Wednesday, March 27
Council on Aging’s trip to historic Phillips House in Salem, van pick up at 11:15 a.m. Stop at Hawthorne Hotel for lunch. $3 per person, plus lunch. To register, call 978-526-7500.
monday, april 1
Deadline for MERHS seniors submitting completed rotary scholarship applications, available at high school guidance office, online at: manchester-essexrotary.org/scholarship2013/.
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.
Saturday, April 6
Chili & Chowder Fest to benefit Wellspring House, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1 Chapel Lane, Manchester. $10 for adult, $5 for children under 12. Chili, chowder, beverages, hot dogs and assorted desserts. Free parking available behind Town Hall. www.firstparishchurch.org.
Tuesday, April 9
Harold Burnham & Friends discuss the building of the beautiful schooner Ardelle, 7:30 p. m., Waterline Center, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St. Burnham will also share photos from Ardelle’s voyage to Washington DC to collect 2012 NationalEndowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowships. Admission, $8 members; $10, nonmembers.
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.