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.