The Marblehead Arts Association will open its Festival of the Arts exhibit with a reception on Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The festival runs from July 1 through Aug. 4, and features the work of its artist members. The MAA also will host plein-air painters in the Emerging Gallery thro…

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To support the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH, Rest.Stop.Ranch is offering an Open Garden Day at its wheelchair-accessible memorial garden, the MargFMac Front Garden Loop, on Friday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 202 Haverhill Road in Topsfield. Founded by Mary E. MacDonald in 2010, …

City of Salem Wi-Fi is now available in most public city buildings across the city. The free Wi-Fi, accessible by members of the public, can be found at the following locations: City Hall, City Hall Annex, Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center, Department of Public Services building, Gre…

City of Salem Wi-Fi is now available in most public city buildings across the city. The free Wi-Fi, accessible by members of the public, can be found at the following locations: City Hall, City Hall Annex, Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center, Department of Public Services building, Gre…

The Swampscott High School Drama Club’s summer theater program will be back again this summer for kids entering grades three through nine. This year’s program will culminate in a performance of “Seussical Kids,” on Aug. 1, Kids get a chance to act, sing, dance, play theater games, and do pro…

The second annual Senior Teen Town Dance will be held on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Society Hall, 20 Howley St., Peabody, featuring oldies hits spun by Kevin and Connor Leahy and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance by calling Joan Aucone, 978-618-9338; Joa…

Meet Ward 5 City Council Candidate Kathleen Feldman at her Campaign Kickoff at Evviva Cucina on Thursday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 45 Enon St., Beverly. Feldman will discuss her plans for building an even better Beverly while hearing from constituents. Feldman is an experienced administ…

The Miracle League of the North Shore’s remaining spring date is June 15. Children with cognitive and physical abilities play together on the Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf (CCCBSD) field, the only fully accessible, rubberized baseball field on the North Shor…

U.S. Rep. and presidential candidate Seth Moulton will participate in a Town Hall Meeting this Saturday, June 15, at Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St. in Peabody. Hosted by The Indivisible MA 06 Collaborative, the meeting will run from 11:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m., during which time Moulton will u…

On Monday, June 10, The Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association is hosting a tour and of Salem’s historic ship the Friendship. Meet on the ship at Derby Street at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and snacks, meet your neighbors, and get a tour of all the repairs done to her and learn what is next…

The Dane Street Congregational Church will host its 35th annual free Spring Pops Concert on Friday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. Avard Rushton will conduct the Dane Street Church Community Concert Band, For more information, call 978-922-4325.

The Dane Street Congregational Church will host its 35th annual free Spring Pops Concert on Friday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. Avard Rushton will conduct the Dane Street Church Community Concert Band, For more information, call 978-922-4325.

“How Work Became Insecure: The History Behind the Gig Economy,” is the topic of a lecture by Louis Hyman on Wednesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Salem Athenaeum, 133 Essex St., Salem. Her premise: that this is not the result of technology, but a choice by corporations. Hyman is a professor at…

On Friday, June 7, the 11th annual Salem Arts Festival kicks off with a free reception at 7 p.m. at Salem’s Old Town Hall. Sponsored by Salem Watrefront Hotel, it’s the first in a showcase of events lasting through Sunday, June 9, rain or shine, in the heart of Salem. This free celebration o…

DANVERS — More than 150 business people turned out at Essex Tech on Thursday for an after-hours, multi-chamber networking event. 

Salem State University will host the 19th annual Youth at Risk Conference (YAR), on Friday, May 31, starting at 9:15 a.m. at the O’Keefe Center Complex, 225 Canal St., Salem State University. Two keynote speakers – Sixto Cancel, a Forbes Top 30 entrepreneur, and Pamela Garramone, a teacher o…

The Peabody Institute Library’s South Branch, 78 Lynn St., Peabody, will host a special food event on Thursday, May 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. Stocking the Kitchen: Ingredients, Recipes, and Ideas for Gluten-Free, Paleo, and Ketogenic Eating will be the focus when Peabody native Linda Sessa shares…

The Topsfield Historical Society’s 51st annual free Strawberry Festival takes place on the Topsfield Common on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with strawberry shortcakes will served in Emerson Center. Also this year: a juried craft show with over 65 artisans, a Youth Artisans Fair,…

On Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m., join reference librarian Jeff Klapes, “The Traveling Librarian,” for an armchair journey through sunny southern Greece at the Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Home to wild mountain and coastal scenery, and Greece’s best olive groves, the southern Peloponne…

The Salem police K9 Unit will host a comedy show and dinner fundraiser on May 24, at 7 p.m. at the Salem Moose Hall, 50 Grove St. The dinner features stuffed chicken breast with all the trimmings and dessert. Tickets are $25 per person and include both dinner and the show. There will also be…

Learn how to overcome stress through meditation on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. with Cape Ann Meditation’s Eileen Carlotto — teacher, author, and illustrator — at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St, Danvers. Carlotto connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects …

Registered Democrats in Peabody will hold a caucus on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., at the Torigian Community Life Center/Senior Center, 75R Central St., to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 state Democratic Convention. This year’s convention is Sept. 14 at the MassMutual Center in …

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