Here are five gatherings and meetings to connect you to your town and each other in the coming week.
1.) Learn to boost your immune system by eating healthy. The Lynch van/Otterloo YMCA will host these nutrition workshops Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Free. Please pre-register online at www.northshoreymca.org or in person at the Y Welcome Desk.
2.) At Tuesday's Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the selectmen's room at Abbot Hall, the ZBA will hear proposals from 14 Tufts St., 24 Willow St., 37 Cornell St., 34 Atlantic Ave., 30 Willow Road, 28 Beacon St., 58 Gregory St., 113 Jersey St., 76 Beacon St., 191A Green St. and 14 Ramsay Road.
3.) On Wednesday, watch your Boston Red Sox open the 2013 World Series at home in Game 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals on FOX.
4.) Also on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at Warwick Place, 123 Pleasant St., Marblehead, see a documentary on the reality of breast cancer and what people are doing to end the epidemic.
5.) Hear an opera repertoire at the Symphony by the Sea on Thursday evening, Oct. 24 in Marblehead at Abbot Hall at 7:30 pm, preceded by a 6:30 reception.