Monday, Jan. 27

Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St., 978-531-2254.

Salem: Kendi speaks at Salem State, 11:30 a.m. at the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, 356 Lafayette St., Final convocation in MLK Jr. Q&A, book signing. Free to the public.

Peabody: “Page to Screen” book discussion group meets, 5:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. “Crazy Rich Asians” adaptation. No registration. 978-531-0100 ext. 17.

MIDDLETON: State Rep. Ted Speliotis office hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St. For residents of Middleton’s Precinct 2. Call 617-722-2410 and 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

Peabody: Holocaust Remembrance Day, 7 p.m., Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St. Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Free, all welcome. Reservations requested to Susan Feinstein at sfeinstein@lappinfoundation.org.

Peabody: Music at Eden’s Edge performs “Close Encounters with Music,” 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. For more information/registration, call 978-531-0100 ext. 10.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

salem: Preschool Storytime, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stories, songs, crafts for 3-5 years old, free, without caregiver. Visit www.salempl.org/calendar to register or call 978-744-9667.

PEABODY: State Rep. Ted Speliotis Office Hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library West branch, 603 Lowell St. For residents of West Peabody. Call 617-722-2410 and 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

beverly: Ward 2 Civic Association Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Updates on issues and concerns. All residents and business owners encouraged to attend. Membership: $10 individual, $20 family, $50 business. beverlyw2ca@gmail.com.

hamilton: The Global Reading Group meets, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. To discuss refugee crisis. RSVP to Lewis: lparsons@hwlibrary.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

salem: Free music lecture with Boston University music professor Andrew Shenton, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Salem State University Faculty Reading Room, Berry Library, 352 Lafayette St. Discussion of the Holocaust and the eschatology of war. 

peabody: Make a Reusable Shopping Bag in two-part class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Peabody Institute Library Creativity Lab, 82 Main St. Ages 13 to adult. Sign up at: www.peabodylibrary.org/creativitylab/

Thursday, Jan. 30

Peabody: Healthcare 101: Your questions answered with Nurse Practitioner Julie Jamgocian, 1 - 3 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. Information/registration, 978-531-0100.

Danvers: State Rep. Ted Speliotis Office Hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Danvers Town Hall, for the residents of Danvers. Call 617-722-2410 and 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

Hamilton: Legally Blonde, 7:30 p.m., Stage 284, The Community House. Tickets: http://stage284.com/$20 to $25, or at door $25 to $30 at door. Handicapped-seating.

salem: Local historian Jim McAllister revisits Salem’s original master plan, 7:30 p.m. Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. lower level Library. $15, reservations suggested (culturecorner@gmail.com or 978-0979-5907) Attendees get 20% discount in hotel restaurants (excluding alcoholic beverages).

Salem: Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Debussy, Mozart and Messiaen, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall at Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St.“ Tickets: salemstatetickets.com. 978-542-7890.

saturday, FEB. 1

Salem: Salem Recycles Repair Café, 9 a.m. to noon (last appointment at 11:30) at 211 Bridge St. Call 978-619-5672 for appointment. Use Bridge Street entrance.

Marblehead: Marblehead Memories Project first meeting, 10 a.m. to noon, 170 Washington St. Bring photos and memories to share, or just come to listen. Questions? 781-631-1768, or: info@marbleheadmuseum.org.

Hamilton: National Take Your Child to the Library and World Read Aloud Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hamilton Wenham Library, 14 Union St., on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scavenger hunt, gift basket raffle. Questions? 978-468-5577 ext. 613.

Swampscott: Habitat for Humanity Food fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Church in Swampscott. Global cuisines from local restaurants, silent auction. $15 coupons for $10 at door. chaise1158@verizon.net.

ipswich: Crane Estate Great House tour with curator Susan Hill Dolan, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., 290 Argilla Road, Trustees members $12; nonmembers $20. Space limited; advance reservations. Visit www.thetrustees.org or call 978.356.4351 x4015.

Hamilton: Legally Blonde, 3 p.m., Stage 284, The Community House. Tickets: http://stage284.com/$20 to $25, or at door $25 to $30 at door. Handicap seating.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Beverly: Vinyasa Yoga at the Beverly Public Library with Kelly Rusch, 3:30 p.m., 32 Essex St., Bring mat, towel, water bottle. Questions? email: knelson@noblenet.org.

Monday, Feb. 3

Salem: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., at Salem Council on Aging, 401 Bridge St., call 978-744-0180.

Beverly: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Beverly Council on Aging,

Danvers: Immigration reform presentation, 11 a.m. to noon, NSCC Danvers Campus in Room 119 at the Math/Science Building, 1 Ferncroft Rd. With Professor Emeritus Lou Anoli. Free, informative and open to the public. Visit: cwww.northshore.edu.

Hamilton: Candidates and issues and you, 6 to 8 p.m., Pingree School, 537 Highland St., with Bill Mayer, professor of political science at Northeastern University. Nonpartisan initiative with dinner and babysitting. Register at facebook/weareamericathebeautiful.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

hamilton: Night Book Club discusses celebrated food writer Ruth Reichl’s Save Me the Plums, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

friday, feb. 7

hamilton: Gloucester ‘Bones of Homes’ Historic Downtown, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Cape Ann Museum’s docent Bonnie Sontag provides overview from mid-18th to mid-20th century. Free to public.

Peabody: VFW Post 1011 Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m., at the VFW Hall, 20 Stevens St. Tickets $10. at door. Take available.

Peabody: Build a Website with Word Press at Peabody Institute Library workshop, 6:30 p.m., lower level Main Library, 82 Main St.Three-part class; worldwide. Registration required at https://www.peabodylibrary.org/calendar/.

Wenham: Neave Trio plays Gordon College, 8 p.m. in the Phillips Recital Hall at 255 Grapevine Road, part of the Alton C. Bynum Recital Series. Tickets $10 to $20; free for children 12 and under, at: www.gordon.edu/neavetrio. Visit www.neavetrio.com.

Saturday, Feb. 8

hamilton: Valentine’s Story and Craft Saturday, 11 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Stories of love and kindness, Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Sunday, Feb. 9

peabody: ‘Skeletons in the Closet’ with historian Daniel Gagnon, 2 p.m., Smith Barn, 8 Felton St. A memorialization of George Jacobs Sr. and Rebecca Nurse after the 1692 Witch Trials, at Felton-Smith Historic Site. Free for members, $5 nonmembers. handicapped-access. 978-531-0805.

Monday, Feb. 10

Danvers: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Danvers Council on Aging, 25 Stone St, call 978-762-0208.

hamilton: Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, 10:30 to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. A fresh infusion of gently used puzzles free to swap! Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Topsfield: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Topsfield Town Library, 1 South Common St.

Marblehead: Marblehead Public Schools’ annual “Kindergarten Orientation Night” for parents, 6 to 7 p.m., The Glover School, 9 Maple St.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

hamilton: Heritage Films presents: Lighthouse Keepers. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Half hour screening followed by Q&A. Call 978-468-5577 or visit hwlibrary.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Beverly: Young Adult Book Club Book Discussion Group meets, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. To discuss “Flygirl,” by Sherri L. Smith. Call 978-921-6062.

hamilton: An Evening with NY Times bestselling thriller writer Joseph Finder, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Snow date: Feb. 19. Call 978-468-5577.

Thursday, Feb. 13

beverly: Movie and snacks in the teen room at the Beverly Public Library, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 82 Main St. A team of illusionists on the run for taking money. With snacks! Ages 11-18 welcome. 

Danvers: Genealogy series resumes at Peabody Institute Library, 7 p.m. with professional genealogist Melanie McComb. Register at danverslibrary.org or at 978-774-0554.

friday, Feb. 14

Marblehead: Black Eagle Jazz Band at the me&thee Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St. Tickets $22 advance; $25 at door. Students $10. Online at www.meandthee.org, or at: Questions? 781-631-8987.

tuesday, Feb. 18

Ipswich: Mr. Vinny’s interactive shadow puppet show, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main Street. Registration is required at:

https://ipswichlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/mr-vinnys-shadow-puppet-show/

Beverly: Beverly Public Library’s Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. 32 Essex St. To discuss “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”by David W. Blight. Call 978-921-6062.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

“Customer Service” North Shore Community College Supervisors’ Connection, 8 to 10 a.m., at NSCC’s Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Registration $49. Call 978-236-1240

Thursday, Feb. 20

Ipswich: Create a hand puppet at the Drop-In Craft program, 10 a.m. to noon, Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main Street. For school age children (under 8 must be accompanied by adult) Questions? 978-412-8713.

Beverly: Public Library’s Farms Branch Book Discussion Group meets, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 24 Vine St. 978-921-6066, to discuss “The Trial of Lizzie Borden: A True Story,” by Cara Robertson.

Friday, Feb. 21

Ipswich: Tanglewood Marionettes Performance of Fairy Circus, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Winthrop Elementary School, 65 Central St. Brought to you by Ipswich Public Library. Free, no registration required. Questions? Call 978-412-8713.

ipswicH: Tanglewood Marionettes’ Puppet Manipulation Workshop, 1 to 1:45 p.m.Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Collins Meeting Room. Construction, stringing and basics with the puppet masters. Grades 3 to 8. Registration required at:

https://ipswichlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/tanglewood-marionettes-puppet-manipulation-workshop.

Monday, Feb. 24

Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St., call 978-531-2254.

Beverly: LGBTQ Book Discussion Group meets, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Beverly Public Library, 17 School St. to discuss “The Cabin at the End of the World,” by Paul Tremblay.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Books & Brews Book Discussion Group meets, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Indo, 298 Cabot St to discuss “Dracul”by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker. Registration required 978-921-6062. Must be 21+. Titles at checkout.

friday, Feb. 28

salem: State Representative Paul Tucker offfice hours, 9—10 a.m. Mayor Jean A Levesque Community Life Center, followed by a Senior Charlie card day in partnership with the Senator Lovely’s office.

Monday, March 2

Salem: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Salem Council on Aging, 401 Bridge St., call 978-744-0180.

Beverly: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Beverly Council on Aging,

Monday, March 9

Danvers: Danvers: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Danvers Council on Aging, 25 Stone St, call 978-762-0208.

Topsfield: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St., call 978-887-1528.

Monday, March 16

Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St., call 978-531-2254.

Thursday, March 19

beverly: Movie and snacks in the teen room at the Beverly Public Library, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 82 Main St. It’s 1957 in Maine and a boy discovers a robot and tries to save him. With snacks! Ages 11-18 welcome.

Monday, April 6

Salem: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., at Salem Council on Aging, 401 Bridge St., call 978-744-0180.

Beverly: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Beverly Council on Aging.

Monday, April 13

Danvers: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Danvers Council on Aging, 25 Stone St, call 978-762-0208.

Topsfield: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St., call 978-887-1528.

Thursday, April 16

beverly: Movie and snacks in the teen room at the Beverly Public Library, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 82 Main St. Mr. Fox causes problems for his family when he raids their human neighbors farm. With snacks! Ages 11-18 welcome.

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

Monday, April 27

Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St., call 978-531-2254.

Peabody: State Sen. Joan Lovely holds office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Brooksby Village, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, call 978-536-7810.

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