Wednesday, July 10

marblehead: Music with Dara, 10:15 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. For kids 2 to 5 years. www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

Beverly: Summer Sounds Outdoor Concert with Blue Parrot, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Scottish, French, French Canadian and Irish tunes and songs. 978-921-6062.

marblehead: “Ride” – Live Concert By Marc Berger and Band, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

hamilton: Dinoman: Space, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Dinoman takes his audience on a trip to outer space to explore the planets, using dinosaurs, meteors and even a goldfish to get his point across. No registration, families welcome. hwlibrary.org.

Hamilton: 16th annual North Shore Summer Concert series kicks-off, 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Community House, 284 Bay Rd. “Opera Favorites” with tickets $15, adults; $10, students/seniors; kids 10 free. Pass savers: $40, adults; $35 students/seniors. Cash at door, or advance online; visit the series’ FB page.

thursday, July 11

IPSWICH: Journey tribute band ‘The Great Escape’ kicks off the Castle Hill Picnic Concert series, 7 to 9 p.m., 290 Argilla Road, gates open 5 p.m. Bring or purchase picnic. Admission: $35 per car, $25 Trustees members. Motorcycles and walk-ins $10 for nonmembers; $8 for members. Weather cancellations at www.thetrustees.org/picnicconcerts.

Friday, July 12

marblehead: Drop-In Craft, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

Saturday, July 13

Salem: Sixth annual Paddle for Plummer fundraiser, 6 a.m., 37 Winter Island Road. Benefits Plummer Home to find a family for every child. Paddling, live music, food, spinning, SUP yoga. Register at: plummeryouthpromise.org/get-involved/paddle-for-plummer.

Hamilton: Patton Homestead Military Service Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 650 Asbury St. Vintage military vehicles, equipment, re-enactors, speakers. Celebration of 100th anniversary of A.P. Gardner American Legion Post 194. Free, rain or shine. $5 donation for homestead field parking. pattonhomestead.org.

Salem: The Willow Garden Stroll, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a fundraiser for the Salem Garden Club. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 on the day. Tickets and details at www.salemgardenclub.com.

hamilton: Mini-Golf, 11 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Play 10 holes. No registration, free. hwlibrary.org.

Salem: The Salvation Army Christmas in July Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 993 B North St. Silent auction of 85-plus themed baskets with all new items for children age 0-12 years old. Special raffles and lunch. 781-744-5181.

ipswich: Orthodox Church of Ipswich Greek Festival, 2:30 to 11 p.m., Hellenic Center in Ipswich, junction of routes 133 and 1A. Roasted lamb, baklava, Greek music, dancing, and more. $5 admission both days of festival. Children under and parking, free.

Sunday, July 14

ipswich: Orthodox Church of Ipswich Greek Festival, 12:30 to 7 p.m., Hellenic Center, junction of routes 133 and 1A. Roasted lamb, baklava, Greek music, dancing, and more. $5 admission both days of festival. Children under and parking, free.

Peabody: Peabody’s Annual Free Summer Sunday Concert Series kicks-off, 6 to 8 p.m., on Leather City Common. “The All that ’90s Band” one-hit-wonders and wonderful songs. Food, craft vendors, craft beer. If rain, will be rescheduled: contact the Mayor’s Office at 978-538-5704.

Monday, July 15

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.

marblehead: Fun Day Monday Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

hamilton: How to Boil Water: Pasta Dishes Teens Can Cook, 4:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Call 978-468-5577.

marblehad: Bedtime Stories & Songs with Dara, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

Hamilton: Feasting with Your Instant Pot, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. 13 years old and up. Register at 978-468-5577.

Beverly: LGBTQ Book Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. “My Real Children” by Jo Walton. Titles available at checkout desk; request alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

Marblehead: Continuing Conversations on Race, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Discussion on reparations. 781-631-1481; www.abbotlibrary.org.

Tuesday, July 16

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

marblehead: Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

marblehead: Library Book Discussion Group, 10 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Lisa See’s “The Island of Sea Women.” www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

hamilton: Start Your College Essay with Writing Rescue, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Bring laptop and prompts. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

marblehead:“Spark Joy: The KonMari Method of Organizing,” 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Presented by Jamie Berg. www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

Beverly: Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. “In Search of Mary Shelley” by Fiona Sampson. Titles available at checkout desk; request alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

Wednesday, July 17

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Molly Pinto Madigan, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Angelic voice, haunting music. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Hamilton: Eshu & Motoko, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library. Stories, folk tales, music and more. Free and open to all. 978-468-5577.

thursday, July 18

Danvers: Danvers Historical Society Speaker Series, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Putnam House discussion with Bob Hubbard. Email: dhs@danvershistory.org.

Friday, July 19

marblehead: Drop-In Playtime, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

saturday, July 20

Beverly: Beverly Library’s Moon Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 32 Essex St, A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of man’s moon landing. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moon themed events all day. Visit: https://beverlypubliclibrary.org/moon-landing-anniversary.

Marblehead: Marblehead Little Theatre’s (MLT’s) first Summer of Music concert, 8 p.m., Firehouse Theatre, 12 School St. With multi-instrumentalist Ethan Lally, Mitch Dion on drums and Derek Dupuis on bass. Tickets, $10 to $25, online at mltlive.org, or at the door.

Monday, July 22

marblehead: Fun Day Monday Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

Tuesday, July 23

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: Introductory meeting of the Beverly Public Library Farms Branch Short Story Discussion Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury. New members welcome; no registration. Handicapped access. Titles at checkout desk. Request alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6066 or bef@noblenet.org.

wednesday, July 24

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with JD Debris & the Melee, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Jazz, R&B, Latin. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Books & Brews Book Discussion Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin. 21-plus at the The Indo, 298 Cabot St. Titles available at library checkout desk, 32 Essex St. Rrequest alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

friday, July 26

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

marblehEad: Drop-In Craft, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

Saturday, July 27

marblhead: Friends of Abbot Library meet, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pop-Up Saleon the Lawn. Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

Monday, July 29

marblehead: Montessori in the Morning, 10:15 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

tuesday, July 30

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

salem: ‘Making Decisions When it Matters Most: Conversations About Health Care Proxy, Five Wishes and More, ’ 10 to 11 a.m., Salem Council on Aging, 401 Bridge St. Presented by Care Dimensions; RSVP: Rosanna M. Donahue, at 978-744-0924 (ext 43006).

wednesday, July 31

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Adrienne Howard and Linda Swicker, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Jazz, R&B, Latin. Traditional music from Ireland to Appalachia. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

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.

wednesday, Aug. 7

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.

Saturday, Aug. 10

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.

Monday, Aug. 12

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, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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