, Salem, MA

February 8, 2014

North Shore religion calendar

The Salem News

---- — Saturday, Feb. 8

Quilt Exhibit Reception, 3 to 6 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Opening reception for exhibit of quilts created by award-winning contemporary quilter Ann Lainhart. On view through March. Also, Lainhart will sign copies of her book “Fussy-cat Mariner’s Compass,” which will be available for purchase. All are welcome. 978-774-7582,

Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Old North Church, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. The Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble performs a program of chamber music featuring flute, oboe, clarinet, cello, violin and viola. Free admission; free-will offering collected at the door to benefit the Old North Church Piano Restoration Fund., 781-631-1244.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Historical Church Service, 10 a.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. St. Michael’s celebrates its 300th anniversary by honoring 300 years of Anglican liturgy and music with services using different editions of the Book of Common Prayer. “The Order for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion” historical service uses the 1789 Book of Common Prayer.

Religious Exploration Open House, 10:30 a.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Families with children are invited to attend the church’s worship service, meet the community and discuss programs for children. Meryl Baier, Religion Exploration director, will meet with prospective parents about the program vision, curriculum and what is taught to each age level. Cookie decorating activity available for children. Snow date, Feb. 16., 978-774-7582 or

“Watercolors From Here and Away,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Opening reception for solo exhibit featuring work by Salem painter Patricia Dunbar. Exhibit on view through March 5. Gallery is handicapped-accessible. 781-631-4951,

Piano Dedication Concert & Valentine Tea, 3 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane St., Beverly. Piano Dedication Concert and Valentine Tea to celebrate the gift of a grand piano to the church. Katy Fickenwirth, director of music, and guest musicians Janet Glasser, Peter Fickenwirth and Robert Littlefield will present a program of sacred and secular songs, as well as works for piano four hands, and piano and tuba. A Valentine tea will follow the concert. Free. 978-927-5414,

Choir of St. Paul’s School, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. As part of St. John’s Concert Series, the Chapel Choir of St. Paul’s School will perform selections from their program for their upcoming international tour. Organist Brent Erstad and guest oboist Jane Harrison will accompany. The choir is conducted by Nicholas White, former music director at St. John’s Church. Admission is free. A reception to meet the performers will follow. 978-927-0229,

Friday, Feb. 14

Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 391 Bay Road, South Hamilton. Clothing for all ages, shoes, linens, puzzles, games, baby items, household items, books and more. 978-468-1256,

Holly Meade: Reception & Remembrance, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, Preston Cutler Gallery, 149 Asbury St., Hamilton. Exhibit reception and time of remembrance for the late Holly Meade, a Hamilton native and parishioner at Christ Church who died last year. Exhibit features artwork by Meade, who was an award-winning artist and children’s book illustrator. All are welcome. On view through February. Penny Wingate, 978-468-2748 or

Wednesday, Feb. 26

“Marblehead: 1714,” 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. St. Michael’s launches its tercentenary lecture series with “Marblehead: 1714,” an illustrated presentation by historian Judy Anderson discussing community and social life in the historic seaport in the year St. Michael’s Church was erected. Free; open to the public.,

Sunday, March 2

Comparative Religion: The Three Abrahamic Religions, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Dr. Michael Szycher presents a layperson’s guide to the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam; sacred time, space and objects; religious rituals, traditions, mysticism and spirituality; and the question, “can religion and science co-exist.” Complimentary bagels, lox, pastries and drinks. Reserve a spot by Feb. 24 to