FISH TALES FROM THE FISH HOUSE LECTURE. Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m., Swampscott Yacht Club, second floor of the Fish House at Fisherman’s Beach, 425 Humphrey St. Swampscott Yacht Club presents “Vintage Swampscott,” featuring local historian Lou Gallo who will show historic photos of Swampscott and tell tales of the town’s rich and colorful past. Free. Cash bar will be open. Reservations required at 781-962-5587.
TEEN POETRY CONTEST RECEPTION. Thursday, May 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Featured speaker: Dan Sklar, author and professor at Endicott College. Following Sklar’s talk, contest winners will read or recite their poems aloud. http://informedteenshwlibrary.blogspot.com.
ANNUAL POETS NIGHT. Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Middleton Senior Center, 39 Maple St. Middleton Arts Association’s event features a presentation of original poetry shared by members of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, the Wordcrafters Poetry Group, North Shore Poets Forum, and friends of the Art Association. Anyone is welcome to read at the open mike. Free admission; refreshments served. Building is handicapped-accessible. Parking and entry on the left side of the building. Direct questions to Beverley, 978-740-3212.
“SALUTE TO OUR VIETNAM VETERANS.” Thursday, May 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. The Danvers Historical Society will salute Vietnam veterans and their families. All veterans are invited to attend. Free admission to all members and veterans. Light refreshments to follow. Reservations are appreciated by calling the Society office, 978-777-1666, or emailing Cathy Gareri, email@example.com.
350 YEARS IN WORDS AND MUSIC. Sunday, May 19, 5 p.m., Meeting House, corner of Main and Washington streets, Topsfield. The Congregational Church of Topsfield’s 350-year celebration concert features the Combined Choirs, CCoT Chancel and Handbell Choir, the Arlington Ward Choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organ and trumpet accompaniment, narration and audience participation. Admission is free and all are welcome. Wendy S. Colby, 978-887-2101, ext. 11, or firstname.lastname@example.org.