Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:
The Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell of First Church Unitarian in Salem presents a historical and environmental perspective on wind power in the U.S. and local efforts to use this resource. Barz-Snell is a member of the Renewable Energy Task Force and is on the board of directors of the Salem Alliance for the Environment. His talk begins at 10 a.m. at the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. All are welcome. Donations are appreciated from nonmembers who attend. For more information, call 978-744-0804 or visit www.explorerslli.org.
Endicott College’s Fridays in the Rose will feature Quartet For-Te today at noon in the college's Rose Performance Hall of the Manninen Center for the Arts. Quartet For-Te is an ensemble that explores a diverse range of repertoire spanning from classical to contemporary and beyond. Admission is free and open to the public and includes a light appetizer following the performance. Endicott College is at 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reserve your space at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or by calling 978-998-7700.
"The Prodigal Son," a cantana based on Luke 15, will be performed tonight as a benefit for student scholarships at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Written by Karen Green and conducted by Steven James Weibley, the musical is based on the biblical story of loss and redemption and features selected choirs, the Jubilate Singers and an instrumental ensemble. The performance is hosted by the Women’s Council of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Admission is free, but donations will be collected. "The Prodigal Son" will be performed at 8 p.m. at Kaiser Chapel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St., Hamilton. For more information, contact Karen Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.