Teen Birding: Duck!, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. During the autumn months, thousands of migratory waterfowl fly directly over the sanctuary as they travel from their summer breeding grounds in the north to their winter homes in the south. Each night, hundreds of ducks drop into Bunker Meadows to rest and refuel for their journey. Spend an evening with fellow teen birders to observe the magnificent spectacle of ducks coming in to roost. Suitable for teens ages 13 to 17. Meets in the Nature Center. $8 member, $10 nonmember. Registration required at www.massaudubon.org or 978-887-9264.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Award-winning documentary screening, 4 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Screening of “Carved from the Heart: A Portrait of Grief, Healing and Community” by Ellen Frankenstein and Louse Brady. Film explores questions of death and dying, family relationships and parenting, domestic violence, and the impact of the war in Vietnam on veterans and their families. Free. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
America’s Music: Rock, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Explore the film “The History of Rock ’n’ Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In.” Event is part of a six-week program series featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th-century American popular music. www.peabodylibrary.org.
Friday, Oct. 18
DANVERS: Oniontown Community Variety Show, 7 to 9 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Cabaret-style program features community talent in music, comedy and show pieces. Open mike for walk-in performers as time allows. Refreshments available. $5 admission for non-performers. Sponsored by the Danvers Historical Society. To perform, contact Dan Tremblay at 978-777-2711.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Nature Tales: Salamander Secrets, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Read “A Salamander’s Life” by John Himmelman, then walk through the woodlands in search of salamanders under rocks and logs and discover which ones make their homes at the sanctuary. Meets in the Nature Center. Dress for the weather. For families with children ages 3 to 6. Members: $7 adult, $6 child; nonmembers: $9 adult, $7 child. Registration required at www.massaudubon.org or 978-887-9264.