Thursday, April 4
“Power of the Purse” event, sponsored by Women’s Fund of Essex County, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Brookwood School, Manchester. Hors d’oeuvres and wine, and raffle featuring chances to win distinctive purses and bags donated by renowned designers and retailers. All proceeds fund special projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund throughout Essex County. $35 in advance, $40 at door. www.thewomensfundec.org.
Friday, April 5
Woodman’s celebrates 25 years of giving with “Howl at the Moon” event, Essex Room. Cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by Dueling Pianos at 7 p.m. $25 per guest. Proceeds benefit Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund. www.howlatthemoon.com.
Saturday, April 13
“Genealogy Research: Finding and Documenting Your Ancestors,” presented by Barbara J. Beake and Peg Plummer of Essex Society of Genealogists, 11 a.m., Essex Senior Center, 17 Pickering St., Essex. Free and open to the public.