Silent Saturday: Time to come away from the noises and demands of life and listen to the inner voice of your own authentic self, the inner voice of God, however experienced. You may choose to attend sessions of group meditation. Lunch is provided and a love offering is suggested, donation, Unity Church of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham,, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Holy Grounds Coffee House Presents EXIT 244. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland,, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Spark of Kindness: The Simple Beauty of a Benevolent Heart, Inspirational meet-up with music, readings, and meditations from various faith traditions. Free, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland,, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Art of Icon Painting, Russian icon maker, teacher and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer four-week “The Art of Icon Painting” workshop,, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday.

The Mystic Heart of All Religion and Spirituality, the transcendent unity of all religion and spirituality is at the root of Aldous Huxley’s “Perennial Philosophy.” MECA Professor Dana Sawyer unpacks this idea in an informal way. Free, the Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland,, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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