Autumn is well underway and as the leaves change colors and start to fall, you'll find plenty of events and activities happening in Peabody and on the North Shore this weekend. Below you will find the when and where for some of our picks, including a free model ship show in Peabody and a James Taylor tribute concert in Wenham.
There's a lot of other events going on this weekend in Peabody and the nearby area of the North Shore, to see them, check our events calendar for a complete list.
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Where/When: Torigian Life Center, 79 Central St. Peabody; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Why Go: The show is free and there will be more than 100 model ships of all types on display -- most of them were assembled by seniors who participate in a model shipbuilding class at the Torigian Center. Models are made from wood, paper, plastics and miscellaneous media. The modelers will be there to discuss their work and share stories.
Where/When: West Beach, Beverly Farms; Saturday, 9:15 a.m., (registration starts at 8 a.m.)
Go: It's a new fall tradition to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month - a 4-mile run that starts and finishes at West Beach. The proceeds from the run go toward helping more than 500 domestic violence victims
Where/When: First Church in Wenham; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Why Go: Peter Stewart and other well-known local voices will take to the stage to perform some of JAmes Taylor's favorite songs. The proceeds from the concert will benefit Family Promise North Shore Boston, a nonprofit interfaith coalition that helps local homeless families get back on their feet.
Pricing: $5 per person
Where/When: 562 Maple St., Danvers; Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon
Why Go: The new regional vocational high school in Danvers is nearing completion and prospective students and their families will be able to check it out up close this weekend. An open house is scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Maple Street campus, which is currently home to Essex Aggie. The new school is called the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School.
Where/When: Starts and finishes at Wenham Museum, tour includes kitchens in Beverly, Hamilton, Manchester By-the-Sea and Wenham; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Why Go: This tour offers a glimpse at some of the most exquisite kitchen in the greater Beverly area, including the Eagle Rock estate in Prides Crossing and the carriage house of the Steadman Estate.
Pricing: $18 for Wenham Museum members and $23 for non-members on or before Thursday; $25 for all on Friday and Saturday.