Learn about the birds of Cuba
Go “Inside Cuba” during a slide presentation and lecture at the Joppa Flats Education Center on Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In March, sanctuary director Bill Gette led a group of Mass Audubon travelers on a bird survey program to Cuba, where they saw most of the island’s native bird species, including the Zapata sparrow, Cuban pygmy owl and bee hummingbird.
Gette will share photos of rural Cuba and its many birds, along with images of Havana, the Bay of Pigs and Cueva de los Portales.
The program costs $4 for nonmembers. Registration is not required.
Joppa Flats is at 1 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport. For more information, call 978-462-9998 or visit www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.
Get help digging into your past
Take “An Introduction to Genealogy” at the Rowley Public Library on Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Rowley Historical Society and taught by teacher and genealogist Richard Doyle, the free, informal session will focus on participants’ needs and wants.
The session will take place in the large conference room at the library, which is on Main Street next to Town Hall.
To sign up, visit the town clerk’s office at Rowley Town Hall, call 978-948-5054 or email email@example.com.
Cooking out with the Byfield firefighters
Stay to enjoy your meal or take it to go at the annual chicken barbecue hosted by the Byfield Fire Department.
The menu, served from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, will feature slow-roasted barbecue chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, homemade brown beans, rolls and cold drinks.
The department is at 44 Central St.
Farm-to-table cooking lessons
Fresh vegetables from local farms are the star of a “Summer Picnic” cooking class planned for Friday, June 14, at Kitchen Local, 14 Cedar St., Amesbury.
The hands-on adult class is led by Carolyn Grieco and includes instruction, recipes and dinner.