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.