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March 22, 2014

North Shore religion calendar


The Salem News

---- — Sunday, March 23

Organ Recital, 3 p.m., First Church in Salem, 316 Essex St., Salem. Dennis Organ Recital features Salem resident and organist Don Glover. Program includes works by Buxtehude, Bach, Franck, Levebure-Wely, Muschel and others. Sponsored by the William Dennis Fund in memory of Caroline Martin. Free. 978-744-1551, firstchurchinsalem@gmail.com.

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.

Sunday, March 30

Live Animals and Crafts, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. Preschool fun with Curious Creatures. Live animals, animal crafts, healthy snacks, and fun with other preschoolers. Free. Reservations appreciated. RSVP to Renee Rudnick at rrudnick@cohenhillel.org or 781-639-2880.

Service with Special Guest, 10 a.m., Church of the Holy Name, corner of Monument Avenue and Thomas Road, Swampscott. The Rt. Rev. Bishop Gayle Harris, suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, will join the Rev. Mark Templeman at a festive celebration of Holy Eucharist. www.churchoftheholyname.com.

Tuesday, April 1

Connections Plus, 4 p.m., Panera Bread, Vinnin Square, Swampscott. Women of all ages are invited to a free book group with conversations about Jewish identity. Group will discuss “The Thread” by Victoria Hislop. RSVP to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or swyner@lappinfoundation.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, April 10

PJ Library Move & Groove, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. Prekindergarten children are invited for stories and creative movements at PJ Library Move and Groove. Walk-ins welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Sponsored by The Lappin Foundation and Cohen Hillel Academy, and supported by CJP. RSVP to Phyllis Osher, posher@lappinfoundation.org or 978-740-4404.

Saturday, April 12

Spring Pops and Auction, 7 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Event features Danny Titus, a lively and popular musical performer, as well as an auction with donated items from the congregation and community, certificates for restaurants, museums and other local attractions and services. Food will be available for purchase. $10 admission. Proceeds benefit the church’s missions and operations. 978-774-7582, www.nsuu.org.

Sunday, April 13

EGGstravaganza Easter Egg Scramble, 10:30 a.m., Danvers Church of the Nazarene, 181 Dayton St., Danvers. Nineteenth scramble begins with a Palm Sunday celebration service at 10:30 a.m. Check-in starts at noon, followed by the scramble, which features thousands of candy-filled eggs for children up to age 10. At 1 p.m., prizes are awarded and free hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, activities and personalized pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. Limited availability. Free; rain or shine. Advance registrations requested at www.danverschurch.org or 978-777-2060.

Friday, April 18

Mozart Requiem, 8 p.m., First Parish Church, 225 Cabot St., Beverly. The Mozart Requiem will be performed by members of the Beverly church choirs with soloists and orchestra, all under the direction of Robert F. Littlefield. Admission is free.

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. 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.

Tuesday, May 13

Connections Plus, 7 p.m., Woodbridge Community Room, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Women of all ages are invited to a free book group with conversations about Jewish identity. Author Randy Susan Meyers will lead a discussion on her book “The Murderer’s Daughters.” RSVP to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or swyner@lappinfoundation.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

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 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.

Thursday, may 22

PJ Library Move & Groove, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. Prekindergarten children are invited for stories and creative movements. With Phyllis Eidelman. Walk-ins welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Sponsored by The Lappin Foundation and Cohen Hillel Academy, and supported by CJP. RSVP to Phyllis Osher, posher@lappinfoundation.org or 978-740-4404.