absent | Present” reception, 5 to 8 p.m., Montserrat College of Art Gallery, 23 Essex St. For Jesse Burke’s exhibit and Zsuzsanna Szegedi and Kate Gilmore’s exhibit. email@example.com, 978-867-9604 or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely Office Hours, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Salem City Hall, first-floor conference room, 93 Washington St. For residents of 2nd Essex District. Appointments recommended in case of cancellation or inclement weather. 617-722-1410.
Salem: Community Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., Collins Middle School, 29 Highland Ave. To discuss “Transforming Schools Through Expanded Learning Time: Raising Achievement, Empowering Teachers, Enriching Education,” with co-founders of The National Center on Time and Learning, Chris Gabrieli and Jennifer Davis. Also, Mayor Kim Driscoll and Superintendent Stephen Russell will provide an update on the second year of the “turnaround” –– a focus on teaching and learning, use of data, a new volunteer initiative, greater cultural expectations, and more. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-741-8100.