Friday, May 17

Hamilton: Get Connected, 10:15 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Learn effective communication techniques to create stronger connections with children, school and community. With Dana Allara, certified parent coach. For parents and caregivers of children in K-3. 978-468-5577, www.hwlibrary.org.

Hamilton: Stage 284 Youth Company’s “Lion King Jr.”, 7:30 p.m., in the round at 284 Community House, 284 Bay Road, Route 1A. Tickets at: stage284.com/ $22, $23, $27, or at door. Tel: 978-468-4818.

Tel: 978-468-4818.

Saturday, May 18

PEABODY: Peabody Garden Club Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kinder Care Parking Lot, 520 Lowell St.

Peabody: Peabody Pride Community Cleanup, 9 a.m., meet for supplies at City Hall, 84 Lowell St. Free pizza lunch, 11:30 a.m., Leather City Common. 978-538-5701.

Marblehead: Art Walk, “Where Art and Business Meet”, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists, businesses and community. Map of participants at: www.marbleheadchamber.org. Free and open to the public. 781-631-2868, email: info@marbleheadchamber.org.

Salem: “Leaves of Grass” Marathon reading, 11 a.m. to 4 at The Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. With Dr. Sue Weaver Schopf, to commemorate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday year. Free, all welcome. 978-744-2540.

Beverly: Barbecue Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St. Burgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and more. Adults $7, seniors $6, children $3.50. Home-baked pies: $1.50 per slice. Handicapped-accessible. 978-922-5722.

Danvers: Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus 71st Annual Show, 2 p.m., Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road. “Barbershop Down Broadway.” Tickets $20, $10 for students. 866-727-4988 or www.harmonize.com/northshoremen.

Hamilton: Stage 284 Youth Company’s “Lion King Jr.”, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in the round at 284 Community House, 284 Bay Road, Route 1A. Tickets at: stage284.com/ $22, $23, $27, or at door. Tel: 978-468-4818.

Sunday, May 19

middleton: Old Time Jam, 2 p.m. Bring your folk instruments and join the jam, or come as a listener and enjoy the tunes. Flint Library, 1 South Main St. 978-774-8132

Ipswich: Cape Ann Symphony’s “From the New World and Beyond,” 2 p.m., Ipswich High School, 134 High St. $43 dults, $38 seniors, $15 students (any age), $5 youth (12 and under). 978-281-0543. www.capeannsymphony.org.

Hamilton: Stage 284 Youth Company’s “Lion King Jr.”, 3 p.m., in the round at 284 Community House, 284 Bay Road, Route 1A. Tickets at: stage284.com/ $22, $23, $27, or at door. Tel: 978-468-4818.

Monday, May 20

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 79 Central St. https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/JBL0

Marblehead: “The Blackness Project,” 6:30 p.m. Main Level Reading Room, Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Educational documentary about culture and race from the African American perspective. 781-631-148.

Tuesday, May 21

Salem: Veterans and Friends Coffee Social, 10 to 11 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. Learn about veterans’ benefits, VA health care, support services and more. 978-745-0883.

salem: Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Stories, rhymes, and sometimes crafts. Call 978-744-9667 to register.

Hamilton: “A Gentleman in Moscow,” 11:30 a.m. Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. A literary luncheon to discuss Amor Towles’ historical fiction on the bestseller list for 120 weeks. Copies are available for checkout. 978-468-5577, hwlibrary.org.

Wednesday, May 22

Lynn: Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary free bird walk, 9 to 11 a.m., Lynn Woods with Mass Audubon Naturalist Scott Santino. Advance registration is required at 978-887-9264 or register online at massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

thursday, may 23

Hamilton: Stage 284 Youth Company’s “Lion King Jr.”, 7:30 p.m., in the round at 284 Community House, 284 Bay Road, Route 1A. Tickets at: stage284.com/ $22, $23, $27, or at door. Tel: 978-468-4818.

Friday, May 24

Hamilton: Get Connected, 10:15 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Learn effective communication techniques to create stronger connections with their children, their school and their community. With Dana Allara, certified parent coach. For parents and caregivers of children in K-3. 978-468-5577, www.hwlibrary.org.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Film Society Presents Christian Bale as Dick Chaney, 1 p.m., free in Sohier Room, Beverly Main Library, Friday, 32 Essex St. Call 978-921-6062 for film title or check www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, May 25

Peabody: Institute Library and its South and West Branch Libraries closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Hamilton: Stage 284 Youth Company’s “Lion King Jr.”, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in the round at 284 Community House, 284 Bay Road Route 1A. Tickets at: stage284.com/ $22, $23, $27, or at door. Tel: 978-468-4818.

sunday, May 26

Peabody: Institute Library and its South and West Branch Libraries closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Hamilton: Stage 284 Youth Company’s “Lion King Jr.”, 3 p.m., in the round at 284 Community House, 284 Bay Road Route 1A. Tickets at: stage284.com/ $22, $23, $27, or at door. Tel: 978-468-4818.

monday, May 27

Peabody: Institute Library and its South and West Branch Libraries closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

tuesday, May 28

Peabody: Institute Library and its South and West Branch Libraries reopen following Memorial Day Holiday.

WEST PEABODY: State Rep. Ted Speliotis district office hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the West Peabody Library, for residents of West Peabody. 617-722-2410 & 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

Thursday, May 30

DANVERS: State Rep. Ted Speliotis district office hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Danvers Town Hall. For Danvers residents. Call 617-722-2410, 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

Danvers: Raising of the Gay Pride Flag, 6:30 p.m., in front of Town Hall, 1 Sylvan St., with refreshments following in Town Hall.

Monday, June 3

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m. Council on Aging, 5 Broad St. https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/JBL0

Monday, June 10

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/JBL0

MIDDLETON: State Rep. Ted Speliotis district office hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Flint Library in Middleton, for Middleton precinct 2 residents. 617-722-2410 & 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.