Cantemus invites experienced tenors, baritones and basses to audition to join the chamber chorus. Music Director Jane Ring Frank will audition prospective new members on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Miles River Middle School, 787 Bay Road, Route 1A, Hamilton, where the chorus rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Cantemus’ spring concerts are set for April 26 and 27. For more information about the chorus and auditions, visit www.cantemus.org. To make an audition appointment, singers should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 15th annual Scrabble Tournament to raise money for the St. Vincent de Paul Society begins Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m., at St. John’s lower church hall, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. Contestants will play two rounds of Scrabble with the championship round to follow. Community members may sponsor individuals with per-point pledges to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society, or simply make a donation. The Society assists those in need of food or other assistance. Winners will receive Scrabble-related prizes. To play, registration is $10 per person and includes lunch. Non-registered players may purchase a lunch for a fee. To participate or to make a donation, contact Marie O’Brien at 978-531-2896, or Betty Armstrong at 978-532-1748.
The Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Concert Choir presents its Hearts & Flowers Cabaret from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School cafeteria, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton. The event is a fundraiser for the school’s music program and chorus trip to Washington, D.C. in April. The event features a three-course hors d’oeuvres meal combined with cabaret-style vocal and instrumental music performed by the high school’s Concert Choir, Harmony, Dell Belles, Kings of the Beach and individual performers. All are welcome to attend. Tickets, which are available at the door, cost $25 per adult and $15 per child under 10. For more information, email email@example.com or call 978-998-5279.
The 12th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival, presented by Salem Main Streets, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem and local businesses, kicks off with a Wine and Chocolate Tasting on Friday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Colonial Hall at Rockafella’s 227 Essex St., Salem. The tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores and sweet shops. Tickets to the event cost $25 per person and are available at 978-744-0004, www.salemsosweet.eventbrite.com, or in person at the Salem Chamber of Commerce, 265 Essex St., Suite 101. The festival, which continues on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, features more than 14 ice sculptures, chocolate samplings and discounts at downtown businesses, chocolate menu offerings at restaurants, trolley rides and more. Also, pick up a Golden Ticket downtown and have it validated at participating businesses for a chance to win a Salem’s So Sweet Gift Basket. For tickets, details and a list of participating locations, visit www.salemmainstreets.org or https://www.facebook.com/salemsosweet.
Putting in the Park, a charity indoor miniature golf tournament, is set for Thursday, Feb. 27, at Essex Park Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 265 Essex St., Beverly. Metro Mini Links will be setting up an 18-hole, miniature golf course inside of Essex Park. Anyone interested in participating should create a four-person team, choose a charity to play for, and register by contacting Stacey Scharf at 978-816-0557. The cost is $100 for a four-person team. All of the money collected for the tournament will be donated to the winning team’s charity. There will also be a hole-in-one competition for a chance to win a resort stay in the Dominican Republic.
Salem State University presents Dakin Matthews’ Tony Award-winning adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” on Feb. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m., and March 2 at 2 p.m., in the Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Directed by Professor Celena Sky April, the staged reading features Professor Tom Luddy as the witty and calculating Sir John Falstaff. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.salemstatetickets.com or call 978-542-7890.
Democrats in Hamilton will hold a caucus at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, to elect delegates and alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention in June. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Hamilton. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as delegate and/or alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled. The library is handicapped-accessible. For more information, contact Tom Lawnsby at 978-468-1257.
Marblehead Recreation and Parks hosts a Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance on Friday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey St., Marblehead. The dance is open to dads, grandfathers, uncles, close family friends or guardians. A DJ will provide family-friendly music with interactive dance-style games. Light refreshments will be served. Dress up for the event and bring a camera. Recreation staff will be on site to take photos of guests. Tickets cost $10 per adult, $5 per child, and $20 maximum per family. Space is limited and all participants must preregister at the Marblehead Recreation and Parks office, 10 Humphrey St. For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Tim Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-631-3350.
The Teen Department at the Peabody Institute Library presents a five-week Harry Potter Club program beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Main Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. All witches, wizards, and muggles in middle school (grades six to eight) are invited to join. The program includes arts and crafts, games, and other fun activities inspired by the book series. To sign up, visit www.peabodylibrary.org and click on “Teen Events Calendar,” or call 978-531-0100, ext. 14.