The Salem News
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Marblehead: Library Book Discussion Group, 10 a.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St. Group will discuss Graeme Simsion’s debut novel, “The Rosie Project.” New members welcome. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.
Danvers: Music at Eden’s Edge: String SummerSaults, 2 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St. String SummerSaults, part of Music at Eden’s Edge summer concert series, features string trios of Beethoven, Cras and Taneiev, performed by violinist Maria Benotti, violist Mark Berger and cellist Jacques Lee Wood. www.edensedge.org.
Hamilton: Pajamas & Books, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Parents with children up to age 5 are invited to join Sue Shepard for books, music and intentional time together. Children may wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed friend. Preregister by contacting Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or email@example.com. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.hwlibrary.org.
Beverly: ‘First Quilts to Last,’ 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 556 Cabot St. Crossroads Quilters of the North Shore celebrates its 35th anniversary with its annual salad supper and a program by member Linda Hogan, who will discuss her many years of sewing and quilting.
Salem: Ward 4 Meeting, 7 p.m., AOH, 104 Boston St. Ward 4 meeting includes John Tomasz, director of the Salem Department of Public Works. Residents welcome to attend and share their questions and concerns.
Beverly: Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Fogg Room, 32 Essex St. Group will discuss “One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk. Contact reference staff for availability of alternate formats. 978-921-6062, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 18
Peabody: Sen. Lovely District Hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Peabody City Hall, City Council room, 24 Lowell St. Sen. Joan Lovely’s office will host district hours. Appointments are encouraged and can be made at 617-722-1410 or email@example.com.
Danvers: CarFit Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Danvers Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. Joint venture created and sponsored by AAA, AOTA and AARP. Free, 12-point assessment of the fit of the car owner and his or her vehicle. Participants are offered recommendations about how to best adjust such things as the steering wheel, mirrors, seat belts, etc. Adaptive devices that may be helpful in entry and exit of the vehicle, improving the fit of the brake and gas pedal, and easing the turning of the key in the ignition can be sampled. Contact Cathy Andre at 978-762-0208 for a reservation.
Hamilton: Growums, 3 to 4 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Children are invited to a planting party to get their gardens started. Choose from a pizza garden, taco garden or herb garden. All materials provided. Program designed for children ages 4 and up. Preregister in person with the children’s librarian, or call 978-468-5577 for more information.
Beverly: Homecoming Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Carriage House, Lynch Park, 55 Ober St. Beverly Homecoming Committee will meet. The booklet photo will be taken. New committee members and volunteers are welcome. Homecoming takes place Aug. 1 through 10. beverlyhomecoming.org.
Salem: Seven Lectures at Seven Gables: Author Jonathan G. Way, 6 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Part of The House of the Seven Gables’ annual lecture series honoring Nathaniel Hawthorne and his literary works. Biologist and author Jonathan G. Way presents “Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Massachusetts.” Hear all about the neighbors, the coyotes. Way shares his personal experiences tracking coyotes throughout the state, the ecology of coyote populations that co-exist alongside human populations in the Northeast and their ever-diminishing habitat. Free/members, $15 nonmembers. Details and reservations available at firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-744-0991, ext. 104, and www.7gables.org.
Middleton: Poetry & Creative Writing, 6 to 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St. All teens and adults who are writers are invited to bring a sample of their writing to share. www.flintlibrary.org.
Marblehead: Underwater beauty surfaces, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St. Andrew Martinez, diver, author and underwater photographer presents an illustrated talk, “The Color and Beauty of New England’s Underwater World,” as part of a bonus lecture in the Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series. Free; open to the public. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.
Thursday, June 19
Wenham: Premiere of documentary on Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m. to noon, Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. The Wenham Council on Aging and Wenham Museum host the premiere of “I Remember Better When I Paint,” a documentary that demonstrates how the creative arts can restore quality of life to those with Alzheimer’s. Free; open to the public. Reservations required due to limited space. A light lunch to follow. RSVP to Jim Reynolds, 978-468-5529.
Boxford: Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 4 Georgetown Road. American Red Cross holds a community blood drive. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors receive a chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored at the game. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
Hamilton: Art Club, 3:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Children in preschool and older are invited to complete a fun art project with Betsy. This drop-in session is free. www.hwlibrary.org.
Middleton: Pajama Movie Night: Books on DVD, 6 to 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St. Enjoy movies of popular books while wearing pajamas. Program for children ages 3 and up. www.flintlibrary.org.
Beverly: Farms Branch Book Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, Conrad Room, 24 Vine St. Group will discuss “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk. Contact reference staff for availability of alternate formats. 978-921-6066, email@example.com.
Hamilton: “Little Women,” The Musical, 7:30 p.m., Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road. The Community House presents a musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, which tells the story of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. All are welcome. Tickets and details at www.communityhouse.org.
Salem: Spring on Winter 2014, 6 to 8 p.m., 35 Winter Island Road. Meet Salem Theatre Company’s new artistic director and enjoy a light dinner and beverages in an oceanfront setting. $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Rain or shine. Tickets and details at www.salemtheatre.com.
Friday, June 20
Topsfield: Family Dusk Paddle: Welcoming the Summer, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. For families with children ages 6 and older. Celebrate the coming of summer on the Ipswich river before the summer solstice. While paddling, look for plants and animals that are equally excited about the approaching season. Basic instruction and all equipment provided; participants must be able to swim. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Mass Audubon members: $13 adult, $11 child; nonmembers: $15 adult and $13 child. Registration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
Saturday, June 21
Peabody: Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Congregational Church, 60 Prospect St. Annual Rummage Sale features clothing for all ages and seasons, shoes, pocketbooks, linens, bedding, tablecloths and more. Arrive early for best selection. 978-531-1964.
Danvers: The Enchanted Gardens Tour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., gardens throughout Danvers. The Danvers Garden Club presents “The Enchanted Gardens Tour,” a self-guided garden tour of 10 locations, including a garden originally planted in the 1670s; gardening in small spaces; rock and vegetable gardens; raised beds; a river view garden with refreshments; and an award-winning garden. All gardeners welcome. $20 advance, $25 day of. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Danvers Library, 15 Sylvan St., from 6 to 9 p.m. between June 16 and 19.
Beverly: Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling YMCA, 254 Essex St. American Red Cross holds a community blood drive. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors receive a chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored at the game. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
Danvers: Ice Cream Scoop-Ah-Bowl, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Great Oak Elementary School playground, 76 Pickering St. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Twelfth annual Scoop-Ahhh-bowl presents flavors from local ice cream parlors for sampling. $5 ticket buys a sample from each ice cream sponsor. Event includes rides, face painting, balloon artist and more. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
Hamilton: “Little Women,” The Musical, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road. The Community House presents a musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, which tells the story of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. All are welcome. Tickets and details at www.communityhouse.org.
Topsfield: Summer Solstice Celebration, 4 to 6 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. For families with children of all ages. Hear a story about the summer solstice, take a hike on the sanctuary, create sun art and light the traditional bonfire. Bring an optional picnic to enjoy after the celebration. Meet in front of the barn. Mass Audubon members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $10 adult, $8 child. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264 or massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
Danvers: Music at Eden’s Edge: String SummerSaults, 8 p.m., John Archer’s home, 10 North St. String SummerSaults, part of Music at Eden’s Edge summer concert series, features string trios of Beethoven, Cras and Taneiev, performed by violinist Maria Benotti, violist Mark Berger and cellist Jacques Lee Wood. www.edensedge.org.
Ipswich: Dinner in the Field, 6 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. Kick-off event for Appleton Cooks! Dinners in the Field. Arrive to a chilled signature cocktail and enjoy the view over the fields. Follow the farmers on a short, optional stroll around the farm tailored to the dinner’s theme. Gather back around the set tables and sit down to a seasonally inspired, four-course dinner highlighting ingredients made or grown by Appleton and other local producers. Fine dining, farm style. Farmers will share the table and some stories from the fields. Dinners held rain or shine. Ticket price includes the meal, signature cocktail and tour. Carefully paired wine and local craft beer available for purchase. $75 TTOR member, $85 nonmember. Details and registration at www.thetrustees.org/appletoncooks.
Sunday, June 22
Hamilton: Green Meadows Farm Trail Race, 5K starts at 11 a.m., 1-mile race starts at 10 a.m., and Kids Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m., at Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St. Family-friendly event includes music, children’s activities, farmers market, craft and food vendors, and local craft beer. Preregistration for 5K is $25 or $30 on race day; for the one-mile race, the cost is $10 in advance or $15 day of; Kids Fun Run is free to all children. Awards and prizes will be given. A Post Race Party will follow. www.rutraceseries.com.
Peabody: Spring/Summer Exhibit: Opening Reception, noon to 3 p.m., Osborne-Salata House, 33 Washington St. Opening reception for Peabody Historical Society & Peabody Art Association’s spring/summer exhibit titled “For Sentimental Reasons: Reflections on Treasured People, Places and Things.” On view through Aug. 29. Free; open to the public. www.peabodyhistorical.org, 978-531-0805.
Hamilton: “Little Women,” The Musical, 3 and 6:30 p.m., Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road. The Community House presents a musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, which tells the story of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. All are welcome. Tickets and details at www.communityhouse.org.
Hamilton: Sundays in Patton Park Concert Series, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A. The 2014 summer concert series features Country Mile performing foot-stomping country favorites. Free outdoor musical concert. Supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council. www.PattonParkConcerts.org.
Monday, June 23
Danvers: History, Harmony, Hotdogs & Hits, 5 to 8 p.m. at Glen Magna Farms, Endicott Park, Ingersoll Road. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Includes hot dogs, root beer floats, ice cream, drinks, music by Don’t Call Me Shirley. No coolers or pets. Small donation per adult appreciated. Rec Department’s Family Fun Movie will immediately follow. Rain date, June 30. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.