Tuesday, April 9
Harold Burnham & Friends discuss building the schooner Ardelle, 7:30 p.m., Waterline Center, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St. Burnham shares photos from Ardelle’s voyage to Washington, D.C., to collect 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowships. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers.
Saturday, April 13
“Genealogy Research: Finding and Documenting Your Ancestors,” presented by Barbara J. Beake and Peg Plummer of Essex Society of Genealogists, 11 a.m., Essex Senior Center, 17 Pickering St., Essex. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 20
Celebrate Earth Day with tree saplings provided by Essex Department of Public Works will, 2 p.m., at the Transfer Station. Kousa Dogwood and Rose of Sharon will be available. First-come, first-served. The DPW will also be accepting brush, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limbs up to eight inches in diameter; Essex residents only. Call 978-768-6262.
Friday, May 3
Happy As A Clam 5K Road Race and One-Mile Fun Run, Essex Elementary School, 12 Story St. Registration at 4 p.m., followed by race at 5:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Essex Elementary PTO. $25 for 5K, $8 for fun run. www.happyasaclam.org.