Thursday, Aug. 1

danvers: Red Cross blood donations, 12:45 to 6:15 p.m., 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).

Ipswich: Castle Hill Picnic Concert, 7 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Soul City plays Motown, soul and funk. Gates open 5 p.m. Pack a picnic or purchase from vendors, $35/car or $25/car for Trustees members. Walk-ins $10 nonmembers, $8 members. www.thetrustees.org/picnicconcerts.

Friday, Aug. 2

danvers: Red Cross blood donations, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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: 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.

Beverly: Beverly Veterans Council cookout, 4 to 7 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, One Ellis Square. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soda and ice cream, raffles, music. Bring seating.

Saturday, Aug. 3

hamilton: Monarch Butterfly Family Program, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. With Boston College professor Dr. Charlie Hoffman. All welcome, free, no registration. 978-468-5577, hwlibrary.org.

Danvers: Red Cross blood donations, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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).

Sunday Aug. 4

Peabody: Red Cross blood donations, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peabody YMCA, 259 Lynnfield St. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

salem: Red Cross blood donations, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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).

Wenham: Free Youth Soccer Clinic, Ages 7-13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, led by former MLS pro Matt Horth, presented by North Shore Bible Church. northshorebiblechurch.com/soccer.

hamilton: Cardboard box homeless sleep-in, 6 p.m. till Sunday morning at 8 a.m,, Patton Park, Route 1 A, to raise money for the homeless. Join a team, start your own, or register yourself at: FamilyPromiseNSB.org,

Peabody: Free Summer Sunday Concert Series presents Rock ‘n Roll with Eleventh Hour, 7 to 9 p.m., at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Questions? Call the Mayor’s Office at 978-538-5704.

Monday, Aug. 5

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.

danvers: Red Cross blood donations, 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 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)  

Tuesday Aug. 6

danvers: Red Cross blood donations, 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 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)  

Wenham: Free Youth Soccer Clinic, Ages 7-13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Gordon College, led by former MLS pro Matt Horth, presented by North Shore Bible Church. northshorebiblechurch.com/soccer.

wednesday, Aug. 7

danvers: Red Cross blood donations, 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 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).

danvers: North Shore Elder Services’ free asset protection presentation, 1 p.m., 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200, 2nd Fl. With Certified Elder Law attorneys Patrick Curley and Lucy Budman of Curley Law Firm LLP. All welcome. www.nselder.org.

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Brewin Brass Band, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Nine piece band, dance covers to classic rock. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Salem: Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl, 6 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine on Salem Common. Sample best ice cream scoops on the North Shore. $6 adults; $4 children, A Salem Heritage Day. QUestions? kylie@salemmainstreets.org.

Hamilton: The Amazing Nano Brothers, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Museum of Science veterans Dan Foley and Joel Harris explore nanotechnology. Elementary aged children; no registration. 978-468-5577.

thursday, Aug. 8

danvers: Red Cross blood donations, 1 to 6:15 p.m., 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).

Marblehead: Red Cross blood donations, 1 to 7 p.m.,  Marblehead Masonic Hall, 62 Pleasant St. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Peabody: “Real Talk Real Moms,” 7:30 to 8:30 p.m, at Peabody Institute Library’s South Branch, 78 Lynn St. Share joys and hardships of being a mom. No reservation, just show up. www.peabodylibrary.org

friday, aug. 9

danvers: Red Cross blood donations, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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).

 Beverly: Red Cross blood donations,  1 to 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St. Red Cross Blood Donor App, or: RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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.

Saturday, Aug. 10

danvers: Red Dross blood donations, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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).  

beverly: Open Farm Day at historic Moraine Farm, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 773 Cabot St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of incubator farms and Food Hub CSA Tufts operations. For more information, visit www.nesfp.org/events/open-farm-day.

salem: Salem Athenaeum Book Group, 11 a.m., The Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., discussing “The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian” by Robert E. Howard. 978-744-2540.

ipswich: Mass Audubon family dusk paddle, 6 to 8 p.m. Canoe the Ipswich River, equipment and basic instruction provided. ‘Discovering Wetlands,’ families with children 6 +. $21 adults, $19 children (members discounted.). Advance registration at: atmassaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

Ipswich: “Good night Captain White,” 6:30 p.m., Heard House, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. A maritime history-mystery. Tickets $30, $25 for museum members; $20 students. Visit https://goodnightcaptainwhiteipswich.brownpapertickets.com

Ipswich: Concert at the Barn at Castle Hill, 7:30 p.m., 290 Argilla Road. “The Unsung Hero,” presented by Manchester Summer Chamber Music, with violist Matthew Cohen. Pack a picnic and seating. For directions, tickets, information, visit: www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Salem: Salem Sound Coastwatch’s Annual Swim & Fin open water swim races, 8 a.m. Salem Harbor start at Forest River Park. 500 meters to 1 mile and 5K. Registration and information at www.swimandfin.org.

Salem: State’s Summer Orchestra free concert, 3 p.m. Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, and Grieg. Visit: salemstate.edu/arts or 978.542.6365.

Monday, Aug. 12

danvers: Red Dross Blood Donations, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., 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).  

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.

danvers: Red Dross Blood Donations, 1 — 6:15 p.m. 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)

tuesday, Aug. 13

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

Beverly: Beverly Democratic City Committee meeting, 7 p.m., Barnet Gallery at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., open to newcomers. Questions? Contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188.

wednesday, Aug. 14

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Bob Kramer Band, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Acoustic trio, blues/rock/roots /urban jazz influences. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

BEVERLY: Misselwood Summer Wedding Show, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Misselwood Estate and mansion, Endicott College, 407 Hale St. Meet the Misselwood team of preferred wedding specialists. LGBTQ-friendly. Tickets $7, at:https://endi.co.tt/SummerWedding. Visit: misselwood.com.

Danvers: Red Cross Blood Donations, 1 to 6:15 p.m., 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)

thursday, Aug. 15

danvers: 1 p.m. - 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)

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.

saturday, Aug. 17

PEABODY: Book-signing by Gary Leavitt, author of the children’s book “Charlie Horse,” 12 to 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., 978-573-3261.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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