Tuesday, July 30

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m., 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to three hours. 978-744-2540.

salem: “Making Decisions When it Matters Most: Conversations About Health Care Proxy, Five Wishes and More,” 10 to 11 a.m., Salem Council on Aging, 401 Bridge St. Presented by Care Dimensions; RSVP: Rosanna M. Donahue, at 978-744-0924 ext. 43006.

danvers: Red Cross Blood donations, 12:45 to 6:15 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive.  Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Salem: Red Cross Blood donations, 2 to 7 p.m., Salem Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square.  Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

PEABODY: State Rep. Theodore Speliotis Office Hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library West Branch, 603 Lowell St. For residents of West Peabody. 617-722-2410, 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

Salem: North Shore Concert Band free Celtic Concert, 7 p.m., Salem Willows, 165 Fort Ave. With North Shore Pipe Band. Pack a picnic and a blanket. Rain date Aug. 1. Northshoreconcertband.com, 978-531-9339.

Wednesday, July 31

Boxford: Red Cross Blood Donations, 2 to 7 p.m., Lincoln Hall, 564 Main St. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Ipswich:  Red Cross Blood Donations, 2 to 7 p.m. VFW, 110 County Rd., Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 12:45 —6:15 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive.   Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Adrienne Howard and Linda Swicker, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Winter Street Courtyard, 32 Main St. Jazz, R&B, Latin. Traditional music from Ireland to Appalachia. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Hamilton: 21st Annual Vehicle Night, 6 p.m., parking lot of Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Rain or shine. All welcome. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org. Beverly: National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater North Family & Friends & Peers Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St. Two groups meet the last Wednesday of month. 617-984-0504.

Thursday, Aug. 1

danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 12:45 — 6:15 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Ipswich: Castle Hill Picnic Concert, 7 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Soul City plays Motown, soul and funk. Gates open 5 p.m. Pack a picnic or purchase from vendors, $35/car or $25/car for Trustees members. Walk-ins $10 nonmembers, $8 members. www.thetrustees.org/picnicconcerts.

Friday, Aug. 2

danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Beverly: Beverly Veterans Council cookout, 4 to 7 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, One Ellis Square. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soda and ice cream, raffles, music. Bring seating.

Saturday, Aug. 3

hamilton: Monarch Butterfly Family Program, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. With Boston College professor Dr. Charlie Hoffman. All welcome, free, no registration. 978-468-5577, hwlibrary.org.

Danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Sunday Aug. 4

Peabody: Red Cross Donations, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peabody YMCA, 259 Lynnfield St. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

salem: Red Cross Blood Donations, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Wenham: Free Youth Soccer Clinic, Ages 7-13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, led by former MLS pro Matt Horth, presented by North Shore Bible Church. northshorebiblechurch.com/soccer.

Monday, Aug. 5

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor app, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)  

Tuesday Aug. 6

danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor app, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)  

Wenham: Free Youth Soccer Clinic, Ages 7-13, 6-7:30 p.m. Gordon College, led by former MLS pro Matt Horth, presented by North Shore Bible Church. northshorebiblechurch.com/soccer.

wednesday, Aug. 7

danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Brewin Brass Band, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Nine piece band, dance covers to classic rock. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Hamilton: The Amazing Nano Brothers, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Museum of Science veterans Dan Foley and Joel Harris explore nanotechnology. Elementary aged children; no registration. 978-468-5577.

thursday, Aug. 8

danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 1 to 6:15 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Marblehead: Red Cross Blood Donations, 1 to 7 p.m.,  Marblehead Masonic Hall, 62 Pleasant St. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Peabody: “Real Talk Real Moms, ” 7:30 to 8:30 p.m, at Peabody Institute Library’s South Branch, 78 Lynn St. Share joys and hardships of being a mom. No reservation, just show up. www.peabodylibrary.org

WEdnesday, aug. 9

danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 Beverly: Red Cross Blood donations,  1 to 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Saturday, Aug. 10

danvers: Red Dross Blood Donations, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  

salem: Salem Athenaeum Book Group, 11 a.m., The Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., discussing “The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian” by Robert E. Howard. 978-744-2540.

Ipswich: Concert at the Barn at Castle Hill, 7:30 p.m., 290 Argilla Road. “The Unsung Hero,” presented by Manchester Summer Chamber Music, with violist Matthew Cohen. Pack a picnic and seating. For directions, tickets, information, visit: www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org.

Monday, Aug. 12

danvers: Red Dross Blood Donations, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Topsfield: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

danvers: Red Dross Blood Donations, 1 — 6:15 p.m. Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

tuesday, Aug. 13

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m. 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to 3 hours. Questions? Call 978-744-2540

wednesday, Aug. 14

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Bob Kramer Band, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Acoustic trio, blues/rock/roots /urban jazz influences. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

BEVERLY: Misselwood Summer Wedding Show, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Misselwood Estate and mansion, Endicott College, 407 Hale St. Meet the Misselwood team of preferred wedding specialists. LGBTQ-friendly. Tickets $7, at:https://endi.co.tt/SummerWedding. Visit: misselwood.com.

Danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 1 to 6:15 p.m., Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

thursday, Aug. 15

danvers: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donations, Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Friday, Aug. 16

Salem: Salem High School Class of 1954’s 65th reunion luncheon, 11 a.m., House of the Seven Gables. $25 per person, at the door. Make checks payable to: SHS Class of 1954. A handicap accessible event.

friday, Aug. 17

Ipswich: Concert at the Barn at Castle Hill, 7:30 p.m., 290 Argilla Road, “Songs of the Night” presented by Manchester Summer Chamber Music with contralto Emily Marvosh. Pack a picnic, seating. For directions, tickets, information, visit: www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org.

Monday, Aug. 19

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

tuesday, Aug. 20

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m. 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to 3 hours. Questions? Call 978-744-2540.

wednesday, Aug. 21

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Love Love Trio, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Vocal and lyric driven rock. If rain, in Sohier Room.

friday, Aug. 23

Peabody: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

saturday, aug. 24

beverly: Greenbelt’s second summer race to benefit land conservation, 9 a.m. at Beverly Commons Conservation Area in Beverly Farms. 3.5 and 7-mile trail run. For full details on both events, visit: Visit ecga.org/events for details.

Beverly: “The Block” summer street party, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. One whole block of downtown Cabot Street closed to cars, open for partying. Donation at the gate: $5 cash only. No pets. Bring ID if you plan to drink. Call Beverly Main Streets at 978-922-8558, or visit: www.beverlymainstreets.org.

Ipswich: Concert at the Barn at Castle Hill, 7:30 p.m., 290 Argilla Road. Manchester Summer Chamber Music string players celebrate the end of summer with a Four Seasons bash! Pack a picnic, seating. For directions, tickets, information, visit: www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org.

Monday, Sept. 9

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Topsfield: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Sept. 16

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Sept. 23

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

friday, Sept. 27

Peabody: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

Monday, Oct. 7

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Oct. 21

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

friday, Oct. 25

Salem: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

Monday, Oct. 28

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Topsfield: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon., Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Nov. 4

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Nov. 16

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Nov. 25

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Topsfield: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon., Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday,

salem: Sensory Storytime Mondays, 10 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. ages 18 months to 3 years with adult. Stories, songs, and activities with visual supports and sensory activities. Call 978-744-9667 to register.

wednesday

salem: Babies and Books Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Ages 0-11 months with adult. Rhymes, finger plays, and songs. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Bucket Drumming for Kids Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Library Explorers, 4 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stories and crafts for grades K-4. Register at 978-744-9667.

Thursday,

salem: Tiny Toddlers Thursdays, 10 a.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St, ages 12-23 months with adult. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Arts and Crafts Night for Children in Grade 2 and up, 6:30 p.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St, Register at 978-744-9667.

Fridays

salem: Time for Twos Fridays, 10 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St, Ages 24-35 months with adult. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs.

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Tuesday, April 16

Beverly: “Hidden Life of Trees” with Linda Weltner, 7 —9 p.m. Beverly Public Library Main Branch, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. with Linda Weltner, Massachusetts Master Gardener, sponsored by the Friendly Garden Club of Beverly. www.beverlygardenclub.org