COMEDY NIGHT. Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Herman Spear American Legion Post, 3 Judson St., Beverly. Comedy Night features Dave Rattigan, Jimmy Dunn, Jeff Koen and Matt Kona. Event includes 50-50 and other raffles, silent auction and more. Doors open at 7 p.m., followed by 8 p.m. show. Tickets cost $20 purchased in advance at the Beverly Credit Union, and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Michael Petrosino who is currently fighting a terminal cancer, and the Michael Petrosino Cancer Fund. scampscomedy.com.
VIETNAM VETERANS FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vittori-Rocci Post, 143 Brimbal Ave., Beverly. Beverly Vietnam Veterans second annual fundraiser includes a card show, silent auction, and autographs. $1 ages 10 and older. Community welcome.
DO IT FOR DOMINICK. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 to 10 p.m., Franco American Club, 44 Park St., Beverly. To raise money for wheelchair accessible fan for Dominick Pacheco. DJ, raffles, 50/50, door prizes, silent auction, mystery boxes. $25 suggested donation. For information call Laura at 978-210-6497, email@example.com.
HIGHROCK NORTH SHORE’S MASQUERADE BALL. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 to 9 p.m., Salem Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Highrock North Shore’s Masquerade Ball to raise money for the North Shore Community Development Coalition. Event includes games, dinner, drinks, dancing, cotton candy, and prizes. Come dressed in favorite costume or fancy attire with a mask. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children. www.highrocknorthshore.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATRICIA HINES STAFFORD MEMORIAL FUND FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Holy Ghost Society function hall, 20 Howley St., Peabody. Second annual fundraiser features a costume contest (optional); raffles; activities for children, including face painting and fun games for prizes; dancing; buffet dinner; and cash bar. Event to benefit the Patricia Hines Stafford Memorial Fund established in memory of Stafford, a longtime nurse in the emergency department of Union Hospital in Lynn. Funds raised are added to an endowment that provides a scholarship to deserving and dedicated nursing students. Tickets cost $25/adults and $10/children, and can be purchased at 781-405-8145, email@example.com, or at the door. Visit Patricia Hines Stafford Memorial Scholarship on Facebook for further ticket information and news.
ENDICOTT SINGERS PERFORM WITH SYMPHONY BY THE SEA. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., Marblehead. Join the Endicott Singers as they perform opera choruses with Boston North’s all-professional chamber orchestra, as part of the orchestra’s 2013-2014 season. Details and tickets at www.symphonybythesea.org.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Concert features Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl with Rachel Taylor opening. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org.
ADAMS FOUNDATION PIANO RECITAL SERIES: AWADAGIN PRATT. Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Phillips Recital Hall, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Celebrated pianist Awadagin Pratt presents the first concert in the 2013-2014 Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series. Pratt’s international career has brought him to major concert stages, including the White House and Sesame Street. $20 general, $10 senior citizens. www.gordon.edu.
300TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 35 Conant St., Beverly. In celebration of the church’s 300th anniversary, a catered dinner by Bonne Bouche Caterers will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a concert at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, featuring the Cape Ann Big Band and Jazz Ensemble, a 17-piece ensemble. Tickets cost $25 dinner, $15 concert, or $35 combined, and are available at www.beverlysecond.com, 978-922-5722, or at the door. Dinner reservations must be made in advance.
WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND FALL CONCERT. Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. The Gordon Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. David W. Rox, perform its annual fall band concert featuring guest conductors, instrumental soloists and a wide variety of music from the wind band repertoire. $10 general, $5 senior citizens. www.gordon.edu.
NEHA SWING JAZZ CONCERT. Monday, Oct. 28, 7 to 8 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Neha and Evan present a musical journey from the early 1930s to the heart of the swing jazz era. Performance interspersed with ballads and up-tempo numbers made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker. www.peabodylibrary.org.
BLUE HERON IN CONCERT. Monday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Vocal ensemble will explore the music of the 15th century. $15 general, $10 students and seniors, free with valid Salem State ID. Tickets available in advance at 978-542-6365 or salemstatetickets.com, or at the door. www.salemstate.edu/arts.
“DRACULA’S GUEST.” Salem Theatre Company presents a journey into terror on Thursday, Oct. 24, through Thursday, Oct. 31. Shows are 45 minutes and begin at 5, 7 and 9 p.m., in the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Tickets cost $15. 978-790-8546, salemtheatre.com.
“THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS.” The Gordon College Department of Theatre Arts presents C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” on stage Friday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Nov. 2, with nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 4 p.m., in the Margaret Jensen Theatre of the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Adapted by associate professor of English Mark Stevick and directed by professor of theatre arts Norman Jones, the production integrates three works by C. S. Lewis: “The Screwtape Letters,” “The Great Divorce” and “Poems.” The production dramatizes a series of letters written in Hell — where the souls are food and the stakes are high — by a senior tempter, the rigorous and ironic Screwtape, to her niece, Wormwood. $12 general admission, $8 for students, senior citizens and faculty/staff of Gordon College. Tickets and details at http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets / EventSearch?presenter=Gordon.
Lectures & presentations
IPAD APPLICATIONS FOR AUTISM. Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Cummings Center, Conference Room, Suite 221E, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly. Talk About Curing Autism will host a free presentation by Melanie Giles, clinic director and chief executive officer of Speech Therapy Group of Beverly, on the use of iPads as a therapeutic tool for children and adolescents with autism. Reservations requested by contacting Mary Romaniec at Mary.Romaniec@tacanow.org.
SLAVERY TO FREEDOM: BLACKS IN EARLY BEVERLY. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Since the early 18th century, both slaves and free blacks have been part of Beverly history. Beverly Historical Society’s Terri McFadden will share their stories, gleaned from personal accounts, court records and city documents. Funded by a grant from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History. 978-468-5577, www.hwlibrary.org.
CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN 3D. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 to 2 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The Civil War represents the first generation of photojournalism. Photo gallery exhibitions brought the war home to people like never before, and had significant impact at the time. Many famous pictures were shot with stereo cameras. View the photos as they were meant to be seen. Presented by John Wojtowicz, and funded by a grant from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History. www.hwlibrary.org.
“UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS ON THE BEVERLY FARM ESTATES.” Monday, Oct. 28, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Join Beverly Farms history specialist Nancy Coffey for an illustrated lecture about the individuals who worked on the Beverly Farms and Prides Crossing estates. Program focuses on indoor help, such as maids, butlers, cooks, and footmen. Part of Monday Mornings lecture series. Free. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE IDENTITY: THE MODERN FIRST IMPRESSION. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Greg Page of Merrimack Analysis Group discusses several key issues related to online identity, with particular emphasis on its impacts for consumers, job seekers, teenagers and families. Page will suggest strategies for individuals looking to embrace social media tools in order to optimize search results, gain greater understanding of privacy settings, and empower themselves to control their online identities. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062.
GENETIC GENEALOGY: ADDING DNA TO YOUR TOOK KIT. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. We’re all cousins! Mike Maglio will introduce us to genetic genealogy, which uses DNA testing to tell us just how closely we are related. Learn about your deep ancestry and break through brick walls in your genealogy research. Register via danverslibrary.org or by phone at 978-774-0554.
BIOGRAPHER MEGAN MARSHALL. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Noted biographer Megan Marshall shares her newest work, “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life,” which explores the life of Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau’s editor, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s friend, war correspondent and heroine. Funded by the Jolie Tea Company. www.hwlibrary.org.
RADIO 92.9 HAUNTED MOVIE SERIES ON SALEM COMMON. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 18 Washington Square, Salem. Bring a blanket or beach chair to watch “Hocus Pocus” under the stars. Free. www.Radio929.com.
Seminar & workshop
ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY. Saturday, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. Kaminski appraiser Mary Westcott will be at the library to offer appraisals. $10 per item, $25 for three items; all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. Jewelry, coins or stamps will not be appraised. Participants can bring photos of large items for appraisal. 781-596-8867.
REACH FOR RECOVERY SEMINAR. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., Orthopaedics Plus, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 121Q, Beverly. Reach For Recovery, a free seminar with exercises and education for maximizing upper extremity mobility and function post mastectomy. Physical therapists who have been trained in a comprehensive post-op rehabilitation protocol will provide information and treatment ideas, sensitive to both physical and psycho-social aspects of breast cancer, to facilitate a faster recovery after surgery. Reserve a spot by Friday, Oct. 25, by calling 978-927-0907 or emailing email@example.com.
FAB FADS COSTUME COCKTAIL PARTY. Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Come dressed wearing a favorite fad and enjoy games, cocktails and dances. Twist, slide or bump to the most popular music of the past 50 years in celebration of the Fab Fads exhibit. Included with museum admission. wenhammuseum.org, 978-468-2377.
BEVERLY WITCH STORIES BY CANDLELIGHT. Thursday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 and 7 p.m., Hale House, 39 Hale St., Beverly. Beverly Historical Society presents true Beverly witch stories told by candlelight at the historic Hale House, home of the Rev. John Hale, Beverly’s first minister and a figure in the 1692 Salem witch trials. In addition to the tour, participants will hear about Hale’s role, the book he wrote and other significant figures. Family-oriented event, but may not be suitable for young children. Two tours; each tour open for up to 12 people. $8/Beverly Historical Society members, $12/nonmembers, including children ages 7 and older. Reservations required at 978-922-1186, or witchstories.bpt.me.
HALLOWEEN HIJINKS. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 4 p.m., Cabot Street Studios, 222 Cabot St., Beverly. Join Amy Sheridan and Sri Thumati for Halloween fun. Sheridan, an actor and storyteller, will share fun and interactive Halloween stories. Costumes encouraged. Thumati, a photographer, will document the event and take portraits of children. At 3 p.m., children in grades one through five are invited to stay for a theater games workshop, a fast-paced class to try out skills and learn about the basics of theater. Cookies, cider and surprises will follow. Admission is free, but a $5 to $10 donation is suggested. Reserve a spot at www.cabotstreetstudios.com.
FIRST DESCENTS BOOK DRIVE. Sunday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Danvers High School’s DECA club will host a book sale to raise money for Team Hardcore First Descents, an organization that offers young adult cancer patients and survivors an opportunity to experience a free outdoor adventure. Sale features used books, DVDs, CDs and games. For details, visit http://tfd.firstdescents.org/goto/TeamHardcore.
BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION. Monday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jenks Library Reference Room, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Bruce Herman, artist and Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in the Fine Arts at Gordon College, has produced over 500 works of art reflecting his personal journey of creativity and faith. Herman and his friend G. Walter Hansenhave published “Through Your Eyes: Dialogues on the Art of Bruce Herman,” featuring a series of brief meditations and essays, accompanied by full-color reproductions of Herman’s art. Copies available for purchase. Also, a book discussion and signing precedes Matthew Milliner’s lecture, titled “Visual Heresy: Imagine the Father in the History of Art” at 4:30 p.m. in the Ken Olsen Science Center. A reception will be held at 4 p.m. Free. www.gordon.edu.
“TENDER IS THE NIGHT” BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Harvard University Professor Theoharis C. Theoharis will teach a four-week discussion program that focuses on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Tender is the Night.” Meetings held on Nov. 6, 13 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. Books available at the Main Library on a first-come, first-served basis. Details and registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS. Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Guided walks along Halloween trail leave every 15 minutes. Learn about the creatures of the night and some history and myths that surround the holiday. Allow 90 minutes for total program. Refreshments served. For families with children ages 4 to 12. Choose from one of the following arrival times: 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, or 7:30 p.m. Costumes welcome; dress warmly. Rain or shine. $9 adult and child members, $10 adult and child nonmembers. Advance registration required at www.massaudubon.org or 978-887-9264.
THE MUDDY LEPRECHAUN. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Marini Farm, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. The first-ever Muddy Leprechaun 3-mile mud run course starts at the farm’s lower area and travels through adjacent trails to the corn maze area of the farm. Runners will start in waves of 15-minute intervals and will complete six or more obstacles throughout the race. Event includes entertainment, raffles, refreshments and more. Held in memory of the late Teddy O’Leary, a former Ipswich resident and executive of Merrimack Valley Distributors. Proceeds support a heart-healthy eating and living initiative between the Ipswich Family YMCA and the Ipswich elementary schools. For more information or to register, visit www.northshoreymca.org/mudrun, or call 978-356-9622, ext. 1310.
AUTUMN WORK DAY. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. Join Salem Athenaeum’s Building and Grounds Committee for the annual Autumn Work Day. Most tools provided; bring work gloves and trimmers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRAWN TO BROOKSBY: HARVEST ART FESTIVAL. Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brooksby Farm, 54 Felton St., Peabody. “Drawn to Brooksby” Harvest Art Festival to celebrate the artwork created by kindergarten through grade 12 students in the Peabody School District. Free and public event. Halloween costumes encouraged. Event includes live entertainment, refreshments, and an art activity for children. Rain Date, Nov. 2. http://www.greenpeabody.org/drawn-to-brooksby.
TRUNK OR TREAT. Saturday, Oct. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Covenant Christian Academy, 83 Pine St., Peabody. Branch Church sponsors a Trunk or Treat event for children of all ages, featuring candy, inflatable bounce houses, hot dogs and drinks, and prizes and giveaways. Free. Bring a bag for candy. To serve as a “trunker,” email email@example.com; prize awarded for best decorated trunk. Details available at www.branchchurchonline.com.
HALLOWEEN BIKE RIDE. Saturday, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m., Centraal Cycle, 237 Cabot St., Beverly. Bicycle Beverly and Salem Bike Path committees will co-sponsor a fun, costume-encouraged Beverly-to-Salem bike ride. Ride departs Centraal Cycle at 5:30 p.m. and meets Salem-based riders at 6 p.m. at Salem Cycle for a tour of downtown. Details and updates at Facebook.com/BeverlyBike.
“THIS FARM IS HAUNTED.” Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 to 3 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., South Hamilton. Green Meadows Farm and Essex County Greenbelt Association present a family-friendly event with hayrides, a costume parade, pumpkin/gourd decorating, marshmallow roasting, cider and seasonal goodies. Costumes encouraged. Free. www.gmfarm.com.
FAMILY FALL HIKE. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 to 4 p.m., meet on unpaved road about half-mile south of Sharpners Pond Road, Middleton. Middleton Stream Team’s annual fall foliage hike explores rough terrain around boulders left by the continental glacier 10,000 to 15,000 years ago in the northern forests of Middleton, adjacent North Andover and Boxford. Spot signs of wildlife at ponds and streams, observe old stone walls and foundations and hear about the process of leaf color changes. Bring family, camera, water and tick repellent. Rain date is Nov. 3. www.middletonstreamteam.org, MSTMiddletonMA@gmail.com, or 978-777-4584.
DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4 to 6 p.m., downtown on Cabot and Rantoul streets, Beverly. Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat safe and fun event for children to dress in costumes and pick up treats at participating businesses with the orange event flyer displayed in their windows. Rain or shine. Free. Heather Wolsey, 978-922-8558.
NIGHTMARE ON MAIN STREET. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., downtown Peabody. Peabody Downtown Association presents “Nightmare On Main Street” for children and families to come downtown and trick-or-treat at nearly 40 participating businesses. 978-595-6570, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUMPKIN PAINTING PROGRAM. The Ipswich Public Library hosts a ReCreation Department pumpkin painting program on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Ipswich resident Lisa Sacksman will instruct young artists in some of her favorite pumpkin designs. Kerrie Bates and the ReCreation Department will supply all the materials. Participants may choose to decorate two pumpkins and provide one to display downtown during the Halloween celebrations. Participants must attend both days to complete the project. Space is limited and registration is required by stopping by or calling the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713.
KIDS’ HALLOWEEN PARTY. Friday, Oct. 25, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. The Kids’ Halloween Party includes a haunted house, scary stories, scarecrow building, crafts, snacks and costume parade. $5 child. http://www.ipswichmuseum.org/calendar.
HALLOWEEN STORIES & CRAFT. Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Hear Halloween-themed stories, then create a craft to take home. Program for children ages 2 and up. www.hwlibrary.org.
HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS. Saturday, Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m., Ipswich Town Hall gym, 25 Green St., Ipswich. Ipswich Public Library hosts an interactive Halloween concert by the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Family-friendly event. Wear Halloween costumes. Free admission. 978-412-8713.
HARVEST FEST. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square, Salem. Salem’s largest wine, mead, and craft beer festival. Ticket includes wine, mead and beer from Europe, the Americas, and Australia; live music; and more. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Two sessions: first from 2 to 4:30 p.m.; second from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 978-745-2900, SalemHarvestFest.com.
HASTINGS HOUSE HALLOWEEN PARTY. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 to 10 p.m., 14 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Annual Halloween Party features craft tables for all ages in the gym, DJ, a House of Horrors in the basement(doors open at 7 p.m.), cash bar for adults, and homemade food and appetizers. $5 for adults and children. http://www.beverlyfarms.org/index.shtml.
MASQUERADE PARTY. Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 to 10 p.m., Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. Evening of mysterious entertainment with the Marblehead Arts Association. “Haunted” mansion will reveal spirits from the past, and the pirate “Worms” and his band of rogues will swap lies, sing rude songs, tell fortunes and recruit future shipmates. Event includes food by Christopher’s Café; music in the ballroom by DJ BenT from Murphy Music; and wine, beer and a specialty cocktail (cash bar). Masks are encouraged, and costumes are welcomed, but not required; prizes awarded for best mask and costume. $35 ticket, available at www.marbleheadarts.org.
ED EMBERLEY HALLOWEEN PROGRAM. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 to 3 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Children ages 3 and up can dress up and come to the museum for an afternoon of spooky fun, ghoulish games, and creepy crafts. Author Ed Emberley returns to sign copies of his new book, “Nighty Night, Little Green Monster.” wenhammuseum.org, 978-468-2377.
CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 3:45 to 5 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. The Friends of the Boxford Library will hold its annual Halloween Party for Kids. Come in costume, enjoy treats and crafts, and hear seasonal storytelling by Mark Binder. 978-887-7323.
BOO BASH. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Northshore Mall, lower level Nordstrom wing, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Celebrate Halloween at Northshore Mall’s Boo Bash event, featuring Halloween photos, arts and crafts, prizes and giveaways, costume parade around the mall, and more. Children should arrived dressed in costume. www.Facebook.com/NorthshoreMall.
SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Endicott College’s annual Safe Trick-or-Treat is free and open to all Beverly area children up to age 12 and their families; parent or guardian most accompany children. Trick-or-treating will begin from either the main gate or the Post Center from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a party with food, games, and crafts from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Post Center. All children who bring a canned food item for the College’s Halloween for the Hungry Food Drive will receive a special treat. Office of Residence Life, 978-232-2141.
MANGA & ANIME CLUB COSTUME PARTY. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Manga and anime enthusiasts in grades seven through 12 are invited to dress up as favorite characters for the library’s Halloween costume party. www.flintlibrary.org, 978-774-8132.
FALL APPLETONCOOKS! PROGRAM. Mediterranean Cooking with Local Foods, Friday, Oct. 25, 6 to 9 p.m., at Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. $75 for Trustees of Reservations members, $85 for nonmembers. Details and registration at www.thetrustees.org/appletoncooks.
DELUXE PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Sunday, Oct. 27, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Vittori Rocci Post No. 56, 143 Brimbal Ave., Beverly. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, baked beans, juice, coffee and tea. Suggested donation is $4 adults, $3 children; donations support the Edith Nourse Rogers Hospital and the Veteran’s Aid Fund. Building is handicapped-accessible. 978-927-2103.
AUTUMN HARVEST COOKING CLASS. Monday, Oct. 28, 7 to 8 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. The Friends of the Flint Public Library will sponsor an Autumn Harvest Cooking Class featuring a cooking demonstration and tasting by Carolyn of Carolyn’s Farm kitchen. Generous portions, recipe booklets and more. Sign up in advance. $20 due upon registration. www.flintlibrary.org, 978-774-8132.
HALLOWEEN HARVEST SUPPER. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. A traditional harvest feast featuring turkey and all the trimmings. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets reserved in advance cost $35 per person, or $40 at the door. For details or to reserve tickets in advance, call the museum at 978-356-2811.
GEDNEY GLOWS. Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:15 to 6 p.m., Gedney House, 21 High St., Salem. Explore Gedney House by the glow of lantern light and see why it’s not a typical historic house tour. See the architecture of a 17th-century Salem shipbuilder’s home in a new light. Stand inside the chimney, explore dark nooks and crannies, and see original paint treatments from the late 1600s. $10 general, $5 Historic New England members. Advance reservations strongly suggested. Details and reservations at 978-744-0440 or www.historicnewengland.org.
HISTORIC CHURCH AND CHAPEL TOURS. Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. Tours of St. Peter’s historic church and chapel. Free. Luncheon will be served in the garden; sandwiches, chowder, desserts, and beverages will be available for purchase. 978-745-2291.
POLICE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE. Saturday, Oct. 26, noon to 2 p.m., 531 Humphrey St., Swampscott. Swampscott Police Department will host an open house with informative tours through the police station and an opportunity to see the equipment and tools used by police officers, including police cars and motorcycles. The department will offer crime prevention information and treats for children. Tours begin every 15 minutes from noon to 2 p.m. Light snacks and beverages available. 781-595-1111, Rmadigan@swampscottpolice.com.
Fairs & sales
A FAIR TO REMEMBER. Thursday, Oct. 24, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Essex Park Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 265 Essex St., Beverly. Fall Festival for school-aged children and families to benefit Windrush Farm, a nonprofit horse farm teaching physically, emotionally, and learning-disabled children and adults how to ride and work with horses. $3/child, free/adults; all proceeds benefit Windrush Farm. Admission includes carnival games, prizes, face painting, pumpkin decorating, petting zoo (5 to 7 p.m.) and food. $1 extra for pony rides, available from 5 to 7 p.m. Hot dogs, popcorn, make-your-own sundaes, cider and more available. Costumes encouraged. Rain or shine. 978-816-0557.
FRIENDS OF THE FLINT BOOK SALE. Friday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., members only preview night; Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 to 5 p.m., open to the public. Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Book sale benefits the Friends of the Flint. www.flintlibrary.org.
ANNUAL CHURCH FAIR. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Includes a coffee shop, luncheon and the following booths: candy, baked goods, country store, holiday table, grandma’s attic, books, jewelry, gifts and accessories. Event includes a silent auction and a cookie walk where one can fill a container with a variety of cookies. Handicapped-accessible. 978-777-7408.
WINTER WARM-UP SALE. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27, noon to 1 p.m., Ascension Memorial Church, Dorman Gym, 31 County Road, Ipswich. Proceeds benefit the church’s community outreach initiatives. Sale features designer brands, coats, warm-ups, scarves, gloves, mittens, women’s pants and sweaters, men’s pants and shirts, children’s hand-knit sweaters and jackets, shoes and boots. 978-356-2560.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Saturday, Oct. 26 through Tuesday, Oct. 29, Abbot Town Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale open to members only on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; new memberships and renewals may be purchased at the door. Sale continues and is open to the public on Sunday, Oct. 27, 1:30 to 4 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m. 8 p.m., with 20 percent discount for senior citizens from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and “Bag of Books for a Buck” from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 781-631-9419.
EYE TO EYE: ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE EXHIBIT OPENING. Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the atrium of Building One, Shetland Park, 27 Congress St., Salem. Photographs by Mary Baures, a Beverly psychotherapist, are displayed on five floors in Building One. Each floor is dedicated to a particular type of animal, starting with large cats on the main floor, moving up to elephants, primates, and then assorted species. Baures’ passion for wildlife photography began during her first trip to Africa where she was visiting a baby elephant she had adopted. Baures continued to capture photos of wildlife on her return visits and safaris. http://shetlandpark.com/shetland-arts/.
BITS & PIECES EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Opening reception for collaborative exhibit titled “Bits and Pieces,” Sunday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cloister Gallery, Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Joint exhibit by artists Margot Stage and David Crane features artworks created from bits and pieces of wood and cloth. On view through Nov. 20. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Handicapped-accessible. http://www.standrewsmhd.org/cloistergallery.html, 781-631-4951.
“RITUAL AND FANTASY.” Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5 to 7 p.m., Spencer Presentation Gallery, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reception for Endicott art professors Ric Haynes and Mark Towner’s exhibit of new work. Free. On view through Jan. 10, 2014. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
PAINTINGS BY TOM JEFFERIES. On view throughout October at Stetson Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Exhibit features vibrant, colorful and expressive paintings by Swampscott resident Tom Jefferies, a native of Bath, England. After studying design and business in England, Jefferies moved to Boston in 2000 where he worked in the publishing industry. He now paints full time. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. www.tomjefferies.com/gallery.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. On view through Nov. 17, Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. MAA’s newest exhibit theme is “Build, Builders, Buildings,” and features photography from nonmembers and members alike. www.marbleheadarts.org.
SECOND WIND. On view through Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Grosvenor Park Nursing Center and Rehab, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. Second Wind is a collaborative exhibit of paintings by Marblehead residents Linda Lea Bertrand, Barbara Dowd and Gloucester resident Isobelle K. Brown. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 978-741-5700.
PHOTOGRAPHS ON DISPLAY. On view through Nov. 24 at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Andy Calnan’s photography portfolio, most of which includes high dynamic range (HDR) photographs, are on display. An HDR photograph is captured in three separate exposures to achieve a rich, hyper-realistic representation of the intensity and full range of light found in nature. Exhibit may be seen before and immediately after the 10:30 a.m. services on Sundays, or by appointment by calling 978-774-7582.
BEAR GALLERY’S BUILDING BEVERLY EXHIBIT. On view through Dec. 7, Beverly Historical Society, 117 Cabot St., Beverly. Montserrat College of Art’s student-run Bear Gallery and the Beverly Historical Society host an exhibit featuring art inspired by architecture found around Beverly.