THURSDAY, JAN. 17
EMPTY BOWLS DINNER PARTY BENEFIT, at St. John’s Prep, 72 Spring St., Danvers, 6 p.m., in Memorial Dining Hall. The evening is open to all and proceeds benefit Haven from Hunger in Peabody. Handmade, one-of-a-kind bowls created by students at St. John’s may be purchased at the event to fill with soups donated by local restaurants and food shops, minimum $10 donation per bowl. SwingTown!, the St. John’s a cappella group, will provide musical entertainment; stjohnsprep.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 19
WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY, an afternoon of reflection, fun, sharing and making self portraits using different mediums. No art experience necessary to participate, led by Director of Religious Education, Thea Shapiro of Andover, UUCiA, 6 Locke St., Andover, $10- UUCiA Member, $20 non-members. Cost to cover refreshments and materials. RSVP by Jan. 12; Dre@uuandover.com, 978-475-4454.
FREE LIVE PIANO CONCERT, the Phillips Academy Music Department will present a Faculty Piano Recital featuring Stephen Porter performing works by Debussy and Chopin, 7:30 p.m., Cochran Chapel located on the Phillips Academy campus; Music Department, 978-749-4260, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVE FOLK MUSIC, Cliff Eberhardt performs at the New Moon Coffeehouse, 8 p.m. The coffeehouse is located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St, Haverhill. Admission is $20; $10 for those ages 18 and under; newmooncoffeehouse.org, 978-459-5134.
MODEL TRAIN SHOW, the Northeastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) share their expert knowledge of model railroading in a classic HO-scale model train layout with trains traversing bridges, through tunnels and around fine-scale towns and cities. Get expert advice on building a model train layout and simple scenery from model train engineers, $6-8, Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham, 978-468-2377, wenhammuseum.org.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20
PAINTING DEMONSTRATION, The Andovers Artists Guild is hosting a painting demonstration by artist Deirdre Grunwald, 2 p.m., at the East Mill Art Space, 21 High St., North Andover, (Davis and Furber Complex). Guests are welcome for a $5 donation, free to Guild members; andoversartistsguid.org.