Thursday, Nov. 7

salem: Artist Talk with choreographer Alexandra Beller, 4:30 p.m., Salem State University Dance Studio 303, O’Keefe Complex, 225 Canal St. salemstate.edu/arts or 978.542.6365.

Peabody: “Intelligent Lives” free documentary screening, 5:30 p.m. Peabody Black Box Theater, 22 Foster St. Questions IQ testing in U.S. Tickets at https://blackbox-intelligentlives.eventbrite.com or call 978-624-2333.

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

Beverly: Beverly High School Open House, 6:30 p.m., 100 Sohier Road for 8th grade parents, guardians and students. 978-921-6132.

Marblehead: “Elbridge Gerry: Beyond the Gerrymander,” 7 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St. With historian/author Robert Allison. $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. 978-468-5577, hwlibrary.org

Peabody: Peabody Garden Club Craft Night, 7 p.m.,Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St. 617-930-4466. Guest fee for the evening is $5, plus the craft kit fee.

salem: Writers Series presents Diane Les Becquets, 7:30 p.m., 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: Live Comedy Night with Sean Lynch, 8:15 p.m., CinemaSalem, 1 E. India Square Mall. Tickets $20; 10% of proceeds support NSMC Salem Hospital. www.cinemasalem.com.

friday, nov. 8

salem: Boston Artists Ensemble play Hamilton Hall, 8 p.m., Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St. Note: not handicapped-accessible. Tickets $30, $25 seniors, $10 students with ID, at BostonArtistsEnsemble.org or at the door. 

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 older and their stuffed companions. Free, no registration. Questions? Call 978-468-5577.

Beverly: 6th Annual Marino Donnelly Foundation Charity Casino Night for Pancreatic Cancer, 7 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St., Beverly Farms. Craps, roulette, blackjack and Three Card Poker, cash bar. See our FB page.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Peabody: Temple Tiferet Shalom Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 489 Lowell St. All welcome; parking and admission are free; handicapped accessible.

Salem: Salem Serves’ book launch, 2 to 4 p.m., free, at the Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St., hosted by the Salem Department of Veterans Services. 978-744-0924.

Monday, Nov. 11

danvers: “Women’s Connection” November Brunch, 8:45- 10:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Point Room, at Danversport Waterfront, 161 Elliot St. (Route 62) with annual country fair and auction. $17 pp, Reservations at 978-303-7873.

peabody: PJ Library Mommy & Me, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Chabad of Peabody, 682 Lowell St. for ages 3 and under with caregivers. Creative music and movement with Jewish themes, free play and snack. RSVP: 978-977-9111. Walk-ins welcome.

Danvers: Veterans Day observance ceremonies, 11 a.m., Thorpe School, Avon Road, Danvers (entrance at rear of school). With Vietnam veteran Robert H. Roy All welcome. 978-777-0001 ext. 3025.

tuesday, Nov. 12

salem: Mack Park Neighborhood Association presents Chris Dowgin discussing the history of Salem’s underground tunnels, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. presentation, Moose Hall, 50 Grove St.

wednesday, Nov. 13

Hamilton: Hamilton-Wenham Library American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., 14 Union St. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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

Peabody: Peabody Chamber of Commerce dinner, 5 p.m., Ferncroft Country Club. Tickets are $75; all welcome. 978-531-0384 or www.peabodychamber.com/events to register.

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.

Marblehead: Tavern Trivia Night at King Hooper Mansion, 7 p.m., 8 Hooper St. $5 per person. Reservations at: www.marbleheadmuseum.org.

Salem: Castle of our Skins celebration of black artistry through music, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. www.salemstatetickets.com.

friday, Nov. 15

peabody: St Adelaide’s Christmas Fair, 3 to 9 p.m., 708 Lowell St. Home baked goods, holiday gift baskets, gift extravaganza, wine cellar, kid’s activities, $2,000 in prizes.

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.

peabody: St. Adelaide’s Christmas Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 708 Lowell St. Home baked goods, holiday gift baskets, gift extravaganza, wine cellar, kid’s activities, $2,000 in prizes.

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.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library LGBTQ Book Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 32 Essex St., Sohier Room. To discuss The Epic of Gilgamesh. Questions? 978-921-6062.

Ipswich: Leven A-Capella concert, 7 to 9 p.m., Along The Way Coffee House, 12 meeting House Green. Six women with a powerful, poignant and eclectic repertoire that’s won accolades. $10 at door or via BrownPaperTickets.com

Monday, Nov. 18

peabody: PJ Library Mommy & Me, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Chabad of Peabody, 682 Lowell St. for ages 3 and under with caregivers. Creative music and movement with Jewish themes, free play and snack. RSVP: 978-977-9111. Walk-ins welcome.

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.

Beverly: Public Library Books & Brews Book Discussion Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. To discuss “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier. At The Indo, 298 Cabot St. Ages 21+. Registration required at 978-921-6062.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Beverly: Public Library Farms Branch Book Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms, Conrad Room. To discuss “All You Can Ever Know” by Nicole Chung. No registration; new members welcome. Questions? 978-921-6066.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Beverly: Books & Brunch to discuss Michelle Obama’s book ‘Becoming,’ 11 a.m., at the Indo Pub, 289 Cabot St. Registration required at: ryan@noblenet.org, or call 978-921-6062, ext. 2120.

Monday, Nov. 25

peabody: PJ Library Mommy & Me, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Chabad of Peabody, 682 Lowell St. for ages 3 and under with caregivers. Creative music and movement with Jewish themes, free play and snack. RSVP: 978-977-9111. Walk-ins welcome.

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.

wednesday, nov. 27

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, nov. 28

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

Monday, Nov. 25

peabody: PJ Library Mommy & Me, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Chabad of Peabody, 682 Lowell St. for ages 3 and under with caregivers. Creative music and movement with Jewish themes, free play and snack. RSVP: 978-977-9111. Walk-ins welcome.

HE ARTS at SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY

(Contact: Karen Gahagan at 978-542-7890 or kgahagan@salemstate.edu)

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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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