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.