friday, oct. 11

danvers: Danvers Blood Donation Center open, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 99 Rosewood Drive. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Beverly: Friends of Beverly Animals’ 11th Annual Fur Ball, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Italian-American Center (ICC), 302 Rantoul St. Trivia contest 7 p.m.. Tickets $25; kids under 12 free. Visit friendsofbeverlyanimals.org or purchase at the door. Email foba2007@gmail.com or call 978-922-7190.

marblehead: Anne Marilyn Lucas’s “Recovery,” 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Little Theater, 12 School St. A mother’s struggle with a child’s addiction, with Jeff Korsenick on the financial cost of addiction. Call 781-631-9697.

saturday, oct. 12

danvers: Danvers Blood Donation Center open, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 99 Rosewood Drive. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

hamilton: Mad Hatter Story Time, 11 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Stories, hat making and tea, inspired by Alice’s Adventures. Ages 3 and older, register at 978-468-5577 or hwlibrary.org.

marblehead: Anne Marilyn Lucas’s “Recovery,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Little Theater, Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St. A mother’s struggle with a child’s addiction, with Kathy Day of Learn to Cope/ Paul Kusiak, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 781-631-9697.

sunday, oct. 13

danvers: Danvers Blood Donation Center open, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 99 Rosewood Drive. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

marblehead: Anne Marilyn Lucas’s “Recovery,” 2 p.m., Marblehead Little Theater, Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St. A mother’s struggle with a child’s addiction, with Melissa Weiksnar, author of “Heroin’s Puppet: Amy and her Disease.” Call 781-631-9697,

monday, oct. 14

danvers: Danvers Blood Donation Center open, 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 99 Rosewood Drive. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Salem: Red Cross Blood Donation Clinic, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Remix Church, 9 Church St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Tuesday, Oct. 15

danvers: Danvers Blood Donation Center open, 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 99 Rosewood Drive. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

salem: Book Buffet for ages 10 to 18, 6:30 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Make candy sushi, Minute-to-Win-It games, chat about books. Call 978-744-9667 or visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

Beverly : The Monarch Butterfly: Sustaining the Monarch One Yard at a Time, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St, free, in the Sohier Room, with Katie Banks Hone presenting. All welcome. Call 978 381-3597.

salem: Ward 1 Councilor Candidate Forum, 7 p.m., Waterfront Hotel, 225 Derby St. Cosponsored by Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association and League of Women Voters of Salem.

wednesday, Oct. 16

Danvers: North Shore Community College’s Supervisors’ Connection Workshop: “Change is inevitable; Suffering is Optional,” 8 to 10 a.m., NSCC’s Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, DS106. $49 per workshop Call Susan Ryan at 978-236-1240.

Salem: Red Cross blood donation center open, 2 to 7 p.m., Salem Masonic Temple, 70 Washington St.

HAMILTON: Flu Vaccination Clinic, 4 to 7 p.m., Buker Elementary School, 1 School St., Wenham. Information: 978-4685-579, 978-468-5520 x4.

DANVERS: The Israel Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosts a brown bag lunch at the Judge Samuel Holten House, their chapter home,at 17 Holten St., at noon. Marblehead Town Historian Don Dolliber will speak on “The First Inhabitants of Marblehead.”

Danvers: Republican Town Committee (DTRC) meeting, 7 p.m., Danvers Fire Station Meeting room 62 High St. Focus on the nomination of Republicans to be elected as DTRC members on the 2020 Presidential Primary Election Ballot. All welcome. Questions? email: danverstaxpayers@aol.com or call 978-774-5262.

Thursday, Oct. 17

BEVERLY: Ghost Stories of New England, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St, mixed media presentation with Dan Tremblay of Heritage Films. Free and open to adults. Questions? ridenour@noblenet.org.

Friday, Oct. 18

hamilton: Children’s Yoga with Meredith Friday, 10:15 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. 45 minutes of stories and yoga, music & games. Ages 3—5. Free with caregiver.

hamilton: Explore the Haunting True History of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Christopher Rondina, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577.

saturday, Oct. 19

ipswich: 24th Annual Ipswich Chowderfest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown Ipswich River Walk. Tickets at:www.eventbrite.com/e/ipswich-chowderfest-tickets-71845924093.

hamilton: Rome and Colonial America, 1 p.m., Hamilton Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. How the Roman model formed the foundation of our landscape with Harvard trained archaeologist. Free to the public. Call 978-468-5577.

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.

hamilton: “May I Pet Your Dog?,” 3 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Representatives of the Canine Company share stories, activities, games with kids. Free and open to the public. Call 978-468-5577.

tuesday, oct. 22

hamilton: Heritage Films presents: ‘Ghost Stories,’ 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Local ghost tales and paranormal findings. Free to public. Call 978-468-5577.

Salem: La Tertulia language skills group meets, 6 to 8 p.m. Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Keep your Spanish speaking skills in practice! Call 978-744-2540.

Peabody: Bestselling author Michael Tougias discusses his book “Ten Hours Before Dawn,” 6:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library’s West Branch, 603 Lowell St. Call 978-535-3354.

Wednesday, oct. 23

Salem: School Committee Candidate Forum, 6:30 p.m., School Committee Chamber, Collins Middle School. Co-Sponsored by: Salem Education Foundation and Salem News.

hamilton: National Novel Writing Month for Newbies, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St., informal gathering of those interested in finding out about November’s National Novel Writing Month. Drop in, ask questions. Call 978-468-5577.

Danvers: Riverside Square Dance Club weekly session, 7 to 8:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 13 Holten St. Singles or partners. If you can walk briskly you’re welcome. Visit Riversidesquares.org, or call 978-774-8159.

thursday, oct. 24

HAMILTON: Flu Vaccination Clinic, 3 to 6 p.m., Miles River Middle School, 787 Bay Road, Hamilton. Information at 978-4685-579 or 978-468-5520, x4.

beverlY: Cabot and Rantoul streets closed for trick or treating, 4 to 6 p.m. Safe, fun, free. www.beverlymainstreets.org/events/downtown-trick-or-treat/.

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.

Peabody: Melissa Moschitto’s award-winning play “Artemisia’s Intent,” 8 p.m., Discover 17th century Italy’s great feminist Baroque painter. Peabody Black Box Theater, 22 Foster St.. One performance only. Tickets $25, at http://bit.ly/ArtemisiaPeabody.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead’s annual rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., with stuff-a-bag noon to 1 p.m. Donations accepted Oct. 19 —24 at noon sharp, visit: www.standrewsmhd.org/rummage.html. Call 781-631-4951.

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.

tuesday, Oct. 29

Ipswich: Red Cross blood donation center open, 2 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of Hope, Our Lady of Hope, 1 Pineswamp Road.

hamilton: ‘Day of the Dead’ Skull Mask painting, 2 — 3:30 p.m. ages 7 to 10; 3:30 to 5 p.m., ages 11 to 18, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Registration required at 978-468-5577.

saturday, nov. 2

salem: 17th Century Saturday Arts & Mysteries Revealed: A Sailor’s Life & Hornworking, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Sing sea shanties and learn the wonders of the horn. Visit: www.7gables.org.

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.

tuesday, Nov. 5

HAMILTON: FLu Vaccination Clinic, 3 to 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Information: 978-468-5520 x4.

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.

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.

Beverly: Free weekly adult English language practice group, 11 to 11:45 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. No registration required. Contact Martha at 978-921-6062

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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

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