Remembering an era

Gaslights burn out, but the Gaslight Era's memories still shine. You can see for yourself when music historian John Root presents "Music of the Gaslight Era" on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Peabody Historical Society's Smith Barn, 38 Felton St., Peabody. The program will feature instrumental and vocal musical styles from the turn of the previous century. Audience members can learn insights into the customs and values of those days from the lyrics of the songs. Admission is free for members, $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call 978-531-0805.

Cambodia captured

School is back in session on the North Shore, but for many in Cambodia, education is merely a dream. That's why on Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m., Marblehead resident Lisa Watkins will hold an opening reception for her photographs to raise awareness of the rare access Cambodian children have to schooling. During the reception, visitors will be serenaded by Watkins' CD "An Open Heart." The CD will be for sale, and all proceeds go to the Cambodian Arts and Scholarship Foundation, which supports Cambodian girls until they receive their undergraduate or master's degrees. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the CD. The reception will be held in the Stetson Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St. The photo exhibit will be on view throughout January at the church. For more information, call 617-650-6372 or e-mail

Calling all critics

Want to be a film critic? The Peabody Institute Library is offering a film discussion group Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss "Bonnie and Clyde." Film critics and amateurs are invited to share their thoughts and feelings about the film and are encouraged to watch the movie prior to the discussion. The group will meet at 82 Main St., Peabody. To reserve a copy of "Bonnie and Clyde," call 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or visit

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