- Are you ready for Octoberfest? The Danvers Democratic Town Committee is putting on its fifth annual fest this coming Saturday at the Polish Club (6-10 p.m.). Guest speakers will include Congressman John Tierney and State Treasurer Steve Grossman. Tickets are $25 per person and $40 per couple. The buffet will include sausages, kugel, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, pretzels and strudel, and there will be a cash bar and "oom pah pah music." Email email@example.com for more details.
- Town board meetings this week: The Planning Board meets Tuesday (7 p.m.), and the Water & Sewer Commissioners meet Thursday (5:30 p.m.) along with the Conservation Commission. There are several other board meetings this week as well. Check the calendar on the town website here.
- The Danvers Police Department's ten-week Citizens' Academy program starts on Tuesday and runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You can find an application here.
- Instrument Drive at Danvers High: The Musary, a local nonprofit organization, is holding a musical instrument drive in the high school auditorium lobby Tuesday (4:30-6:30 p.m.) in which you can donate your unwanted or unused instruments to go to other students who can't afford an instrument on their own.
- Hydroponic gardening: STEM Garden Institute co-founders Janet and Gerry Lorden, along with Dr. Michael Barnett from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, will talk about hydroponic gardening with the North Shore Technology Council Wednesday over breakfast at the Danversport Yacht Club. The STEM Garden Institute was founded in 2010 to address a growing concern about a dearth of qualified American candidates to fulfill the growing number of high tech jobs.
- Need help getting organized in your home? The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers is hosting a session to address just that Wednesday evening.
Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Danvers.