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

Sing Free A Cappella Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. 

Sing Free is MHS’ first a cappella concert of the season, featuring The Jewel Tones, Luminescence and The Grizzlies. The concert has been a tradition for several years, with many MHS alums home on Thanksgiving break coming to sing along. The concert is $10 for adults, free for students and children.

Holiday Fair
Saturday, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Old North Church, 35 Washington St., is hosting its Holiday Fair with wreaths, crafts and holiday decorations for sale. Live and silent auctions will feature items like an airplane ride over the North Shore, a family photo shoot, a sailing trip to Manchester, handyman services and more. Lobster rolls and vegetarian rolls will be sold for lunch. Kids can create Thanksgiving cards for Marblehead firefighters, police and EMTs. They can also decorate ornaments and make jewelry. 

Jazz at the Arts
Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
The Marblehead Arts Association and Gene Arnould present Jazz at the Arts, a concert series at the Marblehead Arts Association featuring Cassandre McKinley. As an artist and singer, McKinley specializes in soul, jazz, blues, r&b, pop and country. More info and tickets at

Poetry Salon featuring local writer
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m.

The Abbot Library Poetry Salon welcomes Clemens Schoenebeck of Swampscott to talk about his two published books: “Dancing with Fireflies” and “Where the Time Went.” Join Claire Keyes, professor emerita of Salem State University, for this program at 3 Brook Rd. or on Zoom. For more info, visit abbotlibrary, org. Schoenebeck’s book of poems can be reserved to check out from the library at

Harbor Holidays at the B.Y.C.
Friday, Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18, 10-4 p.m.

Harbor Holidays is a pre-Thanksgiving tradition in Marblehead. This year, 23 artisans will gather
at the BYC, 1 Front St.,  to sell their crafts. The event is free and open to the public. 

Me&Thee Music
Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Me&Thee Music presents Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem and their special brand of “barefoot, front porch, tap-your-feet Americana music,” according to the Me&Thee website. The tunes will “transplant audiences from the Georgia Sea Islands and Appalachians to a Texas dance hall and a New Orleans street parade.” 28 Mugford St. More info and tickets at

Meet bestselling author Katherine Howe
Monday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author and historian Katherine Howe will talk about her new book, “True Account,” at the Saltwater Bookstore, 124 Washington St. “True Account” is the story of one young woman’s “unbelievable adventure as one of the most terrifying sea rovers of all time.”  Howe is co-author with Anderson Cooper of the New York Times bestselling books “Vanderbilt” and “Astor.”

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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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