The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn will offer “Introduction to Meditation,” a four-week secular class consisting of meditation instruction, talks, contemplation and group discussion. The instructor, Tom Ericsson, is trained in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Comfortable chairs will be provided. Classes will be held Wednesdays, June 5 to 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. The suggested price of admission is $10 per class, but any amount will be accepted. To register, call 781-595-8836, ext. 12, or visit www.uucgl.org for details.
The next Jewish Response to Homelessness, a partnership with volunteers from Temple Shalom, Salem, Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly, and Family Promise of the North Shore Boston, will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., at the Family Promise Day Center, 332 Rantoul St., Beverly. Rabbi Alison Adler and Director Elise Sinagra will speak. Suggested donation of $10 per person. For more information, call 978-882-4103 or visit familypromisensb.org.
Jewish Federation of the North Shore will honor all current and past board and Women’s Division presidents at its Lifetime of Leadership event Thursday, May 30, at Kernwood Country Club, 1 Kernwood St., Salem. Federation leadership will also recognize Kernwood Country Club for its support of Jewish life on the North Shore. The event includes speakers, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets cost $72 per person. For more information or to register, visit JFNS.org, or contact Stephanie Lowitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-224-4096.
Maple Street Church in Danvers will host a nine-hole golf tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the Rowley Country Club, 235 Dodge Road. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, which includes green fees, a cart and lunch. All profits will be donated to the Danvers Food Pantry. Special contests and prizes will be available, and golfers of all skill levels are welcome. To reserve a spot, mail a check, payable to Maple Street Church with “golf” in the memo line, to Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers, MA, 01923. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.
The community is invited to attend the Congregational Church of Topsfield’s 350-year celebration concert on Sunday, May 19, at 5 p.m. in the Meeting House, located at the corner of Main and Washington streets in Topsfield. The concert will feature the Combined Choirs, CCoT Chancel and Handbell Choir, the Arlington Ward Choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, organ and trumpet accompaniment, narration, and audience participation. Admission is free. For more information, contact Wendy Colby at 978-887-2101, ext. 11, or email@example.com.
The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library presents “Inspirational Evenings” featuring Jorgelina Zeoli’s video series titled “Miracles,” about healing from trauma through self-awareness, spirituality, music and art. Book signings and videotaped discussions with holistic practitioners, trauma survivors and members of different faiths will follow. The series continues Monday, May 20, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at 14 Union St., Hamilton. To reserve a spot, call the library at 978-468-5577.
“Images of Jewish Women in American Film,” a film and discussion series sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Archive, will trace cultural representations of and attitudes toward Jewish women in American films in the past 50 years. The series includes “Private Benjamin,” June 5, 7 p.m., JCC in Marblehead; and “Kissing Jessica Stein,” July 22, 7 p.m., Aviv Centers in Peabody. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, contact Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the second Sunday of each month, members and friends of Maple Street Congregational Church will collect food and essential items for the Danvers food pantry. Items most needed are baby wipes, disposable diapers in sizes 3 through 6, canned soups, tuna, pasta, boxed juices and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.
A public healing service is offered every third Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The service includes musical worship, a short teaching, Holy Communion and an extended time of personal prayer if requested. A priest will be available to hear confessions. There will be a gluten- and alcohol-free station at the communion rail. All guests are welcome to stay for a light supper following the service at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.ctr-anglican.org, or call 978-774-3163.
The Girls Book Club is a free program of the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation and funded in part by an allocation from the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. Girls ages 9 to 12 and mothers are invited to participate in club, featuring a series of books that focus on the lives and adventures of American Jewish girls. The club will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Putnam Pantry, Route 1 north, Danvers, on June 5, Oct. 2 and Dec. 11. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged but not required. Grandmothers and special friends are also welcome to participate. Books and refreshments are free. Registration is requested to Phyllis Osher at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.