NEW EXHIBIT & OPENING RECEPTION, “Connections,” through Feb. 15, reception is 5 to 7 p.m. with an artist talk by Nikki Rosato at 5 p.m., The Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery at Essex Art Center. Rosato creates portraits and figure studies from hand-cut maps. Exploring physical and psychological space, her delicate paper sculptures reference memory, distance, and the human body’s circulatory system. The Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center at 56 Island St., Lawrence; essexartcenter.com, 978-685-2343.
SATURDAY, JAN. 12
FREE SNOWSHOEING, and cross country skiing, for all ages, experts and equipment provided, Weston Ski Track, Weston; wintertrails.org for listings and updates.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13
LIVE MUSIC, Boston Black Catholic Choir, to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Since 1992, the choir has traveled nationally and internationally over their 20-year ministry. The choir has performed internationally as well as churches, prisons, shelters, and other venues in the Northeast., 3 p.m., Memorial Hall Library; mhl.org/eventcalendar or 978-623-8401, Est. 31.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15
PENGUIN TALK, penguin expert and award-winning author, Dyan deNapoli will speak about the world’s largest animal rescue, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, Andover; register for this program at mhl.org/eventcalendar or 978-623-8401, Est. 31. Snow date Jan. 29.
TUESDAY, JAN. 22
WINTER BIRDS TALK, Winter Birds of New England with John Rockwood of Winter Birds of New Englandshow, will feature a mix of incredible photos and video clips of typical New England Winter birds, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, Andover; register for this program at mhl.org/eventcalendar or 978-623-8401, Ext. 31. Snow date Jan. 29.