Current Events spotlights exciting happenings in the coming week. If you’d like to contribute a listing, please email Current associate editor/senior reporter Leigh Blander at email@example.com.
Jazz at the Arts
Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Enjoy this jazz club experience at the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., with pianist Alex Minasian, bassist and vocalist Bradi Disterheft, drummer Joe Farnsworth and saxophonist Bill Pierce. Minasian has performed in some of the country’s most famous jazz rooms, including the Blue Note, Jazz @ Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater. More info at marbleheadarts.org.
Garden Tour on Peach’s Point
June 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the Marblehead Museum for a unique opportunity to visit the stunning gardens at the home of Brian and Nancy McCarthy, 17 Crowninshield Rd. Landscape architect Doug Jones and gardener Rick Elder spent years recreating the multi-acre garden on the estate known as Seaside Farm, built in the early 20th century by Francis Boardman Crowninshield and Louise Dupont Crowninshield. Walk among the roses, statues and luscious plants while taking in views of Crowninshield Island and the ocean. More info and tickets at marbleheadmuseum.org.
June 17, 6:30 pm
The Friends of Marblehead Public Schools Summer Soiree is back. This annual party helps fulfill FOMPS’ mission of funding enrichment opportunities for all Marblehead public schools. The event, held at a private home, features live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Details at friendsofmarblehead.org/.
Marblehead’s sailing legacy
June 21, 1 p.m.
Join Mike Michaud, fleet captain at the Boston Yacht Club, as he delves into the captivating history and importance of Marblehead’s renowned sailing tradition. Discover the secrets behind this picturesque town’s sailing legacy. The event is part of the Marblehead Council on Aging Speaker Series and will take place at the COA, 10 Humphrey St.
Lois Lane & The Daily Planets
June 17, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Enjoy live music at The Beacon, 123 Pleasant St., with Lois Lane and The Daily Planets. The group specializes in classic rock, rhythm and blues, funk, jazz, soul and pop.
Friday, June 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Abbot Public Library Foundation is hosting an inaugural gala to raise money for the library at the Lovely Estate, 4 Broadmere Way. The elegant evening affair is limited to 300 people. More info at abbotpubliclibrary.org.
Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.