BOSTON COMEDY PROJECT Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness, (GNOCA) welcomes the Boston Comedy Project, performing its fundraiser, Friday, September 9, 7 p.m., Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. 7 p.m., light refreshments in the lobby; performance at 7 p.m.; post-show reception with the four comedians. $28. Firehouse.org.
SENIOR READERS PROGRAM Firehouse Center for the Arts welcomes senior citizens to attend their next morning and afternoon sessions of Senior Reader’s Theater, Tuesdays, now through October 25, culminating in a public performance Saturday, October 29, 1 p.m. Classes limited to 12 participants. $75. firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOURBON TASTING Marblehead Arts Association hails the 1920’s with a toast to the Prohibition Era, a fundraising Speakeasy Bourbon Tasting, Saturday, September 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, with food pairings by Christopher’s Café and Catering. Get into the spirit of things, dressing as your favorite flapper or gangster. $75; couple, $125. Reservations recommended. Marbleheadarts.org Email email@example.com.
TEMPLE TIFERET SHALOM OPEN HOUSE Peabody Reform Jewish congregation welcomes people of all backgrounds to its open houses located in several areas of the North Shore: Sunday, September 11, 4-6 p.m., Wakefield; Tuesday, September 13, 7-9 p.m., Stoneham; Wednesday, September 14, 7-9 p.m., Boxford; Tuesday, September 20, 7-9 p.m., Lynnfield; and Wednesday, September 21, 7-9 p.m., Salem. For information and open house locations, or to RSVP to a site, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNSET BOAT CRUISE WNBP The Legends feature the band, Speechless, aboard Captain’s Lady III sunset boat cruise, Sunday, September 11, 5 p.m., leaving from Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. $40. Firehouse.org.
FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK The Yiddish Book Center of Amherst presents film, “For the Love of Spock,” an intimate look at star Leonard Nimoy, Sunday, September 16, 2 p.m. 1021 West St., Amherst. Yiddishbookcenter.org/events.
ZUMIX BLOCK PARTY Zumix will hold a family-friendly music, art, community, food, block party September 17, 3-6 pm., to launch its low-power FM radio station, 94.9 Zumix radio, a non-commercial station, to be held on Orleans Street, Jeffries Point, from Sumner to Everett Street, East Boston. After-party, $10 cover charge. zumix.org.
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The award-winning former Boston Globe education editor-award-winning author kicks off Temple Emanu-El’s Author Series, Sunday, September 18, discussing “Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance.” Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.; presentation, 10 a.m., 514 Main St., Haverhill. Suggested donation, $5. Books available for sale, along with author booksigning post-discussion. Nancy@TempleEmanu- El.org.
LJUBA DAVIS ENSEMBLE Congregation Agudas Achim-Ezrath Israel presents this ensemble, performing Ladino and Sephardic music, Sunday, September 18, 4 p.m., kicking off with a wine and cheese reception, 3 p.m., 215 Bryant St., Malden. Donation, $36. RSVP 781-322-7205.
MANCHESTER CHORUS The Manchester Singers begin rehearsals for their spring concert, Mondays, at 7:30 p.m. Congregational Chapel, 1 Chapel Lane, Manchesterby- the-Sea. Manchestersingers.org.
ERIC GOLUB Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley at Riverwalk, Andover-Lawrence, presents Brooklyn-born, Long Islandraised comedian, blogger, author and public speaker Eric Golub, Sunday, September 18, who will discuss his latest book, “Jewish Lunacy”. Minyan is at 9:30 a.m., breakfast, 10 a.m., program, 10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations appreciated by September 15. 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 5, Third Floor. office@BethIsraelMV.org, attention Amy.
ST. JOHN’S PREPARATORY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE The school holds its open house Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, October 30, 72 Spring St., Danvers. Classes at the Catholic, Xaverian Brothers-sponsored school for young men are geared to grades 6-12. Stjohnsprep.org/visit.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2016 Meet and greet more than 50 vendors at the Health and Wellness Fall Show, Sunday, September 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Peabody, 1 Newbury St., Peabody. Attendees may buy and sample products and have free screenings. email@example.com, HealthAndWellnessShow.net.
SHIR JOY CHORUS Do you like to sing? Shir Joy Chorus welcomes new singers, to join its fall season, starting with open rehearsals, Monday, September 26, at 5:30 p.m. and Monday, October 10, 7 p.m., generally held at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. Visit shirjoychorus.com or e-mail nanakgibbons@ gmail.com.
RICHARD LOUV Brookwood School invites best-selling author Richard Louv to speak about strengthening our children’s connections to nature, Tuesday, September 27, 7 p.m., as part of the school’s 4 to 14 speaker series. One Brookwood Road, Manchesterby- the-Sea. $10. Limited seating. Brookwood.edu.
REGISTRATION Parents may register now at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly, for Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, starting October 30, and meeting 6 Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Hebrewcollege.edu/parenting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ME’AH CLASSES Register now for fall Me’ah learning program, starting in October, at Greater Boston locations. The 10-session online class, starting the week of October 31, explores the Hebrew Bible with world-renowned Hebrew College Bible scholar, Marc Brettler, Ph.D., teaching “Journey Through the Bible”. Online tuition, $310; financial aid available. Call Sara Brown, 617-559-8708, or visit email@example.com.
COURSE ON JEWISH ART Swampscott resident-Jewish studies scholar Nicole Levy, through the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute in Salem, presents a four-part lecture series, “Jewish Art During Times of Change.” The institute is geared towards individuals 50 years old and older, but Levy also welcomes students from the general community. Visit salemstate.edu/explorers or call 978-744- 0804.