CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets for Sept. 6-13

Paint for Maui
Thursday, Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m.

Help those who have lost so much in Maui … by painting. Join Creative Spirit and MacRae’s Sustainable Goods, at 108 Washington St., for a paint night. Artist Peyton Pugmire will guide you step-by-step as you create your own sunset and sea using Sharpies and watercolor. Pay what you can on check-out. Proceeds will go to the Maui Strong Fund to support those in need after the fires.

SUP Shabbat
Friday, Sept. 8, 4-7 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join the JCC’s Stand-up Paddle Board Shabbat at Riverhead Beach. Families can paddleboard from 4-5:30 p.m. and then stay for Shabbat and pizza. Cost is $20 per person to paddle. More info at

Me&Thee new season debut
Friday, Sept. 8, 8 p.m.

Folk singer Christine Lavin helps kick-off Me&Thee’s 54th season. She’ll be singing songs from her new album, “On My Way to Hooverville” about her experiences with Bob Dylan. More info and tickets at

September Soiree: End of Summer Speakeasy
Saturday, Sept., 9, 6-10 p.m.

Join Marblehead Museum & Discover Marblehead for the September Soiree. All are welcome to this festive outdoor soiree with a speakeasy ambiance. The evening kicks off with the Jazz duo, the Rubin Brothers, specialty 1920s-themed cocktails and food. Snap a pic in the photo booth and win prizes during the balloon pop. As darkness settles in, the Johnny Ray Band will play in the lower garden. Festive 1920s cocktail attire encouraged! Learn more and buy tickets at

The Church of St. Andrew 100th anniversary celebration
Sunday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.
St. Andrew’s kicks off its 100th anniversary celebration with a special church service followed by a BBQ picnic. Enjoy live music, activities for children and more. The community is invited. More info at

Photography meetup
Thursday, Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m.

Member and non-member photographers are invited to the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., for an informal meetup of fellow enthusiasts. Guests are encouraged to bring samples of their work. Learn about techniques, the latest innovations in photography and digital art, and connect with old and new friends. Attendees are welcome to BYOB or a snack to share. 

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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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