Sixth Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Tour extraordinary kitchens in distinctive historic and contemporary homes that highlight interior design in the room that is the heart of every home — the kitchen. Event benefits the museum. Advance ticket purchase $18 members, $23 nonmembers; $25 day of. wenhammuseum.org, 978-468-2377.
Fall Foliage Paddle, 1 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Join sanctuary staff for a gentle paddle along the Ipswich River to explore the pristine habitat and fall colors. Attendees may encounter a beaver, otter, or muskrat. Meet in front of canoe kiosk. All equipment and basic instruction provided. For families and children ages 6 to 16. Members: $13 adult, $11 child; nonmembers: $15 adult, $13 child. Registration required at www.massaudubon.org or 978-887-9264.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Sense of Wonder Walk for Families: Food Webs in the Pond, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Though they are small, ponds are known for their rich variety of plant and animal life. Explore Waterfowl Pond with lead field teacher Rita Gallant for a close-up look at a place where hundreds of hungry creatures are always on the hunt. Using nets and other collecting equipment, dip into the water, sweep through the weeds, and scoop up some mud to discover the creatures that live there. Meet in the Nature Center. Dress for weather and wear boots. For families with children ages 3 to 10. Members: $7 adult, $6 child; nonmembers: $9 adult, $7 child. Registration required at www.massaudubon.org or 978-887-9264.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
West Shore Piano Trio Concert, 7:30 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. The West Shore Piano Trio, featuring pianist Jay DeWire, cellist Diana Flesner and violinist Heather Haughn, will perform. $10 general, free to EC ID holders. Free reception to follow. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
Wednesday, Oct. 23