WWII letters, engravings, and folk favorites
READING When Corinne Smith found her mother’s stash of more than 100 letters from over a dozen servicemen, she began to trace the soldiers’ family trees in order to return the letters in person to their children. The author, who lives in Gardner, will discuss her research methods and stories from the ongoing project in “Reconstructing History & Genealogy with Mom’s WWII Letters” on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., at Reading Public Library, 64 Middlesex Ave. The program is free, with no registration required.
HAVERHILL The Wood Engravers’ Network Third Triennial Exhibition, featuring 64 engravings by 37 artists from the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Belgium, is on view at the Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Ave., through Saturday, June 22. The talk “Relief Printing: An Afternoon with The Boston Printmakers” will take place on Saturday, June 1, from noon to 3 p.m. For more events and information, visit museumofprinting.org.
LAWRENCE Every Saturday and Sunday in June, from 1 to 6 p.m. and by appointment, eight panels of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be available for viewing at Phoenix Rising United Church of Christ, 354 Merrimack St., Building 1, Door C, Suite 332. An opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. For a listing of additional events, visit phoenixrisingucc.org.
ROCKPORT Singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards, whose classics include the 1971 protest anthem “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” will share the stage with fellow folk troubadour Cheryl Wheeler on Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m., at Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. Tickets start at $39. For more information, call 978-546-7391 or visit rockportmusic.org.