CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Oct. 11-18

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 

Fall Fair
Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join Discover Marblehead and Marblehead Museum for the 4th annual Fall Fair at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion gardens, 161 Washington St. The event will feature local artists, live music by Paul Simonelli, free portraits by Acorn Gallery students, beverages by Bubble Bar and hot dogs by Mad-Dogz. Admission is free.

Scarecrow Stroll
Sat., Oct. 14, 1-4 p.m.

The annual Scarecrow Stroll will happen at the Gerry Playground on Stramski Way with costumes, trick-or-treating and more. $5 for adults and chidlren.

Organ concert series
Sun., Oct. 15, 5 p.m.

The first performance in the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church organ concert series features Rosalind Mohnsen, director of music and organist at Immaculate Conception Church of Malden and Medford. There is a suggested donation of $10.

Poetry salon
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m.

The Abbot Public Library Poetry Salon will focus on Malcolm Miller, a poet who lived most of his life in Salem. Rod Kessler, professor emeritus at Salem State University and an expert on Miller, will speak at the program. Miller published 60 books of poetry during his lifetime. The event is at Abbot Public Library, 3 Brook Rd., and is also available on Zoom. Learn more and register at

Now through Nov. 5

Curated by the Marblehead Arts Association’s Youth Art Council, Fresh is an exhibit showcasing the artwork of young, emerging artists. The theme offers a blank canvas, allowing these artists to explore, interpret and reimagine pieces in unique and unexpected ways. The Marblehead Arts Association is located at 8 Hooper St.

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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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