The community is invited to a special book group led by author Randy Susan Meyers to discuss her book “The Murderer’s Daughters” on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Woodbridge, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Coffee and dessert will be served. The group is free and open to all. The program is sponsored by the Lappin Foundation, the Jewish Journal and Cohen Hillel Academy. RSVPs are requested to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.
The Danvers Historical Society is holding its annual Plant Sale on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. throughout the month of May, at Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street, Danvers. The sale features perennials, herbs and select annuals and divisions from the Glen Magna gardens. Proceeds from the sale support the society’s ongoing preservation mission. For details, visit www.danvershistory.org.
Peabody Essex Museum and St. Michael’s Church are sponsoring a symposium, titled “Building a Handsome Church: St. Michael’s Marblehead, 1714,” on Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at PEM, 161 Essex St., Salem. The symposium features a full day of presentations observing the 300th anniversary of the oldest Episcopal Church in New England still holding worship services in its original building. The $75 registration fee includes all presentations, lunch, tours of St. Michael’s Church, concluding reception and general admission to PEM. Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration and details are available at www.stmichaels2014.org.
Registration for Peabody Recreation Department’s summer programs is open and can be done online at www.peabodyrecreation.com or in person at 50 Farm Ave., Peabody. Summer programs include youth theater; golf leagues and lessons for youth and adults; art workshops; Peabody Youth Television (PYTV); Brooksby outdoor adventure and teen adventures; preschool, special needs playground programs; junior explorers; summer basketball leagues; sports clinics; and tennis playground program. For a full brochure, visit www.peabodyrecreation.com.
Al-Anon, a nonprofit, public service organization that helps people who are affected by someone else’s drinking or drug abuse, will hold meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 96 Main St., second floor, Peabody. For more information or other locations in Massachusetts, call 508-366-0556 or visit www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org.