Friday, March 31
Paula Bennett at Jabberwocky Bookshop: 7 p.m. March 31, Jabberwocky Bookshop, The Tannery, 50 Water St. Newburyport. Paula Bennett will give a talk based on her memoir, “Imagining Ichabod: My Journey into 18th-Century America through History, Food, and a Georgian House.” This is Bennett’s personal account of living in a historic New England Georgian home and of the Goodwin family who owned the property for over 200 years. Rich in the local and national history of 18th-century America, “Imagining Ichabod” includes depictions of daily life, adapted historic recipes, county records, inventories and even a military diary. And there is detail on 18th-century cooking ingredients, fabric, paint and antiques, discovered from a present-day archaeological excavation at the site. This event is free and open to the public. For information: 978-465-9359; http://jabberwockybookshop.com.
Comedian Bob Marley: 8 to 10 p.m. March 31, Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury. Celebrating 15 years as a stand up comic, Bob Marley will perform at Blue Ocean. Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night television circuit: Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. The Maine native is featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and has won their Superbowl of Comedy. Cost: $29.50-$32.50. For tickets and information: 978-462-5888; email@example.com; http://blueoceanhall.com.
Saturday, April 1
Arts and Crafts Fair & Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1, Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market St., Amesbury. Come shop from the many craftsmen and artisans. The event is all one floor — there will be no steps to climb. This event will help to raise money for church building renovations. Table set-up will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 1 and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. April 2. Craftsmen and artisans can reserve a 6-foot table for $20 by contacting the church at 978-388-0930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk MS Newburyport: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1, Newburyport High School, 241 High St., Newburyport. The walk will begin and end at Newburyport High School; check in opens at 9 a.m.; the walk begins at 10 a.m. Walk to create a world free of MS. Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take everyone. Walk MS helps team up with friends, loved ones and coworkers to change the world for everyone affected by MS; with every step taken and dollar raised, the effort is that much closer. For information: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/MAMWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=28289.
Michael David Winery Tasting: 1 to 5 p.m. April 1, The Wine ConneXtion, 117 Main St., North Andover. Dave Phillips, owner of Michael David Winery, will make the trip to North Andover for this event. Guests can meet and have their wines signed by Phillips while trying some of their most popular wines, including crowd favorites like their Rapture Cabernet, Lust Zinfandel and Ink Blot wine series. All tastings are complimentary and open to the public, guests must be age 21 or older to attend. For information: wineconnextion.com.
Le Vent du Nord in concert: 8 to 10 p.m. April 1, Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport. Quebéc’s Le Vent du Nord connects Québecois roots to the wider world. Winners of the Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and Artist of the Year at the North American Folk Alliance Gala, these Francophone ambassadors have won acclaim across Europe, Oceana and America. Cost: $10-$30. For tickets and information: 978-503-7668; email@example.com; http://bellevilleroots.org.
Sunday, April 2
Poetry with Amesbury’s Poet Laureate Lainie Senechal: 4 p.m. April 2, Blue Wave Gallery, 52 Main St., Amesbury. Join Amesbury Poet Laureate Lainie Senechal to celebrate National Poetry Month in Amesbury. Rabbit Heart Poetry FIlm Festival will also join from Worcester. This event is free and open to the public. For information: http://bluewaveartgallery.com.
Sing Into Spring — An A Cappella Festival: 4 p.m. April 2, Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Road. Bedford Patrons of Music Students will host “Sing Into Spring: An A Cappella Festival,” a concert featuring nine high school vocal groups from Bedford High School, Concord Academy, Salem High School, Georgetown High School and Sharon High School. Highlighting the concert are two professional groups: the Boston Skyline Chorus, featured in all three seasons of WGBH’s “Sing That Thing!” and Vocal Revolution, six-year winner of the Northeastern District Chorus Championships and second season winner of WGBH’s “Sing That Thing!” Advance tickets sales are available for $15, or tickets will be available at the door for $20. For information: https://showtix4u.com/boxoffice.php?submit=Search+for+Events&begin=1542968¤t_client=08491117022214985.
Cuppa Joe at Glenn’s: 6-9 p.m. April 2, Glenn’s Food & Libations, 50 Water St., Newburyport. Cuppa Joe will return to Glenn’s Restaurant & Cool Bar. Cuppa Joe performs golden jazz, soul and rock-n-roll classics from the ’50s and ’60s — from artists like Elvis Presley, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Johnny Cash. Never a cover. For information: 978 465-3811; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.glennsrestaurant.com.
Thursday, April 6
Wine and Paint Event: 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 6, BrushStrokes and GrapeVines, 79 Elm St. Amesbury. This event is designed for people who like to paint and drink wine — simultaneously. Complimentary appetizers and light fare from a nearby restaurant will be served; guests can also enjoy libations from local wineries and breweries. Jeanette Lerner will lead the class in the painting exercise. Attendees should dress casually in disposable clothes, as acrylic paint is not easily removable from clothing. Aprons are provided. Seating is limited. For information or to RSVP: email@example.com.
”Faeries of Andover”: through March 31, Andover Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Andover’s Memorial Hall Library, located at 2 North Main St., has opened an exhibition titled “Faeries of Andover” featuring six works by artist and photographer Pearl White, owner of Pearl White Studio in Andover. The exhibit will be on display through March 31. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belleville Thrift Shop — March $5 Bag Sale: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Saturdays through March, Belleville Thrift Shop, 300 High St., Newburyport. Belleville Congregational Church’s thrift shop is running their March $5 bag sale through the end of the month. For information: 978-465-7734; http://bellevillechurch.org.
Personal growth workshop for women: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays March 2-April 20, 21 Pleasant St., Newburyport. Begin spring with a renewed, strengthened, empowered and healthier self. For more information, contact Deborah Greenslit, LMHC/RN at 508-954-2090 or at email@example.com.
Emma Andrews Library story hours: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays (toddlers); 9:30-10:30 a.m. (ages 3-4) and 1:30-2:30 p.m. (ages 4-5) Wednesdays; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at Emma Andrews Library, 77 Purchase St., Newburyport. Emma Andrews Library will offer story hours where children can listen to stories, make crafts and play games. For information: 978-358-8097; emmaandrewslibrary.org.
Youth writing workshop: 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Merrimack Valley Immigrant and Education Center, 439 S. Union St., Building 2, Level B, Lawrence. Robert Largess will lead a youth writing workshop, during which students will write short stories, poems, essays and reports and learn about stories from other cultures. Fee: $10 per class. For information and registration: 978-683-7316; mviec.org.
Newbury Town Library drop-in playtime: 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays, Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt St., Byfield. The library will provide toys for drop-in playtime. No registration required. For information: newburylibrary.org.
Teen Art Studios at Scala Art Center: 2:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, The Scala Art Center, 28 W. Main St. The center hosts free studio space time for teen to create art. Scala Art Center will provide a portion of materials. For information: ScalaArtCenter.com.
Parker Wheeler Sundays at The Grog: 7-11 p.m. Sundays, The Grog, 13 Middle St., Newburyport. Parker Wheeler and Friends will perform with guest local musicians. Cost: $7. For information: 978-465-8008; thegrog.com.