The Salem News
---- — Friday, Sept. 27
Salem: SUN Foreclosure Prevention Program, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salem Five Bank, community room, 210 Essex St. Boston Community Capital and North Shore Community Development Coalition co-host the Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods Foreclosure Prevention Program. Learn about the SUN program initiative and its effect on the housing industry in the region. Hear an overview of the application processes and procedures, eligibility, rates and terms, and case studies of homeowners in the region who, after facing foreclosure, were able to buy back their homes at a mortgage they could afford. Open to the public, but reservations are required by contacting North Shore CDC’s director of external affairs Jackie Giordano at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 978-825-4016.
Swampscott: Sir John Humphrey House, open house, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 99 Paradise Road. The Swampscott Historical Society’s Trails & Sails program, sponsored by the Essex National Heritage Area. This historic first period house will be open free of charge to the general public. Guided tours will be led by several Historic Society members.
Salem: American History We Didn’t Learn in School, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St. Dr. Stefan Schindler, Woodrow Wilson Fellow and visiting lecturer in philosophy at Salem State University, will discuss how the system of education has omitted some lessons of history. Open to the public. Donations accepted from nonmembers in attendance. www.explorerslli.org.
Salem: Public Gallery Talk: Russian Spoken Here, noon, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square. PEM staff member Victoria Glazomitsky offers a tour in Russian of Fabergé Revealed: From the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Glazomitsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and first encountered Fabergé’s work during visits to The State Hermitage Museum. Reservations by Sept. 26. Meet at information desk. Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
Beverly: Spaghetti Supper for Slate for Mayor, 5 to 8 p.m., Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St. Supper includes pasta, sauce, meatballs, salad and bread. $25 family, $10 single, $7 senior citizens. Craft table for children. Event benefits Wes Slate for Mayor Campaign. Georgia Bills, 978-927-4844.
Wenham: Semiannual Attic Treasures Sale preview, 5 to 7 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Museum’s First Dibs Shop & Sip event. Refreshments served. $10 donation. 978-468-2377, www.wenhammuseum.org.
Ipswich: 27th Annual Ipswich Art Show and Sale, 5 p.m., Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green St. Celebrate art, culture, history and the Ipswich River. Art show and sale features works of art by Ipswich residents. Free admission; donations welcome. 5 to 10 p.m., art exhibit at Town Hall; 7 to 10 p.m., opening reception with food, beverages, live music with Tom Palance & Friends, and a presentation of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Gold Star Award. Weekend-long event. www.ipswicharts.com.
Beverly: Benefit performance, 6 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road. Join North Shore Community Action Programs and the North Shore Music Theatre for a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. with a light dinner, cash bar, raffle prizes and a chance auction, followed by an 8 p.m. performance of “La Cage aux Folles.” Event supports NSCAP’s homeless prevention services on the North Shore. Tickets cost $65. www.nscap.org.
Salem: A “Knight Out,” 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., Salem Knights of Columbus Hall, 94 Washington Square. The Beverly Knights of Columbus, in conjunction with neighboring Knights of Columbus chapters, will host a benefit for the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard. Event includes catered food, live music/DJ, silent auction and a cash bar. $25 per ticket. All proceeds directly benefit the Richard family. Tickets available in advance by contacting Mike Tallo at email@example.com or Brian Butler at 508-843-9996. Tickets also available at the door.
Marblehead: Patty Larkin “Still Green” CD Release Show, 8 p.m., Me & Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford St. With opener Scott Alarik. Tickets $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org.
Salem: Boston Artists Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Atrium, East India Square. Boston Artists Ensemble season kicks off with a program of three unique works with pianist Randall Hodgkinson, violinist Sharan Leventhal, violist Lila Brown and cellist Jonathan Miller. $24/museum members, $27/nonmembers, $10/students. For tickets, call 978-542-1511; tickets also available at the door. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Salem: Household Hazardous Waste Day, 8 a.m. to noon, Salem High School, 77 Willson St., Salem. Open to Salem and Beverly residents. $20/car and proof of residency is required. Latex paint and fluorescent bulbs will not be accepted. For a list of acceptable items, call the Salem Board of Health, 978-741-1800, or visit http://www.salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_Health/Hazardous%20Waste.
Beverly: Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church gym, 221 Cabot St. The Mission Committee of the First Baptist Church in Beverly will hold a yard sale featuring housewares, tools, small appliances, furniture, books, sports items and more. Handicapped-accessible. Rain or shine. All proceeds support the mission work of the church. 978-922-3295, www.fbcbeverly.org.
Beverly: Community Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Masonic Hall, 20 Washington St. Menu includes all-you-can-eat blueberry and plain pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and all the fixings. $5 adult, $3 child. Proceeds support the Mason’s charitable initiatives. Public welcome. George Haile, 978-807-4150.
Salem: Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Common. The Salem Common Neighborhood Association will hold a yard sale featuring antiques, collectibles and more. Tables available for $20 each. Proceeds benefit the association. Rhonda, 978-594-5630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marblehead: Car Wash & Canning Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to noon, Marblehead High School circular drive, 2 Humphrey St. Car wash and canning fundraiser to support Marblehead High School’s Boys Soccer program. $20 suggested donation per car; all donation amounts accepted.
Salem: Food Pantry, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Salem Pantry, 211 Bridge St. All Salem residents in need are welcome. All clients need to bring a photo ID and recent proof of Salem residency. A suitable form of address verification is a recent piece of mail with resident’s name and address.
Salem: Fifth Annual Public Safety Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moose Lodge, 50 Grove St. Bike safety, with obstacle course and free helmets (first come, first served), visit from McGruff the Crime Dog from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and from Salem’s K-9 unit. Fire safety smoke house, public safety vehicles to explore, Masonic Youth ID program. Elderly safety, food safety, city’s automated calling system, also face painting and coloring for kids. At 1 p.m., Tommy the Moose presents stuffed animals to law enforcement for distribution to kids after traumatic events.
Peabody: Open Scrapbooking Lab, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. First meeting of open scrapbooking lab. Bring scrapbooking supplies. Drop-in program for those who want to work on their own independent projects while being inspired by the ideas of others. Participants can come and go at their convenience. Space is limited. Reserve a spot at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
Swampscott: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will hold a book sale. All are welcome to attend. Bargain day; $1/filled grocery bag, 10 cents/book. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library and its mission to support the library. 781-596-8867.
Wenham: Attic Treasure Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Semiannual attic treasures sale features gently used vintage fashions, a “New with Tags” boutique, costume jewelry, housewares, home décor, small furniture, antiques and more. Proceeds benefit the museum’s education exhibits and programs. 978-468-2377, www.wenhammuseum.org.
Salem: Ninth Annual Museum Day Live, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Free admission for two to The House of the Seven Gables for all participants presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, available at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Part of Smithsonian Magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live!, a nationwide event. www.7gables.org, 978-744-0991.
Peabody: Wordcrafters Poetry Group Meeting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peabody Institute Library West Branch, 603 Lowell St. The Wordcrafters Poetry Group, a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, will meet. Original poems will be critiqued, and the theme is “Rescued.” All are welcome to participate or just listen. Free admission. Refreshments available. Handicapped-accessible. 978-740-3212.
Danvers: Eliminate 5K Race, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road. Danvers Kiwanis’ 29th annual Eliminate 5K road race to benefit the Elimination Project, a collaborative effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Food and drinks served after the race. Course starts and ends at DHS. $25 registration. Registration and packet pickup only on race day at 10 a.m. in the DHS cafeteria. https://racewire.com/register.php?id=3349.
Ipswich: 27th Annual Ipswich Art Show, Sale and Ipswich Illumination, noon, downtown. Celebrate art, culture, history and the Ipswich River. Art show and sale features works of art by Ipswich residents. Art exhibit, noon to 9 p.m., Town Hall; artist vendors, noon to 6 p.m.; poetry reading, 2 to 4 p.m.; “Within These Walls,” living history play by J.T. Turner on the site of 16 Elm St. as recently performed at the Smithsonian, 3 and 5:30 p.m., corner of Elm and County streets; Oktoberfest, brews and food, 6 to 9 p.m., Ascension Church; Ipswich Illuminated with launch of “Jessie’s Floating Wish Lanterns,” live music, floating bonfires and illuminated foot path, food and beverages, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., along Ipswich River, rain date is Sept. 29. Free admission; donations welcome. www.ipswicharts.com.
Hamilton: Operation Troop Support Day, noon to 3 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St. Local veterans and their families are invited to join Operation Troop Support members for festivities including hay rides, tours of the farm fields, which are named for fallen heroes, and live music by the New Liberty Dixieland Band. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. 978-468-3769.
Topsfield: Capturing the Colors of Fall, 1 to 4 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Spend an afternoon with Bob Speare, Wildwood director, on the sanctuary photographing the natural beauty of the fall colors. Learn specific camera settings and field techniques that can be used to strengthen autumn photos. Visit locations overlooking the fields and wetlands to help create beautiful compositions. Meet in the Nature Center. Bring a digital or film camera with extra batteries and enough memory or film to take about 200 images; bring a tripod if available. Program for adults. $25 member, $30 nonmember. Preregistration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
Topsfield: Nature Journaling Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Nature journaling is a tool for making discoveries about nature by taking a closer look. It involves drawing, writing, labeling and making notes. After a brief orientation and introductory exercises, the class will explore the journaling process along the trails of the sanctuary. For families with children ages 6 and up. Leader: Cori Brauer, assistant education coordinator. Members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $10 adult, $8 child. Meet in the Nature Center. All materials provided. Dress for weather. Preregistration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
Peabody: Comedy, music and trivia, 5 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5 Margin St. Comedy, music and trivia with Mel Simons, WBZ radio personality and humorist. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by the show. Event takes place in the school gym. Ample free parking. Tickets cost $20 per person; available at the Spiritual Life Center, 3 Margin St., or by calling Joyce at 978-531-2021.
Danvers: Octoberfest, 6 to 10 p.m., 12 Cheever St. Fifth annual Octoberfest sponsored by the Danvers Democratic Town Committee. Interact with Democratic officials, candidates, activists and voters, and hear from lead speakers Congressman John Tierney and Treasurer Steve Grossman. Includes buffet with a European flair, cash bar, and music. $25 person, $40 couple. To reserve a spot, contact Marilyn Hazel at 978-590-1473 or email@example.com.
Beverly: Closer by the Mile, 7 to 11 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St. Join host and 20-year Pan Mass Challenge rider Mary Campagnolo for fine wine; music by Diane Blue & Friends, starting at 8 p.m.; raffles and auction items, including an Instant Wine Cella; and more. All proceeds go directly to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund for lifesaving cancer research and treatment. $20 suggested admission. Cash bar. Ages 21 and up, only. Kevin Smith, 617-680-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beverly: Cortona Duo, 7:30 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St. Accomplished Italian classical pianist Francesco Attesti returns to campus for a special concert performance with his colleague, an acclaimed clarinetist, Pietro Tagliaferri, from La Scala, Italy. Free; open to the public. Tickets and details at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.