COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST.@text1: Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 to 11 a.m., Masonic Hall, 20 Washington St., Beverly. All-you-can-eat blueberry and plain pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and all the fixings. $5/adults, $3/children. Proceeds support the Masons’ charitable programs. 978-807-4150.
HAM AND BEAN SUPPER. @text1:Saturday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Church of the Holy Name, Remick Hall, corner of Monument Avenue and Thomas Road, Swampscott. Supper includes baked ham, homemade baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw, potato salad and assorted finger desserts. $10/adults; $5/children ages 12 to 16; free/children 11 and under. Church entrance is on Hardy Road. www.churchoftheholyname.com.
DELUXE PANCAKE BREAKFAST.@text1: Sunday, Feb. 24, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Vittori-Rocci Post, 143 Brimbal Ave., Beverly. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, baked beans, applesauce, juice, coffee, tea. $4 donation/adult, $3 donation/child. Breakfast in support of the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Hospital and the Veteran’s Aid Fund. Handicapped-accessible. 978-927-2103.
WORLD YOGA DAY.@text1: Sunday, Feb. 24, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Green Tea Yoga, 10 Colonial Road, Salem. Donation-based yoga class to benefit Off the Mat Into the World, an organization that uses yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grass-roots social change. All experience levels welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org.
School vacation week
SCHOOL VACATION WEEK AT PEM.@text1: Thursday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Part of weeklong celebration of the many ways that people play around the world. Events include giant games and games from different cultures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; abstract magnetic puzzles, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; indoor hopscotch design, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sumo Mice and Power Rice, a Japanese game-focused, origami-filled storytelling performance from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:45 p.m. Included with museum admission. Friday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., giant games and games from different cultures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; abstract magnetic puzzles, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; indoor hopscotch design, 1 to 4 p.m.; and a high-energy juggling performance by Matthew and Jason Tardy from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:45 p.m. Included with museum admission. Advance reservations required. 978-745-9500, ext. 3011, or pem.org/calendar.
“BRING ON THE BLING!”@text1: Thursday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Get inspiration from the museum’s “Spingle Spangle: The Sequin” costume exhibit and decorate a papier-mache box with decoupage and embellishments with artist instructor Margaurita Spears. Ages 6 and older (drop-off program). $8/members, $12/nonmembers. www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.
MUSIC AND PUPPETS. @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Families with preschoolers are invited to a performance with Marcus Gale, musician and puppeteer, in the Collins Room. Sing new songs along with traditional favorites, clap hands, wiggle fingers and toes, shake legs, and move feet to the beat. Free. 978-412-8713 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.
OOCHWORLD’S POSITIVE SPIN. @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 to 3 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Join motivational speaker Brett Outchcunis “Ooch” as he uses music, magic, imagination, yo-yos and dance to put on spin on the challenges of growing up. Recommended for children in kindergarten through grade eight. Free. www.oochworld.com or www.hwlibrary.org.
VACATION FUN: CLUB LEGO.@text1: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 to 3 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Enjoy an afternoon of Lego building. Library will supply the Legos. Creations will be on display in the Children’s Room. Program for kids ages 6 and older. Space is limited; registration required. 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
DROP-IN CRAFTS. @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Room, 25 N. Main St. With Michelle Guvendiren. Create an optical illusion and learn the secrets behind it. Program for ages 6 and older; younger children permitted with caregiver in attendance. Free. 978-412-8713 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.
TEEN MOVIE. @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 to 7:45 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 22, 2:15 to 4 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. The library will screen “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which is based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky. Rated PG-13. Bring popcorn and a pillow. www.hwlibrary.org.
MOVIE NIGHT. @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Library will screen “Hotel Transylvania,” rated PG. Attendees are allowed to bring snacks. All ages welcome. www.flintlibrary.org.
PRINCESS TEA PARTY.@text1: Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road, Ipswich. Dress as a favorite princess and attend a royal tea party. Enjoy delicate treats, create regal crafts, sing Disney tunes and play games. For ages 3 to 6; minimum of four participants necessary. $75/members, $90/nonmembers. 978-356-9622.
ART AND SPORTS.@text1: Friday, Feb. 22, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road. Play organized sports games in the gym for 30 minutes, followed by a 30-minute art project. Wear gym clothes and sneakers. For ages 4 to 6. $10/person. 978-356-9622.
FAIRY TALE THEATER. @text1:Friday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. “Little Red Riding Hood,” an updated classic tale of bravery and discovery. All ages welcome. www.flintlibrary.org.
MOVIE. @text1:Friday, Feb. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Room, 25 N. Main St. Stop by the library to watch a newly released film. Rated PG. Free. 978-412-8713 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.
LEGO CLUB. @text1:Friday, Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Children in kindergarten and older are invited for an hour of Lego building around the theme of jungles. Free. 978-887-7323.
COMEDY THROW-UP. @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 9 p.m., CinemaSalem, 1 East India Square, Salem. Hosted by Andrew Durso, features comedians Kylie Alexander, Mark Gallagher, Gary Petersen, Matt Watson, Ian Von Steffen and Riley Knispel and live performances by local bands The BFs and Fat Creeps. Tickets cost $10 at the door.
ICE HIKE.@text1: Sunday, Feb. 24, 1 to 4 p.m., meet at unpaved section of North Liberty Street, Middleton, about a mile north of where it crosses with Boston Brook at Prichard’s Pond. Middleton Stream Team’s annual winter discovery hike will explore habitats of beavers, birds and other wildlife on the upland banks of impoundments and on safe frozen surfaces. Meet at 12:50 p.m.; hike will start and end at same location. Cameras, warm clothing, hats and warm, nonslip foot gear encouraged. Free. www.middletonstreamteam.org, StreamTeam@comcast.net or 978-777-4584.
“PROPAGATING WILDFLOWERS FROM SEED.”@text1: Monday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Kate Stafford of the New England Wild Flower Society’s Nasami Farm will teach attendees how to grow native wildflowers from seed simply and economically in home settings, using common items. Attendees will also learn how to incorporate the wildflowers into gardening schemes, large or small. Part of the library’s “Monday Mornings” lecture series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING.@text1: Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Kathryn Titus presents a slide show of scenes from 20 private Cotswald gardens and tours of the flower show at Hampton Court and the Flower Festival at Salisbury Castle. Meeting’s theme is “Dreaming of English Gardens.”
“PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME.”@text1: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Jeff Klapes, the traveling librarian, will present. Hear about Paris, learn about the food, see the sights and tour the countryside. www.hwlibrary.org.
“EELGRASS IN SALEM SOUND.” @text1:Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Salem Sound Coastwatch’s new lecture series, titled “Underwater in Salem Sound,” features marine biologist Tay Evans. Co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library. Free. 978-741-7900, firstname.lastname@example.org or salemsound.org.
“PRIVATEERS, OR JUST PLAIN PIRATES?”@text1: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Mike Rutstein, owner and captain of the schooner Fame, will explore Salem privateering during the War of 1812. $15/general, $10/Athenaeum members, free/students with ID. Purchase tickets at www.salemathenaeum.net or 978-744-2540.
Books and food
GUEST CHEF EVENING WITH BRENDAN CRONIN.@text1: Author of “Cheffin’: From Potatoes to Caviar,” a memoir of the Irish chef’s rise through the ranks of kitchens around the world, will be at E.J. Cabot’s, 282 Cabot St., Beverly, Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Chat with Cronin about his book and sample his recipes, prepared by staff. Regular menu also available. www.brendancronin.books.
PEM/PM: “HOT FUSION: EXPLOSIVE GLOBAL INDIA.” @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Atrium, East India Square, Salem. Experience street food, chef demonstration and tasting, music, and a fresh serving of the hottest Indian-American writers as PEM’s Atrium is transformed into Cafe Samovar, Bombay’s artistic and intellectual hot spot. Converse about art, books, America and global India with Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta, along with authors Rajesh Parameswaran and Rishi Reddi. Cash bar; refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Cafe. Free/members and Salem residents, $10/nonmembers. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
DALY AND DALY, CROSSROADS.@text1: Mother/daughter exhibit of paintings and sculptures by local artists Elaine and Dianna Daly. Runs until March 9 at the Cloister Gallery, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 136 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Gallery hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-4951.
PINGREE EXHIBIT. @text1:“There is art in throwing away paint,” an exhibit of new work by artist and Ipswich resident Richard Erickson, is on display in the Bertolon Family Gallery at Pingree School, 537 Highland Ave., Hamilton, until April 5. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 978-468-4415.
“ART AS A GIFT: THE ARTISTIC VOICE OF STUDIO ART THERAPY.”@text1: Reception, Thursday, Feb. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Endicott College, Manninen Center for the Arts, Spencer Presentation Gallery, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Exhibit features the work of 10 self-taught, visionary artists who participate in two studio art therapy programs. Selected artworks celebrate the wonder of engaging in art-making as a form of healing and empowerment. Reception features music by Tunefoolery. Free. Also, on Friday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a lecture/presentation by artist and art therapists Geoffrey Thompson and Denise Malis. On view through March 15. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
BEVERLY HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEPTION. @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 4 to 6 p.m., 117 Cabot St., Beverly. Reception for Montserrat College of Art’s student-run Bear Gallery exhibition in collaboration with the Beverly Historical Society. email@example.com or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
BEAR GALLERY RECEPTION. @text1:Friday, Feb. 22, 4 to 6 p.m., 100 Cummings Center, Suite 120E, Beverly. For Montserrat College of Art’s student-run gallery exhibition titled “From Memory.” firstname.lastname@example.org or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
“PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES” RECEPTION. @text1:Thursday, Feb. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Endicott College, Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Exhibit organized by Endicott College highlights six of the country’s best-known art therapists and educators, providing viewers an insight into the creative efforts emanating from their studios. Meet several of the artists at the reception. Also, at 7 p.m., Pat B. Allen will present “Art as Inquiry: Connecting to the Creative Source Through Image Making.” Exhibit and reception are free. On view through Feb. 27. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
ARTISTS AND AUTHORS WINTER EXHIBITION.@text1: Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 to 9 p.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. The Salem Arts Association and the Hawthorne Hotel present the third annual exhibition, with a special interactive painting demonstration by Frank Costantino from 5 to 6 p.m. Local artists and authors will display and sell their work. Free. Admission to the demonstration is $7 online, $10 at the door. www.salemartsassociation.org.
EVENING WITH SINGER/SONGWRITERS. @text1:Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart St., Beverly. Head of School and accomplished musician Dave Provost will host an evening performance with four other artists, Ted DeMille, Susie West, Chris Westerlund and Erik Wendelken. Donations accepted; all proceeds benefit Gain@GUS, a program that provides free academic and recreational summer enrichment to talented students in the city of Beverly and surrounding areas. http://gus.org/.
PIANIST SIMONE DINNERSTEIN. @text1:Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., Gordon College, Phillips Music Center, Recital Hall, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Part of Gordon College’s Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series. $20/general, $10/seniors. Tickets at 978-867-3400 or www.gordon.edu.
GOSPEL JOURNEYS. @text1:Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Endicott College, Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Join the Endicott Singers and Boston-area gospel choirs for a performance of various art forms of gospel music, including work songs, spirituals, hymns and more. Performers will explore the connection from gospel to hip-hop in concert. Also, Endicott College dance students of the Repertory Dance Ensemble and guests from New England Conservatory, Northeastern University and more will perform. $10/general, $5/seniors and students of other institutions; free/Endicott ID holders. www.endicott.edu/centerfor thearts or 978-998-7700.
GULU-GULU CAFE. @text1:Feb. 21, Guy Zacardi, 8 p.m.; Feb. 22, Marina Evans, 8 p.m.; Feb. 23, Underwater Airport, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, open mike, 7:30 p.m. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
HARDCOVER CAFE. @text1:Friday, Feb. 22, Julie D. 15 A Newbury St., Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA.@text1: Friday, Feb. 22, 10 p.m. to midnight, Ross Livermore; Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 p.m. to midnight, Noe Socha; Sunday, Feb. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Steve Spungin; Thursday, Feb. 28, 10 p.m., System Soul. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-744-9653, www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE.@text1: Feb. 21, Lydia Harrell; Feb. 22, Blues Jam 4 to 7 p.m.; Zeke Martin, 9 to 11:30 p.m.; Feb. 23, Cannibal Ramblers; Feb. 24, Eric Reardon and Friends, 7 to 10 p.m.; Feb. 25, open mike with Dave Bailin; Feb. 27, Grateful Ted and Pete Tentindo; Feb. 28, Lois Lane and The Daily Planets. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.