Enjoy cool music and warm camaraderie at a Chanukah Jazz Brunch on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at Temple B'nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly. Featured performer Steve Swartz and The Joy of Sax, with guest jazz vocalist Judith Murray, will provide the tunes. Brunch is $8 per person, and proceeds will benefit Citizens for Adequate Housing, the Inn Between and Inn Transition shelters of the North Shore. For more information, call 978-927-3211.
SANTA VISIT. Pictures with Santa, for children and pets, are being hosted by the Beverly Rotary at Dogs by Design & Cats Too, 131 Dodge St., Route 1A, Beverly, on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit local animal charities. For more information, call 978-998-7620.
CHRISTMAS TREE SALE. Project Adventure is holding a Christmas tree sale fundraiser Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot St. in Beverly. For more information, call 978-524-4629.
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE. Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Bottle and Can Drive, Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 485 Lowell St., Peabody. Bring redeemable bottles and cans to the high school. Proceeds will help support the band's music festival trip. For pickup of bottles and cans, call 978-536-4600.
SALEM MUSIC BOOSTERS. The 12th annual Craft Fair and Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salem High School, 77 Willson St., Salem. Entertainment by high school music groups, a children's area with games, prizes, face-painting, hot food concession and raffle, many items for sale including quilts, crocheted and knitted items, jewelry, T-shirts. email@example.com.
TOY DRIVE. 12th annual Beverly Police Department Toy Drive, Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Beverly Plaza, Dodge Street, Beverly. Please drop off a new, unwrapped, unopened toy or game for a needy child. All toys collected will be distributed to needy families in the Beverly area.
TOYS FOR THE HOME. Coldwell Banker in Ipswich and Bernie & Phyl's Furniture are collecting toys for The Home for Little Wanderers. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Coldwell office, 4 S. Main St., Ipswich, and all Bernie & Phyl's stores, now through Monday, Dec. 14. Toys for children from infant to 13 years old, but especially for the 14- to 18-year-old range, are needed. Anyone interested in choosing a gift from a child's personal wish list can visit www.giftdrive-thehome.org. People who don't have time to deliver a gift can shop from www.bigwishesforlittlewanderers.com and have the gift delivered directly to The Home's Toy Room free of charge.
BLOOD DRIVE. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2 to 7 p.m., Salem Moose, 50 Grove St., Salem. With TV raffle, $5 coupon for skiing. For an appointment to donate, call 800-448-3543. Positive ID required.
GIFT DRIVE. The Institution for Savings is collecting gifts for needy families and senior citizens in all bank offices. Between now and Dec. 16, anyone interested in assisting those in need can stop by bank offices in Ipswich and Rowley, take an ornament off the tree, then return the gift listed on the ornament to the bank. These will be distributed to senior citizens in time for the holidays. Additionally, bank offices will collect gifts for needy individuals and families in the area. Locations are at 2 Depot Square, Ipswich, and 312 Haverhill St., Rowley. For more information, call 978-462-3106.
TOY DRIVE. Toys new and unwrapped, which should be in the amount of $10 and greater, should be dropped off by Dec. 20 at the New England Running Company, 43 Enon St. in Beverly. The Wicked Running Club will be donating the toys/gift cards to the Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club. Gift cards to places like Target and Walmart are great for older kids and young teens. For more information about the Toy Drive, contact Tim Short at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOY DRIVE. The Peabody Police Department is conducting its annual "toys for families in need" toy donation campaign. Any person or company interested in donating may bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Peabody Police Department lobby, at 6 Allens Lane, where a drop box is available 24 hours a day. Donations will be distributed to Haven From Hunger and St. John Church.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. S.A.F.E. Studio is seeking volunteers to help in the areas of office assistant, fundraising, event planning and making art. S.A.F.E. Studio is a nonprofit organization in Ipswich. The studio works with survivors of trauma and abuse through therapeutic art programs. If interested, contact Deborah at 978-356-1141.
DRIVERS NEEDED. To take elders to medical appointments. SeniorCare needs volunteers from the Beverly, Hamilton, Rockport and Wenham areas for local and out-of-town appointments, as well as those willing to drive to Boston. Volunteers choose when and how often they drive and are compensated not only with a mileage reimbursement, but a generous thank-you from all they serve. Contact Robin Saipe, director, RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore. Call 978-281-1750, toll-free 866-927-1050 or e-mail RSVP@SeniorCareinc.org.
CD FOR CANCER. Danversbank recently sponsored production of the second annual "Voices for a Season" CD, compiled and produced by David Moholland (of North Shore band Roundabout), for the benefit of The Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. With more than 20 songs performed by local musicians, the CD includes two bonus tracks by Rex Trailer and is now on sale at all Danversbank branches for $10 apiece, all of which will be donated to The Jimmy Fund. Find Danversbank branches at www.danversbank.com.