Friday, Sept. 20
Weekly playgroup for toddlers and preschoolers, 9 to 11 a.m., Manchester Community Center. Each week includes a theme and variety of activities for toddlers. Plenty to keep your infant entertained as well.
Monday, Sept. 23
“Crafternoon,” for children in kindergarten through grade five, 3:30 p.m., Children’s Room, Manchester Public Library. Autumn-themed fun with yarn, paper and glue. Registration required; 978-526-2016 or email@example.com.
Third annual Christopher Cutler Rich Golf Tournament, Bass Rocks Golf Club, Gloucester. Day of golf to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid, followed by celebration dinner with awards, prizes and live auction. Players receive take-home gift and compete for top prizes and a special hole-in-one contest for a new car. To register, visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com or call 978-283-6055, ext. 23.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
“From Purgatory to Podunk,” interactive presentation on the cities and towns of Massachusetts, 1 p.m., Manchester Public Library. 978-526-2017.
North Shore Horticultural Society, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 14 Church St. Suzanne Mahler presents “Architectural Plants for the Summer Garden.” All welcome. Refreshments served. 978-232-0102.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Zentangle, 1 p.m., Manchester Public Library. Children in grades six and up create images from repetitive patterns with certified Zentangle teacher Susan Smith. www.zentangle.com. Space limited. Registration required; 978-526-7711.
Mother Goose Story Time, for infants up to age 2, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m., Manchester Public Library.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Haunted Lighthouses of the North Shore with Jeremy D´Entremont, 6:30 p.m., Manchester Public Library.