friday, may 4
Essex PTO 'Happy As A Clam 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run and free Wellness Carnival,' registration 4:30 p.m. at Essex Elementary School. $20, 5K (starts 6 p.m.) ; $5, Fun Run (starts 5:30 p.m.). Visit: www.happyasaclam.org
thursday may 10
Book Discussion Group, 9:30 a.m., TOHP Burnham Library. Book choice of the month: "Present Value" by Sabin Willett. An economy built on greed's chickens come home to roost. Pick up a copy at the library.
saturday, may 12
Household hazardous waste day, 8 a.m. to noon, behind the fire station. Essex residents only; registration required at 978-768-6262.