Wednesday, March 11

Salem: Babies and Books, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs. 0-18 mos, with caregiver. Call 978-744-9667.

salem: Conjuring Our Tomorrow Artists Talk, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Salem State University Berry Library, 352 Lafayette St. Artists Nayda Cuevas, Raquel Fornasaro, and Evelyn Rydz join curator Allison Maria Rodriguez on climate in art. salemstate.edu/arts or 978-542-6365.

hamilton: Newly formed Writer’s Group meets, 6 to 8 p.m. Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. New members welcome. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Peabody: Intro to Quilting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Creativity Lab, Peabody Institute Library lower level, 82 Main St. Four-part series. Registration required at: https://www.peabodylibrary.org/calendar/.

hamilton: MakerBot 3D Printing Demo Wednesday, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Head of Reference Sarah Lauderdale demonstrates the basics and guides you through a small print job. Registration required at hwlibrary.org.

Danvers: An evening with author Amy Quan Barry, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Danvers Historical Society, 11 Page St. Reading and signing her recent book ‘We Walk Upon Sticks.’

thursday, March 12

Salem: Bucket Drumming, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Grades K-5, free with or without caregiver. Visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register or call 978-744-9667.

Peabody: Friendship Yoga, 3:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, South Branch, 78 Lynn St. 978-531-3380.

Danvers: Danvers’ registered Democrats caucus, 7 p.m., Polish Club, 12 Cheever St. To elect delegates and alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic State Nominating Convention. www.massdems.org, 978-590-1473.

Danvers: North Shore Players open auditions for Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7 to 9:30 p.m., Hogan Regional Auditorium, 450 Maple St. Bring headshot and resume. northshoreplayers.org.

Peabody: North Shore Computer Society Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warren St. Extension. Jillian Parsons, senior librarian at the Peabody Institute Library, explains how to stream movies with a library card. Free and open to all. www.northshorecomputer.org, 978-977-2618.

Saturday, March 14

hamilton: Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Salem: SalemRecycles Bookswap, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. To volunteer or for information email mguglielmi@salem.com.

beverly: Active shooter training, 10 a.m. to noon, Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St. With Beverly police Officer Brian Long instructing. Free and open to the public. Questions? 978-922-5722

Danvers: North Shore Players of Danvers’ open auditions for Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 1 to 3 p.m., Hogan Regional Auditorium, 450 Maple St. Bring headshot and resume. northshoreplayers.org.

danvers: “We’re Next” Art Show and Sale, 5 to 8 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 103 Elliott St. Showcasing and selling the works of local young art stars. Questions?  danversartclass@gmail.com.

salem: Traditional boiled Irish dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., St Peter’s Church, 24 St. Peter’s St. Bring Irish spirit and an appetite for corned beef and cabbage with all the fixings. Suggested donation $10.

sunday, march 15

Peabody: Walter Dombrowski Post 63 fundraiser breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Portuguese American War Veterans Hall, 103 Tremont St. Tickets $10; tables of eight reserved. Benefits PLAV Post 63. Contact Lola Busta at 978-580-5592, or Ann and Walter Blazewicz at 978-581-7999.

SALEM: Boston gospel choir Joyful Voices of Inspiration performs, 10 a.m., Tabernacle United Church of Christ, 50 Washington St. All welcome. www.tabernaclechurch.org

danvers: “We’re Next” Art Show and Sale, noon to 5 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 103 Elliott St. Showcasing and selling the works of local young art stars. Questions?  danversartclass@gmail.com

salem: Tea with author/photographer Isa Leshko fundraiser for Salem Lit Fest, 3 p.m., Salem Athenaum, 337 Essex St. Author siging; Tickets $20, supports literacy programmming. Questions? Info@SalemAthenaeum.net.

Monday, March 16

Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely, D-Salem, holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Peter A. Torigian Senior Center, 75R Central St. Call 978-531-2254.

beverly: “Dazzle: How Nature Uses Color to Attract, Warn, Confuse, and Fool,” 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the Sohier Room at the main Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Author Paul Erickson takes you on a photographic journey of gardens, woodlands, reefs. Free and open to adults. No registration. Light refreshments at 9 a.m. Info: Ona at ridenour@noblenet.org.

hamilton: Book Sale at Hamilton-Wenham Library, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Peabody: Design and make a Custom Baseball Cap, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Creativity Lab, Peabody Institute Library lower level, 82 Main St. Registration required at: https://www.peabodylibrary.org/calendar/.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library’s LGBTQ Book Discussion Group meets, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. To discuss “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” by Mala Kobabe. Call 978-921-6062.

Tuesday, March 17

hamilton: Book Sale at Hamilton-Wenham Library, 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

hamilton: Literary Luncheon discusses Next Year in Havana, 11:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Beverly: The Beverly Public Library’s Evening Book Discussion group meets, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fogg Room, 32 Essex St. To discuss “Burmese Days,” by George Orwell. New members welcome. Call 978-921-6062.

wednesday, March 18

hamilton: Children’s Drop & Shop Spring/Summer consignment event, The Pingree School, 537 Highland St. Consign, earn and recycle clothing, gear and furniture. For more info, visit: www.childrensdropandshop.com.

hamilton: Book Sale at Hamilton-Wenham Library, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Danvers: “How To Get More Done in a 12-Week Year” connection workshop, 8 to 10 a.m., North Shore Community College’s Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, DS106. $49 per workshop. For information/registration, call Susan Ryan at 978-236-1240.

hamilton: Children’s Drop & Shop Spring/Summer consignment event, The Pingree School, 537 Highland St. Consign, earn and recycle clothing, gear and furniture. For more info, visit: www.childrensdropandshop.com.

Peabody: Intro to Quilting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., four part series at Creativity Lab, Peabody Institute Library lower level, 82 Main St. Registration required at: https://www.peabodylibrary.org/calendar/.

beverly: CareDimensions hosts ‘Cooking Through Grief,’ 6 to 8 p.m., Beverly Taste Buds Kitchen, 131 Rantoul St. For ages 4-18 and families grieving a loved one. Fre, registration required at 978-750-9335. Or visit grief@caredimensions.org.

Thursday, March 19

hamilton: Children’s Drop & Shop Spring/Summer consignment event, The Pingree School, 537 Highland St. Consign, earn and recycle clothing, gear and furniture. For more info, visit: www.childrensdropandshop.com.

hamilton: Fill a Bag Book Sale Day at Hamilton-Wenham Library, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

hamilton: Children’s weekly art workshop with trained visual artist Eva Der, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Ages 3-8 with caregivers. Free. Register is at 978-468-5489.

Peabody: Friendship Yoga, 3:30 p.m. Peabody Institute Library, Peabody Institute Library, South Branch, 78 Lynn St, 978-531-3380.

Peabody: Movie and snacks in the teen room at the Peabody Institute Library, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 82 Main St. It’s 1957 in Maine and a boy discovers a robot and tries to save him. With snacks! Ages 11-18 welcome.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Farms Branch Book Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. To discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith. Call 978-921-6066.

salem: Auschwitz author Heather Morris speaks, 7 p.m., National Park Service Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St. Tickets $10; $5 for Salem State University students, at: salemstate.edu/chgs.

friday, march. 20

hamilton: Children’s Drop & Shop Spring/Summer consignment event, The Pingree School, 537 Highland St. Consign, earn and recycle clothing, gear and furniture. For more info, visit: www.childrensdropandshop.com.

hamilton: Awesome Robb Family Comedy Magic Show, 3 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Laugh out loud magic performance. Family fun. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Saturday, March 21

hamilton: Children’s Drop & Shop Spring/Summer consignment event, The Pingree School, 537 Highland St. Consign, earn & recycle clothing, gear & furniture. For more info, visit: www.childrensdropandshop.com.

Beverly: Backyard Gardening Workshop at The Garden School, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 36 Foster St. Training for layout, installation, troubleshooting edible gardens from local organic farmer Ben Zoba. Tickets $20, at www.thegardenschool.org/events.

Swampscott: The E.F. Gilmore Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans monthly meeting, 10 a.m., VFW Hall, 8 Pine St., Swampscott. All welcome. Questions or RSVP, call 617-838-2525.

beverly: Roast Pork Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St. Roast pork, applesauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, rolls, beverage. Adults $7, Seniors $6, children $3.50. Home-baked pies: $1.50 a slice. Music; handicap accessible.

Sunday, March 22

hamilton: Children’s Drop & Shop Spring/Summer consignment event, The Pingree School, 537 Highland St. Consign, earn and recycle clothing, gear and furniture. For more info, visit: www.childrensdropandshop.com.

Marblehead: Super Seder Workshop, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Epstein Hillel School, 6 Community Road. Free and open to the community. RSVP to dpmashin@epsteinhillel.org.

Monday, March 23

beverly: “Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler,” 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Sohier Room at the Beverly Library main library, 32 Essex St. How a Boston homebody turned a solo trip around the globe into a comedy novel. Refreshments at 9 a.m. No registration. Handicap access. Info: ridenour@noblenet.org.

Peabody: Little Yogis with Miss Betsy, 10 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, South Branch, 78 Lynn St, call 978-531-3380.

salem: Tiny Houses/Big ideas, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. Two presentations on tiny houses and why they might help the housing crisis in Salem. Visit: https://www.salem.com/home/news/why-tiny-houses-presentation.

Peabody: Design and make a Custom Baseball Cap, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Creativity Lab, Peabody Institute Library lower level, 82 Main St. Registration required at: https://www.peabodylibrary.org/calendar/.

hamilton: An Evening with Oprah author Erica Ferencik, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Reading and presentation on Peruvian rain forest where she researched her book. Oprah.com and Entertainment Weekly choice author. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Tuesday, March 24

hamilton: Jazzin’ the Blues, 12:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. with guitarist Paul Speidel leading the excursion with commentary and performance. Free and open to the public. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

salem: Broad Street Readers Book Club Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St, aged 55+. Call 978-744-0860.

salem: Youth Chess Club with Mr. Dibble, 6 to 7 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Grades K-5. Register at 978-744-9667.

Peabody: Rotary Club of Peabody’s “Taste of the North Shore,” 6 to 9 p.m., DoubleTree Hilton on 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. $100 raffles tickets include two admissions. Non-raffle, $40. Food and drinks from over 20 North Shore restaurants, $10,000 grand prize. Tickets, visit: www.peabodyrotarytaste.com.

Beverly: Ward 2 Civic Association Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Gentile Brewing Company, 59 Park st #1. Please note change in location. beverlyw2ca@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 25

hamilton: Newly formed Writer’s Group meets, 6 to 8 p.m. Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. New members welcome. 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Peabody: Intro to Quilting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., four part series at Creativity Lab, Peabody Institute Library lower level, 82 Main St. Registration required at: https://www.peabodylibrary.org/calendar/.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Books & Brews Book Discussion Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at The Indo, 298 Cabot St. To discuss “The Only Woman in the Room,” by Marie Benedict. Call 978-921-6062.

danvers: Karen Ranieri hosts Music in the Square, 6 to 9:30 p.m., free at Tapley Memorial Hall. come equipped to make music, solo or bands get 15 minute sets. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4aaaa72ea3fe3-music.

danvers: An Evening of Music and Comedy with Matt Farley, 7:30 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall. Free, hosted by the Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666.

hamilton: Ukrainian Egg Workshop, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Ages 16+. Dress for mess! No registration, first come, first served, limited to 15. Free and open to the public. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

thursday, March 26

salem: Creative Writing Series with Brian Brodeur and Javier Zamora, 7:30 p.m. Salem State University. Ellison Campus Center. 1 Meier Drive. Award winning poetry; in conjunction with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. salemstate.edu/arts.org.

Friday, March 27

danvers: Lunchtime History Films with Dan Tremblay, noon, at Tapley Memorial Hall, a history of the Boston Braves. 30 minutes, folloed by discussion. Free, donations appreciated.

Saturday, March 28

hamilton: Ship wrecks of the North Shore, 1 p.m., at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. With Capt. Ray Bates, author of two books on the subject. Free to the public. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Sunday, March 29

beverlY: Vinyasa yoga class with Kelly Rusch, 3:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Bring mat, towel, water. Questions? 978-921-6062 ext. 2122

Monday, March 30

Peabody: Design a 3D Printed Easter Egg, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at Creativity Lab, Peabody Institute Library lower level, 82 Main St. Registration required at: https://www.peabodylibrary.org/calendar/.

salem: Fran Vielma: Venezuelan Jazz Collective, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Salem State University. Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. Free to Salem residents. Advance reservations encouraged at 978-542-6365. All other ticket purchasers: www.salemstatetickets.com.

Tuesday, March 31

hamilton: The Global Reading Group discusses: “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” by Trevor Noah, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Please RSVP to Lewis: lparsons@hwlibrary.org

Friday, April 3

Beverly Bootstraps’ Boots & Blooms Gala, 6:30 p.m., Cruiseport Gloucester, 7 Rowe Sq. cocktails, dinner, a floral competition and dancing. For tickets, tables, sponsorships and program ads, call 978-927-1561 or at BeverlyBootstraps.ejoinme.org/bootsandblooms.

Monday, April 6

Salem: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St., call 978-744-0180.

Beverly: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Beverly Council on Aging & Senior Community Center, 90 Colon St.

Monday, April 13

Danvers: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Danvers Senior Center, 25 Stone St., call 978-762-0208.

Topsfield: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St., call 978-887-1528.

Thursday, April 16

Peabody: Movie and snacks in the teen room at the Peabody Institute Library, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 82 Main St. Mr. Fox causes problems for his family when he raids their human neighbors farm. With snacks! Ages 11-18 welcome.

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

Sunday, april 19

Marblehead: An evening with Abdi Nor Iftin, author of Call Me American., 6 p.m., Epstein Hillel School, 6 Community Rd. Honoring Lynne Havusha, 2020 recipient of the Edith Bloch Award, Free and open to the community. Hors d’oeuvres , dessert reception, book signing. RSVP to jrosen@epsteinhillel.org

Monday, April 27

Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Peter A. Torigian Senior Center, 75R Central St., call 978-531-2254.

salem: Sensory Storytime with Northeast Arc, 10 to 10:45 a.m., free at Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Singing, play, stories, and art for ages 18-60 months, with caregiver. Register at 978-744-9667.

Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Brooksby Village, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, call 978-536-7810.

salem: Story Time Yoga with Northeast Arc, 11 to noon, Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Caregiver/child bonding, and more. Ages 12-36 months and caregivers. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Digital Drop In, 6 to 7 p.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stop by the Reference Desk on Monday evenings for help with technology questions. Can’t make it? Stop by anytime. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, may 17 

Marblehead: Anne Frank - A History for Today, 11 a.m., tours every 20 minutes, Epstein Hillel School, 6 Community Rd. Interact with “Anne Frank –a History for Today,” on loan from Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Register at: mailchi.mp/d2193ec73f6a/anne-frank-exhibit

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Monday,

salem: Sensory Storytime with Northeast Arc, 10 to 10:45 a.m., free at Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Singing, play, stories, and art for ages 18-60 months, with caregiver. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Story Time Yoga with Northeast Arc, 11 to 12 noon., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Caregiver/child bonding, and more. Ages 12-36 months and caregivers. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Digital Drop In, 6 to 7 p.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stop by the Reference Desk on Monday evenings for help with technology questions. Can’t make it? Stop by anytime. Free and open to the public.

Tuesdays

Salem: Preschool Storytime, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stories, songs, crafts for 3-5 years old, free, without caregiver. Register at: 978-744-9667.

Salem: Hands-on science experiments inspired by Smithsonian’s 10-Minute Science experiments, 4 to 4:45 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Grades K-5, without caregiver. Register at 978-744-9667.

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