Sunday, April 14
Big Band Jazz Festival — Stan Kenton Alumni Big Band, 4 p.m. at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Features the Timberlane Community Jazz Band at 1 p.m., the Freese Brothers Big Band at 2 p.m. and the Bedford Big Band at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5. 603-257-5257, timberlanepac.org.
April 14 & May 19
Free Intro to Yoga, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Andover. Open to those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into their first class. This free one hour class teaches principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor Connie Glore, RYT. 978-761-3433.
Sunday Morning Meditation, 8 a.m. at 85 Essex St., second floor, Haverhill. Offers meditations of healing, kindness, goodwill and spiritual development. The nonsectarian meditations cleanse, relieve stress, energize, heal, and activate inner potential. 978-457-6900.
April Vacation Stop Motion Animation Workshop, at North Andover CAM, 430 Osgood St., North Andover. Students in grades 4-8 are invited to learn how to make their own stop motion videos like “ParaNorman” and “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Space is limited. Cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. 978-687-6570.
Through April 28
“Spring Brunch” Cooking Classes, offered at several different locations. The brunch menu celebrates all of the fresh foods and flavors of the spring season. The hands-on cooking class includes instruction and recipes, followed by a meal. Online registration and class schedules available. 978-994-1692, carolynsfarmkitchen.com.
“Holy Yoga,” 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Led by Amanda Souliotis, whose ministry incorporates prayer, meditation, and Bible reading with yoga. Open to the public. The program benefits men and women. No experience necessary. A free will offering will gratefully be accepted. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a friend. 978-374-8029, FirstPresbyterianHaverhill.org.
Through April 29
Beginner’s Genealogy 101 Class, noon to 2 p.m. in Library Building A, Pailes Room, Northern Essex Community College. No class on April 15. Cost is $30. Learn how to trace one’s ancestors and family history. 978-659-1225.