saturday, april 28
Equine Expo and Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Arena Building, Topsfield Fairgrounds. One-stop shopping for horse and rider, demonstrations, silent auction, food, handicap accessible, parking, hosted by Essex County Trail Association. Proceeds maintain trails in Essex, Hamilton, Wenham, Topsfield, Ipswich and West Newbury. Admission $5; children 10 and younger, free. For details, call 978-468-7715 or email email@example.com.
sunday, april 29
Cape Ann Farmers Market fundraiser, 4 to 7 p.m. Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St. Gloucester. Donated food, and film exploring how poor foods feed obesity rates. Ticket, donations support market operations; reserve by credit card or paypal at: www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org.
monday, april 30
Free and informative discussion on identity theft, 6:30 p.m., TOHP Burnham Library. How to protect yourself from it; including (all importantly) computer security. All are welcome.
Wednesday, May 2
Friends of the Library's annual pie fest fundraiser, 2 to 6 p.m. Pie and coffee or tea, $3. To contribute your baking skills, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978-768-7410.
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 meets at TOHP Burnham Library, 9:30 a.m. 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
Town of Essex household hazardous waste day, 8 a,m, to 12 noon, behind the fire station. Essex residents only; registration required at 978-768-6262.