Monday, July 7
Danvers: The American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program, 10 a.m., Mass General Hospital North Shore, 102-104 Endicott St. Free program teaches cancer patients hands-on cosmetic techniques to help them cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. To reserve a spot, contact Patty Hanson at 978-882-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ipswich: Brown Bag Lunch, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Ipswich native and author David Kent will speak about his recent book on Nikola Tesla, which explores Tesla’s life, his complex mind, and his experiments and contributions to science. Free/Ipswich seniors and museum members, $5 nonmembers. www.ipswichmuseum.org.
Salem: Glassblowing demonstrations, 6 p.m., Salem State University, Glassworks Studio, Enterprise Center, Suite 750, 121 Loring Ave. Glassblowing demonstration will take place as part of the Rosenberg Institute for Emerging Glass Artists. Four glass artists will be in residence at SSU throughout July. Free; open to the public. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
Beverly: Shoreline Illumination and Fireworks rain date, 9 p.m., West Beach. Tickets for the Farms-Prides Fireworks are available for $15 at the gate on the Fourth. General admission begins at 5 p.m. for those who are not members of West Beach. There is no parking at the beach and parking is very limited along local streets. No alcohol, fireworks, glass containers or coolers allowed and all bags are subject to search on entry. www.beverlyfarms.org.
Tuesday, July 8
Hamilton: Armchair Travel: Visiting Through Fiction, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Discuss Sue Henry’s “Murder at Five Finger Light,” then take a look at a few DVD clips highlighting the region. Bring a lunch; coffee, tea and dessert provided. www.hwlibrary.org.
Topsfield: Nature Adventures with Picture Books: Who Lives in a Tree?, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. For families with children ages 3 to 6. Read “Who Lives in a Tree?” by Susan Canizares, then take a hike to find signs of animals hiding in and around the forest trees. Using hand lenses and bug boxes, examine salamanders, fungi and other forest creatures. Mass Audubon members: $7 adult, $6 child; nonmembers: $9 adult, $7 child. Preregistration required at 978-887-9264 or massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.