Wednesday, Nov. 20
Seven Lectures at Seven Gables: Brunonia Barry, 7 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Part of The House of the Seven Gables’ annual lecture series honoring Nathaniel Hawthorne and his literary works. Salem’s own Brunonia Barry, a New York Times best-selling author, Baccante award winner and Strnad Fellowship recipient, will present her brand-new novel. Registration and details available at www.7gables.org.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Candlelight Stroll at the Paine House, 5 to 7 p.m., Greenwood Farm, 47 Jeffrey’s Neck Road, Ipswich. The Trustees of Reservations presents a candlelight stroll and tour of the 17th-century saltwater farm. Free. Offered in conjunction with Ipswich is First, Period, a community celebration of 17th-century architecture. 978-356-4351, ext. 4049.
“Capturing Camelot” exhibit reception and lecture, 5 p.m., Heftler Visiting Artists Gallery, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reception for “Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys” from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a lecture and presentation by Kitty Kelley, New York Times best selling author of “Capturing Camelot,” from 6:45 to 8 p.m., and a book signing from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Exhibit on view through Dec. 20. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, 8 p.m., Phillips Recital Hall, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. The Gordon Jazz Ensemble and The Coy Pond Piranhas perform a fall concert under the direction of Dr. David W. Rox. Concert includes popular jazz standards and will feature vocal and instrumental soloists. $10 general, $5 senior citizens. www.gordon.edu.
Friday, Nov. 22
Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. New England artisans present handcrafted gifts at a festive holiday craft fair. Appointment recommended for silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux’s hand-cut portraits. Also, bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the 18th annual Holiday Toy Drive. Free admission. wenhammuseum.org, 978-468-2377.