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 email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.