Salem: The Salem Pantry, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 211 Bridge St. All Salem residents in need are welcome at The Salem Pantry. All clients must bring a photo ID and recent proof of Salem residency; a suitable form of address verification is a recent piece of mail with name and address. 978-744-3224.
Ipswich: IDTC Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to noon, VFW, 110 County Road. Annual Ipswich Democratic Town Committee breakfast fundraiser with featured speaker Congressman John Tierney. Also, the Community Service Award will be presented to the Ipswich River Watershed Association. $30/person, payable at the door. All are welcome, regardless of political views.
Hamilton: Amelia Bedelia’s 50th Anniversary, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Celebrate Amelia Bedelia’s 50th anniversary, a milestone that marks decades of Amelia’s antics, which helped teach generations of children to read. www.hwlibrary.org.
Salem: Colorguard Competition, 3 p.m., Salem High School, 77 Willson St. Salem High School will host a New England Scholastic Band Association Colorguard Competition. Junior Colorguard will compete at 3 p.m., and the Senior Colorguard will compete at 5 p.m. $8/adults, $5/students and seniors. Hot and cold food and 50/50 raffle available in the cafeteria. 978-740-1136.
Beverly: Music & Meatballs, 4 to 8 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St. Music & Meatballs features a full-buffet spaghetti dinner, a DJ playing music, and fun and games for children. Cash bar with beer and wine available. $5/Hastings House members, $10/nonmembers. Kevin J. Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem: Istanbul: East Meets West, 7:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Six expert performers from Dünya, an adventurous early-music ensemble, will sing and play music of Istanbul in the 16th to 18th centuries, a time when currents from the east and west met and mingled. $30/ticket, $25/seniors, free/children 18 and under and students with ID. Tickets available at the door by cash or check, or at www.csem.org, for an additional $3 fee. www.csem.org or 617-489-2062.