Saturday, Oct. 26
Halloween Happenings, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Guided walks along Halloween trail leave every 15 minutes. Learn about the creatures of the night and some history and myths that surround the holiday. Allow an hour-and-a-half for total program. Refreshments served. For families with children ages 4 to 12. Choose from one of the following arrival times: 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, or 7:30 p.m. Costumes welcome; dress warmly. Rain or shine. $9 adult and child members, $10 adult and child nonmembers. Advance registration required at www.massaudubon.org or 978-887-9264.
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Fall Concert, 7 p.m., A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. The Gordon Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. David W. Rox, perform their annual fall band concert featuring guest conductors, instrumental soloists and a wide variety of music from the wind band repertoire. $10 general, $5 senior citizens. www.gordon.edu.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Ed Emberley Halloween Program, 1 to 3 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Children ages 3 and up can dress up and come to the museum for an afternoon of spooky fun, ghoulish games, and creepy crafts. Author Ed Emberley returns to sign copies of his new book, “Nighty Night, Little Green Monster.” wenhammuseum.org, 978-468-2377.
Monday, Oct. 28
Neha Swing Jazz Concert, 7 to 8 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Neha and Evan present a musical journey from the early 1930s to the heart of the swing jazz era. Performance interspersed with ballads and up-tempo numbers made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, and Chet Baker. www.peabodylibrary.org.
Blue Heron in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Vocal ensemble will explore the music of the 15th century. $15 general, $10 students and seniors, free with valid Salem State ID. Tickets available in advance at 978-542-6365 or salemstatetickets.com, or at the door. www.salemstate.edu/arts.