CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s Best Bets July 12-19

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   

Glover’s Regiment encampment
Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Glover’s Regiment establishes a colonial camp at Fort Sewall, complete with tents, cooking fires, craft activities and merchants. The public is invited to visit, ask questions and purchase reproduction 18th-century goods, including pottery, lanterns, jewelry, furniture, clothing and more. More info at

Jazz in the Garden 
Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Tom Palance Quartet (featuring trumpet, piano, bass and piano) will play in the garden at 10 Central St. Reserve  your seat in the shade by mailing a check to Margi Flint, 10 Central St., Marblehead. Cost is $25-$35. Info at

‘Interconnected’ artist talk and exhibit
Saturday, July 15, 3 p.m. 

Meet artist Denise Driscoll, whose exhibit “Interconnected” debuts at the ARTI Gallery, 70 Washington St. The exhibit features 10 years of abstract paintings by Driscoll. Whether color-coding DNA in formal grids, encrusting loops with beadlike dots or deconstructing overlapping nets of ovals, the artist uses color and pattern to create meditations on relationships.

Adult Crafternoon: Flower jar lanterns
Tuesday, July 18, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Come create decorative flower jar lanterns at Adult Craternoon at the Abbot Public Library, now at the Eveleth School, 3 Brook Rd. All materials are provided by the library. The event is free and limited to 10 people. Register at

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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.

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