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November 10, 2012

North Shore religion calendar


The Salem News

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Holly Berry Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Danvers Square. Maple Street Congregational Church’s second annual fair includes a holiday table with seasonal gifts, hand-quilted wall hangings and place mats, handmade scarfs, jewelry, felt bags, gift cards, and more. Bakery shop with home-baked beans, Indian pudding, frozen unbaked apple, mince and lemon meringue pies, assorted breads, quick breads, cookies, gluten-free baked items, holiday treats, and more. Nana’s Attic filled with books, puzzles, children’s toys and more. Fair also includes children’s game room, Cake Walk and Chinese Auction. The Maple Tree Cafe will be open for coffee and snacks; lunch served at noon. Also, a traditional Maple Street Church Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 978-774-4510.

Old Village Faire, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Church of Danvers, Congregational, 41 Centre St. Home-baked goods, baked beans, jelly, holiday items, jewelry, toys, around-the-house items, crafts, white elephant table and quilt raffle. Free admission. Coffee, cider doughnuts and fried dough served for breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon of beef stew, sandwiches and corn chowder for lunch at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 978-774-0116.

Harvest Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St., Beverly. Silent auction, food table, handcrafted items, baked goods, books, jewelry, Christmas items, Froggatt’s Frogs, international handicrafts from SERRV, snack bar and more. Also, Bloodmobile from Massachusetts General Hospital will make an appearance if there are enough donors. To donate, sign up at 978-922-5722.

Crafters Fair and Vendors Expo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. More than 41 tables of local artisans, crafters and vendors, an expanded white elephant room, silent auction room, drawings, and holiday luncheon. Free; on-street parking available. 978-774-1150.

A Fair for All Seasons, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody. Hand-knit items, gift baskets, jewelry, holiday boutique, raffles, food, baked goods, children’s activities and more. 978-535-2314 or mdld4@comcast.net.

Parish Christmas Fair, 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. 978-531-0002.

“Auction Up!,” 6 to 10 p.m., St. Andrew’s Church Parish Hall, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. St. Live and silent auction with dinner and a cash bar. Items include vacation home getaways, original art, jewelry, events, gift certificates, services and more. $15/ticket, available for purchase at Grace Sales, 185 Lafayette St.; Comina, 39 Atlantic Ave.; 781-631-4951; or officestandrews@verion.net.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Parish Christmas Fair, 9 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 coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m., following a Dominican lunch served at 12:30 p.m. 978-531-0002.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser, 5:30 to 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, O’Neill Hall, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Menu includes spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, salad and breads. To help Ma Duke’s feed 1,000 North Shore residents on Thanksgiving. All proceeds help Ma Duke’s eatery feed homeless families, housebound residents, young people struggling with substance abuse at a Danvers treatment center and those living at transitional housing in Peabody. $10/adults, $5/children. Free-will donations accepted. 978-774-1150.

Friday, Nov. 16

French Marketplace Preview Party, 7 to 10 p.m., Old North Church, First Church of Christ, Parish Hall, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. Fun, food, drinks and entertainment. $20 admission. 781-631-1244.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane St., Beverly. Crafts, silent auction, home-baked goods, new gifts, luncheon, Christmas decoration table, jewelry, plants and white elephant table. Proceeds benefit the church.

Vendor and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Clifton Lutheran Church, 150 Humphrey St., Marblehead. Breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m., tables of homemade local and international items for purchase, local vendors, baked goods at the Clifton Bakers’ Table, and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 781-631-4379 or Cliftonlutheran.com.

French Market Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old North Church, First Church of Christ, Parish Hall, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. Children’s workshops, food tables, live music, handmade items, jewelry, Christmas crafts, gift baskets and artist painted wooden codfish in silent auction. Breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. 781-631-1244.

Annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, corner of Ocean and Hale streets, Beverly. Features a visit from Santa Claus; a variety of fabric art, including handcrafted, one-of-a-kind tie-dyed silk scarves, baby onesies, woolen scarves and hats, hand-sewn fleece scarves and purses; jewelry table, designer tabletop Christmas tree raffle, silent auction, white elephant, plants, holiday greens, ornaments and books; traditional New England baked goods, jams and homemade condiments. A luncheon of clam chowder, chili, hot dogs and chicken salad will be served. All proceeds benefit the operation of the 140-year-old Episcopal parish and its community outreach ministries. 978-922-3438 or www.stpetersbeverly.org.

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Games and prizes for kids, photos with Santa, professional crafters, silent auction, raffle items, baked goods, country store, white elephant room, and frozen apple crisps available for purchase. Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and fish chowder, chili, burgers on the grill and pie luncheon. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. www.fbcbeverly.org.

Let It Snow Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. Silent auction, white elephant sale, lunch, antiques, prepared frozen meals, gently used clothing boutique, handmade gifts, baked goods and furniture. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. 781-592-6081 or www.thefirstchurch.org.

St. Rose of Lima Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Rose Church Hall, 12 Park St., Topsfield. Christmas greenery, handcrafts, jewelry, baked goods and pantry items, knits, adult and children bucket raffles, cash raffle, visit from Santa, and breakfast and lunch served. Free admission. 978-887-5505.

Scandinavian Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., West Peabody. Baked goods, a country store, attic treasures, imported Scandinavian goods, crafts, quilted items, knit goods and grabs for children. Also, enjoy a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. 978-535-5321.

Annual Turkey Raffle and Bake Sale, noon to 6 p.m., Holy Rosary Sodality, St. John the Baptist Polish Parish, 32 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Includes paczki, babki, strudels, baked goods, food baskets and more. 978-314-2003.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Annual Turkey Raffle and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Rosary Sodality, St. John the Baptist Polish Parish, 32 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Includes paczki, babki, strudels, baked goods, food baskets and more. 978-314-2003.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Salem Catholic Community Thanksgiving Mass, 7 p.m., St. James Church, 161 Federal St., Salem. Reception will follow. Bring food to be blessed and a donation for the Salem Mission. 978-745-9060.