Members of Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn’s Next Step Living will provide free home energy assessments to NSTAR and National Grid electric and gas customers. Participating homeowners can learn where they can make cost-saving updates to their homes and more information about state and federal incentive programs to reduce the cost to make those updates. Sign-ups for assessments will be held in the Parish Hall, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott, on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, call 781-595-8836 or sign up online at nextstepliving.com/UUCGL.
Chabad of the North Shore’s Jewish Learning Institute presents “The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential,” the institute’s new, six-session fall 2012 course, led by Rabbi Yossi Lipsker. Sessions meet for six consecutive Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 12 at Chabad Community Shul, 44 Burrill St., Swampscott. Through the examination of the entire spectrum of what it means to be human, “The Kabbalah of You” offers recipes, tips and techniques for discovering where one’s true meaning lies, and making it a part of one’s daily existence. Sessions help participants see life as the mysterious, challenging and satisfying wonder that it really is. The program is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those with no prior experience or background. Courses are open to the public. For more information or to register, call 781-581-3833 or visit myjli.com.
Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church’s Social Action Committee will sponsor a Fair Trade Boutique after Sunday services during coffee hour on Nov. 18 and 25 at the church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. This year’s boutique features unique and handcrafted items for everyone, including mobiles, scarves, wind chimes, jewelry, tree ornaments, baskets and more, made by artisans from 32 countries. Proceeds support low-income artisans and farmers. All items come from SERRV, a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. For more information, contact the church at 978-774-7582 or visit www.nsuu.org.