CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Nov. 15-22

Learn about your family’s military history
Thursday, Nov. 9. 3 p.m.

In honor of Veterans Day, learn how to research your family’s military history using Fold3’s database of military records. Abbot Public Library Assistant Director Morgan Yeo will lead a demonstration. To register, visit

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12

Check out “BOTS,” a STEM musical that invites humans to discover the power of technology and teamwork. At the BOTS robotics competition, teams and their singing and dancing robots are vying for the top prize. Amidst the coding, building and fierce competition, two members from rival teams befriend one another and throw everything off-balance. Performances are: Friday, Nov, 10 at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1  p.m. More info and tickets at

Veterans Day event for Wreaths Across America
Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.

The Beacon Restaurant presents an evening of food and entertainment by the Guy Ford Band to raise funds for the Marblehead Wreaths Across America Day. Dinner reservations are required for table seating. More info at The

MAA winter member show opening reception
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2-4 p.m.

The Marblehead Arts Association is hosting a reception for its winter member exhibit.  The artwork will be spread throughout the King Hooper Mansion. More info at

Create the perfect holiday gift
Monday, Nov. 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Come to EOS Design, 43 Pond St., rear cottage, and learn to make a bead and wire woven star ornament.  $20 + materials. Info at

‘Turning of the Seasons’ artist reception
Sunday, Nov. 12, noon

Throughout November, artist Evmorphia Stratis will present her show “Turning of the Seasons” at the Stetson Gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St. Her large canvases reflect her love of nature and passion for dazzling color. Stratis has studios locally and in Greece.

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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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