Ipswich Museum’s Special Sundays winter exhibit, “Focusing on the Child,” is open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday (except April 20) through April 27 at Ipswich Museum, 54 South 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 Polish Organizations of Peabody are holding a pre-holiday babka sale by telephone. Babkas available are plain, raisin, raisin-cinnamon, plain cinnamon, cheese and prune. Orders must be made no later than Monday, April 7, by calling Lola Busta, 978-531-5592; Anne Kostos, 978-774-0985; Ann Blazewicz, 978-531-7999; or Janis Marren, 978-531-8837. Ordered babkas may be picked up on Monday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall, 15 Endicott St., Peabody.
The Salem Arts Festival invites local artists to submit their work to be considered for participation in this year’s festival. The festival takes place June 6 to 8 along Salem’s downtown corridor and features an art show, street fair, live performances and more. This year’s theme is “spice.” The submission deadline is Friday, April 4. Applications can be found and submitted through the Salem Arts Festival website, www.salemartsfestival.com. While the festival prefers electronic applications, applicants are welcome to pick up and drop off hard copies of the form at Salem Arts Festival/Salem Main Streets, 265 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970.
The 27th annual Friends of the Hillel Library Educational Forum is set for Sunday, April 6, at 6:45 p.m., at Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. The event features a presentation called “The Power of Mentoring” by Josh Kraft, the Nicholas president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and president of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Dr. Claire Crane and the late Becky Shepard will receive the Edith Bloch Award. The event is free and open to the community. Space is limited, and reservations are requested by Monday, March 31, at 781-639-2880 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to the program, and dessert will be served after the program.