11 am, Sept. 13. Wendy Evan’s lecture will consider the ways in which stitching has been used to tell stories. She’ll focus on examples from the Bayeux Tapestry, Torah ark curtains, quilts, samplers and works by artist Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, whose panels comprise the “Fabric of Survival” exhibit (through Sept. 19) in the Janice Charach Gallery. At the JCC, West Bloomfield. $5.