Friday, Oct. 4

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

salem: Jammin’ with Jen, 10 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Sing-along for ages 2 and up with caregiver. 978-744-9667 or visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

hamilton: “Ann Landers and Dear Abby: A Comedic Portrayal,” 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St., presnted by Delvena Theatre Company Free and open to the public. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

salem: Mayor’s Night Out in Salem, starts at 3 p.m., Free with photo ID proof of Salem residency, and students with ID cards, bus pass, or a Salem Public Library card. Trick or Treating starts at big fountain by the Museum Place Mall at 5:30 p.m.

salem: Build It!, 4 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Hands-on science and engineering for grades K-5, without caregiver. 978-744-9667 or visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

Salem: Hawthorne in Hollywood Film Series, 6:30 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. View the 1926 silent film “The Scarlet Letter.” $15, $12 members. Visit 7gables.org/event/hawthorne-in-hollywood-2019-10-04/.

marblehead: Haunted Walking Tour of historic downtown, 7 p.m. start at Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 161 Washington St. Ages 8+. $15 members; $20 future members; $5 children under 16. Must register at: www.marbleheadmuseum.org or call 781-631-1768.

Saturday, Oct. 5

danvers: Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. closes for repairs; reopens Oct. 21.

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

Marblehead: Workshop on white privilege featuring, 2:30 p.m., The Church of St. Andrew (Episcopal), 135 Lafayette Street (Route 114). Free and open to the public. Questions? pamelapoppe61@gmail.com.

Salem: Actress Kathy Najimy returns to Salem to revisit her role in comedy-horror hit “Hocus Pocus,” 7 p.m. Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square. Meet, autograph and photo ops. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/hocus-pocus-at-the-hawthorne-hotel-salem-ma-featuring-kathy-najimy-tickets-66121265485.

salem: 17th Century Saturday Arts & Mysteries Revealed: Colonial Food Preservation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Learn your way around the colonial kitchen. Visit: www.7gables.org

Danvers: The Danvers Garden Club’s 3rd Annual Savers Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Richard’s Church. Soft goods, linens, curtains, bedding, clothing, shoes, and purses.

Beverly: Windows into the World of Waldorf open house for prospective parents and students, 10 a.m., Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot St. Visit: https://waldorfmoraine.org/event/windows-into-the-world-of-waldorf-open-house-3/.

Hamilton: Pumpkin decorating, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Bring your own pumpkin, all ages welcome, no registration. 978-468-5577.

beverly: Pumpkin painting, noon to 2 p.m., at historic Balch House, 448 Cabot St. Pumpkins and painting supplies provided. All ages; $10/$5 members. 978-922-1186.

danvers: North Shore Blessing of the Animals, 1 to 3 p.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, 46 Cherry St (opposite Town Hall) All welcome.

beverly: Yoga at the Library, 3:30 p.m., free at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., with registered yoga teacher, Kelly. Bring yoga mat/towel/water bottle. Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org.

Marblehead: Mystery and intrigue at the Lee Mansion, 7 p.m., 161 Washington St. Includes game play, wine, light refreshments, $35 per person; reservations recommended at: www.marbleheadmuseum.org or 781-631-1768.

sunday, oct. 6

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).

Peabody: St. Michael’s Society Polish picnic, noon, free at 15 Endicott St., Peabody. Music and dancing by the Beer Hall Boys. Golabki, Kielbasa, Kapusta and Paczki. Parking nearby. 978-531-5592.

marblehead: World-class sailor Brian Hancock tells tales of the high seas, 2 p.m., Abbot Library, 235 Pleasant St, Marblehead. Free, following the Friends’ of the Library’s annual meeting. 781-631-1481.

Salem: Actress Kathy Najimy returns to Salem to revisit her role in comedy-horror hit “Hocus Pocus,” 7 p.m. Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. Meet, autograph and photo ops. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hocus-pocus-at-the-hawthorne-hotel-salem-ma-featuring-kathy-najimy-tickets-66121265485.

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.

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

tuesday, oct. 8

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

Peabody: PALS Animal Life Savers Dining for Felines fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., Stonewood Tavern, 139 Lynnfield St. Percentage of sales benefit fabulous felines. https://www.facebook.com/events/1201590416691135/

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

Salem: Councilor At-Large Candidate Forum, 6:30 p.m., Salem Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St. Free and open to the public. Call 617-682-2446.

Beverly: Beverly Democratic City Committee meeting, 7 p.m., Beverly Farms Branch of the Library, 24 Vine St. Guest speaker Lisa Peterson, candidate for Congress, 6th Congressional District. Call 978-618-5188.

Wednesday, oct. 9

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

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

thursday, oct. 10

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

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.

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+, register at 978-468-5577 * hwlibrary.org

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).

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. 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. 978 381-3597.

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.

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

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.

saturday, Oct. 19

ippswich: 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

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.

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 and open to the public.

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

Wednesday, oct. 23

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.

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: 978-4685-579, 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.

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.

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: 978-4685-579, 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

Tuesday, Oct. 1

salem: Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stories, songs, crafts: 3-5 years old, no caregiver. Register: 978-744-9667 or visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

salem: Storybook Theater Company, 4 p.m. , Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Exploratory acting for creative kids! No experience required. Grades K-5, without caregiver. Call 978-744-9667 or visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

wednesday, Oct. 2

salem: Baby Signs, 10 a.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Games, songs, and activities; infant/toddler signs. 978-744-9667 or visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

salem: Library Explorers, 4 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stories and crafts for grades K-5, without caregiver. 978-744-9667 or: www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

thursday, Oct. 3

salem: Time for Toddlers, 10 a.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs; ages 18 —36 months, with caregiver. 978-744-9667 or visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

salem: Teen Test Kitchen, 3:45 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Learn to cook at SPL! Basics for teens, grades 5-12. 978-744-9667 or www.salempl.org/calendar to register.

Saturday, October 12

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+, register at 978-468-5577 * hwlibrary.org

Children’s Yoga with Meredith Friday, October 18 at 10:15. Join us for a 45-minute adventure into storytelling and yoga! With basic stretches, breathing activities, music & games we will bring a story to life with yoga. Don’t forget comfy movement clothes and a smile! Designed for ages 3-5 years, with a caregiver. Offered at no charge, no registration necessary.

Explore the Haunting True History of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Christopher Rondina Friday Oct. 18 at 7:00. It’s been two-hundred-years since Washington Irving dreamed-up the ‘Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow’, the most iconic ghost in American folklore –but was the famous specter truly just a figment of the author’s imagination, or is there more to the legend? Join Christopher Rondina, writer and ghost-chaser, for an evening of literary adventure and haunting mystery as we explore the true beginnings of America’s favorite ghost story and unmask the long-lost identity of the phantom horseman himself! Signed copies of Christopher’s book will be available for purchase after the presentation.

Rome and Colonial America Saturday, October 19 at 1:00. Rome and Colonial America were more alike than you might think! Think: Tribute, Technology and Transportation. Join local archaeologist, Kimberley Connors, as we discuss how the Roman model formed the foundation of our landscape. Ms. Connors is a Harvard University trained archaeologist who has offered hundreds of public and school events delving into our shared New England history. This event is sponsored by the Hamilton Historical Society and the Friends of the HWPL, free and open to the public.

“May I Pet Your Dog?” Monday, October 21 at 3:00. Representatives of the Canine Company will be here to share a story and provide activities and games designed to reinforce safety skills when approaching and caring for our animal friends. No registration necessary, free and open to the public, designed for preschool and elementary-aged children.

Documentary: Ghost Stories Tuesday, October 22 at 10:30. Heritage Films presents: ‘Ghost Stories’ featuring a series of films of local ghost tales and paranormal findings. We’ll also have a look at several films from Gettysburg and Civil War times. Films are 1/2 hour in length with time for questions, reminiscences, and discussion. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

National Novel Writing Month for Newbies Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00. An informal gathering of those interested in finding out a little more about the camaraderie and writing frenzy that is November’s National Novel Writing Month. Drop in, ask questions.

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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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