“Get to Know the Festival Poets,” a program at the Peabody Institute Library, will discuss the work of poets who will be featured at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, which will be held in Salem from May 2 to 4. Led by poet and Salem State University Professor Jennifer Jean, the first of six meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library at 82 Main St. in Peabody. The poets discussed will be: March 25, Phil Levine; April 1, Rhina Espaillat; April 8, Carol Ann Duffy; April 15, Li-Young Li; April 22, Susan Rich; and April 29, Cornelius Eady. For more information and to register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or visit www.peabodylibrary.org.
Who Knows? is an afternoon program of courses for middle school students. It will be offered at Pingree School in South Hamilton beginning Friday, April 4. Classes are open to all area students and will meet Fridays for five weeks from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The classes include robotics, engineering, filmmaking, creative knitting, acting and creating art books. Each course costs $50. Parents may drop off students or stay on campus during class and enjoy coffee or tea in the school’s Alumni Room. For course information and to register, visit www.pingree.org/whoknows or call 978-468-4415, ext. 233. The school is at 537 Highland St., South Hamilton.
Beverly Youth Hockey presents Hypnotizing Hockey Night on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 300 Rantoul St., Beverly. The evening features a show by Pete Mamos, a stage hypnotist and magician who combines audience participation, comedy, music and mystery into his presentations. Music and dancing will follow the show. The event also includes a silent auction, raffle, Italian fare and a cash bar. Tickets purchased in advance by tomorrow cost $25 each or $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Todd’s Sporting Goods, 393 Cabot St., Beverly. Proceeds from the event benefit Beverly Youth Hockey programs.