CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets July 19-26

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   

Play ball!
July 20-23

The Seasiders play several games at home to end their season. Check them out at Seaside Park.

Thursday, July 20, 6pm, vs. Kingston Knight Owls
Friday, July 21, 6 p.m., vs. Peabody Champions
Saturday, July 22, 5 p.m., vs. North Shore Phillies
Sunday, July 23, 5 p.m., vs. Beverly Recs

Jazz at the Arts
Thursday, July 20, 7p.m.

The Marblehead Arts Association and Gene Arnould once again present Jazz at the Arts, a concert series at the Marblehead Arts Association. On this evening, enjoy the Greg Abate Quartet. Abate is a jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer who tours the globe 225 days a year. Tickets are $35. 8 Hooper St.

Dino Dig
Friday, July 21, 5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Excavate Devereux Beach and discover dinosaur fossils and dino eggs. It’s a dino digging adventure, brought to you by the Rec and Parks. Cost per child is $12. Register at

Tuesday, July 25, 10:30 a.m.

Former teacher Charles Gilligan leads chess instruction for beginner through intermediate levels of chess players in grades 3-4 at the Abbot Public Library, now at the old Eveleth School, 3 Brook Rd. Chess boards and pieces are provided. Register by calling 781-631-1481.

Painting the Town
Now through August 6

The Marblehead Arts Association is proud to host the annual Painting the Town exhibit,  featuring plein air paintings of Marblehead from the perspectives of local artists. 8 Hooper St.

“Prisoners of the Bashaw”
Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m.

Marblehead Museum’s first Michael Smith Memorial Lecture will spotlight the new book, “Prisoners of the Bashaw: The Nineteen-Month Captivity of American Sailors in Tripoli, 1803-1805.” Written by Frederick C. Leiner, a lawyer and historian of American maritime history, “Prisoners of the Bashaw” recounts America’s first significant hostage crisis and discusses naval warfare, diplomatic negotiations and survival during imprisonment.
To register for this free Zoom event, email

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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