Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, unwrapped toys and blankets for Our Neighbors’ Table and Community Action. The Lions Club will also be collecting gently used, warm winter coats, all sizes.
Drumming workshop Saturday
World percussionist, poet, acupuncturist and herbalist John deKadt will lead a hands-on drumming and storytelling workshop at Roots to Wings Yoga & Healing, 1 Lunt St., Byfield, on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The workshop is appropriate for children and adults and families are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn hand drumming techniques, specific rhythms, group drumming skills and vocal percussion. Bring a drum if you have one, or drums will also be available. Adults $30, kids $10. Call 978-973-8364 to register.
Ham and bean supper Saturday
The Bethany Masonic Lodge will host their next ham and bean supper on Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The menu includes ham, two kinds of beans, hotdogs, brown bread, garden salad, cole slaw, assorted desserts. Admission is $8. It is free for children to attend.
Open Studio weekend at ceramics shop
The 2 Rivers Ceramics Studios in Newbury are hosting a Holiday Open Studio and Sale on Saturday and Sunday.
Visitors can explore the works of various local potters from the Newburyport area on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The studio is located at 108 Middle Road in Newbury. For more information, visit 2RiversCeramics.com.
Champagne and chocolate reception at Walsingham Gallery
The Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport is once again offering shoppers a chance to indulge in the finer things this weekend. The gallery is hosting its second annual champagne and chocolates holiday shopping weekend.
The refreshments will be served throughout Saturday and Sunday as the gallery at 47 Merrimac St. hosts an opening reception for the new exhibit, “Of Mice and Mischief,” a collection of new works by award-winning Boston painter Stuart Dunkel on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. Dunkel will also host a demonstration and sign copies of his book, “An Artist’s Life.” Shoppers can enter a raffle to win an original oil painting by the artist, valued at over $500.