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.