SalemRecycles, the city of Salem’s recycling committee, is holding a free book and media swap on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is asking readers to drop off donations of commercial CDs, DVDs, videos and all books, including textbooks, on Friday, March 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., or before noon on Saturday, March 15, at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St., Salem. Volunteers will be available to help unload. No swap is needed in order to attend; participants can choose to donate materials, take materials or do both. Everything that doesn’t find a new home will be donated or recycled. For more information, contact Julie Rose at email@example.com or 978-619-5679.
Ipswich Museum’s Special Sundays winter exhibit, “Focusing on the Child,” runs Sundays (except April 20) through April 27 at Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. The exhibit explores the lives of children in Ipswich through a variety of paintings, photographs and objects. Family-friendly activities each Sunday will complement the exhibit. The regular first-floor museum rooms will also be open for viewing. Admission is free for museum members and children, $7 nonmembers and $5 senior citizens. For more information, call 978-356-2811 or visit www.ipswichmuseum.org.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a Boating Skills and Seamanship Course beginning Wednesday, Feb. 26, and continuing for nine consecutive Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Jubilee Yacht Club on Water Street in Beverly. The course is $75 per student. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Stephen Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 781-245-9284.
Peabody Institute Library will offer its Food for Fines program through Feb. 14. Donations of canned goods and other nonperishable items will be accepted to clear overdue fines on Peabody-owned library materials. The program will run at Peabody’s Main Library at 82 Main St., its South Branch Library at 78 Lynn St. and the West Branch Library at 603 Lowell St. All donations benefit Peabody’s Haven From Hunger. For more information, call 978-531-0100.