Salem’s So Sweet chocolate and ice sculpture festival will be held February 10-14. More information can be found at

The Salem Common Neighborhood Association is teaming with Historic Salem Inc. to hold a Mardi Gras celebration at the Salem Knights of Columbus to raise funds for the restoration of the Washington Arch on the common. The event is Saturday, February 9 from 7 to 10 p.m.

There will be a meeting on the State Gateway Cities Program on Wednesday, February 13 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Salem Five Community Room on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall.

Ahoy! The Salem Athenaeum is having a Pirates and Privateers Party on Saturday, March 2 from 8 to 11 pm.

Upcoming city meetings can be found on The City of Salem meeting calendar. This coming week, the Board of Health, Salem Housing Authority, Bike Path Committee, and others have meetings scheduled.