Thursday, June 14
Financial Advising Demystified: 6:30-8 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Each person should register individually. Space limited. Walk-ins welcome; online registration preferred. For information or RSVP: 617-695-4617; email@example.com; http://ingoodcompanyboston.com. Attendees learn about working with a financial advisor, how do you find the right one, what are the questions to ask and how to prepare for a planning session.
Saturday, June 16
Strawberry Festival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., United Parish of Brookline, 210 Harvard St., Brookline. For information: upbrookline.org. Features strawberry shortcake, food from the grill, music, singing and dancing, playtime in Memorial Park, laughing, bargain hunting at the rummage sale, and face-painting. Open to all.
Tuesday, June 19
Financial Foundations: 5:30-7 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. For information or RSVP: 617-695-4617; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://ingoodcompanyboston.com. A discussion and hands-on activities to identify one’s core values and learn how to inform financial decisions and goals. Each person should register individually. Space limited. Walk-ins are welcome, but online registration is preferred. RSVP in advance to guarantee a seat.
Wednesday, June 20
Alan Pearlmutter and Linda Poland in concert: 6:45 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Chestnut Hill. Free. Space limited; for information, RSVP: 617-244-6400. Musicians Alan Pearlmutter and Linda Poland present a festive mix of folk dances played on the piano and clarinet. Their fusion performance comes from 11 different countries and includes Irish jigs, polka and Hungarian dance. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
Thursday, June 21
Wine and Investing: 6:30-8 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Free. For information: 617-695-4617; email@example.com; https://bit.ly/2EFf1zJ. Space limited; RSVP preferred. Attendees will learn to identify which smells and tastes appeal to them, and get a better understanding of the investment basics like the difference between stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
Panoramic Photos: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through June 29, Gallery 93, 93 Winchester St., Brookline. An exhibit of panoramic photographs by Francis Gardino.
“Healing and Resiliency in the age of #metoo:” 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through July 31, Brookline Interactive Group at the Unified Arts Building, 46 Tappan St., Brookline. An exhibit of selenium toned gelatin silver prints.
Eric Benton’s Magic Test Kitchen: 6:30-7 p.m. Fridays, through June 15, Knight Moves Cafe Brookline, 1402 Beacon St., Brookline. Free; seating limited. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org; https://magictestkitchen.eventbrite.com/?aff=wickedlocal. Magician Eric Benton tests his magical creations in this casual, up-close performance.
Release Rebalance Restore Essentrics Class: noon-1 p.m. Fridays, All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St. Cost: $15-$65. For information: 617-738-1810; allsaintsbrookline.org. A full-body, rebalancing exercise program designed to slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. This class is for those who are new to, or returning to exercise, have slightly-limited mobility, or have atrophy-related stiffness, frozen shoulder or other chronic aches and pains.
Zen meditation and talk: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Eishoji Zen Center, 1318 Beacon St., Brookline. Free; space limited. RSVP: Jason, 508-360-2323.
Al-Anon Family Group meeting: 7-8:40 p.m. Tuesdays, United Parish - Brookline, Choir Room, 210 Harvard St., Brookline. For families and friends of problem drinkers. Anonymous, confidential and free. Open to newcomers.
Caffe’ Italiano — Free Italian Conversations: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Fridays, Coolidge Corner Library, meeting room, 31 Pleasant St., Brookline. Supported by the Publish Library of Brookline and the Italian Consulate in Boston. A free and friendly Italian conversation, leaded by an Italian teacher. Participants practice and improve their Italian regardless of proficiency. No registration require; drop-in. For information: https://brooklinelibrary.org/events.
Game Day for Seniors at Putterham Library: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Putterham Branch Library Community Room, 959 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline. MahJongg, chess, Scrabble, dominoes, bring your own game or request. Handicapped accessible; wheelchair available. For information or to request a game: Helen, 617-942-7547.
Mindfulness Practice and Meditation: 7-8:40 p.m. Tuesdays, United Parish of Brookline, 210 Harvard St., Brookline. Attendees sit and walk mindfully together, read a text and share what comes up for us in the reading. MPCGB links the 17 ongoing meditation groups in the greater Boston area that practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, to build relationships and deepen the practice of mindfulness. Free. For information: 617-738-5917; Sangha.Matters@gmail.com.
Learn to Meditate: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sundays, Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, 646 Brookline Ave., Brookline. Taught by qualified instructors, this basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Drop-in class; no registration required. Participants are welcome to come as often as you like, but the class is designed as a one-time introduction with the same content each week. Suggested donation: $5-$10. For information: 617- 734-1498; boston.shambhala.org.
Overeaters Anonymous: 9:45-11 a.m. every Saturday, Brighton Marine Health Center, Hawes Building, third floor, 77 Warren St., Brighton. Attendees find physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. For information: Deanna, 617-731-8150.