Monday, Oct. 28

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.

Marblehead: Friends of Abbot Public Library book sale, 1:30 to 4 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m., 235 Pleasant St., bag of books for $2. Call 781-631-1481.

Peabody: Get organized with Google, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library Creativity Lab at the Main Library, l82 Main St. Register at 978-531-0100 ext. 22.

Danvers: Meeting of the Thomas Power Council #1505 Knights of Columbus, 8 p.m., 35 Elm St. #4.

tuesday, Oct. 29

Marblehead: Friends of Abbot Public Library book sale, 10 a.m. to noon, clearance day, 235 Pleasant St. Call 781-631-1481.

Ipswich: Red Cross blood donation center open, 2 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of Hope, 1 Pineswamp Road.

hamilton: “Day of the Dead” Skull Mask painting, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ages 7 to 10; 3:30 to 5 p.m., ages 11 to 18, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Registration required at 978-468-5577.

PEABODY: State Rep. Ted Speliotis office hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m.,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color West Peabody Library, 603 Lowell St. For residents of West Peabody. Call 617-722-2410 or 978-777-3138 or Theodore.Speliotis@MAHouse.gov.

salem: The Mack Park Neighborhood Association Ward 6 Candidate Debate/Forum, 6:30 p.m., Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St. Note: the last forum before the election on Nov. 5. 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

hamilton: Paint a Day of the Dead style skull mask with Mandy, Hamilton Wenham Library, 14 Union St., 2 to 3:30 p.m., ages 7-10; 3:30 to 5 p.m., ages 11-18. Register at 978-468-5577.

Salem: “White Witch” one-act opera based on the 19th century Jamaican legend of Annie Palmer, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University’s Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St. Tickets and information, go to www.salemstatetickets.com or call 978-542-6365.

friday, nov. 1

Peabody: St. Ann’s Parish annual Bazaar,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 5 to 9 p.m., 140 Lynn St., in the parish hall.

saturday, nov. 2

peabody: St. Ann’s Parish annual Bazaar,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 140 Lynn St., in the parish hall.

Salem: 10th Annual Holly Fair,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 9 a.m to 2 p.m., Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St. Raffles drawing at 1:30 p.m. Call 978-601-3934.

Peabody: South Congregational Church holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 60 Prospect St. Holiday shopping, cafe lunch.

salem: 17th Century Saturday Arts & Mysteries Revealed: A Sailor’s Life & Hornworking, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Sing sea shanties, learn the wonders of the horn. www.7gables.org.

Marblehead: Run4Rescue 5K benefit for local shelters including the Marblehead Animal Shelter, noon start at Marblehead Lighthouse, Chandler Hovey Park. Same day registration 10 a.m., or at run4rescue.org.

ipswich: Don White benefit concert to aid the COP Amputee Association, 6 p.m., show starts 8 p.m., VFW, 110 County Road #92. Tickets $20 at the door, cash or credit card.www.copamp.org.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Peabody: Character re-enactor Jessa Piaia channels Isabella Stewart Gardner, 2 p.m., Gordon Room, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St, Free, with refreshments. Call 978-774-0554.

Salem: Autism Awareness benefit metal show, 7 to 10 p.m., Koto, 90 Washington St., $10 at door; 100% proceeds benefit Hopeful Journeys.

Monday, Nov. 4

Salem: State Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. Call 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: State Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. Call 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Ipswich: U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Salem, hosts a town hall, 7 p.m., Winthrop Elementary School, 65 Central St. Door open 20 minutes in advance.

tuesday, Nov. 5

HAMILTON: Flu Vaccination Clinic, 3 to 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Information by calling 978-468-5520 x4.

Thursday, Nov. 7

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

Marblehead: “Elbridge Gerry: Beyond the Gerrymander,” 7 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St. With historian/author Robert Allison, tickets $15, register at 978-740-0444 or www.essexheritage.org.

Bishop Fenwick graduate Sean Lynch premieres new Amazon series at live comedy night, 8:15 p.m., CinemaSalem. Tickets $20 with 10% of proceeds support the NSMC Salem Hospital. Visit:www.cinemasalem.com/wordpress/wpmt_performance/sean-lynch-and-his-funny-new.

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.

wednesday, Nov. 13

beverly: The Impact of Hoffman with Tim Harney and Lydia Gordon, curator of the Hofmann show at Montserrat College of Art, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Founders Gallery, 248 Cabot St.

thursday, Nov. 14

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.

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.

Monday, Nov. 18

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.

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.

Monday, Nov. 25

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

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

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