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.