Wednesday, June 19

Danvers: Food Truckin’ Night, 4 to 8 p.m., Endicott Park, 52 Forest St. Sample offerings at food trucks from around New England. Music, lawn games, raffles. Bring chair or blanket. A benefit for the Pan Mass Challenge. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/foodtruckin.

Danvers: Open Mic Night, 7 to 9 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Bring an instrument, tell a story, jokes, read a poem, have fun. Contact Dan at dh.tremblay@outlook.com or 978-777-2711.

Thursday, June 20

Salem: Veterans and Friends Coffee Social, 5 to 7 p.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. Learn about veterans’ benefits, VA health care, support services and more. 978-745-0883

Beverly: A Little Night Music & Rhyme, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Dancing, shaking, moving and singing for kids under 5. www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.

Beverly: Book Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. 978-921-6066

Danvers: Danvers Historical Society Speaker Series, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Falcons Senior Internship Exhibit and Discussion. Email: dhs@danvershistory.org

Beverly: Exhibit Opening Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Montserrat College of Art 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St. For artist Norman Laliberte’s retrospective exhibit “Inside the Mind of a Maker,” on view through Aug. 3. www.montserrat.edu.

Friday, June 21

Beverly: Bebop Beats, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. An hour of songs, stories, and family-friendly activities. For all ages and their caregivers. 978-921-6062, www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.

Beverly: English Practice Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Beverly Main Library, 32 Essex St. Led by volunteers, for all ages. Contact Allison, 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or babin@noblenet.org.

hamilton: E-books and e-audios with Lewis, 2 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Bring your favorite device and install the Libby app. Free and open to the public. 978-468-5577 or hwlibrary.org

Ipswich: Castle Neck Boat Tour, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. See the back side of Crane Wildlife Refuge and Choate Island while aboard the pontoon boat Osprey. $12 Trustees members; $20 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Ipswich: Pop-Up Farmers Market, 4 to 7 p.m., Ipswich Middle Green, 36 S. Main St. Free, featuring many local vendors and music. www.ipswichfarmersmarket.com.

Topsfield: Family Dusk Solstice Paddle, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Adults $18 members, $21 nonmembers; children $16 members, $19 nonmembers. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

Topsfield: Summer Solstice Fairy Houses, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Venture into the forest to create fairy houses and celebrate the Solstice. Meet in front of the Nature Center. For families with children 4 and up. Adults $9 members, $11 nonmembers; children $8 members, $10 nonmembers. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

saturday, june 22

Topsfield: Field Sketching with Colored Pencils, 9 a.m. to noon., Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Registration and some drawing experience required. Dress appropriately. Audubon members, $56; nonmembers $67. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

Danvers: The Danvers Garden Club Children’s Concert, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Children’s Garden at Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. Brian Doser, the Music Man, entertaining. If rain, in the Children’s Room. Contact Betsy Powers-Sinclair at danversgardenclub@gmail.com.

Ipswich: Curator’s Walking Tour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Explore The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association’s “Spirit of Place” exhibit. $9 Trustees members, $15 nonmembers. 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Danvers: Ice Cream Carnival, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, corner of Holten and Cherry streets​. Ice cream, balloons by Brian and interactive activities. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/allsaints.

Salem: Solstice Saturday Family Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. Hands-on art-making, workshops and more. Included with admission. 978-745-9500, www.pem.org.

Danvers: Endicott Park Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 57 Forest St. Doll carriage parade, face painting, temporary tattoos, kids’ activities, demonstrations, rides, food, baking contest, live entertainment, baby animal farm.​ Contact Sheryl James, 978-335-3484 or hungrycater@gmail.com​.

Salem: North Shore Pride Parade and Festival, noon to 5 p.m., Salem Common, North Washington Square, Salem. Parade steps off at noon from Shetland Park, 26 Congress St., ending at the festival on the Common. Daylong event celebrating unity. www.northshorepride.org.

Ipswich: Intro to Backyard Composting, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. Learn the science of how a compost works and how to get small-scale home composts up and running. $32 Trustees members, $40 nonmembers. Register in advance at www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast/appleton-farms or call 978-356-5728 ext. 4117.

Ipswich: Choate Island Hike, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. 3-mile hike around part of Crane Wildlife Refuge that is only accessible by boat. Wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen and bring water. $28 Trustees members, $35 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Ipswich: Castle Neck Boat Tour, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. See the back side of Crane Wildlife Refuge and Choate Island while aboard the pontoon boat Osprey. $12 The Trustees of Reservations members; $20 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Hamilton: Hamilton-Wenham Community Block Party, 4 to 9 p.m., Patton Park, 394 Bay Road. Music, children’s activities, food trucks. www.communityhouse.org.

Topsfield: Tracks & Scat Family Campout, 6 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Learn to read the forest landscape for survival. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Adults $27 members, $32 nonmembers; children $20 members, $24 nonmembers. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

Ipswich: “Goodnight, Captain White!,” 6:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. An interactive comedic murder mystery presented by History Alive and the Ipswich Museum. $30 general admission, $25 for museum members, $20 for students. Refreshments included. www.ipswichmuseum.org.

Ipswich: Along the Way Coffee House, 7 p.m., 12 Meetinghouse Green. Jennifer Evans and Mike Modern perform. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door or via www.brownpapertickets.com. 978-223-3597

topsfield: Music at Eden’s Edge presents Salty Solstice Splash, 7:30 p.m., Congregational Church of Topsfield Meeting House, 80 Main St. Tickets are $20 general, $18 senior, $15 student, family up to five, $55; at the door or online at www.edensedge.org/concerts. Wheelchair accessible.

Sunday, June 23

Salem: North Shore Cancer Walk, 8 a.m., Salem Willows Park, 167 Fort Ave., Salem. A 10K (6.2-mile) community fundraiser for North Shore medical oncology services. nsmcgiving.partners.org/2019Walk.

Danvers: Michael Gordon Fishing Derby, 8 to 11 a.m., Mill Pond, Danvers Rotary Pavilion, 15 Sylvan St. Free, for anglers of all ages. No preregistration required. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/fishingderby.

Ipswich: The Wheels for the World Bike Ride, 8:30 a.m., 240 County Road. Presented by Save One Life, New England Hemophilia Association and Beverly Bikes. Fundraiser for Chris Seistrup as he races from Canada to New Mexico along the Continental Divide. Choose from 62-mile or 25-mile routes. $50 registration fee; spectators welcome for $15. Register by June 22 at bikereg.com. 978-352-7652.

Danvers: Keep the Beat CHD Awareness Walk and Picnic, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Endicott Park, 57 Forest St​. Register to walk at walk.itsmyheartnewengland.org. Contact annamary.geist@itsmyheart.org or 351-201-1533. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/itsmyheart.

Ipswich: Yoga on the Estate, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Held either on the rooftop deck or the casino lawn, depending on weather and class size. Bring mat, towel, water, and sunscreen. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. 978-356-4351 ext. 4052, or email vsindorf@thetrustees.org.

Ipswich: Notch Traveling Biergarten, 2 to 7 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Free with admission; nonmembers $15/car, $5/motorcycle, $2/bike. 978-356-4351 ext. 3203, rdonovan@thetrustees.org.

Hamilton: Sundays in Patton Park, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A. Music by Ben Eramo and the Cold Spring Harbor Billy Joel Tribute Band. Rain location: Asbury Grove Tabernacle, 1 Pleasant Ave. Free. 978-468-4818, www.communityhouse.org.

Monday, June 24

hamilton: Teen Wicked Good Henna Tattoo, 3 to 5 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. 978-468-5577 or hwlibrary.org

Ipswich: Nonfiction Book Group, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Book this month is “In Full Flight: One Woman’s Quest for Atonement in Africa” by John Heminway. 978-356-6648, www.ipswichlibrary.org.

Tuesday, June 25

Ipswich: Movement Mapping, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m., Ipswich Moving Company, 2 Cogswell St. Create and perform a choreography map using symbols assigned to different dance moves. Part of the Ipswich Public Library’s Summer STEM program. 9:30 a.m. for grades 1 and 2, 10:45 a.m. for grades 3-5. Registration required at www.ipswichlibrary.org.

Ipswich: After Work Adventure: Salt Marsh Kayak, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Paddle into the heart of Crane Wildlife Refuge. For competent swimmers ages 15 and up. Equipment provided or bring your own. $32 Trustees members, $40 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Danvers: Family Festival Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Danvers Rotary Pavilion, 15 Sylvan St. Bring picnic dinner, a lawn chair or blanket and hear live music. Contact Sheryl James, hungrycater@gmail.com​ or 978-335-3484. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/ffconcert

Beverly: Tuesday Night Taps and Tunes, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St. For children ages 4 and younger and their families. www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.

Ipswich: Outdoor Family Movie Night, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pineswamp Road. Free showing of “The Prince of Egypt” at sunset. Children’s activities, free popcorn. 978-356-3944, www.ipswichcatholics.com.

Salem: North Shore Concert Band, 7 to 9 p.m., Robert Hayes Bandshell at Salem Willows Park, 167 Fort Ave. Summer concert series opening night. Rain date is following Thursday. Contact Gordon Bowman, band manager, at 978-531-9339.

Wednesday, June 26

hamilton: Children’s One-Day Book Sale, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Board books to teen novels. 978-468-5577 or hwlibrary.org

Marblehead: Tide Pooling Trek, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chandler Hovey Park, 15 Follett St. Explore rocks and tide pools, see sea stars, crabs and critters. For families with children ages 4 and up. Adults $9 members, $11 nonmembers; children $8 members; $10 nonmembers. www.massaudubon.org.

Beverly: Cupcake Wars, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. For grades 6-12, a cupcake decorating contest judged on design and use of a secret ingredient. www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.

Danvers: Boy Scouts Spaghetti Supper, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St. Boy Scouts of America Troop 16 serve up spaghetti and more. Tickets at the door: Family $20, adult $7, senior/child $5. Contact Kevin Gibbons, gibbonskj@msn.com.

Ipswich: Caribbean Cocktails at the Castle, 6 to 8 p.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Self-guided tours, bar, appetizers. Admission includes two drink tickets. $28 Trustees members, $35 nonmembers. Reservations recommended. 978-356-4351, www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Ipswich: Ipswich Poetry Club Meets, 6:30 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Share poems, both finished and in progress, and receive feedback. 978-356-6648, www.ipswichlibrary.org.

Beverly: Books & Brews Book Discussion Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Indo, 298 Cabot St. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Register at Beverly Public Library or call 978-921-6062.

Danvers: History Book Group meets, 7 to 8 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Discuss a history book picked by the group. 978-774-0554.

Thursday, june 27

Beverly: Endicott College Young Writers Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Endicott College. 376 Hale St. Two-day workshop for students in grades 9 to 12. $175 fee includes all activities, food and a T-shirt. Register at endicottyoungwritersworkshop2019.eventbrite.com. Contact Mark Herlihy, 978-232-2178 or mherlihy@endicott.edu.

salem: Memoir Writing Group, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. 978-744-2540

Ipswich: Appleton After Hours, 4 to 7 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. Informal social hour at the Appleton Farm Store with a local farm-based entrepreneur. Contact 978-356-3825 or email szarimba@thetrustees.org.

Ipswich: Art with a View: The Sculptors and Sculpture of Castle Hill, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Lecture and walking tour of sculpture commissioned for the estate. $12 Trustees members, $20 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Ipswich: After Work Adventure: Salt Marsh Kayak, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Paddle into the heart of Crane Wildlife Refuge. For competent swimmers ages 15 and up. Equipment provided or bring your own. $32 Trustees members, $40 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Danvers: Oldies Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Danvers Square, 1 Maple St. Musical street fair, food, raffles. Contact sjames1776@gmail.com. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/oldiesnight.

Beverly: Misselwood Summer Music Series, 6 to 9 p.m., Misselwood Estate at Endicott College, 407 Hale St. Reggae Night featuring Soul Rebel Project. Food trucks. Tickets $15, misselwood.com/upcomingevents or $20 at the door.

Beverly: A Little Night Music & Rhyme, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Dancing, shaking, moving and singing for kids under 5. www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.

Friday, June 28

Salem: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

Beverly: Bebop Beats, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. An hour of songs, stories, and family-friendly activities. For all ages and their caregivers. 978-921-6062, www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.

Beverly: Yoga on the Lawn, 11 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Vinyasa yoga with Kelly Rusch. Bring yoga mat and/or towel. Contact Katie, knelson@noblenet.org.

Beverly: English Practice Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. For adults of all ages. Contact Allison, 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or babin@noblenet.org. No registration required.

Ipswich: Dinoman Space, 3 p.m., Winthrop School, 65 Central St. For children ages 4 to 10. Dinosaurs, meteors, comets, liquid air, and a goldfish give students a distinct view of the solar system. Event kicks off Ipswich Public Library’s summer reading program. 978-412-8713, www.ipswichlibrary.org.

Ipswich: Notch Traveling Biergarten, 5 to 7 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. Contact 978-356-4351 ext. 3203 or rdonovan@thetrustees.org.

Ipswich: Kids Night Out, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Outdoor yoga, stories and more. For ages 6 to 10. $24 member child, $8 additional sibling; $30 nonmember child, $10 additional sibling. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.

Ipswich: Live Action Clue for Adults, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Classic board game comes alive in the 1928 mansion. Play in teams of six to eight. Dress in 1920s attire. Wine and small appetizers. $44 for members, $55 for nonmembers. For ages 18 and up. Advance reservations required at boston.eventful.com.

Saturday, June 29

Ipswich: Notch Traveling Biergarten, 2 to 7 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. Family-friendly activities, food, refreshments, and entertainment. Beer available from Notch Brewery. Contact 978-356-5728 ext. 4118 or crouillard@thetrustees.org.

Sunday, June 30

Ipswich: Yoga on the Estate, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Held either on the rooftop deck or the casino lawn, depending on weather and class size. Bring mat, towel, water, and sunscreen. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. 978-356-4351 ext. 4052 or email vsindorf@thetrustees.org.

Salem: “The Champions” Film Screening, 10 a.m. to noon, Cinema Salem, 1 E. India Square. Darcy Dennett’s documentary on pit bulls rescued from former football star Michael Vick’s fighting ring. Q&A follows with Northeast Animal Shelter’s director of behavior and founder of Handsome Dan’s Rescue. Free; $10 donation suggested. www.northeastanimalshelter.org.

Ipswich: Notch Traveling Biergarten, 1 to 6 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. Family-friendly activities, food, refreshments, and entertainment. Beer available from Notch Brewery. Free admission. Contact 978-356-5728 ext. 4118 or crouillard@thetrustees.org.

Ipswich: Historic Ipswich Walking Tour, 2 to 4 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Led by town historian Gordon Harris. $10 per person. To register, email Harris at historicipswich@gmail.com or text 978-979-6598. www.historicipswich.org.