Attendees should bring a copy of “Snowbound” to refer to during Pickard’s lecture. Following the program, refreshments will be served.
Admission for the general public is $10.
Ham and bean supper Saturday
The Bethany Masonic Lodge will host a ham and bean supper on Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the lodge, 31 Green St., Newburyport. The menu will include ham, hot dogs, two different beans, brown bread, salad, desserts and refreshments.
Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Gwendolyn visits Newburyport library
Dancers from the North Shore Performing Arts Center will stop into the Newburyport Public Library on Saturday to help bring to life a favorite children’s book.
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., author David Ira Rottenberg will read aloud from his picture book, “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig” while the ballerinas perform the story. Following the presentation, children can join in a mini-movement lesson while Rottenberg signs copies of his book.
“Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig” follows two best friends, Gwendolyn and Omar, who have big dreams — to dance ballet and play football. There’s just one obstacle in their way — they are pigs!
The Newburyport library is located at 94 State St., Newburyport.
Family Music Festival on Saturday
The Newburyport Education Foundation will host a Family Music Festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Littles Lane, Newbury.
Several bands will perform throughout the day, and families can enjoy vintage baseball and lacrosse games. The Newburyport Mothers Club will offer children’s activities.
Admission is $20 per family if purchased in advance or $30 at the gate.
For more information, visit www.newburyportef.org.
Singer/songwriter Nancy Day visits Actors Studio
Musician Nancy Day will return to the Actors Studio in Newburyport on Saturday night for a special performance.
The singer, who has been writing music for years, has created 12 recordings since 1980. “Her melodies are irresistible and memorable, for she is a passionate poet,” notes the concert organizers. “Her music and lyrics are full of truth and hope.”