WEEKEND FESTIVAL: WEAVING TALES OF GLORY. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Experience the life and art of medieval Europe through performances, demonstrations and hands-on fun, including building a catapult. For families with children. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
HOLLY FAIR. Sunday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salem Moose Family Center, 50 Grove St., Salem. Salem Moose Family Center’s third annual Holly Fair includes door prizes, two holly wreaths, 50-50 raffle and refreshments served all day. All proceeds go to Moose charities.
PARISH CHRISTMAS FAIR, Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., St. John the Baptist’s school gym, cafeteria and thrift shop, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody. Unique gifts, Christmas shopping ideas, holiday decorations, sports collectibles, player autographs, raffle prizes, supervised children’s activities, crafters, vendors, fair trade, fundraising, fried dough and baked goods tables, wheel of fortune, grandma’s attic treasures, and more. Fair opens with express lunch at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m., following a Dominican dinner served at 5 p.m. Also open Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m., and closing at 3 p.m. following a Dominican lunch served from 12:30 to 3 p.m. 978-531-0002.
HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE OPENING RECEPTION. Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cloister Gallery and Guild Room, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Opening reception featuring hand crafted artworks and newly-published books by parishioners; paintings, hand-knit scarves and sweaters, books, hand-painted decorative home accessories and greeting cards available for purchase. Marketplace open through Nov. 29. 781-631-4951 or email@example.com.
Lectures, presentations and discussions
“RIGHTING THE WRONGS: CREATING A MORE JUST IMMIGRATION SYSTEM.” Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Aviva Chomsky will speak about immigration. Chomsky is a professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University. 978-774-7582 or www.nsuu.org.