thursday, Aug. 15

danvers: 1 to 6:15 p.m., Red Cross Blood Donations, Danvers Blood Donation Center, 99 Rosewood Drive. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

salem: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & Super Smash Ultimate Tournament, 2:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., for teens entering grades 6 to 12. Sign up to play on the day, first come, first served. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

salem: Sign up for annual City of Salem Day at Kernwood Country Club scholarship fundraiser, 4 to 5 p.m. for employees, 5 to 6 p.m. for golfers, $100 each. Salem Park and Recreation Community Center, 401 Bridge St. More information? Call 978-744-0180 or Sally Hayes at 978-745-0505.

ipswich: Soul Rebel project reggae picnic concert at Castle Hill, 7 to 9 p.m., the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Gates open 5 p.m. Admission at gate only: $35/car or $25/car for Trustees members. Motorcycles and walk-ins $10 nonmembers/$8 members. Visit: www.thetrustees.org/picnicconcerts or call 978.356.4351 x4052.

Friday, Aug. 16

Salem: Salem High School Class of 1954’s 65th reunion luncheon, 11 a.m., House of the Seven Gables. $25 per person, at the door. Make checks payable to: SHS Class of 1954. A handicap accessible event.

salem: Sign up for annual City of Salem Day at Kernwood Country Club scholarship fundraiser, 4 to 5 p.m. for employees, 5 to 6 p.m. for golfers, $100 each. Salem Park and Recreation Community Center, 401 Bridge St. More information? Call 978-744-0180 or Sally Hayes at 978-745-0505.

salem: Poetry Salon discusses Dogtown—James R. Scrimgeour and Carl Carlsen, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Poems from Cape Ann’s Ghost Town Landscape, with Q&A. and book signing. 978-744-2540.

Hamilton: “13! The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Community House, Hamilton, 284 Bay Road, Route 1A. Presented by Stage 284 Youth Co. Tickets at http://stage284.com. Or call 978-468-4818 ext. 13.

saturday, Aug. 17

PEABODY: Book-signing by Gary Leavitt, author of the children’s book “Charlie Horse,” noon to 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., 978-573-3261.

Ipswich: Mic on Along The Way Coffee House, 7 p.m., 12 Meeting House Green, $10, light refreshments. Performers check in 6 to 6:45 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 978-223-3597.

ipswich: Concert at the Barn at Castle Hill, 7:30 p.m., 290 Argilla Road, “Songs of the Night” presented by Manchester Summer Chamber Music with contralto Emily Marvosh. Pack a picnic, seating. For directions, tickets, information, visit: www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org.

Hamilton: “13! The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Community House, Hamilton, 284 Bay Road, Route 1A. Presented by Stage 284 Youth Co. Tickets at http://stage284.com. Or call 978-468-4818 ext. 13.

Marblehead: Accidentally on Purpose Improv Comedy Troupe presents Keg-n-Komedy, 7:30 p.m. for 8 p.m. Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St., Marblehead. Audience members must be 21 or older; R rated, includes complimentary beer/Wine. Tickets $25 at: mltlive.com, or at the Arnould Gallery in Marblehead.

Monday, Aug. 19

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: “13! The Musical,” 3 p.m., Community House, Hamilton, 284 Bay Road, Route 1A. Presented by Stage 284 Youth Co. Tickets at http://stage284.com. Or call 978-468-4818 ext. 13.

tuesday, Aug. 20

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m. 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to 3 hours. Questions? Call 978-744-2540.

wednesday, Aug. 21

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Love Love Trio, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Vocal and lyric driven rock. If rain, in Sohier Room.

tuesday, aug. 22

salem: Incessant Pipe: Contentions, 7 to 9 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Roundtable discussions of philosophy, science and ideas. Free, all welcome. 978-744-2540.

friday, Aug. 23

Peabody: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Film Society presents a space-monster film, 1 p.m. Free and open to adults, free popcorn. film titles; call 978-921-6062 for title, or check: www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.

salem: Poetry Salon discusses Victoria Sirianni: From the Veneto to Jeffersonian Virginia and America, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. 978-744-2540.

saturday, aug. 24

beverly: Greenbelt’s second summer race to benefit land conservation, 9 a.m. at Beverly Commons Conservation Area in Beverly Farms. 3.5 and 7-mile trail run. For full details on both events, visit: Visit ecga.org/events for details.

Salem: High School Class of 1964 55th reunion, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waterfront Room at Danversport Waterfront, 161 Elliott St., $50 per person, an informal luncheon buffet from. Checks payable to Salem High School Class of 1964, c/o Jim Solovicos, 10 Sylvia Road, Peabody, MA, 01960.

Beverly: “The Block” summer street party, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. One whole block of downtown Cabot Street closed to cars, open for partying. Donation at the gate: $5 cash only. No pets. Bring ID if you plan to drink. Call Beverly Main Streets at 978-922-8558, or visit: www.beverlymainstreets.org.

Ipswich: Concert at the Barn at Castle Hill, 7:30 p.m., 290 Argilla Road.

Manchester Summer Chamber Music string players celebrate the end of summer with a Four Seasons bash! Pack a picnic, seating. For directions, tickets, information, visit: www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org.

Danvers: The North Shore Players Adult Actors Workshop, Hogan Regional Auditorium, 450 Maple St., for ages 18 and up. Information/registration: northshoreplayers.org, or contact Martin Fucio, Board Secretary, at 978-921-0297.

sunday, aug. 25

Salem: Polish Fest, 1 to 6 p.m., Saint John Paul II Shrine of Divine Mercy, 28 St. Peter St., Polish food, beer, pastries, full bar. Face painting and bouncy houses. DJ music, $1,000 Raffle. Call 978-531-5592.

Monday, Aug. 26

salem: Jigsaw Puzzle Swap Monday, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Swap your old puzzles for “new” ones! Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

tuesday, AUG 27

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

beverly: Cantemus auditions tenors and basses, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Beverly. Call 888-CHORUS-1 (888-246-7871) or visit: www.cantemus.org

thursday, sept. 5

salem: “Hawthorne in Hollywood” at The House of the Seven Gables, 6:30 p.m., 1940 House of the Seven Gables starring George Sanders, and Vincent Price. 115 Derby St. Visit: 7gables.org/event/hawthorne-in-hollywood/2019-08-01.

Saturday, Sept. 7

ipswich: Choate Island Day at the Crane Wildlife Refuge, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., boat shuttles to island. The Crane Estate is at 290 Argilla Rd. Parking at Crane Beach, with a van shuttle to ferry. Tickets in advance or at the dock. Adult Trustees members, $12; Nonmembers, $20 for nonmembers; Senior Trustee members $6; Nonmembers, $10. For more information, visit: www.thetrustees.org/CraneOutdoors or call 978.356.4351 x4052.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Danvers: Fuddruckers’ Reason to Ride, 75 Sylvan St. in Danvers. 8:30 a.m., 50 miles: 25 Mile: 9:30 a.m., 10 Mile: 10:30 a.m,; 5K Walk: 10:45 a.m. Pre-registered participants get an event t-shirt and free BBQ from Fuddruckers. Visit: www.areasontoride.com.

Monday, Sept. 9

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Salem: Mack Park Neighborhood Association (MPNA), 6:30 p.m., for 7 p.m. Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St. Ward 6 Councillor Candidate Debate. Please bring items for Sept. 14 yard sale.

wednesday, Sept. 11

Salem: Salem High School Class of 1960 reunion picnic, noon, rain or shine at Salem Willows Park (across from the Arcade) Bring a chair, pack lunch or buy it at concession. Call Dennis Korumpas at 978-744-7594, Sisty Klein at 978-594-5776.

Monday, Sept. 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.

Peabody: The Jewish Book Group of the North Shore hosts an evening with Faith Quintero, 7 p.m. Temple Tiferet Shalom, 489 Lowell St. Author of Loaded Blessings. RSVPs Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or swyner@lappinfoundation.org.

tuesday, sept. 17

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, Sept. 18

Ipswich: Johnson Lecture series presents naturalist and national bestseller Sy Montgomery, 7 p.m., Hellenic Center (117 County Rd. Rt. 1A. Book sales and cash bar at 6:30 p.m., Register at 978-356-6648.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Danvers: 63rd reunion of Holten High Class of 1956, 12 noon to 4 p.m., Polish Club, 12 Cheever St. For more information, call Sally Saplin at 978-777-5074, or Carol Morrissey at 978-774-2485.

Monday, Sept. 23

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, sept. 24

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.

friday, Sept. 27

Peabody: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

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.

tuesday, oct. 8

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.

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.

tuesday, oct. 22

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monday,

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

salem: Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. 978-744-2540

Saturday, Aug. 17

Ipswich: Mic on Along The Way Coffee House, 7 p.m., 12 Meeting House Green, $10, light refreshments. Performers check in 6 to 6:45 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 978-223-3597.

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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