The book is the first in a series called Local Foods Mysteries and is set in Westbury, a fictionalized version of West Newbury. Novice farmer Cam Flaherty is struggling to make ends meet when she is derailed by a murder on her property.
The former co-owner of a certified organic farm, Maxwell is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She also writes the Speaking of Mystery series, under the pen name Tace Baker.
The event is free. For more information, call 978-465-9359 or visit www.jabberwockybookshop.com. The Jabberwocky is located in the Tannery, 50 Water St., Newburyport.
Maxwell will also speak at today’s annual Garden Meeting at 2 p.m. at the John Greenleaf Whittier Home, 86 Friend St., Amesbury. For reservations, call 978-388-1337. A donation of $10 is requested from nonmembers.
View oil paintings at Rowley gallery
“Interpreting the Moment,” an exhibit of oils by Priscilla Serafin, is on display through June 30 at Time & Tide Gallery in Rowley.
An opening reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Time & Tide is located at Post Road Framers in the Rowley Marketplace on Route 1. The gallery is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call 978-238-8848 or email email@example.com.
Drumming up some fun in Byfield
Steel drum and percussion ensembles from Zach Field Drum Studios will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield.
Music will include traditional calypso songs, pop tunes and a piece performed entirely on chairs, inspired by “Stomp.”
Members of the ensembles range in age from 7 to adult.
Tickets are $5 general admission and free for children 8 and younger. For more information, visit www.zachfielddrumstudios.com.