The Aleph Academy, a new Jewish preschool that focuses on Judaic studies, will open in September and run through June at the Chabad of the North Shore’s headquarters in Swampscott. Activities offered include preschool concepts and readiness skills, creative arts, music, Jewish holiday celebrations and stories, and specialty instruction. The school is co-founded and directed by Rabbi Aliza Friedman and Joie Reimer-Spritz. The Academy will host an open house Sunday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m., at 44 Burrill St., Swampscott. Details are available at www.thealephacademy.com.
“Resurrection,” a musical cantata, is the story of Simon Peter and the forgiveness of Jesus. The St. Patrick’s Family Players, a multidenominational musical group, will perform this musical drama at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 3 Margin St., Peabody, today, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, visit www.stpatricksfamilyplayers.org, or call 617-923-4394.
Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church presents its Spring Pops and Auction event, starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at 323 Locust St., Danvers. The 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. Admission is $10 and proceeds support the missions and operations of the church. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, contact the church at 978-774-7582, or visit www.nsuu.org.
The 19th EGGstravaganza Easter Egg Scramble at Danvers Church of the Nazarene, 181 Dayton St., Danvers, is set for Sunday, April 13, beginning 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 will be awarded and free hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, activities and personalized pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. This is a free, rain-or-shine event that is open to the North Shore community. Space is limited and advance registration is requested at www.danverschurch.org or 978-777-2060.