Building Bridges Through Music Inc. celebrates 14 years of unity through music at the 11th annual Gospel/Jazz Brunch on Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Angelica’s Restaurant, 49 South Main St., Middleton. The event includes food and music, featuring John DiTomaso & Friends with vocalist Tony Gallo of the Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir; Voices for Change, a youth vocal ensemble; and Nzuri Kusonga Roho, an African dance ensemble. The scholarship and community service recognition awards will be presented. Tickets cost $50 per adult, and proceeds benefit Building Bridges Through Music’s “Educate, Engage, Empower” Integrative Arts programs. To purchase tickets, visit www.bbtmusic.org or contact Virginia Makkers at 781-479-8327.
The Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Beverly Harbormaster are sponsoring a Massachusetts Boating Basics Course at no charge to the public. The course will foster safe boat operation through increased awareness of required safety equipment, safe boating practices and legal responsibilities. Youth, ages 12 to 15, who successfully complete the course will be issued a Safety Certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. The course also satisfies the state requirements for personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17. All graduates will be issued a Safety Certificate. Taking the class as a family is encouraged and has proven to be highly rewarding. All students must be at least 12 years of age to participate and must attend all classes, which take place March 31, April 1, 2, 7, and 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Jubilee Yacht Club, 127 Water St., Beverly. Registration is required and can be done at www.mass.gov/ole by clicking on the Boat and Recreation Vehicle Safety Bureau link.
Salem Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy “Heroes,” on stage through April 12, with performances playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m., at 90 Lafayette St., Salem. The play is about war heroes Gustave, Henri and Philippe who plot an escape from their retirement home. General admission is $25, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets and details are available at www.salemtheatre.com or 866-811-4111.