Havdalah Rocks, 5 p.m., North Shore Jewish Community Center, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Come together for the end of Shabbat and enjoy crafts and activities followed by a concert and Havdalah with Miss Emily of Miss Emily Celebrates. Open to the public. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase pizza, drinks and snacks at the event. Free admission. Miriam Blue, 978-471-5520.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Blessing of the Animals, 11 a.m., St. John’s Prep, at the Peace Labyrinth adjacent to the Administration Building, 72 Spring St., Danvers. The Animal Welfare Club, Campus Ministry and the Environmental Club at St. John’s Prep will sponsor. Family and friends, with or without an animal, are invited to attend. PALS Animal Life Savers, Prep’s Animal Welfare Club and Environmental Club, and other local animal welfare organizations will be on hand to describe the work they are doing for animals. http://palsanimallifesavers.com/news-a-events.html.
Inspirations Concert: Music from the Heart, 3 to 5 p.m., St. Richard Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. St. Richard Parish presents an Inspirations Concert: Music from the heart featuring the St. Richard Music Ministry. Doors open at 2 p.m., followed by the program from 3 to 5 p.m. Program includes country, opera, pop, classical and patriotic music. Open to the public. Free admission; free-will donations accepted. Program part of the Parish’s 50th anniversary celebration. www.stricharddanvers.org.
“Vatican II, Women, and the Church Today,” 7 to 9 p.m., St. Rose of Lima Church, 12 Park St., Topsfield. Francine Cardman of Boston College presents a lecture that looks at the council’s legacy in regard to women, including their presence at Vatican II; participation in ecclesial ministries; authority as theologians; changing familial roles and social roles, and the implications that they have for theology and church practice. Presentation marks the second lecture of the faith education series by the North Shore Seacoast VOTF Affiliate in collaboration with Boston College Theology and Ministry School. Refreshments served; free-will offering accepted. John and Barbara Gould, 978-535-2321.