Monday, Dec. 2

Peabody: A Celtic holiday celebration, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. With Irish harpist Áine Minogue. Register at 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.

Beverly: Celebrate Beverly libraries’s historical contributions with Wendy Frontiero, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. presentaion in the Sohier Room at the main branch, 32 Essex St., after refreshments at 9 a.m. Free and open to adults; no registration required. Handicapped-accessible.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Swampscott: Babyccino Thursdays begin, 10 to 11 a.m., at Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burrill St. A fun, free place for parents and caregivers and tots, up to 24 months. Contact Hela Nathan at 763-807-9450. Walk-ins welcome.

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

Friday, Dec. 6

hamilton: Vets Don’t Forget Vets, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. With William Shuttleworth, who walked 3,000 miles for homeless vets. Bring a friend. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

SATurday, Dec. 7

hamilton: Chess Master Simultaneous Exhibition, 1 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Free, with chess master Lou Mercuri playing 25 people. All levels, age. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

danvers: Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting, 2 to 5 p.m., downtown Danvers. Music, face painting, gingerbread, Santa photos. At 5 p.m., Danvers High School Marching Band lead Santa in a fire truck to light the holiday tree. www.supportdeep.org.

Danvers:The Maple Street Church’s Living Nativity, runs from 3 p.m., in Danvers Square, as part of the Danvers Holiday Festival. Bring a toothbrush for Lifebridge in Salem, serving the homeless. Questions? 978-774-4510.

beverly: Premier blues-rock guitarist Mike Zito rocks the Wallis, 7 to 9 p.m. 9 Walis St. For tickets/information, visit https://gimmelive.com/mikezito.cfm

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Beverly: Holiday Fair at Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 4 to 7 p.m., at 75 Brimbal Ave., with ocal vendors selling handmade items, gifts, jewelry and more. Visit blueberryhillrehab.com.

hamilton: Author Satin Russell on Self-Publishing, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. The concluding speaker for the 11th annual National Novel Writing Month events. Free and open to the public. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

thursday, Dec. 12

Swampscott: Babyccino Thursday morning, 10 to 11 a.m., at Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burrill St. A fun, free place for parents and caregivers and tots, up to 24 months. Contact Hela Nathan at 763-807-9450. Walk-ins welcome.

Saturday, Dec. 14

peabody: Craft Fair at Sunrise at Gardner Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 73 Morgan St. Crafts, vendors, bake sale and entertainment. Proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Questions? Call 978-532-3200

beverly: Roast Beef supper at the Second Congregational Church, 5 to 6 p.m., 35 Conant St. Adults $10, Seniors $8, children $4. Home-baked pies. Handicap accessible.

Beverly: Prostate cancer support group, 6:30 p.m., Beverly Hospital Ledgewood Facility. For more information, call John QUinn at 617-905-4999.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Marblehead: New England Brass Band Christmas concert, 2 to 4 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave. 978-778-0060.

Monday, Dec. 16

beverly: LGBTQ Book Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sohier Room, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. To discuss “Oranges are Not the Only Fruit” by Jeanette Winterson. Books at desk. Alternate formats available. 978-921-6062.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Beverly: Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. To discuss “House of Names” by Colm Toibin. Books at desk. For alternate formats, call 978-921-6062.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Beverly: Books & Brews Book Discussion Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Indo, 298 Cabot St. To discuss “Radium Girls,” by Kate Moore. For ages 21 and up, registration required. 978-921-6062.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Swampscott: Babyccino Thursday morning, 10 to 11 a.m., at Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burrill St. A fun, free place for parents and caregivers and tots, up to 24 months. Contact Hela Nathan at 763-807-9450. Walk-ins welcome.

Friday, dec. 20

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

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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