BENEFIT FOR VNA CARE NETWORK & HOSPICE. Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m., John Archer Estate, 10 North St., Danvers. Evening of fashion and live music. Bless by Bless Couture will preview their spring collection. Just in Time and pianist Nathan Johnson will perform live. Event includes silent and live auctions and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets cost $50. www.vnacarenetwork.org or 888-663-3688, ext. 1361.
MOTHER’S DAY TEA. Sunday, May 19, 1 p.m., St. Michael’s Hall, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. Hosted by the Daughters of St. Joseph. Admission is free, but donations of unwrapped gifts for newborn infants are requested. Gifts will be donated to an organization that offers comprehensive pre- and postnatal education and support programs for teens and young mothers. Those planning to attend should call Lola Busta, 978-531-5592; Ann Kostos, 978-774-0985; or Janis Marren, 978-531-8837.
DIG IN @ PEM/PM: DIRT!. Thursday, May 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Celebrate growing gardens, learn new ways to use seasonal and locally grown food, learn how to create a seedbomb, draw a costumed, live model from Modern Millie Vintage and Consignments, and enjoy live music by Dan & The Wildfire. Event includes cocktails and local food. Free/PEM members and Salem residents with ID, $10/nonmembers. 866-745-1876 or www.pem.org.
CALLING ALL CANS AND BOTTLES. Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. to noon, Shaw’s Supermarket, 71 Dodge St.; Henry’s Market, 588 Cabot St.; and Super Stop & Shop, 224 Elliott St. and 37 Enon St., Beverly. The Beverly Homecoming Committee will be at four locations accepting cans and plastic bottles, which will be recycled at deposit centers; monies raised from can and bottle deposits will benefit the Homecoming Fireworks display.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTION. Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Landmark School, 429 Hale St., Beverly. Each item costs $5, and a small box of random equipment is $5; $15 fee for TVs. Proceeds support a service learning trip to Jamaica. www.landmarkschool.org.