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November 22, 2013

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More than 30 North Shore crafters will showcase their wares from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair at the Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Featured crafts include recycled textiles, jewelry, bees' wax, fashion accessories, gourmet foods and mixed media. Silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux will also be on hand creating hand-cut portraits — an appointment is recommended. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the 18th annual Holiday Toy Drive. For more information, call 978-468-2377 or visit the Wenham Museum's website.

Sorellanza, a 14-woman a cappella chorus based in Gloucester, will perform a program that ranges from Renaissance to Broadway, sacred songs, rounds, Beatles tunes and jazz. All are welcome to attend tonight at 7 at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich. For more information, contact Karen Koerth at 978-546-9570 or kfamtl@verizon.net, or visit Sorellanza's website.

Watch as the March sisters move from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War as the Company at Ipswich High School presents "Little Women," Louisa May Alcott's classic story. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. at Ipswich Performing Arts Center, 134 High St., Ipswich. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens.

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