Saturday, April 14
Brush dropoff, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Transfer Station. Limbs up to eight inches in diameter allowed on this day only. Essex residents only. 978-768-6262.
Wood finishing basics workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Waterline Center. Learn to stain, glaze, wax and apply any finish with professional furniture maker Gary Wood. Open to 12 participants. $75. To preregister, visit www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org.
Cape Ann Cursillo Ultreya pot-luck, 5 p.m., follows 4 p.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, Essex. Ultreya at 6 p.m. All welcome. 978-879-3655.
Eventide Art Gallery free opening reception, 3 to 9 p.m. for Star Island and Isles of Shaols; artists and photographers from New England. 63 Main St., Essex. Call Teri Eramo at 978-890-7198.
Wednesday, April 18
Yankee Networkers, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Farm Bar & Grill, 233 Western Ave. Visitors invited to business breakfast hosted by this chapter of BNI.
saturday, april 21
DPW celebrates Earth Day by providing tree saplings to Essex residents, 9 a.m, to 3 p.m. at the Transfer Station Common Lilac and Red Oak; supplies limited and dispensed on a first come basis. Call 978-768-6262.