Rides to the polls: Free. For information: Erry Johnson, voterservice.lwvw@gmail.com; 781-235-3046; drive@wellesleyma.gov. The League of Women Voters of Wellesley will offer free rides to the polls for voters registered in Wellesley. The Council on Aging will also offer rides to the polls through its bus and volunteer transportation services. To get a ride, passengers must be Wellesley residents over 60 and must be registered with the COA.

Lunch with Kate: 11:30 a.m. March 5, Wellesley Country Club, 300 Wellesley Ave. For information: http://lunchwithkate.org. Boston Medical Center will host the sixth annual Lunch with Kate event. The event will feature a discussion between Lauren Baker, First Lady of Massachusetts; Kate Walsh, president and CEO of Boston Medical Center Health System; and Dr. Megan Bair-Merritt, pediatrician at the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family at BMC.

Wellesley Democratic Caucus: 9 a.m. March 7, Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St. For information: http://bit.ly/32dldMP; http://bit.ly/38KF747. Coffee and mingling will begin at 9 a.m., registration will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and the caucus will begin at 10:15 a.m. All registered and pre-registered Democrats in Wellesley are eligible to run for election as a delegate to the state convention. The nominating convention will vote on candidates for the U.S. Senate ahead of the September primary election. Candidates must receive at least 15% support from convention delegates in order to be on the primary ballot, and the candidate who wins the majority of votes will receive the endorsement of the convention. Voter registration also will be available at the March 7 caucus for voters wishing to become registered Democrats; once registered,they will be able to run for election as a delegate that same day.

Author discussion: 7 p.m. March 10, Wellesley Books, 82 Central St. Cost: $10. For information: 781-431-1160; http://bit.ly/398eKFA. Dave Becker, owner/chef behind local restaurants Juniper, Sweet Basil, and Balani, will present his cookbook, “Juniper: A Quasi Mediterranean Restaurant.” Tickets will include a food tasting at the event of recipes from the cookbook. Buy tickets in-store, by phone or online. Buy a copy from Wellesley Books in order to meet the author and have him sign the book at the event.

Arnold Lecture: 7 p.m. March 10, Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St. Free. For information: 781-235-1610; http://wellesleyfreelibrary.org. The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries present the annual Arnold Lecture. Paul Clerici, local author, will discuss his newly released book, “Images of Modern America: The Boston Marathon.” This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase and signed by the author.

Wellesley’s International Women’s Day Celebration: 2-4 p.m. March 8, Wellesley Village Church UCC-Congregational, 2 Central St., Wellesley Square. Free. For information: https://worldofwellesley.org. Girls and women of all ages along with their families and friends are invited for refreshments, entertainment, inspirational speakers and activities for girls to celebrate International Women’s Day. Performers will include Wellesley College Tupelos, Wellesley Theater Project’s IMPACT, Wellesley High School Cheer Squad, NATyA Dance Collective, Ashna Hille and Shyann Chalmus. Speakers will include Kelley Tuthill, Patti Quigley, Elizabeth Miranda, Amber Spencer, Rev. Kelly Murphy Mason and Michelle Chalmers. Attendees should RSVP.


Dance for health: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St. Cost: $12. For information: 617-759-1568; dance@ballroom-basics.com. Ballroom dance basics learn the basics of social dancing; no partner necessary. Waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, rumba and salsa dancing. Learn the basic steps, posture, poise, lead and follow and technique.

Kiwanis Club: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington St. For information: http://wellesleykiwanis.com. Wellesley Kiwanis Club meets Thursdays for luncheon and a program. The public is invited to attend.

Volunteer opportunities with Constellation Hospice: Constellation Hospice is seeking hospice volunteers for patient/family visits or office work, in the Wellesley, Natick and Marlborough areas. An in-depth orientation program, ongoing training and supervision will be provided. Volunteer assignments will be made to best match volunteer’s and patient/family needs, schedules, interests and personalities. Volunteer service time can be an hour a week, or less or more. To arrange for an interview, contact contact Jean Berman, volunteer coordinator: 781-771-1293; jeberman@constellationhs.com.