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March 8, 2014

North Shore religion calendar


The Salem News

---- — Saturday, March 8

North American Chorus Association Philharmonic Chorus, 7 p.m., Family Life Center, First Church Congregational, 4 Georgetown Road, Boxford. Sixty Chinese American singers perform traditional music, American folk songs and classical pieces. Free-will offerings accepted. Refreshments served after concert. www.FirstChurchBoxford.org or NACA135.org.

Artist Series Concert, 7:30 p.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Four local vocal groups perform: Beverly High School Vocal Ensemble, Building Bridges Through Music from Lynn, the Follow Hymn Gospel Choir from Lynn and the Chancel Choir of the Maple Street Church. Program will conclude with a finale by all four groups combined. $7/adults, $5/children, students and seniors. 978-774-4510.

Sunday, March 9

“Honor Diaries” Screening, 7 p.m., Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Lappin Foundation and the Jewish Journal join more than 30 organizations to present a free screening of the first film to break the silence on “honor violence” against women and girls. Free; open to all. RSVP to Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431 or sfeinstein@lappinfoundation.org. Walk-ins welcome.

Tuesday, March 11

“Who Filled the Pews in St. Michael’s Church: 1714-1750?”, 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. The second program of St. Michael’s tercentenary lecture series features author Robert Booth, who will discuss the Anglican people that filled the pews at St. Michael’s from 1714 to 1750. Free. gracefriary@comcast.net, www.stmichaels2014.org.

Wednesday, March 12

Fonda-Kaaij Duo Concert, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Concert of guitar and cello music by Granados, Bach, Nin and Schubert. Suggested donations at the door: $15/adult, $10/student, senior. www.fbcbeverly.org/current.html.

Saturday, March 15

Ham and Bean Supper, 6 p.m., Church of the Holy Name, corner of Monument Avenue and Thomas Road, Swampscott. Baked ham, homemade baked beans, breads, coleslaw, desserts and hot and cold drinks. Raffle. $10/adult, $5/children ages 12 to 16, free/children under 11. Entrance at 40 Hardy Road. www.churchoftheholyname.com.

Monday, March 17

Girls Book Club Meeting, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Swizzles Frozen Yogurt, 421 Paradise Road, Swampscott. Program by the Lappin Foundation for girls ages 9 to 12 and their mothers. Books focus on the lives and adventures of American Jewish girls. Grandmothers and special friends welcome. Free, books provided. For details, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@lappinfoundation.org.

Sunday, March 23

Adult Faith Formation Lecture Series, 7 to 9 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Parish, 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Lecture by Richard Gaillardetz of Boston College and current president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, titled “The Legacy of the Second Vatican Council for the 21st Century.” Refreshments served. Free-will offering taken. Information, Mo Donovan, 978-518-0133, or John and Barbara Gould, 978-535-2321.

Saturday, May 3

Laughter & L’Chaim, 7 p.m., Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. An evening of food and laughter to support the North Suburban Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Journal. Tickets start at $100; packages available. Jessica Chmara, 978-745-4111, ext. 150.

Monday, May 12

Girls Book Club Meeting, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Swizzles Frozen Yogurt, 421 Paradise Road, Swampscott. For girls ages 9 to 12 and their mothers. Books focus on the lives of American Jewish girls. Grandmothers and special friends welcome. Free, books provided. For details, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@lappinfoundation.org.

Monday, May 19

JG Book Group meeting, 7 p.m., Putnam Pantry, 225 Newbury St., Danvers. Free program of the Lappin Foundation for Jewish girls ages 11 to 13 and moms/special friends. Group will meet to discuss “Sparks Fly Upward” by Carol Matas. To join the book group and borrow a copy of the book, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or email posher@lappinfoundation.org.