Bits & Bytes: ‘Animals of the North’; ‘Haydn Seek’ at Saint James Place; neuroscience lecture at Simon’s Rock; ‘ESCAPE’ art talk; ‘Agriculture as the Heart of Environmentalism’

Three Haydn string quartets, including his “Joke” Quartet, will provide an evening of ambiguous beginnings and fake-out endings, mismatched dialogues between instruments, misunderstandings, musical pratfalls, pretend memory lapses, and digressions.

Bits & Bytes: Clinton AME Zion Church fundraising meeting; ‘Share the Love’ for BHS; Bobby Houston at Geoffrey Young Gallery; Virginia McGarrity named ‘New Leader in the Law;’ Bidwell House Museum Thanksgiving fundraiser

Topics for discussion at the Friends of the Clinton AME Zion Church Restoration Project meeting include setting up a fundraising strategy, recruiting a committee, and formulating a plan to raise $100,000 in the next 60 days.