The Salem News
---- — Saturday, Jan. 26
Estate sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. All proceeds benefit the church’s mission and outreach programs. The entire contents of a local condo will be for sale. Items include small furniture, china, clocks, electric gadgets, linens, penguin collectibles, area rugs, framed artwork, women’s clothing and accessories, wreaths, kitchen items and more. Snow date Feb. 2. 978-774-4510.
Sunday, Jan. 27
Special Music Worship in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr., 10 a.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The church’s Chancel Choir will present four songs from John Rutter’s cycle of spirituals in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation and Black History Month in February. Concert will feature vocal, bass and percussion soloists. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-774-4510.
Forum on Immigration Rights, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Facilitated by Jesse Jaeger, executive director of Unitarian Universalist Mass Action. Includes three presenters from the immigration rights community: Jose Palma, organizer for Centro Presente; Katherine Ascuncion of the Student Immigrant Movement; and Lena Graber of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. Lunch served at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall; forum will follow. www.uucgl.org; 781-595-8836, ext. 12; or email@example.com.
Women’s Group Meeting and Luncheon, noon, Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Open to all church women and their friends. Lunch provided at cost. Sign up at 978-777-7408.
The Bible as Literature: The Beatitudes and Psalms, 12:30 to 2 p.m., First Church in Salem, 316 Essex St. A free, nondenominational seminar led by Theo Theoharis, professor of comparative literature at Harvard and MIT. Theoharis will lead participants in an interactive and informative discussion of the texts and their role in the development of Western culture. The seminar is the pilot for an ongoing book group on the Bible as literature, which will meet monthly at a cost of $20 to $25 per person for each session. 978-979-8745, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-744-5125 or email@example.com.
Candlemas Choral Evensong, 5 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. Candles will be blessed, and choir and congregation with lighted candles will move in procession to celebrate Jesus’ presentation in the temple and the purification of Mary. The choir will sing music of John Bertalot, Herbert Howells and John Stainer. Reception afterward. Free. 978-774-3163, ext. 353.
“Faces of the Night,” 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Tenor Kevin Margolius and pianist David Sparr will perform Jewish music of danger, dreams and celebration. Wine, cheese and crackers served at 6:30 p.m. Dessert reception will follow. $18/advance, $25/at the door, $10/students. Reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Meet AIPAC: A Strategic Discussion on How to Keep Israel Safe and Secure, 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Evening of learning and discussion about Israel with Jacob Baime from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Free. Light refreshments served. Reserve a spot at 978-535-2100.
Saturday, Feb. 9
“That’s Amore” Spaghetti Supper, following 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Richard’s Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. As part of St. Richard’s 50-year anniversary celebration, the church will host a spaghetti supper in the parish hall with a cash bar, entertainment and activities. $5/person, $20/family. Tickets sold at the door and after Mass. www.stricharddanvers.org.
Sunday, Feb. 10
Sacrament of Marriage St. Valentine Mass Celebration, 11 a.m., St. Richard’s Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. To celebrate with couples who are celebrating their 50-year anniversary or are getting married at St. Richard’s this year. www.stricharddanvers.org.
Thursday, Feb. 14
“Religious Freedom and the Arab Spring,” 4:30 p.m., Gordon College, Ken Olsen Science Center, MacDonald Auditorium, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Presented by Jennifer Bryson, director of the Islam and Civil Society Project at The Witherspoon Institute and a visiting research professor for peace and stability operations at the U.S. Army War College. Bryson also served as an interrogator at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps and has written in favor of human, rapport-building interrogation and against the use of torture. Free. email@example.com or www.gordon.edu.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Happy Anniversary Mass, 8 a.m., St. Richard’s Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. To celebrate St. Richard’s 50-year anniversary. Following the Mass, light refreshments will be served in the rectory conference room. www.stricharddanvers.org.