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April 5, 2014

North Shore religion calendar


The Salem News

---- — Saturday, April 5

Annual Auction, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. The theme is “Baseball.” Food, drinks, and silent and live auctions. 781-631-1215, office@uumarblehead.org or http://uumarblehead.org/testsite/?page_id=4145.

“Resurrection,” 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 3 Margin St., Peabody. “Resurrection,” a musical cantata, is the story of Simon Peter and the forgiveness of Jesus, performed by the St. Patrick’s Family Players. www.stpatricksfamilyplayers.org, 617-923-4394.

Monday, April 7

Mini Movie Series, 7:45 p.m., Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. Featuring “Gentleman’s Agreement,” starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire. A journalist goes undercover as a Jew to conduct research for an expose on anti-Semitism in New York and the affluent community of Darien, Conn. Refreshments and discussion will follow. Cost is $2 per person. RSVP to 978-532-1293.

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.

Friday, April 11

Faith Matters, 8 p.m., Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. Interfaith Speaker Series features Dr. Albert Lincoln, former secretary-general of the Baha’i International Community. Discussion and refreshments. RSVP to 978-532-1293.

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. Begins with a Palm Sunday 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. Free; rain or shine. Advance registration requested at www.danverschurch.org or 978-777-2060.

Reclaiming the Promise of Vatican II, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church Hall, 1 Margin St., Peabody. The Rev. Kenneth Himes, associate professor, Boston College School of Theology, presents “Vatican II and a Biblical Model of the Moral Life.” The lecture contrasts earlier teaching on morality with a revised conception that emerged after the council’s call to return to scripture as the basis of moral life. All are invited to attend. Sponsored by the Voice of the Faithful North Shore – Seacoast Affiliate in collaboration with Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. For more information, contact Eleanora Paciulan, 978 462-4882, or Barbara and John Gould, 978-535-2321.

Friday, April 18

“Journey to Calvary,” 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Asbury Grove Methodist Campground, intersection of Asbury and Highland streets, Hamilton. A drive-through Easter event. Drive by the live staged events of the Easter story. Rain date April 19. Continuous viewing. 978-468-2113.

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, under the direction of Robert Littlefield. Admission is free.

Saturday, April 19

Easter Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. The youth groups of Northshore and Beverly Unitarian Universalist churches will hold an Easter breakfast and egg hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny. All ages welcome. All proceeds benefit the churches’ youth groups. $5/person, $20 maximum per family. 978-774-7582, www.nsuu.org.

Sunday, April 30

Easter Egg Hunt, following 10 a.m. Easter service, All Saints Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Second annual hunt for area children ages 10 and younger. Rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet on the front lawn of the church to hunt for more than 500 filled eggs. www.allsaintsepiscopalnorthshore.org.

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.