On Sunday, March 17, Joanne Caras, the author of “The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook” and “Miracles & Meals,” will discuss how each cookbook was created and share the most moving and miraculous stories in each book. The cookbooks are a collection of recipes and stories from more than 240 Holocaust survivors. Autographed cookbooks will be available for purchase. The event will be held from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Admission is a $10 donation. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For more information, to preorder cookbooks or to reserve a spot, contact Mary Pickett at 781-334-5950 or email@example.com.
The Christian Women’s Connection March Brunch is set for Monday, March 11, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Point Room at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. The guest speaker will be Nancy Bates, who will share her story of a life full of joys and challenges. Brunch is $13 inclusive, and all women are welcome to attend. Free child care is available for children up to age 5. Reservations are required by Saturday, March 9. For more information, to make a reservation or cancellation, or to reserve a spot for child care, call Jan at 978-532-1379 or 978-303-7873 or Laura at 978-532-2157.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn will offer acrylic art classes, led by Lynn artist Trinidad Martinez, on Wednesday evenings starting at 7 p.m. in the UUCGL Parish Hall, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Classes begin March 6 and run for five consecutive weeks. The course is open to the public and costs $35. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 781-595-8836, ext. 12, or email Karen Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chabad of Peabody presents “When More Makes Merrier: A Holistic Approach to Happiness” on Monday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at 83 Pine St., Peabody. The lesson introduces Jewish wisdom that provides a holistic understanding of what happiness is and how it can be achieved through material satisfaction and spiritual fulfillment. The cost is $10 per person. Reserve a spot at email@example.com.