thursday, Jan. 24
Story hour for children, ages 3-5 with a caregiver, 10 a.m., at the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library. Songs, stories, crafts and fun. 30 Martin St. Call 978-768-7410 or email email@example.com.
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E reader instruction night, 6 p.m., T.O.H.P. Burnham Library; learn how to download free books from the library catalog.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI business networking breakfast, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Periwinkles, 74 Main St. Visitors welcome.
Multigenerational knitting group begins, 3 to 4 p.m. Meets Wednesdays until Feb. 20. Knitting supplies, instruction and snack provided. Ages: first grade and up.
Friday, Feb. 1
Preschool screenings at Manchester Memorial Elementary School, to assess 3- to 4-year-olds from Manchester and Essex; for possible developmental delays that may require Special Education; and 2; considered as PEER Pals for the 2013-14 school year. Call 978-525-6060 to schedule an appointment.
Friday Feb. 8
‘The Love letters of John and Mary Adams,’ 7:30 p.m., followed by a Winfrey’s chocolate buffet, at the First Congregational Church on 39 Main St., Essex, presented by the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, with Adams scholars and living history performers, Patricia Bridgman and Thomas Macy. Tickets online at: essexshipbuildingmuseum.org. $10 pp, advance $15 at the door; $5 students.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Essex Democratic Committee Caucus, 9:45 a.m. at the Senior Center, 17 Pickering St. Doors close at 10 a.m. To elect delegates for the MA Democratic Convention to be held on June 1 in Lowell. Refreshments served. For more information, call Lysa Leland, Caucus Chair at 978-768-7006
Cursillo Ultreya pot-luck, 5 p.m., followed by ultreya at 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church Hall, Essex. You need not have been on a Cursillo encounter weekend to attend. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.