Sleigh Bell Holiday Party, 6 to 8 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Sip, shop and celebrate the season with new and old friends. Find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts created by the North Shore’s artisans. $10 donation. wenhammuseum.org, 978-468-2377.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Birding for Beginners, 10 a.m. to noon, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. According to a survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, more than 51 million Americans report that they watch birds. Over the next 50 years, birding will grow at a faster rate than the U.S. population. Join naturalist Scott Santino to discuss how to choose the right binoculars and what to look for in a field guide. Then, head out onto the sanctuary and learn what to look and listen for to help identify these beautiful creatures. Meet in the Nature Center. Dress for weather and bring binoculars; loaners available. Program for adults. $12 member, $14 nonmember. Registration required at www.massaudubon.org or 978-887-9264.
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.
Gordon Composers Guild Fall Concert, 7 p.m., Phillips Recital Hall, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Gordon composition students, advised by adjunct faculty member Travis Alford and Composer-in-Residence Carol Barnett, present a fall concert featuring new works for various instrumentations. Free admission. www.gordon.edu.