Tuesday, July 23

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

Beverly: Annual Antique Car Show, 4 to 6 p.m., Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 75 Brimbal Ave. Live music, face painting, barbecue. Free. Rain date July 24.

Beverly: Short Story Discussion Group Introductory meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St. “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury. New members welcome; no registration. Handicapped access. Titles at checkout desk. Request alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6066 or bef@noblenet.org.

Wednesday, July 24

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

Beverly: Summer Sounds Outdoor Concert, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Winter Street Courtyard. JD Debris & the Melee perform jazz, R&B, Latin. Indoors if rain. 978-921-6062.

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

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Books & Brews Book Discussion Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Indo, 298 Cabot St. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin. For ages 21 and up. Titles available at library checkout desk, 32 Essex St. Request alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

Middleton: “How Blue Can You Get?,” 6:30 p.m., Flint Library, 1 S. Main St. Anatomy of the blues with musician Charlie Sawyer. Sponsored by Boxford Cable TV and four local libraries. http://2120.OneCamelot.com or www.BoxfordCableTv.com.

hamilton: Wildlife Encounters, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. All families welcome. No registration. 978-468-5577.

Thursday, July 25

DANVERS: State Rep. Theodore Speliotis Office Hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Danvers Town Hall, 1 Sylvan St. For residents of Danvers. 617-722-2410, 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

Friday, July 26

Salem: State Rep. Paul Tucker Office Hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

marblehEad: Drop-In Craft, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

Saturday, July 27

marblhead: Friends of Abbot Library Meet, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

Beverly: “The Block” Summer Street Party, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., downtown Cabot Street. $5 cash only donation at the gate. No pets. Bring ID if you plan to drink. 978-922-8558, www.beverlymainstreets.org.

Monday, July 29

marblehead: Montessori in the Morning, 10:15 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

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 3 hours. Questions? Call 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).

WEST PEABODY: Rep. Theodore Speliotis, D- Danvers, office hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Peabody Library for residents of West Peabody. 617-722-2410 & 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

wednesday, July 31

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Adrienne Howard and Linda Swicker, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. 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.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Soul City does Motown, soul, and funk at Castle Hill picnic concert, gates open 5 p.m., shows at 7 p.m., 290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich. Pack a picnic or purchase from vendors. $35/car or $25/car for Trustees members. Walk-ins $10 for nonmembers and $8 members. Weather cancels announced by 3 p.m. www.thetrustees.org/picnicconcerts.

Friday, Aug. 2

Beverly: Beverly Veterans Council cookout, 4 to 7 p.m., free, at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, One Ellis Square. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soda & 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. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

Sunday Aug. 4

Wenham: Free Youth Soccer Clinic, Ages 7-13, 6-7:30 p.m. Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Rd, 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.

Tuesday Aug. 6

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

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

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

Saturday, Aug. 10

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 Rd. “The Unsung Hero,”presented by Manchester Summer Chamber Music, with violist Matthew Cohen. Pack a picnic & seating. For directions, tickets, information, visit: www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org.

Monday, Aug. 12

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.

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.

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 Rd. “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 Rd. 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