Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free, 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at The White Whale, 9 Hale St., Beverly, and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Adult Education Room, 124 River Road, Topsfield. For more information or a list of additional meetings at other locations, call 781-932-6300, or visit www.foodaddicts.org. Locally, attendees can call Susan at 978-969-3499.
The Salem YMCA is launching an Ames Hall Concert Series, all proceeds from which will benefit the Salem YMCA’s new music studio and programming. The first concert, on Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at Ames Hall, 1 Sewall St. in Salem, will feature four local bands: The Dejas, Soul Rebel Project, Qwill, and Kevin William. The cost is $20 per person with a cash bar. All bands in this concert are performing free to support the Salem Y and its music program. A trio of drummers: James Murphy (Blue Man Group), Dave DiCenso (Josh Groban), and Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)—will perform in Ames Hall on Tuesday, June 10 ,from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 781-990-7061.
Guido’s Ear, a trio from New York City that specializes in late Renaissance and early Baroque music, will perform “The Birth of the Baroque” on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. in Salem. In early 17th century Italy, instrumental music emerged from the shadows of vocal music and came into its own in works by composers from Monteverdi to Merula, Fontana, Castello, and others whose music we seldom hear. A reception follows. Tickets at the door (cash or checks) are $30, $25 for seniors and Athenæum members. Students with ID and children 17 and under are free. For more information, and for advance reservations by credit card, visit csem.org or call 617-489-2062.