Beverly: Concerts on the Common: Quintessential Brass, 6 to 8 p.m., Beverly Common gazebo alongside Essex, Dane and Hale streets. Concerts on the Common music series features Quintessential Brass. Free. www.bevrec.com.
Peabody: Mark Kilianski in concert, 6 p.m., Peabody Institute Library courtyard, 82 Main St. First concert in the Courtyard Concert Series features bluegrass singer and songwriter Mark Kilianski. Bring a blanket or folding chair, and a picnic dinner. In case of rain, concert will be moved to the Sutton Room and food will be prohibited. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
Middleton: Modern Dance Technique, 6:30 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St. The Studio presents the first in a four-week Modern Dance Technique workshop for teens in grades nine and up. All levels of dance experience are welcome. Space is limited. Sign up at 978-774-8132.
Salem: “Concerts Royaux: Instrumental Gems from the French Baroque,” 7 p.m., Grace Church, 385 Essex St. Performed by baroque ensemble Très, and Duo Maresienne. Celebrating French Culture for Bastille Day, with French attire and all things French welcome. Hear virtuoso instrumental music from 18h-century France. Duo (Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris. Suggested donation is $20. For further information call 978-744-1119.
peabody: Healthy Cooking Demonstration, 7 p.m., South Branch, Peabody Institute Library, 78 Lynn St. Dr. Uma Naidoo on creative ways to use garden veggies or CSA farm share to cook delicious, healthy recipes. Naidoo is both a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and a graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. For more information and to register for this program go to www.peabodylibrary.org or call 978-531-3380.
Ipswich: Castle Hill Summer Picnic Concert Series: Orange Crush, 7 to 9 p.m., Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road. Castle Hill’s 2014 Summer Picnic Concert series kicks off with Orange Crush performing ’80s cover tunes. Gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking and close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only; $30 per car, $20 per car for TTOR members. www.thetrustees.org or 978-356-4351.