The North Shore Horticultural Society will hold its seventh meeting of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at the American Legion Hall, 14 Church St., Manchester. The evening features a presentation by Susan Stowe, titled “Daylilies for the Summer Garden.” Stowe’s presentation provides a complete overview of the perennial flower, including the definition of the genus, the plant’s characteristics, history and facts. Stowe will recommend growing, hybridizing, reference materials and other tips. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 978-232-0102.
The next stop on Montserrat College of Art’s Improbable Places Poetry Tour is Eurostoves, The Culinary Centre, 45 Enon St., Beverly, on Thursday, March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Poets are invited to share poems on a culinary theme. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the reading, the event includes a cooking demonstration and a cash bar. To participate, send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 20, or contact Colleen Michaels at 978-921-4242, ext. 1277, with any questions.
The Salem Athenaeum and GrubStreet, a nonprofit literary arts center, will offer fiction and memoir classes at Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem, taught by writing instructors from GrubStreet. Memoir in Progress, designed for writers who are working on the first draft of their memoirs, will focus on generating work and getting quick feedback from the group. Class begins Tuesday, March 25, and runs for 10 Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fiction I is an introductory course in the craft of writing fiction, and participants will learn and practice the elements of fiction with an emphasis on the short-story form. Class begins Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., and runs for 10 Thursdays. Both classes cost $455 for GrubStreet members, $480 for nonmembers. Scholarships are available. For details and registration, visit www.grubstreet.org.
Parents who are concerned about the development of their child, who is between ages 3 and 5 and will not be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2014, may arrange an appointment for an early-childhood screening on Wednesday, March 19, or Monday, March 24, by calling Katie Provost, special education services coordinator, at 978-750-4756, ext. 1355. If these dates are not convenient, contact Katie to arrange another mutually acceptable date and time. Screenings will be held at the Howe-Manning School, 26 Central St., Middleton.