16TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING YOGA BENEFIT. Thursday, Nov. 28, 8 to 10 a.m., Church of St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Warm-up starts at 8 a.m., Kirtan (chanting) begins at 8:10 a.m., and the class starts at 8:30 a.m. The class will include postures to relieve stress and promote digestion. Participants are asked to bring their own props. All proceeds benefit Healing Abuse Working for Change and the Marblehead Counseling Center. $35 minimum suggested donation. Checks can be made payable to either organization. Also, bring $5 for space rental to support St. Andrew’s Church. 781-367-1181, email@example.com.
ONE INSTRUMENT, MANY SOUNDS. Monday, Dec. 2, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Musician Joe Boccia returns to “Monday Mornings” with a repertoire of Christmas songs and carols, both traditional and modern, performed on his Korg TR-61 synthesizer. Boccia composes each song’s arrangement by selecting from thousands of possible sound effects programmed into the synthesizer. Free. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062, firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL VOICES. Michele Davila-Goncalves and Amy-Jo Minett, Monday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m., Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Room, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Dávila-Gonçalves, an assistant professor of Spanish in the foreign languages department at Salem State, is considered part of the ’80s generation of poets in Puerto Rico, being a founding member of the poetic magazine Filo de juego and “Tríptico.” Minnett is a teacher of ESL and graduate TESOL courses at Salem State. Her interests in creative writing, linguistics and TESOL converged during her Peace Corps service in Hungary. Free. 978-542-7890, www.salemstate.edu/arts.
SALEM WINDS CONCERT. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. The Salem Winds, a 40-member professional wind ensemble, presents “Modern Wind Band Works Inspired by the Renaissance.” Free admission. 781-942-9711.