A Saturday morning community drop-in meditation program begins this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the YMCA. Additional sessions are on Nov. 16 and Dec. 14, each one running from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The classes are all free and are run by Dr. Elliott Dacher. The first class is entitled Calm Inside, Complex Outside.

Dr. Dacher is the author of numerous books on meditation and also runs a program at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The next program at the hospital begins on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the medical staff library from 6 to 8:15 p.m. This is part of an eight-week series entitled Meditation and the Art of Happiness. The cost for this course is $150 or $130 for YMCA members.

For more information, call 508-957-9476.