“BAG IT — IS YOUR LIFE TOO PLASTIC?” Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, Parish Hall, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Free showing of award-winning documentary that explores humans’ dependency on plastic bags. Free. uucgl.org.
GREATER SALEM GREEN DRINKS EVENT. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., LPF Studios, 296 Cabot St., Beverly. LPF Studios will host, featuring a screening of “Green Fire,” an award-winning documentary about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by film at 7:30 p.m. Become a fan of LPF Studios on Facebook and see the movie for free; otherwise, tickets cost $4 each. Reserve a spot at http://greenfirescreeningforgreendrinks.eventbrite.com/#.
Lectures and presentations
“FROM NOTHING TO NATIVE PARADISE.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 143 County Road, Ipswich. Ipswich resident Kate Hone will discuss her backyard garden makeover, which was funded in part by Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Slow the Flow Grant. Optional field trip to follow. Reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-412-8200.
“EATING DISORDERS IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD: THE VIEW FROM FIJI.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salem State University, Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Anne E. Becker, professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard University. Sponsored by the psychology department in collaboration with the School of Nursing Colloquium Series 2012-2013. 978-542-6496 or 978-542-7012.
LIGHTS ON AFTER SCHOOL PRESENTATION. Thursday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m., Ipswich Family YMCA, 110 County Road. Presentation by the children of the After the Bell program. After the Bell has been studying the political process for the month of October and will present their candidates for After the Bell president. Hear their creative ideas for fundraising and environmental policies. All attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite candidate. 978-356-9622.
“OLD TIME RADIO SHOW.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Relive the golden years of radio with Tom and Matt Martin. Contests with prizes awarded for correct answers. Light refreshments will follow the program. Free/Danvers Historical Society members, $5/nonmembers. Advance reservations appreciated. Parking on Page Street or in community lot at corner of Page and Elm streets. 978-777-1666 or email@example.com.