TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME FUNDRAISER. Thursday, June 6, 5 p.m., St. Stephen’s Nursery School, 67 Cornell Road, Marblehead. The Friends of St. Stephen’s Nursery School will host a silent auction fundraiser. $6 admission includes hot dog, chips and drink. 781-639-4171.
RUGBY TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER. Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hurd Stadium, 105 Essex St., Beverly. North Shore Rugby Football Club hosts Framingham Exiles Rugby Football Club, Boston Ironsides Rugby Football Club and Cape Cod Rugby Football Club for the North Shore Rugby Invitational 10s Tournament to benefit the Richard Family Fund. $5 admission; all proceeds go to the fund, which supports Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard’s family. Zachary Cook, 781-467-9771.
FIDELCO DOG WALK. Sunday, June 9, noon to 3 p.m., Salem Common. To support the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, which provides guide dogs to the blind. Family-friendly event includes music, dog demonstrations, food and craft vendors. Free. Registration and details at www.fidelco.org.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL FUNDRAISER. Sunday, June 9, 4 to 8 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 19 Chestnut St., Peabody. Featuring Cherry Farm Creamery ice cream, to benefit the NSMC Cancer Walk and Ovations for a Cure. Make-your-own sundaes, $4 children, $5 adults. For details, contact Crystal Calderone Liacos at 978-494-4620 or KeepingFaithAlive@gmail.com. www.nsmccancerwalk.org or www.ovationsforacure.org.
ONE STEP AWAY FUNDRAISER. Sunday, June 9, 5 to 11 p.m., Murphy’s, 300 Derby St., Salem. Event includes auction, Brian Donnelly as emcee, and live music by Christine Baze, Bad Actors, Erinn Brown, Brittanica, Colony Vegetable and more. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Proceeds support the One Step Away Fund, which raises money for working artists living in Salem who, due to hardship and life altering events such as medical issues, accidents or fires, need financial assistance. Details at https://www.facebook.com/OneStepAway.
ANNUAL IRA AUDI QUATTRO CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT. Monday, June 10, 12:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at Ferncroft Country Club, 10 Village Road, Middleton. To benefit AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts North Shore. Registration $175 per golfer or $700 per foursome, includes 18 holes and cart fees, dinner buffet, awards and live auction. For more information or to register, visit www.aac.org/golf, or contact Sharon Glasser at 617-450-1520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS TRIVIA FUNDRAISER. Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m., Kernwood Country Club, 1 Kernwood St., Salem. Includes hors d’oeuvres, music, prizes, raffles and trivia. Tickets cost $60 per person or $550 for 10 tickets. To benefit Salem CyberSpace, a nonprofit that works to enable its students to complete post-secondary education. Tickets and details available at www.salemcyberspace.org/great-expectations.
Tour and explore
SALEM’S ROAST MEAT HILL AND BEYOND. Saturday, June 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Gedney House, 21 High St., Salem. Join Jim McAllister of Derby Square Tours for a walking tour of Salem’s Roast Meat Hill neighborhood, home to the city’s African American population in the 19th century and Italian population in the 20th century. Learn about artists, actors and musicians who have also populated the neighborhood through the years. Tour meets at Gedney House. $15, $10 Historic New England members. Registration required at 978-744-0440 or historicnewengland.org.
FUN IN THE FIELD. Saturday, June 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Spend an afternoon in the sanctuary’s fields chasing butterflies, grasshoppers and crickets with nets and observing them up close. Instructor: Andrew Prazar, education coordinator. Suitable for children ages 5 to 14. Cost $9 adults, $7 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.
SENSE OF WONDER WALK: POND SKIMMING AND MUCK RAKING. Sunday, June 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 3 to 10. Use nets and other collecting equipment to dip into the water, sweep through the weeds, and scoop up some mud to discover the creatures that live there. Cost $9 adults, $7 children (member discounts available). Registration required. 978-887-9264.
DEMONSTRATIONS OF MARINE INVASIVES. Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Function Room, Winter Island Park, Salem. See, touch and learn about marine bio-invaders during a hands-on session sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch. Barbara Warren, executive director, will introduce these sea creatures and talk about Coastwatch’s findings over the years. Following the presentation, those who are interested can explore a Winter Island tide pool with staff. Family-friendly event. Free; open to the public. For the tide pool visit, wear shoes that can get wet and are suitable for walking on rocks. Reserve a spot at email@example.com or 978-741-7900.
Movies and books
HERITAGE INDEPENDENT FILMS. 11:40 a.m., “Gloucester Sea Monster;” 12:05 p.m. “Ghost of Damon Tavern;” and 12:35 p.m., “Schoonermen of Cape Ann,” on view Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June at Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. Admission $5, $4 seniors. 978-777-2711.
ZOMBIE MOVIE. Saturday, June 8, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The library will screen the first movie in its zombie movie series. Free. Attendees should bring their own pillows and popcorn. Details available at http://informedteenshwlibrary.blogspot.com/p/movies.html.
STORY TRAILS: “SING OUT FOR PAPA!” Sunday, June 9, 2 to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Meet award-winning author and illustrator Marit Menzin and hear her read “Song for Papa Crow.” Then get ready for Father’s Day by creating collage artwork inspired by Menzin’s vibrant art. For children ages 5 to 8 with an adult. Meet at information desk. Tickets available on day of program. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
Music and theater
ONIONTOWN COMMUNITY VARIETY SHOW. Friday, June 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Cabaret style program features community talent in music, comedy and show pieces. Open mike for walk-in performers as time allows. Refreshments available. $5 admission for non-performers. Sponsored by the Danvers Historical Society. To perform, contact Dan Tremblay at 978-777-2711.
SPRING POPS CONCERT. Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Dane Street Congregational Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. 29th annual concert featuring The Dane Street Church Community Concert Band, conducted by Avard Rushton. Free admission. 978-922-4325.
SALEM JAZZ AND SOUL FEST BERKLEE SUMMER SERIES CONCERT. Saturday, June 8, 5 to 7 p.m., featuring Joanna Teters/Mad Satta at Derby Square, Salem. Free. Rain location, The Vault, 217 Essex St., Salem. www.salemjazzsoul.com.
“MARK TWAIN IN HEAVEN!?” Saturday, June 8, 7 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Staged reading of a fantasy interview between the cranky, sometimes uncooperative Mark Twain, played by Beverly resident Peter VanDeBogert, and a young and naïve, yet feisty interviewer, played by Ipswich resident Beth Blanchard. Free admission. Light refreshments served. 987-922-2276 or www.nsuu.org.
A CELEBRATION OF IPSWICH’S MUSICAL ROOTS. Sunday, June 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ipswich Performing Arts Center, 134 High St., Ipswich. Jake Armerding and the Next Generation of Musicians: A Celebration of Our Ipswich Musical Roots, a public concert to showcase high school and middle school student musicians and folk performer Jake Armerding, and to benefit the Winthrop Playground Committee and the Ipswich Music Department. $10/adult, $5/child and senior citizens. Advance ticket purchase is recommended at http://winthropplayground.org/concert.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC.” North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Performances June 11 through June 23. Show times Tuesdays through Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets $45 to $75. Tickets and details at 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.
II EKLETICO MUSIC CONCERT. Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m., 8 Wallis St., Peabody. Students from Ekletico Studio will perform instrumental and vocal music. For more information, call 978-836-0927.
FARMERS MARKET OPENING DAY. Monday, June 10, 3 to 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Rantoul Street near Beverly Depot. Opening day of Beverly Farmers Market, which features local vegetables, meat, cheese and seafood for purchase, and live music in the park. Family and pet friendly. Handicapped-accessible. WIC, senior coupons, EBT/SNAP, and credit cards accepted. Estelle Rand, Beverly Farmers Market director, 978-473-9891.
THE KITCHEN GARDEN: HERBS AND THEIR USES. Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. See, smell, and taste living herb plants with landscape specialist Denise Galligan, chair of the Boxford Village Garden Club’s Horticultural Advisory Committee. Take home recipes, some of which are gluten free, and information about basic and uncommon herbs. Program supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council. Free. Mary Behrle, 978-887-7323.
“ONLINE IDENTITY: THE MODERN FIRST IMPRESSION.” Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Greg Page, chief executive officer and co-founder of the Merrimack Analysis Group, will present an hour-long, interactive discussion that covers issues related to online identity, with emphasis on its impacts for consumers, job seekers, teenagers and families. Learn to use social media tools in order to optimize search results, gain greater understanding of privacy settings, and control your online identity. Register at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.
“AWAKENING THE DREAMER SYMPOSIUM.” Saturday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Interactive seminar to deepen understanding of the state of humanity and connect with others to envision change. Free and open to the public; small donation requested. Lunch served. Arrive by 10:15 a.m. Pre-register at www.pachamama.org. 781-631-4591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A TASTY BOOK TALK. Saturday, June 8, 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Joanne Chang, Boston pastry chef and restaurateur, will present her newest cookbook, “Flour, Too” and provide baking and cooking tips. Question and answer session will follow and book signing. Free. 978-573-3268.
“THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF FOLKLORE.” Monday, June 10, 7 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Emerson “Tad” Baker, professor of history at Salem State University, will explore folk magic, its presence in the Colonial landscape, and the evidence of counter-magic found in Baker’s archaeological excavations and early New England homes that are still standing. $10 admission. Hosted by The Witch House as part of its Lessons of 1692 Education Series. Proceeds benefit the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice. Details and tickets available at www.witchhouse.info.
A VISIT TO NORTHERN ITALY, SERBIA AND CROATIA. Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Room, 25 North Main St., Ipswich. George and Marcia Gray will discuss their recent trip to northern Italy, Serbia and Croatia. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Library. 978-356-6648 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.
SALEM FIRST FRIDAY: PRIDE EDITION. Friday, June 7, throughout downtown Salem and Pickering Wharf. Salem Main Streets has partnered with Go Out Loud for Salem First Friday: Pride Edition, which encourages local businesses to stay open late and showcase their LGBT support with in-store events and promotions throughout more than 40 participating businesses in Salem. General Electric will sponsor an after party at 7:30 p.m. at Flying Saucer Pizza Company. For a schedule of events, visit http://salemfirstfriday.com/ or GoOutLoud.com/PRIDE.
SALEM ARTS FESTIVAL. Friday to Sunday, June 7-9, downtown Salem. Arts festival kicks off with a juried art show gallery reception at 5 p.m. Friday in Old Town Hall, artist vendors along pedestrian mall, live music and dance at the East India Fountain on Essex Street, and performances on Derby Square. Festivities continue on Saturday starting at 11 a.m., and Sunday starting at noon. Family-friendly event features more than 60 artists and performers, art-making for all ages and more. Rain or shine. Free. A full schedule of programs is available at http://salemartsfestival.com/.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Topsfield Common. Live music, games, crafts, artisans, Civil War re-enactment, and fresh strawberries. Free admission and parking. Rain or shine. www.topsfieldhistory.org or 978-887-9789.
GAY PRIDE DANCE. Saturday, June 8, 6 to 11 p.m., Salem Moose Club, 50 Grove St., Salem. The Salem Moose Teen Club presents its second annual Gay Pride Dance, featuring DJ Dawn & Phil Boltas, snacks and refreshments, contests and prizes, cake and more. $5/person. All are welcome to attend. Melinda Boltas, nstcosmo2012@gmail.
ARTIST RECEPTION FOR “SEVEN”: ANDY BABLO. Thursday, June 6, 4 to 6 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Montserrat Galleries is hosting “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” which features seven artists, one of whom is Bablo, who have transformed the seven gallery walls, highlighting the performative aspects of drawing. On view through Aug. 8. email@example.com, 978-867-9624, or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
“NEW WORKS” EXHIBIT. Opening reception Friday, June 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Brush Strokes Open Studios and Art Gallery, 14 Prospect St., Marblehead. Swampscott resident Nicholas Anthony Mancini’s artwork is showcased in a solo show called “New Works,” on view through June 29. www.brushstrokesgallerymarblehead.com.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Saturday, June 8, 4 to 6 p.m., Artists’ Row, building No. 2, 24 New Derby St., Salem. The Salem Arts Association kicks off its 2013 season with “People’s Choice.” Visitors to People’s Choice are invited to vote for their favorite art work. Exhibit on view through June 30. The show and reception are free and open to the public. http://www.salemartsassociation.org/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAINTINGS IN STETSON GALLERY. Paintings by artist and Marblehead resident Jeri Rabchenuk will be exhibited throughout June in the Stetson Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. For information, call 781-631-1215.
“I MUST GO DOWN TO THE SEAS AGAIN.” On view through October at the Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Summer exhibit titled “I Must Go Down to the Seas Again.” Curated by Dow Curator Stephanie Gaskins, the exhibit examines the complex and enduring relationship between Ipswich residents and the sea. www.ipswichmuseum.org or 978-356-2811.
301 GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION. On view through Saturday, June 15, 301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, 301 Cabot St., Beverly. Opening reception for exhibit featuring work by Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Michele Bonner, Diane Bronstein, Liza Carter, Mary Anne Davis, Joanne Desmond, Randi Freundlich, Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Elizabeth Kostojohn, June Krinsky-Rudder, Lynne Schulte, Rachel Loischild, Andrew Memmelaar, Marc Morin, Marcie Rae, Denyse Murphy, Dan O’Connor, Helen Payne, Ingrid Potenza, Shawn Salinger, Jennifer Toler and Elizabeth Woodward. Free; open to the public. 978-867-9623 or email@example.com.
“ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL.” A parishioners’ exhibit of paintings, collages, stained glass, decorative objects, hand-knit scarves and digital art will be on display through Wednesday, June 26, at the Cloister Gallery, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the church. Gallery hours are 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“FIRST CONTEMPORARY SHOWING.” On view through Thursday, June 27, Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. Recent paintings by Marblehead artist Natalie Umanita Bloom. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Handicapped-accessible. All are welcome. 978-741-5700.
YARD SALE. Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane St., Beverly. Books, toys, white elephant table, snack bar and more. Rain date June 15. Information, Cyndie at 978-927-2669.
ANNUAL YARD SALE. Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Parish Hall gym, 5 Margin St., Peabody. 978-531-0224 or http://saintthomasparish.net.