Wednesday, July 16
Salem: The Science of Climate Change, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St. Salem State geography professor Stephen Young will discuss the scientific methods used to study climate change, the changes over the past hundred thousand years and those occurring in New England now. Open to all. Donations appreciated from nonmembers in attendance. www.explorerslli.org or 978-744-0804.
Marblehead: Animal adventures, 10:30 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. For ages 3 and up. Animal Adventures team will visit with surprising animals for an educational program. Safety and cleanliness a priority, visits from gentle mammals, reptiles and bugs. Learn about their habits and behaviors. Information at 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.
Ipswich: Patton Archives Tour, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main St. Portions of the Patton Family Archives are being opened to the public in tours led by Carol Mori of the Homestead’s military and family memorabilia. Participants will see library and office constructed by Gen. George S. Patton and his wife, Beatrice Ayer Patton, Vietnam-era memorabilia collected by Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, family equestrian photographs and other items. Archives administered by Gordon College. This tour is open to adults and children age 10 and older and is free of charge. To be included, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-356-2811. Space is limited.
Peabody: Golden Age Club Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. Everyone age 60 and older is invited to attend the meeting and join the club. Details of summer and fall activities will be outlined. 978-531-6699.
Swampscott: Hunger Games Program, 1 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. The Swampscott Public Library Teen Area presents Hunger Games training for teens in grade five and up. Learn to create lifesaving shelter anywhere; discover how to locate and purify water; learn to build a quick fire that can be lit using only one match; practice Katniss’ famous twitch-up snare; learn four edible/medicinal wild plants that are abundant year-round; try Peeta’s camouflage techniques; learn archery basics and possibly get a chance to shoot a replica of Katniss’ bow. 781-596-8867.