Monday, July 22

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

Beverly: Friends of Beverly Animals Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Keller-Williams Real Estate office, 500 Cummings Center. Newcomers welcome.

Tuesday, July 23

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

Beverly: Annual Antique Car Show, 4 to 6 p.m., Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 75 Brimbal Ave. Live music, face painting, barbecue. Free. Rain date July 24.

Beverly: Short Story Discussion Group Introductory meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St. “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

Wednesday, July 24

Beverly: Summer Sounds Outdoor Concert, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Winter Street Courtyard. JD Debris & the Melee perform jazz, R&B, Latin. Indoors if rain. 978-921-6062.

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

Middleton: “How Blue Can You Get?,” 6:30 p.m., Flint Library, 1 S. Main St. Anatomy of the blues with musician Charlie Sawyer. Sponsored by Boxford Cable TV and four local libraries. or

hamilton: Wildlife Encounters, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. All families welcome. No registration. 978-468-5577.

Thursday, July 25

DANVERS: State Rep. Theodore Speliotis Office Hours, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Danvers Town Hall, 1 Sylvan St. For residents of Danvers. 617-722-2410, 978-777-3138 or

Friday, July 26

Salem: State Rep. Paul Tucker Office Hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

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

Saturday, July 27

marblhead: Friends of Abbot Library Meet, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., 781-631-1481.

Beverly: “The Block” Summer Street Party, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., downtown Cabot Street. $5 cash only donation at the gate. No pets. Bring ID if you plan to drink. 978-922-8558,