MBS Community Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. March 14, Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1155 Main St., Wakefield. For information and reservations: 781-486-3927; firstname.lastname@example.org; or respond on Facebook at MBS Community Dinner. The Most Blessed Sacrament Community Dinner Ministry will be holding their March Dinner. Join for dinner and fellowship. All are welcome — individuals, families and couples. This month’s dinner will feature a celebration of Pi Day. The menu consists of chicken pot pie, rice, salad, fresh fruit, juice, water, coffee and assorted dessert pies with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. Community Dinners are held evenings of the second Wednesday of each month.
Blood donation opportunity: 2-7 p.m. March 16, First Congregational Church, One Church St., Wakefield. Make an appointment to give blood or platelets by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting http://redcrossblood.org or calling 800-733-2767.
WEF Team-based Adult Spelling Bee: 7:30 p.m. March 16, Americal Civic Center, 467 Main St., Wakefield. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person. For registration: http://wakefieldeducationalfoundation.org. No onsite registrations will be accepted. Space is limited. For information: 617-416-4554; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wakefield Education Foundation will host the second annual adult team-based spelling bee. Teams comprise 6-10 players. The master of ceremonies will be Andrew Tetrault, assistant principal of the Galvin Middle School. Music will be provided by DJ Mike Hartin. Parties must be ages 21 and up to attend — bring your own snacks. Proceeds of this event will support the Wakefield Educational Foundation, a nonprofit community-based organization.
Community Sing-along in Wakefield: 7:30 p.m. March 16, Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. For information: email@example.com. The community singing group, Rise Up Singing, will hold their monthly sing-along session. Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome to this informal and spirited evening of shared music making. No auditions and no rehearsals. Those who have a copy of the Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again song books are asked to bring it/them with along. There is a suggested donation of $5 to thank the church for the use of their space. Attendees should consider bringing a non-perishable item for the Wakefield Food Pantry. Future sessions are planned for the third Friday of the months of April and May.
Sleeping Beauty with Tanglewood Marionettes: 3-4 p.m. March 18, Wakefield Lynnfield United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon St., Wakefield. For information: 781-245-1886; http://WakefieldTemple.org. Wakefield’s Interfaith Clergy Council invites area families to a presentation of Tanglewood Marionettes, “Sleeping Beauty.” Proceeds will benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $10 each, or three for $25; ages 2 and younger are free. This project is supported in part by the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter.
March Forum on Mental Health: 6-8 p.m. March 22, First Congregational Church of Winchester, 21 Church St., Winchester. For information: 617-722-2210; Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. Rep. Michael S. Day, D-Stoneham, along with community and state leaders, invites the public to join a community discussion focused on behavioral health issues and local initiatives and resources available to support the community and better address mental health crises. The discussion will feature a panel of caregivers and service providers who will discuss mental health services. The event will provide an opportunity for the public to discuss the mental health system, talk about their own experiences and pose questions to leaders and service providers in the mental health field. This forum is one of an ongoing series of community discussions Day has held in the district in an attempt to bring a renewed focus on the state’s mental health system.
Myths and Legends — Songs of Warriors, Wisdom and Wonder: 3-5 p.m. March 25, Galvin Middle School, 525 Main St., Wakefield. This program is presented by the Middlesex Concert Band and features singer April Foley. A post-concert reception will be held with refreshments and raffle. Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, ages 12 and younger are free.
Sweetser Lecture Series: 7:30 p.m. March 28, April 10 and April 25, The Savings Bank Theatre, Wakefield Memorial High School, 60 Farm St. Single tickets are $10; series tickets are $25; Patron designations are $40-$79; Benefactor designations are $80 and up. Tickets are available at Smith’s Drug Store, 390 Main St., Wakefield. Some may prefer to mail requests/checks in a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Sweetser Lecture Series, P.O. Box 1734, Wakefield, MA 01880. Tickets will also be sold at the door. The facility is handicapped-accessible. For information: http://sites.google.com/site/sweetserlectureseries. Jerry Thornton, author, comedian, sports commentator and writer, will present “From Darkness to Dynasty: The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots” on March 28. Rick Beyer, author, history lecturer and documentary producer, will present “Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr” on April 10. Juliette Kayyem, national security expert, author, journalist and CNN security analyst, will present “Home Sweet Homeland: Protecting America in an Age of Mayhem” on April 25. Proceeds from the 2017 Series benefited Wakefield residents served by Mystic Valley Elder Services, the Wakefield Branch of the Salvation Army Holiday Kettle Fund and the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.
Quilt Guild seeking members: 7-9 p.m. last Tuesday of each month, through November, Crystal Community Club, 75 Preston St., Wakefield. Prospective members may contact Karen King at email@example.com to request a membership form. Total membership is restricted to 50 individuals. Annual membership is $30. Nimble Thimblers is a local quilt guild of 50 people from Wakefield, Reading, Stoneham, Lynnfield, Burlington and neighboring towns. The group consists of members with many levels of sewing and quilting skills; all that is required is an interest in the art and a willingness to participate. Nimble Thimblers meets on the last Tuesday evening of each month, through November. Members participate in making quilts for a charity organization and enjoy speakers. Nimble Thimblers also holds an annual auction. Funds are put toward speaker fees.