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The Trustees of Reservations will offer a program titled “Introduction to Vernal Pools with Live Animals” on Saturday, March 23, 6 to 8 p.m., at Ravenswood Park’s Cape Ann Discovery Center. Learn about salamanders, peepers and wood frogs, then journey with a guide into the park for a night-time walk. Registrations for night-time field trips to active pools with the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team accepted. Cost is $8 for adult members, $10 for adult nonmembers, free for all children. Space is limited. Preregistration required; call 978-281-8400, email email@example.com or visit www.thetrustees.org.
Cape Ann Symphony presents two pianists in two events on Sunday, March 24. World-renowned pianist David Deveau plays with the symphony in “The Late Romantic Masters Concert,” 2 p.m., in the Manchester Essex High School auditorium, 36 Lincoln St., in Manchester. Immediately following the concert, 15-year-old piano prodigy Kadar Qian will play a solo concert at a reception at the Essex County Club, 153 School St., Manchester. Qian will perform Liszt’s “Mephisto Waltz.” The reception includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets for the reception are $50 per person. A ticket for both events (the concert and reception) is available at the discounted price of $75 per person. For tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.