Today

“I Thirst,” music detailing Christ’s walk to Calvary, performed by Croatian vocalist Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron, 7 p.m., St. Christopher Church, 4 Barrell Lane, York. www.idobelieve.com.

 

The fourth annual silent and live auctions to benefit the nonfood pantry at the Corner Cupboard and Sanford Universalist Unitarian Church, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Nasson Little Theater, 457 Main St., Springvale. 324-3191 or www.sanforduuchurch.org.

 

“Deacons and Elders in the 21st Century,” seminar, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. Sponsored by Barnabas Ministries. A light breakfast and catered lunch will be provided. Registration $40. Contact Brenda Capuzziello at [email protected] or call (508) 529-0007.

 

A reading from “Ancient Rage,” with author the Rev. Mary Lee Wile and guest readers Emily Vail and Diana Krauss, 4 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick. 729-5083.

 

Today and Sunday

Royal Ridge Reunion Celebration with former pastor J.D. and Vikki Simmons, 6:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday with worship service. www.royalridgecog.org.

 

Sunday

Palestinian Christian Mazin Qumsiyeh, a voice of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation, 7 p.m., Wishcamper Room 102 at the University of Southern Maine, Bedford Street, Portland. 773-6562.

“Natural Empathy: Buddhist Practices to Open the Heart,” with Lama Willa Miller, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland. $75. To register, call Jane Burdick at 773-6809 or email [email protected]

 

“Seeing With the Heart’s Ear,” poetry workshop for writers given by Martin Steingesser, 2 to 5 p.m., Sadhana, The Meditation Center, Suite C, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland. Suggested donation of $5 to $25. www.sadhaname.com/index.php/info/Contact-Us.

 

Sixth annual Maine Community Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics, hosted by Beth Israel Congregation and cantor Daniel Leeman, 10 to 11:45 a.m., Minnie Brown Educational Center, 906 Washington St., Bath. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments.

 

Monday

Sign-ups for PraiseJam 2011 are being accepted through Monday for the April 9 competition at Eastpoint Christian Church in Portland. Worship teams and unsigned Christian bands from Maine or New Hampshire will compete for a chance to play at Soulfest 2011. Entrance fee is $50. Entrants must submit a live recording for consideration. For details, call Frank Marston, Greater Portland Christian School, 767-5123, Ext. 212.

 

“From Emerson and The Beatles to Yoga and Meditation: How Indian Spirituality Changed the West,” a Chaplaincy Institute of Maine workshop with author Phil Goldberg, 7 p.m., Osher Auditorium, Maine College of Art. www.chimeofmaine.org.