EMPTY BOWLS DINNER PARTY. Thursday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Memorial Dining Hall, St. John’s Prep, 72 Spring St., Danvers. Handmade one-of-a-kind bowls created by students may be purchased at the event and filled with soups donated by local restaurants and food shops. $10 minimum suggested donation per bowl. All proceeds benefit Haven from Hunger in Peabody. SwingTown!, a cappella group at St. John’s, will perform. www.stjohnsprep.org.
BENEFIT CONCERT. Saturday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m., First Universalist Church, 211 Bridge St., Salem. The Joe Zippo Memorial Show features Black 47, Jonee Earthquake Band and Kermits Finger. Concert benefits the Joe “Zippo” Kelly Scholarship and Salem Children’s Charity. Tickets, $20 advance, $25 day of. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets available at ticketfly.com; Pamplemousse, 185 Essex St., Salem; platorum.com; or 978-304-5111.
ZUMBATHON CHARITY EVENT. Sunday, Jan. 19, 4 to 6 p.m., Sterling Center YMCA, Teen Center, 254 Essex St., Beverly. Zumbathon charity event for ALS to benefit Augie’s Quest. Features more than 10 Zumba instructors and a special Latin dance performance by Kimberly and Tomas. $20 admission. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lectures & presentations
LIFELONG LEARNERS DISCOURSE. Thursday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m., Ipswich Town Hall, Selectman’s Room, 25 Green St., Ipswich. Lifelong Learners hosts a discussion on the 90-minute grand finale of “Big History” on History 2 channel. Free. Meetings discuss first-rate lectures from TED Talks and other online sources. Links sent by email two weeks prior to DisCourse. To receive links, email SheilaT@Ipswich-Ma.Gov.
NORTH SHORE VOLUNTEER HUB. Friday, Jan. 17, noon to 5 p.m., North Shore United Way office, 248 Cabot St., Beverly. Open house to showcase “North Shore Volunteer Hub,” North Shore United Way’s recently launched interactive website that helps local residents connect with meaningful opportunities to make a difference. Brief demonstrations done on the half-hour. Volunteers available to help guests sign up and find opportunities. Free. nsuw.org, 978-922-3966.