Marblehead: The Sperry Top-Side NOOD Regatta sailboat racing tour series makes its final stop of the season. It features four days of competitive sailboat racing, with international sailors competing against local skippers. Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and July 27, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Boats launch from the Corinthian Yacht Club, 1 Nahant St. www.sailingworld.com .
North Andover: The Cutting Garden at the Stevens-Coolidge Place is open for the season. Zinnias, dahlias, rudbeckia, and more are available for picking. Guests are also invited to explore the perennial garden, rose garden, and French vegetable garden. Through Sept. 27, Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$10. Stevens-Coolidge Place Cutting Garden, 137 Andover St. 978-682-3580, www.thetrustees.org/scp .
Somerville: DJ Easy Ed spins from his retro vinyl collection, and Lil BeeDee & the Doo-Rites perform rock and R&B at a rock ‘n’ roll dance party. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St. www.johnnyds.com .