The Jewish Community Center in Sherman will offer several programs in the coming weeks. The first annual Sherman Singer, Songwriter, Songfest will be held July 13 at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in performing should contact the center. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The center’s annual Benny Carter Tribute Jazz Concert featuring the TJ Thompson Quintet will be held July 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The “Great Decisions 2019” series, co-hosted by the Sherman Library, is also under way and will be held the second Friday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at alternating locations. Topics will be “The Rise of Populism in Europe” July 12 at the library, “Decoding U.S.-China Trade” Aug. 9 at the JCC, “Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics” Sept. 13 at the library, “The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested” Oct. 11 at the JCC and “State of the State Department and Diplomacy” Nov. 8 at the library. To register for the series, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 860-355-8050 or 860-354-2455. For more information and RSVP, call the 9 Route 39 North center at 860-355-8050.