friday, nov. 1
hamilton: National Novel Writing Month First Day Frenzy Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hamilton-Wenhman Public Library, 14 Union St. Come in and get cracking on your novel in our free “Primo di NaNo” write in.
Peabody: St. Ann’s Parish annual Bazaar, 5 to 9 p.m., 140 Lynn St., in the parish hall.
saturday, nov. 2
Salem: Salem’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, 8 a.m. to noon, Salem High School, 77 Willson St., Open to Salem and Beverly residents, $20 per car, cash only with proof of residency. Visit www.salem.com/health/pages/household-hazardous.
Salem: Salem’s Repair Café, 9 a.m. to noon (last appointment at 11:30) at Bridge Street entrance at #211, Bridge at 211, Salem-Dickson Room. Free fix-it from volunteers. Call 978-619-5672 for appointment.
Beverly: Beverly Rotary Club’s styrofoam recycling event, 9 a.m. to noon, Beverly High School rear parking lot. Only clean white packing blocks and piece – no egg crates, packing peanuts.
peabody: St. Ann’s Parish annual Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 140 Lynn St., in the parish hall.
Salem: Ste. Anne’s annual bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 11 Cleveland St., Great holiday gift shopping and more. Take chances at the Anything Goes or Twist.
Salem: Salem Moose 10th Annual Holly Fair, 9 a.m to 2 p.m., Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St. Raffles drawing at 1:30 p.m. Call 978-601-3934.
Peabody: South Congregational Church holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 60 Prospect St. Holiday shopping, cafe lunch.
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, learn the wonders of the horn. www.7gables.org.
Marblehead: Run4Rescue 5K benefit for local shelters including the Marblehead Animal Shelter, noon start at Marblehead Lighthouse, Chandler Hovey Park. Same day registration 10 a.m., or at run4rescue.org.
Hamilton: National Native American Heritage Month PowWow, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pingree School Athletic Center, 537 Highland St., Adult $5 ; $4 seniors; $3 children 4 to 12; 3 years and under, Pingree students and staff free. No pets, drugs, alcohol, coolers. Visit: mcnaa.org, call 617-642-1683.
peabody: Greek Festival at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, noon to 11 p.m., 5 Paleologos St. Visit: www.stvasilios.org.
Marblehead: Hope for Haiti fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.,m., Clifton Lutheran Church, 150 Humphrey St. Haitian food, beer wine, music. Benefits Mission of Hope, International.
ipswich: Don White benefit concert to aid the COP Amputee Association, 6 p.m., show starts 8 p.m., VFW, 110 County Road #92. Tickets $20 at the door, cash or credit card.www.copamp.org.
hamilton: Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism with Rory Raven, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Free, for those interested in the psychic or paranormal!
Danvers: 7th annual “Community of Song,” 7:30 p.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St. Choruses from Danvers, Beverly and Peabody high schools. Admission one perishable food item.
Sunday, Nov. 3
peabody: Greek Festival at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, noon to 5 p.m., 5 Paleologos St. Visit: www.stvasilios.org.
Peabody: Character re-enactor Jessa Piaia channels Isabella Stewart Gardner, 2 p.m., Gordon Room, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St, Free, with refreshments. Call 978-774-0554.
Swampscott: Innovata Brass & Percussion with guest pianist Dr. Sanae Kanda, 3p.m., First Church in Swampscott Congregational, 40 Monument Ave. Free-will donations appreciated. Call 781-592-6081, or visit thefirstchurch.org.
Salem: Autism Awareness benefit metal show, 7 to 10 p.m., Koto, 90 Washington St., $10 at door; 100% proceeds benefit Hopeful Journeys.
Monday, Nov. 4
Salem: State Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. Call 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.
Beverly: State Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. Call 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.
Danvers: Plumfield Academy open house, 10 a.m. to noon, 123 Dayton St. A Charlotte Mason School, visit with faculty, tour the classrooms. Openings, call 978-304-0273 or visitplumfieldacademy.org.
Ipswich: U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Salem, hosts a town hall, 7 p.m., Winthrop Elementary School, 65 Central St. Door open 20 minutes in advance.
tuesday, Nov. 5
HAMILTON: Flu Vaccination Clinic: 3 to 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Drop in; bring insurance card, wear short sleeves. Questions? 978-468-5520 x4.
Thursday, Nov. 7
salem: Artist Talk with choreographer Alexandra Beller, 4:30 pm. Salem State University. Dance Studio, 303, O’Keefe Complex. Loring Ave. Free. salemstate.edu/arts or 978.542.6365.
DANVERS: State Rep. Ted Speliotis district office hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Danvers Town Hall. For residents of Danvers. Call 617-722-2410 or 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.
Marblehead: “Elbridge Gerry: Beyond the Gerrymander,” 7 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St. With historian/author Robert Allison, tickets $15, register at 978-740-0444 or www.essexheritage.org.
hamilton: Tea Leaf Reading with Roxie Zwicker, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public LIbrary, 14 Union St. Free, drop in. Questions? Call 978-468-557 or go to hwlibrary.org
salem: Writers Series presents Diane Les Becquets, 7:30 pm. Salem State University. MLK Room, Ellison Campus Center. 352 Lafayette St. Award-winning author of five novels. salemstate.edu/arts or 978.542.6365.
salem: Bishop Fenwick graduate Sean Lynch premieres new Amazon series at live comedy night, 8:15 p.m., CinemaSalem, 1 E India Square Mall, Tickets $20; 10% of proceeds support the NSMC Salem Hospital. Visit:www.cinemasalem.com
saturday, nov. 9
Peabody: Annual Fall Fair, St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 32 Ellsworth Road. Baked goods table with Finnish “Nisu” coffee bread, jewelry table, white elephant table, and lunch selection.
hamilton: Teddy Bear Tea Story Time, 11 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Ages 3+ and their stuffed companions. Free, no registration. Questions? Call 978-468-5577.
wednesday, Nov. 13
beverly: The Impact of Hoffman with Tim Harney and Lydia Gordon, curator of the Hoffmann show at Montserrat College of Art, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Founders Gallery, 248 Cabot St.
thursday, Nov. 14
Beverly: Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Beverly Hospital Ledgewood Facility, 87 Herrick St. For more information, call John Quinn at 617-905-4999.
Salem: Celebration of black artistry through music, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. Castle of our Skins presents String quartet by Florence Price and the Neo-Romantic flare of Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Go to www.salemstatetickets.com or call 978-542-6365.
saturday, Nov. 16
ipswich: Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ipswich Town Hall Gym, 25 Green St. Crafts and Greek pastries. Call 978-356-6650.
Monday, Nov. 18
Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. Call 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
danvers: North Shore Community College’s Supervisors’ Connection Workshop: “What’s my Communication Style?” 8 to 10 a.m., Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, DS106. $49 per workshop. Register at 978-236-1240.
Monday, Nov. 25
Danvers: State Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. Call 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.
Topsfield: State Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. Call 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.
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.
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.
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